Shorebirds

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An American Oystercatcher came in for a landing at Milford Point on the Long Island Sound in Connecticut this morning.

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A Red-winged Blackbird chased a Great Egret away when the larger bird waded in too close to the blackbird’s nest at Connecticut’s Silver Sands State Park.

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A Piping Plover chick, new to this world, isn’t quite as alone as she may look. Her mother stayed close by and provided reassuring “peeps” as the youngster wandered about on the sand at Milford Point.

“The highest form of love is to be the protector of another person’s solitude.” – Rainer Maria Rilke