Waties Island Nest Count

Saturday, August 15, 2015

New Things on the Island

Sunrise was beautiful and the weather cool and pleasant --

New addition to the parking area at the beach: We will find out more about this huge beeping piece of scientific equipment once Karen is back in the office, but it apparently has something to do with measuring wind speeds. The tires were removed so it can't be moved; it is a very expensive piece of equipment.

Parked by the trash cans

And it seems we have a bob cat on the island too! These tracks were found along the dune line up around Marker 4 this morning. Cool!!

Posted by Barb D

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

On Wednesday, August 12, with SCDNR permission,
an inventory of Nest 5 was done. This nest was discovered
last Wednesday at False Crawl 4 pole. Numerous eggshells
and whole eggs had been found on the surface during the
ensuing week.
Today, we found 9 hatched and 23 unhatched eggs. 20 of
these unhatched eggs were moved to a new location at Marker
6. The other 3 eggs were flat and empty. We will watch the relocated
nest and inventory it at a later date for final results on this nest.
                                                     Inventory of Nest 5
                                                            Examining an egg
                                                                Unhatched eggs
                                                                  Results of Nest 5
                                                                Barb at Marker 6
                                                       Barb. Leslie, Sharon and Sandy

Posted by Paulette

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Wednesday, August 5
Nest #5 !!
False Crawl # 4 was found and marked on June 15.
Today, we discovered ghost crab holes and egg shells
at that location. So... now we watch Nest # 5 which is
at day 51 and is located at Marker 9

Posted by Paulette