Piping Plover fledgling standing on one leg copyright Kim SmithPiping Plover Fledgling warming on a chilly morning. Birds stand on one leg to conserve energy.

Love everything about this bird–even its tracks in the sand are sweet. The PiPl are with us still, although getting increasingly difficult to discern as their breeding plumage fades to non breeding plumage. You often feel as though you are trying to locate sand upon sand but their fleur delis tracks and gentle melodious piping bird song will lead you to them.

Piping Plover tracks copyright Kim Smith



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