Stefan Waldmann

First PIPL’s Arrive!

Cheryl Ferguson Local News, Sauble Beach, Uncategorised, Updates from the Beach

Two PIPL’s arrived on the last day of April, both are males. The first PIPL’s bands are: upper left nothing, lower left orange, upper right metal, lower right light blue or —,O:X,b . He hatched at N Manitou Island, Michigan and has nested at Sauble Beach since 2011. He is referred to as “Mr Baby Blue” – for quick recognition of his baby blue band on his lower right leg.  He hatched 3 chicks out of 4. One chick fledged (X,B(111):O,B/O/B

Inside enclosure Nest 2

 

 

The second male was first seen on Sauble Beach on the same day last year!!  His bands are: upper left orange flag, lower left orange & blue bands, upper right metal, lower right black or Of,OB:X,L. He hatched at Ludington State Park, Michigan in 2012.  Referred to as “Flag Boy” – for quick recognition of his orange flag. End of season summary: First nest, hatched 4 chicks, 2 were predated by Ring-billed gulls.  Two chicks fledged the beginning of August. Bands: X,B/O:O,B(021)  and  X,B/O:O,B(023)

P1-1  Photo credit: Stefan Waldmann