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May 13, 2022 20:04:02   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
I added a 500mm as a manual focus lens two winters ago and an EF version this winter via the resale market. And now the father of Chicago's premier bird couple has died. Details to follow.

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May 13, 2022 20:21:22   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
https://twitter.com/intent/retweet?tweet_id=1525246892807970821

I can't seem to get a direct line / link to the Chicago Tribune that is saying Monty was been around for almost a month

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May 13, 2022 20:28:03   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
Maybe this will work. Apologies if the Chicago Tribune is behind a pay-wall. On the other side of that wall are great images of our (former) piping plovers.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-monty-dies-piping-plover-20220513-5knqw67kbzfxnpquzz4x3kiswy-story.html

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May 13, 2022 20:31:24   #
lukevaliant Loc: gloucester city,n. j.
 
CHG_CANON wrote:
Maybe this will work. Apologies if the Chicago Tribune is behind a pay-wall. On the other side of that wall are great images of our (former) piping plovers.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-monty-dies-piping-plover-20220513-5knqw67kbzfxnpquzz4x3kiswy-story.html


thanks for that post

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May 13, 2022 20:31:56   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
It worked.

I dislike places like that... Give us your email/register to continue.
(Not happening for me to just to look at one thing in a blue moon. Bye.)

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May 13, 2022 20:47:33   #
MadMikeOne Loc: So. NJ Shore - a bit west of Atlantic City
 
CHG_CANON wrote:
Maybe this will work. Apologies if the Chicago Tribune is behind a pay-wall. On the other side of that wall are great images of our (former) piping plovers.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-monty-dies-piping-plover-20220513-5knqw67kbzfxnpquzz4x3kiswy-story.html


Thank you, Paul. I was able to view the article without a paywall getting in my way.

Our Piping Plover population here in NJ has been improving year over year. They are such adorable, endearing little birds.

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May 13, 2022 21:52:17   #
lukevaliant Loc: gloucester city,n. j.
 
MadMikeOne wrote:
Thank you, Paul. I was able to view the article without a paywall getting in my way.

Our Piping Plover population here in NJ has been improving year over year. They are such adorable, endearing little birds.


cool i"m in jersey too

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May 13, 2022 23:36:14   #
MDI Mainer Loc: Mount Desert, Maine
 

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May 14, 2022 03:01:32   #
therwol Loc: USA
 
CHG_CANON wrote:
Maybe this will work. Apologies if the Chicago Tribune is behind a pay-wall. On the other side of that wall are great images of our (former) piping plovers.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-monty-dies-piping-plover-20220513-5knqw67kbzfxnpquzz4x3kiswy-story.html


I was able to see the story from this link. It's true, though, that newspapers tend to be behind a pay-wall. The news feed I get on my phone often contains articles from the NY Times and the Washington Post, just to name two of many. I'm not inclined to subscribe to any of these sources just to read articles that often end up being picked up by other news sources.

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May 14, 2022 05:36:08   #
steve49 Loc: massachusetts
 
CHG_CANON wrote:
Maybe this will work. Apologies if the Chicago Tribune is behind a pay-wall. On the other side of that wall are great images of our (former) piping plovers.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-monty-dies-piping-plover-20220513-5knqw67kbzfxnpquzz4x3kiswy-story.html


Cute little birds they are.

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May 14, 2022 06:57:12   #
Architect1776 Loc: In my mind
 
Longshadow wrote:
It worked.

I dislike places like that... Give us your email/register to continue.
(Not happening for me to just to look at one thing in a blue moon. Bye.)



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May 14, 2022 07:23:08   #
MadMikeOne Loc: So. NJ Shore - a bit west of Atlantic City
 
lukevaliant wrote:
cool i"m in jersey too


A BIG oops! Actually, I misspoke. After doing a bit of research, I found that the number of nesting pairs of Piping Plovers have been declining in NJ in recent years.

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May 14, 2022 10:09:56   #
47greyfox Loc: on the edge of the Colorado front range
 
I was able to read from the first post. But…paywalls are a fact of life else “shutting down” will eventually be the result. As for the Plover, I’m curious what was its demise. Gasping and dying sounds like a toxic, maybe. Cute bird, I can see why people could get attached.

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May 14, 2022 10:23:30   #
Charles Whittier
 
As of this morning, 05/14/22, Monty was indeed found dead at the beach. His body was taken to Lincoln Park Zoo to determine cause of death. His mate Rose has not been seen yet ths year. She resides in Florida in the winter while Monty spends winter in Texas. They usually arrive at different times at the beach. Because of the bad weather between here and Florida there is concern about her. If she does not show up by breeding season it may be a good chance she did not survive either.

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May 14, 2022 11:17:54   #
MDI Mainer Loc: Mount Desert, Maine
 
Piping plovers are listed as an endangered species in Maine, and nesting sites are are fenced and signed in the spring to protect the breeding population and hopefully increase their numbers.

Apparently there are only about 60 nesting pairs on the shores of Lakes Superior and Michigan, as opposed to 2,000 pairs along rivers and wetlands in the Great Plains and another 2,000 along the Atlantic coast.

https://www.maine.gov/ifw/docs/endangered/PipingPlover_40_41_2011.pdf

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