Guess who is back? The hottest chick in Breezy Point that is, known by her nickname, "Bandit". Bandit nicknamed by a couple of Piping Plover volunteers at Breezy Point Queens New York, is identified by the black flag up left, yellow band over dark blue low left and white band on the lower right leg.
(see post here).
Dr. Cheri L. Gravatto-Trevor, who is involved in the research on these banded Piping Plovers emailed me this morning with the following: "Since Bandit left New York last year, she was reported on July 14th 2011 at Cape Lookout, NC, then seen back in The Bahamas last winter, then she was again seen on March 11th 2012 at Topsail Is., NC".
If yesterday's sighting holds true to form, I would bet that Bandit is finally back to her breeding grounds and maybe we will see her with chicks again. The Borough of Queens, just happen to be the perfect location...fit for a Queen don't you think?
Tags: Breezy Point Queens, Piping Plover