Waties Island Nest Count

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Update on Nests 4 & 6

Nest 6 only had a small crab hole and three little "disturbances" at the nest site today.

There was a large hole at the crab trap, but no crab.  
 We filled in all the holes and added a little more sand to the top of the nest.  Hopefully this is a sign that the problems with this nest are improving.  Will wait for tomorrow to find out.

Nest 4 also looked better today.  Only had one slight "crab disturbance".

But we did notice the top of something similar to what we saw yesterday at this nest.  After yesterday and all the blown sand we had this morning we decided to check it out. Figured it was better to err on the side of Caution.   And yeah!  It was a shell this time.  

This nest was also a shallow nest when found, and due to the crab activity, we decided not to take any chances.  We added more sand to the top of this nest and a crab trap.

Will wait to hear tomorrows report to see if anything we are doing is working.

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