Good Morning PiPl Friends!
Whether the chick hatched last Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning, today marks the one week milestone. His chance of survival improves exponentially. That is not to say we aren’t needed as much, just that the chick is getting better at listening to the adult’s piping voice commands and growing smarter and more savvy everyday.
Sue and Jonathan – I don’t recall the protective exclosure being removed this close to hatching in past years but will try to find out why.
Did not see the beach raker this morning before leaving, but did clean the PiPl and Creek side of the beach and it looks good- I am getting a break with the amount of trash left behind because the rain is keeping folks away 🙂
This morning I arrived later than usual and while crossing the footbridge, one of our GHB Red Foxes ran through the roped off area. Even though far off, I could hear an adult piping the danger call very loudly and saw a flash of feathers trying to lead the Fox away from their home base. Then the Fox stopped to eat something? Thankfully it wasn’t one of our PiPls, but it took me another half hour to locate all three. There were no bones or feathers where he had been chowing down, and he ran off empty-mouthed, so I don’t have a clue as to what he was eating. Love our Red Fox family, but they sure are a worry as far as the PiPls are concerned!
Have a great day everyone and so thankful for all your help and interest!
The fox population of Cape Ann appears to be thriving. Hardly a day goes by when a fox doesn’t trot through my yard in Lanesville. The other day I saw three together.
So exciting, I love seeing them. It seems when we have a great number of Coyotes, we see fewer Fox. This year I have seen fewer Coyotes, but soooo many more Red Fox.