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Newborn Snowy Plover Chicks on Camera

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Friend and fellow photographer Rebecca Jackrel invited TreeHugger Jaymi along for a trip with Caitlin Robinson-Nilsen of the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) as she checked on Western Snowy Plover nests for newly hatched chicks to band.

The Western Snowy Plover is a threatened species, and a significant number in the bay area nest in what used to be an area owned by Cargill and used for salt making. Check out photos from the morning, including watching a Snowy Plover chick hatch!

Read the Full Story: Adorable, But Threatened, Chicks Call Cargill's Old Salt Ponds Home (Pictures)

Photo: Jaymi Heimbuch