Just me rambling about birds, books, bunnies, or whatever!
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Going, going, gone
The photos I took on 30 July will likely be the last of the baby Piping Plovers...
All 4 babies and their dad were still at the beach on 4 August, but my camera battery was dead...
That evening, while we watched, 3 of them took a very serious-looking flight straight out over the ocean. It was the first prolonged flight I'd witnessed and it looked to me like they meant to head straight for the Bahamas.
They came back, but I've heard since that dad and two of the babies have left for points south. 2 chicks were still around as of yesterday... I hope to get back for a couple last shots, but...
Seven President's Park is the only place in Monmouth County, besides Sandy Hook, that had Piping Plovers this season... and the season was a huge success for our pair!