This kildeer was pretty bold and stuck around as Baloo and I crept closer, allowing me to get several pretty good photos.
It does look just a tad worried, doesn't it? I expect there's a nest nearby.
This is a different bird out in the big field we walk through most mornings. For some reason, the color is odd in this photo - it must be the lighting making the green of the grass reflect in the feathers. I liked the clear view of the face and neck markings, though. This bird was a little more shy, but didn't wander too far. Once again, I would be willing to bet there's a nest being protected, though neither of these birds went into the full broken wing display they use to lure predators away from their nests.