Wednesday, May 27, 2015

New Wilson Plovers chick May 26 Yea!

Yesterday, May 26, 2015, Yank Moore, Jekyll Island Authority's wildlife coordinator, found a new Wilson Plover's nest with 2 hatchlings.  I was invited to go along to watch these Wilson's Plover chicks get their color bands.  Thanks to Elizabeth Hunter for banding them.

We now have 7 Wilson's Plover chicks with color band so far this  years.  These bands will help us to follow these special birds though the years.

Aren't they cute.  Meet Blue/Green BLG and Blue/yellow or BLY hatched 5-26-2015

And here is a chick that was hatched Mother's Day
May 10, 2015 This one is Light Blue/Orange or LBLO

Here one chick ready to get back to its mom.

1 comment:

Diana Doyle said...

Hi Lydia, On St. Simons Island/Gould's Inlet I saw a Wilson's Plover L: Aluminum|Yellow over Light Blue, R: --|Yellow/Red Over Light Blue. Is this one of the chicks banded on Jekyll? I reported it to Just curious—thanks!