Avocet Nest Failure

Matthew Matthiessen <matthima@...>

I'm sorry to report that on Sunday, June3 Cheryl and Geoff Heineken and
I toured the USTP ponds and discovered that, although both AMERICAN
AVOCETS were present, the nest has disappeared. There was no nest or
eggs visible although the water level appeared to have dropped since
Friday. The only explanation I can come up with is the nest was
predated and in the process destroyed. The adult avocets foraged the
entire time we were there and gave no indication they were considering
replacing the nest.

- Matthew Matthiessen

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