It was a fast and fun event with so many capable hands assisting us and even the weather cooperated as a dreary cool day turned into a sunny warm afternoon at the beach. Here are some photos I took along the way.
Volunteers and staff spreading out along the beach
Carrying stakes and equipment
TNC's Dave Gumbart and monitor Timothy Thompson
A changed Griswold Point thanks to Hurricane Sandy as she pushed the beach back several hundred feet and enlarged the tidal breach
American Oystercatchers feeding out in Long Island Sound with a low rising tide
Beautiful sands of Griswold Point
Volunteers hard at work
Newly-erected signage as you enter the bird nesting area
Piping Plover foraging
One of at least six Piping Plover
Most of the TNC, CT DEEP, AAfCW and volunteer crew
See more photos from our work at Griswold Point in 2012 and 2013 taken by Patrick Comins here on our Facebook page. Thank you to everyone who joined us, we really appreciated it and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. There will be more fencing dates to come and we will really need your help. We will put the word out on those dates as soon as CT DEEP determines the best time for them at each location based on Piping Plover behavior and nesting.
Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds, Audubon Connecticut and the Connecticut Audubon Society partnering to improve conditions for coastal waterbirds in Connecticut.