It was a good visit - the cooper's hawk decided I was too interested in their breakfast and carefully took it away to the back of their enclosure, one of the rescue big desert tortoises was very near mutiny because it's been so warm that they'd had had lots of time outside in their big outside field, and they did not believe it was too cold this morning for desert tortoises! (It really was too cold for desert tortoises.) And I spotted one of the prairie chickens! Always a treat - they like to hide. But the really surprising thing was when I left, on the road in front of the visitor center, I spotted a killdeer!
It spotted me at about the same time. We stared at each other for a moment. And then it went tippa tippa tippa toe running across the street and across the grass. Nope! Not today, Monkey!
(I wasn't gonna chase it, but I did watch it out of sight, because they have the most interesting gait.)