pontoon_boat-1Dick and Gail and I went out at 9:00 this morning, about 2 hours before high tide.  We found nine chicks with parents and six eggs in nests with parents nearby.

Specifically:

WIPL1: 2 adults and three chicks.

WIPL2: 2 adults and three chicks

WIPL 3: Three eggs

WIPL 4: nothing seen

WIIPL5: 2 adults and three chicks.

WIPL6: three eggs.

If you are interested in seeing the chicks, you have to be patient.  They are spending quite a bit of time in the vegetation in the dunes.  Once you see an adult, wait for a few minutes and look around.  The chicks seem to come out of nowhere.

The new signs posted where the chicks are are precious.

Don