A Photo for Friday

"Nesting Killdeer"

Nesting Killdeer

“Nesting Killdeer”

June 12, 2022

Pike Road, AL

FILED UNDER: Photo for Friday, Photography
Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. MarkedMan says:

    How far away were you?

  2. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Love that eye. Knowing you aren’t a bird photographer, I too wonder how close you were? I have a 75-300 zoom which does a fair job in the right conditions. I can see me getting a similar shot if a particularly stubborn nesting bird let me get to 5′ or so.

  3. Flat Earth Luddite says:

    Late response but freaking great! I especially like that she wasn’t scared off her nest (although I’ll bet it was a near thing). Seriously awesome awesomeness!!

  4. @Flat Earth Luddite:

    Knowing you aren’t a bird photographer,

    I dabble, at best.

    @Flat Earth Luddite: Thanks!