3011Re: Baby Snowy Plovers at Bolsa Chica
- May 2, 2008Nature is never nice and tidy.
Although the presence of Gull-billed Terns in Orange County is an unusual
event, it may have some unwelcome side effects. This species is known to
feed on the eggs and young of other bird species, although most reports
indicate it is an insect specialist. See:
Thus, potentially, the young of Snowy Plovers and possibly Least Tern may be
food items for this species.
Dana Point, CA
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