Waties Island Nest Count

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

TTT-NNF   Terrific Turtle Tuesday - Nest # 5
What a day!!!!
It was a blustery day out on the Island today. Steve headed south and Jeannie and Christine headed north. Within minutes Steve came running after us - yup you guessed it - he had found a beautiful set of turtle tracks. As we all hurried back to the site of the tracks we knew that this was going to be the BEST DAY EVER!!!!!!!

Turtle tracks leading to Nest #5

Steve locating the nest - Eureka Turtle Gold!!!!!!!!

Steve, Paulette & Christine marking nest #5
Steve, Christine & Jeannie - Nest #5  What a way to start the day
 Our adventure was not over yet. We hopped into Steve's truck and headed to the upper end of the Island and what do we see - Turtle Tracks - can it be? No - Drat!!!!
False crawl #1 located between marker 3 & 4
 Back into the truck and off we go - until - yup you guessed it - more tracks. Really, so much excitement for one walk.

False crawl #2 - Maybe Maybe not

 Not sure if this is a false crawl. Looks like Mrs. Turtle came up right where nest #3 is and laid, or tried to lay, a nest in the same spot.

Steve carefully probing for a "Possible Nest" near nest #3

Steve probed carefully around the possible nest site but was unable to find eggs. All the while being careful not to probe too close to Nest #3.  Feeling pretty sure that this is a nest we have labeled it as a "POSSIBLE NEST"

What will next Tuesday bring?

Thanks for a great day!

1 comment:

  1. Oh Jeannie and Steve, Christine, and Paulette, what a day!