Good Morning PiPl Friends!
Today marks the one week old birthday of our three Good Harbor Beach Piping Plover chicks. The family spent the morning foraging at the wrack line. It sure is good eating there, with lots of mini mini invertebrates to be had, including mollusks, insects, and larvae.
The morning was breezy and sunny, with the regular early morning beach walkers, along with a nice crowd of surfers. Thank you to everyone visiting and for keeping eyes on the Plovers. We are so fortunate to have such a conservation-minded community!!
Ten days old is the next milestone because when PiPl chicks reach that age, their chance of surviving improves exponentially.
Mom thermosnuggling chicks this morning
I am giving a round of applause to our very excellent Dad and Mom, who are stars in the world of Piping Plover parents. Perhaps it’s their age, or familiarity with Good Harbor Beach, but they are truly model parents, always tending their babes and always on high alert for potential threats. Bravo Mom and Dad!!!
Mom and Dad courting, April 15th
Dad feigning a broken wing to distract a predator
Dad thermosnuggling five day old chick
Thank you Kim for sharing with us this wonderful event of nature. It makes me smile which is getting harder and harder to do these days! Bless YOU!