Saturday, July 12, 2008

Wilson's Plover in June

During the month of June I did a few surveys of our Wilson’s Plovers families. It was very clear that three families raised young this year. One of the birder who went out me captured this picture of a Wilson’s with her two chicks safely tucked away from harm. Notice the six legs...
Surprisingly most of the chicks made it thru the flightless stage. The chicks grew stronger and started flying. The three pairs seem to have at least two juveniles that survived. . These birds appeared to be feasting on mud fiddler crabs on the west side of Jekyll Point. Man, those juveniles can run! I don’t see how the parents keep up but they do it. Here one of the parents with a chick

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