Nest 5 has a nice boil on July 30th but it left many hatchlings still in the nest.  A few trickled out on subsequent days but knowing the fate of many waited until the nest was excavated.

33 live hatchlings were found at excavation and released at dusk. Photo by S Westheiden

Coming down the runway! Photo by S Westheiden


Our illustrious President enthusiastically shows hatchlings to a group prior to release. Photo by R McCormick

The hard working team of Nest 5

  • nest number: 5
  • town: Kill Devil Hills
  • date eggs laid: 06/05/2019
  • begin monitoring: 07/30/2019
  • actual emergence date: 7/30/2019
  • live hatchlings: 94
  • total eggs: 124

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