Photo of the Day: Teeny tiny plover chick cradled in a hand

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snowy plover chick photo

credit: Jaymi Heimbuch

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This tiny chick is held by a researcher, who will band it to keep track of it as it grows up. Snowy plovers are an endangered species, so this newly hatched chick is an important little ball of fluff.

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