It has been a busy time at the refuge with plovers fledging out! We have had 42 chicks fledge and have 15 chicks remaining. There was some high predation pressure in the north with the loss of a few young broods and a couple of older broods were pushed further south on the beach. Our youngest broods are continuing strong and some juveniles have been seen alongside them calling out the alert to nearby threats. Least Terns have also moved their chicks closer together in their colonies as the last of their chicks hatch out. With these developments, both Lot 2 and Lot 7 were able to be open to the public, and we have installed our ‘Walk Around the Flock’ signs at the boardwalk entrances to help educate people about how to help share the beach with our shorebirds.