Killdeer | Pluvier kildir | Charadrius vociferus: I have decided to break my long blogging silence to publish this photo of a Killdeer because it is one of the many birds that can be found in Antelope Island State Park in Utah (USA).

Although I have never been lucky enough to visit this park (yet!!!), a massive wildfire is currently burning there. I know this because it is one of the favourite places of two wildlife photographers that I greatly respect, Mia McPherson and Ron Dudley. They and many others are understandably quite sad and worried about the situation there. Although I hope the fire will soon be brought under control, I’m also enough of a realist to know that climate change will increase the severity and frequency of this sort of natural disaster.

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Taken May 7, 2016, in Jericho Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR (ISO 900 | 500mm | f/5.6 | 1/500, cropped for composition). Not baited, called in or set up.

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