I walked along the Grand River Trail section that winds through the grey silo golf course in Waterloo. Unlike a lot of sculpted unnatural courses the designers chose to leave as much natural flora around the lay out. I have been impressed by all the different types of wildlife I have seen and heard while making use of this trail. It is very popular with walkers, bikers and roller blade enthusiasts alike. I walked to an area that had a nice vantage point of some rocky little islands left exposed as water levels have dropped recently on the Grand. This is just the type of terrain an interesting bird called the killdeer frequents. I noticed a pair foraging for food among the stones in the soft evening light.
As I photographed one of these birds I was brought back to my childhood growing up on a strawberry farm in Peterborough. Killdeers used to make nests right in the patch and my sisters and I would look forward to seeing the tiny offspring running down the plant rows.