We spotted this killdeer couple at Parker River Wildlife Sanctuary a few days ago and it was a welcome sign that spring really has begun. As of this writing, the refuge remains open, though no facilities like bathrooms are available. The beach remains open entirely until April 1 when most of the beach will close to protect nesting birds. Though there is an admission charge, the gate was not attended these last couple of times we have been there. There is a box for you to put your fee in and you should note no dogs are allowed even in cars. It’s a nice little ride to take if you are feeling trapped and housebound. We see something different each time we go! These killdeer were fairly close to the roadway and easily observable.