North: Pat O. and Pat St. reported more coyote problems. They dug into DEB16 6/4 (57 days) south #11mm that was either was in the hatching process. ‘The Pats’ buried shells and pipped eggs away from the nest and released 6 live hatchlings.
Middle: Donna had this report:
DEB23 relocated 6/10 (only 51 days) south WW#5 Hatch with 30-40 tracks counted! We will inventory this nest Sat. at 6:00 p.m.
Inventory tonight at 6:00 p.m.: DEB12 natural 6/2 43 yds. south WW#4 (access by Pioneer Loop on roadside)
Hobcaw: Kathi A. and Lourdes had this report:
Inventory results: HOB16 natural 5/31 south #19mm Hatch success: 86% with no hatchlings to release Kathi said Lourdes did the entire inventory and aced it!
Article: This past week’s Coastal Observer had a front page story on the hatching season and then a very nice editorial. The nest protection program, 30 years old this season, is aptly marked by an all-time high in nesting numbers! Thanks to SCUTE’s founders Jeff McClary and the late Chris Marlow.
DEB 62 HOB 65 SCUTE 340 SC 8323