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Piping Plovers in the Sand

Posted on Apr 16, 2015

This warm week has jump started breeding as Piping Plover pairs are getting much more focused on nesting, making scrapes and exhibiting soon to be parents behavior on some Connecticut beaches. Our Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds crew is wrapping up helping the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection in placing string/psychological fencing and signage on major beaches and busy breeding areas. We will soon be assisting them in placing exclosures over Piping Plover nests to protect the precious eggs from predators on the ground (cats, raccoons, foxes and coyotes) and in the air (various gulls, corvids, and even Black-crowned Night-Herons). Beach camouflage is the best!

Piping Plover beach April 2015-0232

Piping Plover beach April 2015-0242