“I’m writing with a belated plover update. We currently have at least 30 pairs of plovers and 18 pairs of least terns on the refuge. As of Friday, we had six broods of plover chicks. This includes broods near both the north and south boundaries, which are particularly vulnerable to disturbance from trespassers. We still have 24 plover nests, although predation continued last week. I’m continuing to enclose nests when possible.“
“Many thanks to our plover wardens and gatehouse staff for all their time educating the public over another hot and busy weekend!“
Note: The featured image has maybe 4 Piping Plover chicks. n They are hard to spot!