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Snowy Plover chicks

Charadrius alexandrinus

Description:

These newly hatched Snowy Plovers are about 2" in size...literally the size of 2 cotton balls. They are precocial meaning they are born in an advanced state and able to feed themselves almost immediately.This is a threatened species.

Habitat:

Sandy beaches: Longboat Key

Notes:

The nest is a scrape in the sand. Usually three eggs are laid and the eggs & young are tended by both parents, until fledged.

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18 Comments

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

adorable!!

ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago

thanks bellatrix

bellatrix1313
bellatrix1313 8 years ago

Adorable!

ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago

Thanks Maura...I see you like baby birds :)

maura.p.powers
maura.p.powers 8 years ago

So adorable! It's a cotton ball with legs!!!

ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago

Thanks Maria
Probably because of where you live..they're usually found near salt or brackish water. Here's a link for you to read:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowy_Plove...

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 8 years ago

never heard of snowy plovers

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

sweet!

ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago

Thanks isabella & Nayeli

Nayeli
Nayeli 8 years ago

What a beautiful pic!

ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago

Thanks Mona & gatorfellows!

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

Nice series :)

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Wow... I love this series.

ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago

Thanks spadyspecies & uetech!

ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago

Thanks Jennifer...they are precious to me. I work as a volunteer through Audubon helping to protect these wee chicks.

JenniferRoge
JenniferRoge 8 years ago

Cute!!!

ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago

Thanks Debbie!

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 8 years ago

Its all legs and fluff bless it! :-)

ceherzog
Spotted by
ceherzog

Longboat Key, Florida, USA

Spotted on May 20, 2013
Submitted on May 23, 2013

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