Tiny Piping Plover Hip Hop is the exact same age as his three siblings; twenty-three-days-old when this video was shot. We’re not exactly sure why he is not developing as quickly as the other three but can surmise it is because he has an injured right foot. He doesn’t put weight on the foot and has a run-hop sort of gait. Hip Hop spends much more time thermosnuggling under the adult’s wings than his siblings but when he is out on the beach and tidal flats he eats with great gusto.
Thank you for this short clip of Hip Hop. He/it is adorable and my heart goes out to him. I pray he is able to stay free from evil prey! Thank you Kim for sharing these beautiful photos with us. I really appreciate seeing them. I am wheelchair dependent so can’t go to the beach to see for myself!