It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! Deer and Shark Edition

Jots about the bird…  

  • It’s a Killdeer; a type of plover that prefers fields to shores.
  • It gets its name from its sound, you can listen here (although chickadee I get, killdeer is a stretch).
  • They look a little like striped socks to me.
  • A handful of of them were in a field across from my daughter’s school at drop off.
  • I had actually pulled over to take photos of other migrators, several hundred cowbirds!


Jots about the plane…

  • It’s an Avanti, developed initially with Learjet, more recently partnering with Ferrari.
  • The small wings on the front remind me of a Hammerhead Shark.
  • As a propeller plane it can access smaller airports where noisy jets cannot; since the propellers are at the rear of the turbo engines it is also quieter for passengers.
  • Based on the direction it was flying I think it was headed to Nantucket.
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  1. We used to have Killdeer in our driveway in Texas. It was a long white rocked driveway and there was always at least one nest smack dab in the middle of it. They’d make a big fuss every time we drove on the driveway screaming and trying to pull it’s “Injured Wing” distraction. I agree.. they do look like striped socks.

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