Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Yesterday I found these piping plover chicks, newly hatched, on Kalmus Beach in Hyannis!They are born able to stand and run very quickly after hatching and then they forage with their parents.
When the parent senses trouble it peeps to get your attention and the little ones scatter in different directions to stay safe while the parent or parents lead you away from the babies...
I saw three separate families--one with 4 chicks, one with 3 and even one with 5!
I think they are the cutest things ever, don't you?

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