"The wild wind raves, the tide runs high, as up and down the beach we flit, one little sandpiper and I."
--Celia Laighton Thaxter
NJ beaches don't look like this the weekend before the 4th of July. There's little solitude now and very little protection for beach nesting birds. Despite the efforts of many to keep them safe, piping plovers face a multitude of dangers. Here's the story of one of those dangers.