Saturday, September 25, 2010

Snowy Plover?

These pictures may show Snowy Plovers, a small shorebird that's endangered because it makes its nest right out in the open. It just wiggles in the sand enough to create a shallow basin and deposits its eggs right there ... where predators can easily get at them, and people can accidentally or intentionally destroy them too.


Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

It's sad that people can be so destructive. And nice to see these pictures.

bluerose said...

Wow, with nesting habits like that, it's not surprising that their camoflage isn't enough to keep them off the endangered list. I hope we're able to save them.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

me too!

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