Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Volunteers Helping State Monitor Plover Population

THE three piping plover monitors picked their way carefully through the dune grass and broken shells on the northern edge of Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, until the bell-like call of a bird halted them.
Plovers are also unusual in that they do not feed their young. The chicks are mobile shortly after hatching and parents lead them down to the water’s edge to feed, making the chicks vulnerable to predators like foxes, seagulls and feral cats.

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