The Associated Press has a syndicated story about piping plovers in Rhode Island. The version on Discovery has the best chick photos. It is very good news that the PIPL population has increased 141%. Worth celebrating. However, I think the conclusions are a little overly optimistic. So far as I know the population hasn't met the goal in the USFWS Atlantic Piping Plover Recovery Plan. It's not quite time to relax protection measures.
I know I haven't posted an entry about last week's shift. The press of events is making it hard for me to do the shift and then blog about it the same day and then things just sort of cascade on down. Guess I don't qualify for the discount at the Bird Blogger Conference . Sigh.