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On May 27, 2002, amid hundreds of beach-go-ers, two day-old Western Snowy Plover chicks ran around on the beach, escorted by their father. These photos were taken on Francis Beach at Half Moon Bay State Beach as part of the Plover Watch volunteer program.
|Parent plover with one of his chicks.||Plover chicks begin self-feeding within hours of hatching.||Plover chick only 2 days old.|
|The chicks look like golf balls on stilts||Plover parent with new chick||Close-up of a plover chick only 2 days old|
|Western Snowy Plover chick.||The chicks are difficult to find and more difficult to photograph as they rarely stand still.||Father and chick plovers stay together for a month|
|Father plover with 2 of his 3 chicks.||Western Snowy Plover chick - 2 days old.||Three chicks together for a moment.|
|Parent plover with three chicks - always in motion||Father plover keeps watch as chicks feed.||Editor's Note: After about a month, only one of these three chicks survived to fledge.|
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