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Piping Plovers

Charadrius melodus


I had heard there was a mother Piping Plover and her two babies on the beach, and had a hard time finding them -- and you can see why! But then they started running around and feeding in the water, with mom supervising every minute. At one point she gave a warning call, and I have never seen little legs run faster than those tiny birds' legs high-tailing it back up to the dune to take cover! Very obedient children. (Their mother is in the 4th photo).

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Maine, USA

Spotted on Aug 14, 2010
Submitted on Apr 11, 2012

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