Piping Plover Chick Standing

This tiny Piping Plover chick wandered out of the restricted access area on Sandy Point and into the tide pools near the water line! At this point, he had stopped running and was standing there, at the edge of the water, just looking around. It looked like he was wondering how he got there! So CUTE! ūüėČ

Prim and Proper Nest Sitting

At Sandy Point State Reservation, on the Southern end of Plum Island, there is a large roped off area that is closed to protect nesting Piping Plovers and Least Terns. Their nests are right out in the open, on the flat sandy beach! There were many Terns flying in circles, obviously protecting their nests, but this on was sitting patiently on her nest, all prim and proper!

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology