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Sussex Countian
  • Piping plover chicks trying their wings at Gordons Pond

  • Piping plover monitors are watching two plover chicks to try their wings at Gordons Pond in order to determine when the chicks can be declared fledged.
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  • Piping plover monitors are watching two plover chicks to try their wings at Gordons Pond in order to determine when the chicks can be declared fledged.
    At the Point, all five pairs of piping plovers have completed incubation of their nests. Chicks belonging to two of the Point's pairs have been seen taking short flights. Another set of Point parents have been seen primarily on the bay side tidal flats, defending a single chick, while a fourth nest just hatched on July 3.
    The status of chicks from the fifth nesting pair on the Point remains unknown. A full clutch of eggs had been observed in the nest, but monitors were unable to determine a hatch date due to unusual circumstances.
    For more information: (302) 382-4151.
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