Of course you can.
Can you see the eggs when she walks away?
Probably not, unless you are looking at the nest when she walks away.
Photographed in front of Casa Manana Theater in Ft. Worth
The Killdeer is a medium-sized plover.
Their breeding habitat is open fields or lawns, often quite far from water, across most of
Killdeer hatchlings are precocial birds like many other waders. Birds which hatch blind, naked, and helpless are called altricial. Most birds are born altricial and utterly rely on their parents to bring them food.
Precocial birds stay in the egg twice as long as altricial birds, so they have more
Their name comes from their frequently heard call. These birds will frequently use the "broken-wing act" to distract predators from their nests. This involves the bird walking away from its nesting area holding its wing in a position that simulates an injury and then flapping around on the ground emitting a distress call. The predators then think they have easy prey and are attracted to this seemingly injured bird and away from the nest. If the parent sees that a potential predator is not following them, they will move closer and get louder until they get the attention of the predator.
Their ability to exploit a wide range of agricultural and semi-urban habitat has helped keep them common and widespread in their range.
Troy and Martha