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Never Underestimate Mom

Hats off to this brave Snowy Plover mother who defended her chick ALONE through the busy Memorial Day weekend. She worked very hard to protect her baby from Fish Crows and Laughing Gulls by performing multiple broken-wing displays to (successfully) distract these predators away from her chick. Meanwhile, the chick remained hidden in grasses along the edge of the sand, waiting until Mom chirped that the coast was clear! Florida's coastal habitat never ceases to amaze!

Never Underestimate Mom

Hats off to this brave Snowy Plover mother who defended her chick ALONE through the busy Memorial Day weekend. She worked very hard to protect her baby from Fish Crows and Laughing Gulls by performing multiple broken-wing displays to (successfully) distract these predators away from her chick. Meanwhile, the chick remained hidden in grasses along the edge of the sand, waiting until Mom chirped that the coast was clear! Florida's coastal habitat never ceases to amaze!

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