Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Piping Plover Broken Wing Display

Defending Parent
Originally uploaded by stevesama
Saw this shot on Flickr and just had to post it. Piping plovers freeze at the slightest hint of danger and if they have chicks they go into the distraction display shown here. The idea is the predator (or photographer) will go after the parent and miss the chicks.

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