Killdeer at Wetland Preserve - May 21, 2011
As I was pulling into the parking area at the Goethius Wetland Preserve near Slaterville Springs, NY, I noticed 2 killdeer scurrying around on the gravel. The male hopped up on the middle of the female's back, apparently a pre-mating maneuver. I guess my presence spoiled the mood. He quickly hopped back onto the ground and they both flew off toward the water area.