Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Plus It's Fluffer, Than a Cotton Ball

Piping Plover Chick
We traveled to Allens Pond sanctuary early this morning, with the plans being to do some more macro photography, which we did until Lauren, one of the staff at the sanctuary told us that a pair of the piping plovers eggs hatch yesterday afternoon.  We went and changed lenses to longer lenses and went down to the beach loop and found the adults and the newly hatched piping plover chicks.  The adult piping plovers were very protective of their chicks trying to draw us away from the chicks by doing the wounded wing display.  We saw the chicks in front of us, and ended up laying down on the sand, watched the adults and chicks in their activity.  The piping plover chicks look no bigger than a large cotton ball, plus, they were faster than a speeding bullet.  It will be fun going back on a regular basis and watching the chicks grow up.

Adult Piping Plover
Piping Plover Showing Broken Wing Display
Piping Plover in Flight
Adult and Chick Piping Plover
Piping Plover Chick
Piping Plover Chick
Piping Plover Chick Hiding
Piping Plover Chick

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