Here We Go Again – piping plover

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On The Road With DEC

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I know it was less than a month ago that I included a Piping Plover (PIPL) in with a collection of local shorebirds. But I had the chance to get some (pretty average) photos of baby plover chicks yesterday and just had to do another post on them. They are tiny and cute – and we walked about six hours in soft sand and a fog to get them!!

The Piping Plover is a small, short-billed, little plover of the sandy beach; a group often considered by casual observers to be sandpipers. They nest in much of the southern Canadian grain provinces and down through the Dakotas into Nebraska. But we see them here along the northern Atlantic coast as the beach-nesting little gray ghost that can stop off-road traffic in…

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