White Point’s Piping Plover ‘U3’ sighted in North Carolina!

White Point’s Piping Plover ‘U3’ sighted in North Carolina!

U3 sighted off Oregon Inlet, North Carolina Sept 28/18
U3 sighted off Oregon Inlet, North Carolina
Sept 28/18. Photo by Taylor and Maggie Rhodes

Incredible!!

For the 2nd year in a row, our Papa Piping Plover ‘U3’ has been sighted AND photographed in and around the same area!.He’s hanging out on a beach with fellow plovers, and green band ‘NC5’ on the Southern side of Oregon Inlet, NC some 2,000 kms away from his nesting ground here at White Point! No word on Momma ‘X2’ or their chick of 2017 ‘M0’ but we’re hopeful!

We’re so grateful to volunteers Taylor and Maggie Rhodes of Bridgewater Virginia who reported seeing U3 on Sept 28/18 and our friends at Environment and Climate Change and Bird Studies Canada for letting us know – and sharing a picture of him with us! (top of the trio of Plovers)

These little endangered species know no political boundary and stitch us together, naturally.
‘U3’ was sighted and photographed in 2017 in the same area, here’s the story on our blog.

It seems U3 summers at White Point, and enjoys Fall in North Carolina!

It's nearly 2,000 kms from White Point to Oregon Inlet!
It’s nearly 2,000 kms from White Point to Oregon Inlet!

 

U3 at White Point in May 2018 when he was here with Momma X 2
U3 at White Point in May 2018 when he was here with Momma X 2