A walk on the beach this evening brought me close to this little family of Snowy Plover - the chicks are two days old now.
|The young first leave the nest 1-3 hours after hatching, stumbling as they walk and peck at food on the ground.|
|Subsequently they make longer, increasingly frequent foraging trips.|
|They walk, run and swim well and forage unassisted by parents....|
|but require periodic brooding for many days after hatching.|
|They blend really well to their surrounding - which is crucial for survival.|
|The two chicks are well taken care of, lets hope for the best.|
|Good luck little fellows.|