Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Two Orphaned Piping Plover Chicks from New Hampshire Released in Maine

"Two endangered piping plover chicks orphaned in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, were released this week at Scarborough Beach, Maine, by Maine Audubon, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. The chicks were orphaned the day after they hatched in mid-July, when their male parent was killed by a feral cat and their female parent and a third chick died shortly afterwards from injuries inflicted by a cat."

Link: Full Story

Link: All about the Piping Plover from Cornell Labs

Piping Plover image courtesy of US Fish & Wildlife Service

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