Sorry for the delay!
We have 3 new nests and 2 false crawls today.
The first False Crawl was on the river beach at Ft. Caswell. She literally had no place to lay there!
Nests #64 had to be moved from the north side of the East Point on the river. 104 eggs were relocated to a safer location.
Nest #65 was laid below the high tide line and was moved back to the dunes. 108 eggs were relocated.
The second False Crawl was interesting. She circled around in 2 different areas, but never dug a nest cavity.
Nest #66 was laid safely and didn’t need any intervention.
Nests #1 & #2 have not shown any evidence of hatching readiness, but who really knows?
**This conservation work for protected sea turtles on Caswell Beach is authorized by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission (ES Permit 22ST03).
A Tern egg was found on Nest #27!