“The first two broods of plover chicks hatched this week. In addition to the two broods, we have 22 active nests. Our pair count also went up a bit to 28 pairs. Some pairs may have flown under the radar for a while, but we may be getting a few new arrivals from other beaches as well. We also have approximately 92 pairs of least terns, substantially more than in recent years. They’re getting increasingly feisty, which means hatch is approaching!”
Featured Image is a Newburyport Daily News Courtesy Photograph from Michael Hoel.