Thursday, March 10, 2011

Banded Piping Plover back in the Bahamas...

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you might have learned about my Piping Plover volunteer duties at Breezy Point Queens NY and read the post of banded Piping Plovers that I photographed there last summer. The exciting aspect of the post was that the Plovers were banded in the Bahamas. Documenting them at Breezy Point in Queens NY meant that they had successfully made it to the coast during migration.

Throughout this winter, I had hoped to hear if any of the birds were seen back in the Bahamas. Imagine my excitement when I received an e-mail from Peter Doherty (one of the banders) on March 1st, informing me that one of the Piping Plover's that I had photographed at Breezy Point was seen and photographed in the Bahamas on February 23rd 2011.

The bird was seen and photographed by David Jones off North Andros Island of The Bahamas.  David has photographed other banded Piping Plovers at the same location, which could be seen at his Pbase site. Now, the watch begins to see if any of these Piping Plovers make it back to the coast.

Banded Piping Plover photographed in the Bahamas by David Jones All Rights Reserved.

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