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WHERE WILL YOU GO LITTLE CHICK?

Our Little Chick is growing stronger (and plumper) everyday. He will most likely leave Cape Ann by the end of August, based on the Plovers that I filmed last summer. His voyage is a long one for a little bird weighing only about six ounces. Like all migratory species of birds (and butterflies), he must build his lipid, or fat, reserves before undertaking the journey.

Where will Little Chick spend the winter? Perhaps along the Atlantic coastline of South Carolina or Florida, or possibly even further afield to the Caribbean Sea, to the Bahamas, or further still, to Turks and Caicos.

*Note to Friends of Little Chick ~ While walking toward the enclosure yesterday, I was slammed in the back with a football. It was very startling, painful, and wholly unexpected. I was under the impression that there are guidelines about not playing ball in densely populated areas of the beach, whether football or volleyball. This occurred after five, after the lifeguards had left, but the beach was still crowded. Facing toward the enclosure, the ball games were taking place just to the right. If the ball had hit the chick, he would have been killed instantly. I am hoping folks can help Little Chick keep safe by taking their ball games to less populated areas of the beach, away from the roped off area. Just hoping 🙂

Piping Plover Chick Day Forty

Brian Carlson Represents! in Turks and Caicos

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Hey Joey,
Was that you on the flight from Boston to TCI behind those Foster Grants? Brian and I rented a scooter and drove to Long Beach where all the kite surfers hang out. Since we didn’t have our own gear, Brian (being the good ex Gloucester Coast Guard guy that he is)
Improvised with, you guessed it, his GMG t shirt.

We bought Red Snapper from some fisherman working off the back of a red pick up truck (note: he did come recommended by manager of Horse Eye Jack’s, great place next to Da Conch Shack). Cooked it on our grill and It was delish,

As Buffett would say, “The Weather is Here, I Wish You Were Beautiful” – wait, you are Beautiful (or at least the Mrs. Is).

Brian says, “Keep the dry side up, and the wet side down.” I think that means don’t flip your boat over.

Signing off from Paradise,
Cindy H.