Last summer I was one of the many Presqu'ile Piping Plovers monitors. Since the 3 chicks left I wanted to know if they survived their first trip to Florida. I knew looking for them on social media would be a long shot, but it turned out more successful than I expected.
Hours of social media detective work, bringing awareness of our search to dedicated Floridians & LOTS of luck, made this search successful!
We found the mother in December and today it has been confirmed that 238, a Presqu'ile fletched Piping Plover is wintering in North Captiva, FL.
This is a good sign for the return of the Piping Plover on Presqu'ile Beach.
A BIG Thank You to all the volunteers dedicated to finding banded birds in Florida!
Photos David Jones, March 16, 2016 North Captiva, Florida.
I like finding out what ENSS graduates are up to. Recently I discovered what Jaden Curtis is working on.
Together with Ran Zhu he created the web series, “Ran and Jaden” “It follows two starry-eyed yet cynical snowflakes through their tumultuous transition into adulthood, employing dry humour and unapologetic social commentary to make its mark as a damning critique and proud celebration of Generation Y.”
Besides Jaden Curtis (ENSS 2012), other ENSS graduates have been involved; Peter Mieras (ENSS 2012), a camera operator, Sonya Simpson (ENSS 2012) and Alyssa Christman (ENSS 2012) who both did some graphic design work/photo editing for one of their episodes and Katrina Li (ENSS 2014), is acting in one of their episodes.
The first few episodes will be released in the second half of April. Those episodes were made without a budget and with borrowed equipment and volunteer cast/crew, so they've applied for a $30,000 grant from the Independent Production Fund (IPF), in hopes of receiving funding for a second season. http://ipf.ca/
Part of the selection process for the IPF grant is based on the amount of engagement their trailer receives. The trailer has just been released. Let’s encourage these ENSS alumni and view/comment/like their Trailer.
Good luck to cast and crew!
Message from Christina Knight & Joanne Alexander (New Director's of Adam's Hope)
Adam's Hope Foundation is a non profit organization who help families in the Quinte and surrounding areas help families who have children living with Autism! April 2nd is World Autism Day and we are organizing a Autism Walk and Fundraiser in Brighton starting and ending at the Kind Edward Community Centre! We hope to raise more awareness in the community and our goal is to raise 10,000 to help families in the community and surrounding areas receive extra funding to help towards various therapies, respite, technology devices etc!
After the walk through Brighton on April 2nd, we will have various vendors and information booths as well as a Silent Art Auction and prizes to raffle off!
The Brighton Rug Hooking Group will display their work at the Brighton Public Library from March 13th – 31st.
This is a satellite presentation from the Art Gallery of Northumberland, Canada 150 exhibition “'Then and Now', Rug Hooking in Canada”. https://www.artgalleryofnorthumberland.com/exhibitions-2/2017-2/
There will also be occasional demonstrations of work in progress by local exhibitors during the three weeks. The BPL website will have details of times during the display. Featured artist will be Elda McLaren, a long-time resident of Brighton, who at 101 is the earliest member of the Brighton group.
Yesterday evening we thought we found one of the 3 Presqu'ile 2016 born Piping Plover. The band combination is the same for the Presqu'ile Piping Plover 238, but "officially" it can't be confirmed until the band number has been confirmed.
So...now a very long shot... if you know someone or live in or near North Captiva keep your eyes open for Piping Plovers and take a picture of their legs, maybe we'll be able to read it. If you know a birder in that area, please, tell him/her about our search.
It would be so neat if it was confirmed "officially".
The pictures are from Audrey Albrecht who found the Piping Plover in a group with many other Plovers. Many thanks to her and the other volunteers of the Florida Banded Bird Resightings group.
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