This morning at 830 am our International Volunteers working on Cousin Island Special Reserve performed the excavation of the nest 519 which was laid just one day before the new year. On Saturday night we encountered adorable baby turtles just close to the volunteers' house, which were a bit confused by the house’s light. Today during the excavation all the eggs that were pre-counted have been found together with a wonderful surviving hatchling.
Later in the afternoon another amazing experience: a beautiful 93 cm carapace turtle nested on the west side of the main beach. Today was her third nest on Cousin Island. The first time we saw her was the first of February and Pauline, our French volunteer from La Reunion, was so impressed by her size.
And finally, to top it up, we found in the forest a new nest of a Magpie Robin!!