It’s been hard to keep up with all our recent activity so I am doing a batch update again.

Here are some highlights and details can be found on the table below.

  • Nests #1-16 have all emerged.
  • Nests #18, 20, 25, and 28 have also emerged. Those in-between are anticipated soon.
  • We have had two dud nests (all eggs were found with no development).  One was our Kemp’s Ridley nest.  We look forward to seeing if her second nest has success.
  • Four nests so far have seen leucistic hatchlings (lacking pigmentation and often accompanied with other developmental malformations).
  • We broke our record for shortest incubation. Nest #25 had a sink hole and then emergence on Day 47.  That’s about the fastest a nest is physically capable of developing!
Nest # Town Emerged Incubation Total
Eggs
Hatching
Success
#01 Duck – Sanderling #8 – Vireo Way 8/1 73 95 71%
#02 Nags Head – Bladen St. 8/8 68 70 91%
#03 Nags Head – Bladen St. 8/12 68 42 86%
#04 Nags Head – Glidden St. None No hatching 0%
#05 Nags Head – Forest St. access 8/10 63 99 77%
#06 Corolla – Corolla Light access #4 8/13 63 138 17%
#07 Corolla – Whalehead – Sailfish Dr. 8/15 64 122 94%
#08 Corolla – Whalehead – Mackeral St. 8/12 61 126 34%
#09 Southern Shores – Chicahauk Trail 8/8 56 96 97%
#10 Duck/Corolla Border 8/10 57 75 77%
#11 Carova – MP 23.4 8/13 55 106 94%
#12 Kitty Hawk – Byrd St. 8/14 55 90 79%
#13 S. Nags Head – Seagull Ct. 8/19 59 75 93%
#14 Corolla – Pine Island – Cottage Cove None No hatching 125 0%
#15 Nags Head – Sea Holly Ct. 8/24 59 143 90%
#16 Corolla – Spindrift/Ocean Sands A 8/28 61
#17 Corolla
#18 Duck – Sandy Ridge 8/22 52 109 81%
#19 S. Nags Head
#20 Carova – MP 17 8/25 52 112 58%
#21 Corolla
#22 S. Nags Head
#23 Corolla
#24 Nags Head
#25 Duck – Sanderling #8 – Vireo Way 8/28 47
#26 Duck
#27 S. Nags Head
#28 Kitty Hawks – Hawk St. 8/30 48