The plovers have officially started nesting! I found four nests this week, including a nest inside a lobster trap for the second year in a row. Unfortunately, one of the other nests was already predated. I’m unsure of the culprit, but many potential predators are hanging around. This week, I saw crows, ravens, numerous kestrels, a peregrine, and a merlin. The other notable bird sighting was a pair of oystercatchers
flying north. Some piping plovers are still migrating north as well, so the tally is likely inflated by birds just passing through this week. This morning, I saw 33 pairs and 20 singles.
Have a great weekend, and happy World Migratory Bird Day (tomorrow)!