Yesterday was a gorgeous day so we took an early morning walk on Coast Guard Beach. It was just beautiful. Just as we were about to reach the newly posted signs about the nesting Piping Plovers, I saw something scurry from the water up onto the beach.
There it was… our first Piping Plover of the season. What a treat! There were a pair of them there and, farther down the beach closer to Nauset Spit, there was another pair. It looked like they were scratching their nests, as Piping Plovers lay their eggs on a simple scrape in the sand on an open beach.
Our beautiful morning walk turned into a very special morning walk.