This morning ATV rider Brenda B. found her first nest of the year.  Congratulations Brenda!  Responders Peggy C and Margaret J were out early to verfiy the nest, gather data and rope off the nest.

Nest 27 as first found by ATV rider Brenda B.


Nags Head ATV rider Brenda B finds her first nest of the year!

Nesting responder Peggy C found the eggs on the first try. Since today is Pegs birthday maybe it was a birthday gift from the mother sea turtles out there.

Birthday girl Peggy C hard at work

The job was completed and the nest was roped off until the hatchlings are ready to plunge in the ocean!

  • nest number: 27
  • town: Nags Head
  • date eggs laid: 07/30/2020
  • actual emergence date: did not emerge due to washover
  • total eggs: 83

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