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At the foot of Cap-Alright

At the foot of Cap-Alright

This majestic cliff, with its three tones of red, rises on Île du Havre aux Maisons.

  • Sanderling, “ploughing” the sand

    Sanderling on the beach.

    This small wading bird “ploughs” the sand with its straight beak to catch the worms, small crustaceans and insects that make up its diet.

    It’s entertaining to watch, as it hops, plunging its beak into the sand as the water retreats, and then backtracks quickly to beat the next wave.

     
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  • Semipalmated plover

    Semipalmated plover on the beach.

    At low tide, this small shorebird runs, stops to forage for prey (molluscs, small crustaceans, insects and marine worms), then starts running again. What a show!

    These are not its only acting skills… If it feels that its nest is threatened, the plover tries to attract the predator’s attention by running around pretending that its wing is broken. This makes it look like easy prey.

     

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At the foot of Cap-Alright

This majestic cliff, with its three tones of red, rises on Île du Havre aux Maisons.

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