The Many Disappointments of T2

"Mr. Norfside.... how cumz ur reeders didn't finded my egg?"
“Mr. Norfside…. how cumz ur reeders didn’t finded mah egg?”
I'm sure it's not personal T2. Your eggs are very well camouflaged, they are very difficult to to see.
I’m sure it’s not personal T2. Your egg is very well camouflaged. It is very difficult to to see.
"But u made da klik-to-enlarge very big..."
“But u made da klik-to-enlarge very big…”

I know I did T2, I know.

Maybe they just don’t know how important your egg is.

Maybe they don’t know you are turtle-y LBI’s most infamous Oystercatcher, dolphin-ately our most-photographed bird, and arguably our most world-famous bird ever.

Maybe they don’t know that your nests on the Northside have failed every season for the last seven years, yet you soldier on each year, determined to fill the Island with adorable creatures.

Maybe they don’t know that this year, you set up your nest in a crazy, high traffic location.

Maybe they don’t know how threatened you are at every moment by human disturbance and nasty predators.

Maybe they don’t know that you are trying an innovative one-egg-only strategy in a bold attempt to succeed this season.

Maybe they don’t know that it has been years since you had an egg last this long into the season.

Maybe they don’t know how imminent the hatch is, and how the additional shadow of possible infertility hangs over that egg.

Maybe they don’t know what a huge, huge victory it will be if you succeed…..

Oh noes!!!!111!! Humanz with a dogz off leash!!!!!!!111!!!
Oh noes!!!!111!! Humanz with a dogz off leash walking illegallyz in da protected area!!!!!!!111!!! They thinkz it is OK because they have “lived here for xxx years” and “Oystercatcher have plenty of other places to nest, they can move” and “something else will kill them” and “my dog is good and doesn’t bother them”!!!111!!! OH NOES!!!!111!!!
Oh noes!11!
Oh noes!11! Can you find T2’s egg?