Killdeers are a very unique bird! First of all, they like to build their nests on ground (specifically gravel). Since we have a gravel driveway it was particularly desirable. So, every time we drove up and down our driveway we were harassed by a special Killdeer.
First, she would spread out her feathers and rush the vehicle. Wisely, she discovered the van would win and run away from her nest pretending her wing was broken.
I’ll admit- it was a little more intimidating while walking by the nest. The Killdeer would immediately try to draw you away from the nest by acting wounded. Once you got close she would fly away. It was a little sad when they hatched and I no longer see my little buddies.
Aren’t the details amazing? How can that be an accident?
Here is someone’s YouTube example: