Friday, June 7, 2013

An Other Morning With the Piping Plovers

Piping Plover Chick
I visited Allens Pond Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuary, again to check on the piping plover chicks.  They are now running all over the beach and the parents are still keeping a close eye on them.  In order to capture the pictures, what my grandson and I did was sit down with our cameras and lenses low on our tripods and just wait.  Eventually, the piping plovers got used to us, the adults were feeding on the shoreline, 10 feet in front of us and the chicks came within 15 feet of us.  The piping plover chicks are still little fuzz balls with long legs, and what they used to say about Superman faster than a speeding bullet.  The chicks would stopped and feed and then dash further along the beach, into the rocks, picking up food and looking like they had a great time.

Please remember, if you visit a beach that have piping plovers nesting on it, watch where you are walking, they are now feeding anywhere on the beach.

Piping Plover Adult

Piping Plover Adult Scratching for Food
Piping Plover Chick Among the Rocks

Piping Plover Chick At the Shoreline

Piping Plover Chick Looking for Food