Kiah’s Plover Report, 5/7

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

American Oystercatcher …

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)!

2 responses to “Kiah’s Plover Report, 5/7”

  1. We saw at the beginning of last week 4 chicks around the protected areas near Reservation Terrace off 61st. Unfortunately since then we heard there were 3. Then last evening 6/7 we found a chick dead at the edge of the water after an adult plover was acting strangely near the location. I have a photo of the passed chick. I had called the Audubon with little help as to how to connect with the current group overseeing the plovers and the numbers for this year. Please let me know if you have any additional information.

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