small little birds with long legs - walk alot

by Angela
(Fulshear, TX)

Pretty little things.

About 6 inches from beak to end of tail.
Extremely long legs; stand no more than 8" off the ground.
Short pointed little beaks
Walks around alot
Chirps all the time.
Brown in color with specks.

Found two of these in my front yard, they were walking around on their tall spindly little legs making a chirping noise continuously. I walked towards one of them who promptly sat down and opened his wings and made a furious chirping noise. Meanwhile, the 2nd one went and sat on three eggs she had laid at the bottom of my rose bushes.
They are beautiful little things - but I don't know what they are.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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Jun 20, 2012
Glad you now know!
by: Anonymous

:) Happy to help.. Killdeer are fascinating.... they will fake a broken wing to lead you away from their nest....and it's lots of fun to watch them scurrying around on those long gangly legs.

Jun 20, 2012
THANK YOU!
by: Anonymous

thank you so much!!!

I looked up pictures of a Killdear and you are absolutely correct.

I am so appreciative of your help - thank you.

Angela

Jun 19, 2012
possibly could be...........
by: Anonymous

A killdeer

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