A late morning find, lots of traffic (2 legged and 4 legged) had passed through the nest area in addition to the nest being located right by the high tide line.  But Nest #17 responding team jumped into quick action and thanks to KC’s ability to magically find a nest on the first try, they were able to relocate 64 eggs to a nice new location up by the dunes.

Spacer egg with the beginning of a yolk

 

Nest #17 nest site and tracks

 

 

Nest 17 Responding Team working to relocate the nest

 

The new nest site is created to the same specifications as mom originally dug and the eggs are put back into the new nest

 

Nest #17 Response Team – Great job everyone. A special thank you to David White for capturing our Team photo!

  • nest number: 17
  • town: Corolla
  • date eggs laid: 06/30/2019
  • begin monitoring: 08/24/2019
  • live hatchlings: 16
  • total eggs: 65

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