Wednesday, August 21

7 boils in the last 12 hours!  Over 400 hatchlings were counted between 8:30 and midnight!  GO TEAM!!

Morning patrol:  

  • Nest 59 hatched sometime during the night with lots of tracks
  • Nest 62 hatch early morning with the last one in the runway.  All straight to the water.
  • Nest 60 had a crab hole and 1 more hatchling track
  • Nest 64 had a few more over night and 2 this morning
  • Nest 65 had a couple of hatchlings at the nest this morning
  • Nest 70 had a crab hole and a few more tracks

Last night: 

  • Nest 70 had 96 hatchlings starting about 8:30. 
  • Nest 68 had 101 hatchlings straight to the water around 11:50 
  • Nest 60 had 81 hatchlings around midnight
  • Nest 64 had a slow boil with 84 hatchlings by 10-ish and then another 4 after 11:00  
  • Nest 65 had 40 more hatchlings emerge around 8:30

Inventories:

  • Nest 58 – 110 shells, 5 unhatched, 8 pipped and 19 live hatchlings some of which were pretty stuck in hard wet sand

Tuesday, August 20

Morning patrol:  

  • Nest 58 had a few more hatchling tracks and 1 dead hatchling

Last night: 

  • Nest 58 had 2 hatchlings emerge
  • Nest 65 had 1 hatchling finally appear about midnight

Inventories:

  • Nest 46 – 104 shell, 4 unhatched, 2 pipped and 3 live hatchlings (this nest lost 16 eggs to a fox on 8/4)
  • Nest 57- 84 shells, 53 unhatched and 14 live hatchlings (this is the nest we moved when it was almost 2 weeks old)
  • Nest 45 and 58 hatched during the heavy rains on Friday/Saturday.  Since crabs started the excavation last evening by bringing shells to the surface of nest 45, we decided to go ahead and complete the inventory. 
  • Nest 45 – 93 shells, 5 unhatched and 2 dead hatchlings (probably crab victims)

Saturday, August 17

Morning patrol:  

  • Nest 46 hatched during the night 
  • Nest 57 hatched and 1 dead hatchling (crab victim) still in the runway

Last night: 

Inventories:

  • Nest 52 – 104 shells, 12 unhatched, 3 dead and 1 live hatchlings
  • Nest 56 – 121 shells, 2 unhatched, 7 pipped and 9 live hatchlings

Friday, August 16

Morning patrol:  It has rained so hard it’s hard to tell if anything has hatched but nest 46 had a big indent, nests 52 & 54 had big crab holes

Last night:

  • Nest 54 hatched a little after 10
  • Nest 51 had 2 hatchlings at 9:00

Inventories:

Nest 50 – 103 shells, 11 unhatched and 5 live hatchlings

Thursday, August 15

Morning patrol:

  • Nest 62 crab hole and egg shell on top
  • Nest 61 crab hole, 1 hatchling track
  • 54 crab hole
  • 45 crab hole
  • 56 crab hole, 1 dead hatchling
  • 52 crab hole

Last night:

  • Nest 51 had 9 hatchlings emerge

Inventories:

  • Nest 48 – 131 shells, 19 unhatched and 4 live
  • Nest 49 –  88 shells, 47 unhatched, 1 dead and 3 live hatchlings
  • Nest 53 – 114 shells, 14 unhatched and 4 live hatchlings

Wednesday, August 14

Morning patrol:

It was raining and has rained enough to cover any evidence of tracks.  Nest 63 and 61 both had crevices that were big enough to indicate hatched but it was just too hard to tell.   Green is at every nest up to 61 plus 63.  We will take it to 62 after an inventory tonight.

Last night:

  • Nest 52 had 72 hatchlings making it to the water around 10:00
  • Nest 56 hatched around 11:30 with 65 hatchlings

Inventory:

None last night

Tuesday, August 13

Morning patrol:

  • Nest 51 had 1 hatchling track all the way to the sea.  We will call it first emergence.
  • Nest 50 hatched with lots of hatchlings emerging during the night. 1 dead hatchling nearby.
  • Nest 49 had lots of tracks.

Last night:

  • Nest 53 had 12 more hatchlings around 11:00 last night

Inventory:

  • Nest 42 – 115 shells, 6 unhatched, 1 pipped and 6 live hatchlings
  • Nest 43 – 85 shells, 4 unhatched, 2 dead and 2 live hatchlings
  • Nest 44 – 84 shells, 29 unhatched, 19 pipped and 13 live hatchlings
  • Nest 55 – 86 shells, 6 unhatched, 25 pipped, 7 dead and 55 live hatchlings
  • Nest 104 – 93 shells, 2 unhatched and 1 dead hatchling

Monday, August 12

Morning patrol:

  • Nest 48 hatched during the night with lots of tracks
  • Nest 49 had a couple of tracks- 1st emergence
  • Nest with hatchling tracks- 43(few), 55(1), 49(few) 

Last night:

  • Nest 53 boiled around 9:00 with 100 +/- hatchlings

Inventory:

  • Nest 18 – 59 shells, 4 unhatched and 11 spacer eggs
  • Nest 32 –  104 shells, 2 unhatched, 3 pipped and 1 live hatchling
  • Nest 34 – 126 shells, 6 unhatched and 1 dead hatchling
  • Nest 41 – 110 shells, 5 unhatched, 2 pipped and 1 live hatchling