Arizona Bird, or Not???
Found in Arizona on a school playground
This bird showed up after a storm. It ended up on the playground of my kid's school. The grounds keepers have yellow taped it off so that the kids won't disturb or harm the bird and her eggs. There has also been another one hanging around her,the male I assume, but anyhow,I have never seen a bird like this here in Arizona. So, I was wondering if it was maybe carried in by the storm from somewhere else or what?
This bird is white on the chest and has a brownish grey back,it has a black ring that wraps around the forehead and eyes,kinda like a headband or something, and it has a small white section just before the beak,then it has a thin black ring just under the beak,around the neck and then in this pattern, rings around the neck ;white,black,white,black and then the white chest area begins. It has been at the playground for a week now, can someone help me identify this bird please!!! Thank YouAnswer
That is a Killdeer. He will ususally tell you his name. Killdee, Killdee, he calls with his high voice when alarmed. When at peace, his voice is sweet and low.
nest in grassy fields, near water, uplands or lowlands, or marshy meadows beside the sea. They are of the plover family, and often run about nimbly, nervously, looking for something that may trouble the nest, as well as food. Because worms, which are their favorite food, come out of the ground at nightfall, the birds are especially active then. Grasshoppers, crickets, and other insects content them during the day. I have included a picture of a Killdeer on it's nest. You can see the eggs. Enjoy!