Saying goodbye to plover chicks at Delaware beach

The 2011 piping plover breeding season is over, with a total of eight chicks fledged at Cape Henlopen.

The last of the chicks left the nest on Friday and while some of the other fledglings are likely still living at Cape Henlopen, they’ve now blended in with other adults and chicks that have migrated to the Cape on their way south.

State wildlife officials have also observed a number of other migrating birds heading south, including nearly 500 terns and a host of shorebirds.

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