READER DAVE FINDS DOVEKIE ALIVE ON THE BEACH–AND WHAT TO DO IF YOU FIND A DOVEKIE

Dave writes, “Saw this Dovekie at low tide Saturday. The gulls were picking it up and dropping it to the side. I chased them away – temporarily and shooed it back into the water.”

Dovekies are easily blown ashore during severe winter storms.  They don’t walk very well on land. If you find a Dovekie on the beach, and it does not appear to be injured, gently pick it up and bring it to the water. And do as Dave did, shoo away interested gulls.

Thank you so much Dave for sharing your photo and for helping the Dovekie back in the water!

Read more about Dovekies here:

RARELY SEEN ON LAND TINY AND BEAUTIFUL DOVEKIE FOUND ON LOCAL BEACH -BY KIM SMITH

2 thoughts on “READER DAVE FINDS DOVEKIE ALIVE ON THE BEACH–AND WHAT TO DO IF YOU FIND A DOVEKIE

  1. Hi Kim, I’ve been reading about your sightings of Dovekie’s and spotted one swimming in Lobster Cove just to the right of the Market Restaurant and only about 20 feet away was a loon! This was this afternoon, March 5th at about noon. I’ll watch to see whether I see any more.

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