It looks like Miracle and her little family were in store for a bath today. I think I saw two young killdeer, Miracle, and maybe Killer Junior whose leg might have gotten better. They're missing one of the babies.
Here's how you take a bath if you are a killdeer:
Start with at least one killdeer:
Step into the water and get wet all over, using your bill to get water to the skin in places where you want it to be:
Make sure you bounce so that you make big circles:
Once you get out of the water, make sure you thoroughly spread oil all over your feathers, even if you have to turn your head upside down:
Be sure to get those hard to reach areas near the base of the tail:
Make sure you fluff up and shake all the water off. And, voila! You're have just finished a bath!
Nearby, a shoveler was feeding (with a coot):
I also saw Pepper today. I wonder if his wing hurts and it twitches a lot:
He was with his brother and "cousin duck". Just like old times:
A female black phoebe was catching flies:
There she goes!
Near Pepper was the vulture brigade. There was a dead coot there and they have almost finished with it when I saw them. They even eat the feathers: