All four eggs in Nest #1 hatched today!! People on the beach were so excited and fascinated to see these tiny, adorable baby Piping Plovers. We saw one taking it’s first steps, flop down and keep working away at it.
Then, back under mom or dad to warm up. The wind was quite chilly today. Check back for some pictures of this event. Nest # 2 is due to hatch in 5 – 7 days!
Photos by volunteer Stefan Waldmann. The adult male of the first nest immediately carries the eggshells away from the nest & perimeter fencing.