These are some more images from the May 7th Killdeer I found at the fish hatcher in Altmar, NY. Here you can see her nest and eggs to the right and below her left-wing. The nest with four eggs is on the ground, usually in dirt or dirt gravely mix in fields, or on top of buildings that have gravel on then. Sitting on her eggs. We have the Killdeer in my area but I will take advantage of opportunities when they present themselves in other location as long as I have my camera in hand.
Three or four weeks ago I found this male Red-bellied Woodpecker singing and calling for a mate with no replies to his song to be herd. I've been stopping by once or twice a week to see if he's still there and if anything has happened in his quest. Yesterday's visit revealed that his persistence may have payed off, there is a female hanging around now. I'm not quite sure if she has accepted him or not but my hopes are high.( the male is by the nesting hole and the female is to the right). She has a totally different, smaller red patch on her head than the male. Patience and determination learned from a bird, not that I didn't have some.