On a recent drive through Goose Pond, we started pulling into a parking area and noticed this killdeer refusing to move even when faced with the giant blue truck. I got out to see what was going on and she flew off a short distance and began this display - pretending to be injured to draw us away from... the gravel?
Seriously - there was no nest on the ground and I couldn't figure out why she would even consider a nest on the gravel and why she was luring me away from .... rocks?
So I looked a little closer and found this single egg almost at my feet. That's a blade of dried grass on the right of it. It was maybe an inch long. Just the one.
They generally lay clutches of 4-6 eggs. We left her in peace and I wish her luck. That's not an easy place to raise a family.