Waties Island Nest Count

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Nest #2 !!

Seems like we're off to a good start to the nesting season on Waties - the second crawl of the season turned out to be the second nest of the season.  I can get used to this after all those false crawls last summer.

This nest was only about 30 feet down the beach from Nest #1.  We found the eggs fairly close to the surface too, only about 8" deep.  It will be interesting to see whether this nest emerges before Nest #1 which was much deeper.  That nest was about 18" deep, about average for a loggerhead nest.

Classic - up to the dune, lay a nest, back to the water


Steve showing Jeanne how to probe


Found it!  Arlene, Jeanne and Pat 

The egg for the DNA sample

New folding shovel is easier to carry

Nest 2 is on the board










Barb and Steve

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