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Snowy Plover & chicks

Charadrius alexandrinus

Description:

Adult 16cm, juvenile like little cotton balls

Habitat:

Barren sandy beaches & flats

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21 Comments

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

Thanks Sachin & Satyen & Yuko.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Lovely series,

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Beautiful!

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

Yes Ava, she gathers them under wing for protection...I thought that photo was pretty cute with mom appearing to have so many legs. I don't think that was their original scrape...just a depression in the sand.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

If the mom is sitting on her scrape nest in the first picture, then please consider adding this spotting to the Animal Architecture mission at http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8082...

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 9 years ago

So cute!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

In picture #3 are the babies under the mom?

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

Done !

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

EnvUnlimited, when I click on the link, it says that page does not exist.

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

I just found 20 on the beach this evening...20 big smiles for me!

Thanks

windmustache
windmustache 11 years ago

I love this photo!! :)

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago

very cute.
BTW .could you give us your feedback on this spotting?
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/688...

Annelies
Annelies 11 years ago

Aww so cute! Wonderful pics!

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 11 years ago

Nice photo! And kudos to you for doing all of that work!

ceherzog
ceherzog 11 years ago

Thanks everyone! I'm a shorebird chick checker for Audubon. I found the nest and have been following them to fledging. Two out of the three chicks fledged.

p.young713
p.young713 11 years ago

Very Cute!

NicoleB
NicoleB 11 years ago

Awesome find and photos!

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 11 years ago

A wonderful picture, especially with the chick. Very cute. :)

peter
peter 11 years ago

Love the little chick so adorable :D

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 11 years ago

So cute @cegherzog :-)

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 11 years ago

Great find! Beautiful pictures.

ceherzog
Spotted by
ceherzog

Florida, USA

Spotted on Jun 5, 2011
Submitted on Aug 11, 2011

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