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.