Kee-dee, Kee-dee - Killdeer
Kee-dee, Kee-dee, mixed media, 6"
Killdeers are one of the oddest shorebirds. Not only are they super cute as chicks, but they are super vocal about it. Well, that's not entirely true. But since I don't speak killdeer, I like to think when they are making their calls, it's to tell everyone how cute their chicks are.
In Arizona and the southern half of the United States, Killdeer are resident birds and we are lucky to not only see them bounce around in the winter but also make nests in our rocky backyards and pretend to have a broken wing every day.
For the rest of North America though, including Iowa, these cute little birds migrate. Making them one of the many birds that depending on where you live, they may be someone else's backyard bird hundreds of miles away.
This painting is a mixed media painting on canvas. Colors vary from screen to screen, but the dominant colors are shades of brown, white and black, with an orange circle around the eye. This painting ships flat and unframed.