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Piping Plover Beach Battle

Birds’ struggle to survive and reproduce is not only waged in the elements (as we were recently reminded) but also in the midst of other birds and animals.  There is limited space in this world.  Species are bound to interact with one another.  Predators eat prey, small birds make way for the bigger ones and so on.  However, bigger isn’t always necessarily tougher.  Take, for example, the cute docile little Piping Plover.  This species is mentioned frequently on this blog …

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