New Yoga Pose?

Killdeer

F/6.3, 1/1000, ISO 720.

Killdeer

Day 156 / 365

At first I thought she was doing yoga, and I was going to join in. Then I notice she might have a broken wing, but all of it was just an act. Very convincing broken-wing act, I would give her an Oscar for outstanding performance.

Interesting Fact:Β Killdeer exhibit a clever “broken wing display” in which they appear to be struggling with a broken wing while leading the predator away from their babies. ( http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/101/overview/Killdeer.aspx )

 

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31 Comments

    • They are really amazing birds. To fake injury that is really awesome. Thank you for popping in and checking out my work. πŸ™‚

  1. We have Blackbirds that in summer, look for all the world like they are dead in the garden, wings out, head to one side – its their sunbathing pose.

  2. “You may have noticed that animals instinctively know and use a method of stillness in nature. They all meditate. Observe the heron poised motionless on one leg, the monkey climbing to the uppermost branch, the snake basking in the warmth of the summer sun, or the cat lying on the pillow, eyes focused on a small object. Such stillness prepares the inner environment for deep peaceful meditative state in which clarity can be realized.” Spirit of the dancing warrior. Jerry lynch and Chungking Al Huang.
    We have access to many game parks in this country and I have been fortunate to observe animals and birds in the wild. They all meditate and you have caught it on film. Well done.

    • Thank you very much. Well written, that is amazing thank you for sharing that with us. I hope that I can catch more of the amazing nature moments on film and share it with everyone that stops by my blog. πŸ™‚

  3. I wonder what the bird would do if you observed her act and then started moving in the direction she came from.

    • Haha I don’t know why Yoga came to my mind, but I think it worked well for this photo. Thanks for checking out my work. πŸ™‚

  4. Ha, yes, I’ve watched this display many times. I wonder what the Sanskrit for “broken wing pose” is…?

    • That is a good question. But it is really amazing to watch. I appreciate you stopping by and checking out my work. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you very much for enjoying my work and I am glad that I can share them with you. I appreciate you stopping by and checking out my work. πŸ™‚

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