Barnegat Light beach nesting areas

This afternoon I headed up to LBI & went with my sister and nephew to check on 1 of the beach areas they helped to fence in back in April. We were at 16th & 15th streets in Barnegat Light. We saw 1 pair of Piping Plover on the 15th street beach, in the predator cage as well as out & about running around. We saw another pair of Piping Plover on the 16th street beach as well as a Least Tern pair. The Least Tern pair had to swoop & fend off 2 AO's that entered the fenced in area. The AO's didn't give up easily & the battle went on for a few minutes. Once the AO's left the 1 Least Tern returned to the spot it had been nestled into. The Piping Plover pair was unaffected by the AO's. We also saw the Least Terns swoop at a few people who were coming up the beach paths & along the beach near the fenced in area.


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