National Geographic : 1914 Jul
A PIPING PLOVER AND YOUNG "PERMITTED A SURPRISING DEGREE OF FAMILIARITY : MARTHAS VINEYARD, MASS. "By simply holding the camera in my hands and standing in the open, without conceal ment of any kind, I was able to photograph the bird as she approached her nest and brooded her newly hatched young" (see text, page 8) PIPING PLOVER Photos by Howard H. Cleaves "Proved herself to be the most devoted shore-bird mother that I had ever met. .. I put my hat over the nest in the absence of the old plover, and was nearly convulsed by watching the 'circus' when she returned. . . . To hear her offspring and yet not be able to find or see them was quite inexplicable. Round and round the hat she ran, piping away in the meantime and now and again stopping to listen-a peep from a youngster being sufficient to start her off again" (see text, page io).