Checklist S59148747

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Beach, Pier and hedge areas

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Observations

  1. Number observed: 10
  2. Number observed: 3
  3. Number observed: 7
  4. Number observed: 2

    Comments: When I walked onto the pier, only one young, unbanded Piping Plover was there, feeding. I heard this young one piping periodically for about 3 minutes, at which time another plover flew in from the North and landed on the pier. The two plovers piped extensively with each other, for about a minute, then each started feeding, moving to different ends of the pier. Upon close look, I noted that the plover that had flown was Monty, based on the bands around his legs. A little bit later, the two plovers were feeding not too far from each other. Upon processing my photos, I determined that the plover who flew in was not Monty, but rather had the same color bands in different locations on the legs. This new plover appears to be a recently fledged young. I submitted the photos to the Great Lakes Piping Plover Recovery Program for identification. Per Stephanie Shubel, this banded young plover is: "O,G:X,- (Gdot, G336) this plover hatched from Silver Lake State Park on July 3rd and fledged on July 26th. The coolest part of this sighting is that this juvenile's father Of,YO:X,G (known as Yogi by the monitors) is the father of your Monty -,O:X,G (Ydot, G202)! And thus a grandfather of sorts to your unbanded chicks." How cool is this?

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  5. Number observed: 5
  6. Number observed: 2
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  7. Number observed: 112
  8. Number observed: 77
  9. Number observed: 1
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  10. Number observed: 2
  11. Number observed: 3
  12. Number observed: 1
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  13. Number observed: 34
  14. Number observed: 1
  15. Number observed: 1
  16. Number observed: 26
  17. Number observed: 5
  18. Number observed: 42
  19. Number observed: 5
  20. Number observed: 3
  21. Number observed: 1
  22. Number observed: 1
  23. Number observed: 1
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