Waties Island Nest Count

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Thursday, July 12, 2018 Nest #11

It was humid and very windy when we arrived on the beach! Karen had joined our team for the day.
Bill and I had gotten about half way down the short side when we got a text from Karen saying that a crawl had been found right before marker 4. She believed it was a nest due to the shape of the crawl but that the tracks in the loose sand had been nearly obliterated.  Finding the nest was going to be a problem.  We would probably have to mark it possible nest and watch closely.  We all continued our walking knowing we would probe afterwards.
The in track

The out track

The crew came back and we took crawl width, probed where we thought appropriate, found approximate latitude and longitude, and were ready to label it a false crawl/possible nest.  But...Sheri and Kinsey were not ready to give up.  Sheri had spotted THE spot.  Kinsey probed and thought she had a definite maybe and then Karen quite speculatively took the probe...and down it went.  We all were overjoyed.
The heroes

nest #11
The team!

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