Wildlife Gardeners - North American Wildlife Gardening  

Go Back   Wildlife Gardeners - North American Wildlife Gardening > Wildlife Gardeners of North America Unite > Birds Including Raptors & Hummers

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-18-2014, 03:09 PM   #1
A Bee's Best Friend
 
Gloria's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Chicago Illinois USA
Default Could you be a surrogate plover parent

You try being a plover parent! | U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region

Quote:
This year, we were extremely disappointed to discover a two-week-old plover brood—four chicks—abandoned by their parents. It is very unusual for adults to abandon their chicks. This sometimes happens when predators kill the parents, or severe disturbance drives the parents away from the nest. When adults or chicks are frightened by disturbances, they may be unable to access safe areas to feed, and can starve or face predators. The parents usually stay with chicks until about a week after the chicks can fly.
Quote:
CUTE ALERT. A trail camera was placed near the chick shelter and captured photos of all four chicks drinking from the water bowls and using the shelter for shade. Credit: USFWS
Attached Thumbnails
Could you be a surrogate plover parent-img_0017.jpg  
__________________
"Half Earth Quest" Edward O. Wilson

http://pollinators-welcome.blogspot.com/
Gloria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2014, 07:11 PM   #2
WG Hospitality & UAOKA recipient
 
dapjwy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Default

I didn't check out the link yet, but the photo sure is cute.
__________________
"If suburbia were landscaped with meadows, prairies, thickets or forests, or combinations of these, then the water would sparkle, fish would be good to eat again, birds would sing and human spirits would soar." ~ Lorrie Otto
~ A Native Backyard Blog ~
dapjwy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
parent, plover, surrogate

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2