Waties Island Nest Count

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Inventory of Nest 5

On Sunday, August 13, Nest 5 had incubated for 70 days without showing signs of
emergence. According to DNR guidelines, the nest may be inventoried at that point.
Robert, Todd and Jiarong dug deep into the sand to find the egg shells. Great news!!
Though a small nest, a good result!! 45 hatched shells and only 3 unhatched eggs. There
were no live or dead hatchlings. 92 % hatching success!! 
Post and Pictures by Paulette

Walkers and spectators

Todd and Robert finish the dig

A very deep hole

Samantha sorts and counts

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