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Killdeer eggs

An Island’s Delicate Nature

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Killdeer eggs. Photo contributed by Anne W

Killdeer eggs within “scrape”, Sanctuary of Sands, Fishers Island.

“Stewardship is as Stewardship does….”

– from The Field by Justine Kibbe June 25, 2018.

Photo contributed by Anne W.

nesting killdeer

Recognizing Critical Nesting Habitat

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I sat in an unobtrusive spot on South Beach for just a few minutes to get this “snippet”…

This is the “alert” call of a nesting Killdeer.

*Please keep all dogs on leash these weeks.

*Please help support our Island and save critical and delicate shore bird habitat-Keep all vehicles off the Beach.

– A Snippet from The Field by Justine Kibbe May 31, 2018

Shorebird Reunion

Shorebird Reunion!

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I sat within the tidal pools along what I love to call Sanctuary of Sands west end; parallel to the runway here on Fishers Island. So happy to “report” what certainly appeared to me as an increase in this spring’s shorebird activity. Breeding and non-breeding plumage is visible on Ruddy turnstone, Killdeer and Black-bellied plover standing “Sentinel”.

** Please be mindful and leash dogs during this precious nesting time.

– A Snippet from The Field by Justine Kibbe May 24, 2018.