Photographers sometimes shy away from photos like this. I call them field guide shots. The bird is doing nothing, just standing in full profile, but you can see everything about the bird that helps you identify it.
As photographers, we often want action shots, interesting poses, or at least something that makes the photo stand out from the million other Killdeer photos that have been taken.
I sympathize with these desires, but I also like having at least one good field guide photo per species. This one was taken a little over a week ago at Central Winds Park.
There’s nothing to make this photo stand out, but I still just like it.