Unlikely Allies

So I'm hanging around trying to get some pictures of this Black Bellied Plover
So I’m hanging around trying to get some pictures of this Black Bellied Plover…
And this Red Knot
And this Red Knot…

… when all of a sudden Skittles the Northern Harrier came on the scene. That’s when something very strange happened. These two birds, who had been skittishly dodging the camera all afternoon suddenly waddled over to me and lied down… so close I could not even focus the camera on them.

Iz feelz safe wit u.
Iz feelz safe wit u.
I duz not like kwartering the marsh
I duz not like kwartering the marsh.
ALLLL KLLLLEEEEEERRRR!
ALLLL KLLLLEEEEEERRRR!