Nest #4 is our first nest of the season for the town of Duck!  Take a close look at the picture below showing the turtle’s trail in the sand.  Our turtle mom has some kind of issue with her left front flipper which left a very unusual track in the sand.  But putting her best flipper forward she made it up the beach to lay a beautiful nest of eggs.

Nest #4 site is safe and secure on the beach

And here is the Nest #4 Team!

UPDATE: 8-2-19

Hello – Damon E sent along a great picture of the hatchlings that were found during excavation of this nest!  Thanks Damon!! These little guys were released in the evening to minimize the threat of predators.

 

  • nest number: 4
  • town: Duck
  • date eggs laid: 06/04/2019
  • begin monitoring: 07/22/2019
  • actual emergence date: 7/26/19
  • live hatchlings: 77
  • total eggs: 132

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