It's been a great summer for piping plovers in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire's Fish and Game Department says a record number of state-endangered and federally threatened piping plovers hatched this summer at Hampton and Seabrook beaches.
Five pairs nested on Hampton Beach fledged 10 chicks. On Seabrook Beach, six pairs of plovers fledged 10 chicks. Those numbers surpassed last year's record of nine pairs and 17 chicks fledged, respectively.