Western Snowy Plover Eggs
A very rare nest of four eggs. Three eggs is typical with the female laying more than one set of eggs in different locations during the nesting season. Once they have hatched, she will leave and the male will stay with the chicks until they fledge at around 28 days. If one chick manages to survive a month of flightlessness without being predated, they will be very lucky.
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