After migratory peaks the numbers of Piping Plover at Long Beach have been fluctuating with some people seeing zero birds during monitoring visits and others finding a couple of pairs. On Friday we had only two males who were feeding on the mudflats of Great Meadows Marsh. Here's hoping that number goes up as the temperature does. Below are photos by Patrick Comins of the fencing operation.
The group getting instructions from Rebecca Foster of CT DEEP
What has to be hauled out
Erica Morgan of CT DEEP in green along with Sean Graesser and Scott Kruitbosch at right
Michael Brooks trailing some of our great volunteers
Patrick Comins pushing way too much and red from the sun plus the hard work
Up the fencing goes
Thanks again to everyone who joined us at Long Beach or at the previous fencing parties! We will post other volunteer opportunities throughout the season from special work on offshore islands to fireworks coverage to fencing removal in August.
Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds, Audubon Connecticut and the Connecticut Audubon Society partnering to improve conditions for coastal waterbirds in Connecticut.