First there was one killdeer, then two, finally there were five of them.
These killdeers were on the move, probably merely stopping here for refuelling as they migrated from farther north to farther south. While killdeers breed locally, this group was probably just passing through — part of the annual migration of shorebirds.
A lone killdeer was spotted along the shore.
Soon more were seen, but never clustered tightly enough for a good group picture.
They fed. This one seems to have found a caddisfly larva. It was quickly downed.
Looking one’s best.