Sunday, June 27, 2021
The area where the Piping Plovers are was roped off. Unfortunately we could not find them. As we were looking for them a Park Ranger came along with a scope. She also could not find them. She did tell us that a female gave birth to four chicks and they relocated to a more distant sand bar. A second female is presently incubating eggs. The same male copulated both females. When this occurs the male Piping Plover stays with only one of the females; in this case it stayed with the female that had already given birth. The male and the female take turns incubating the eggs and obtaining food. The other tamale does both.