Our nest was washed away by Idalia. It was above the high tide mark but with the storm energy, full moon and king tide, sadly it was a wash out. It had three more weeks to go. We were told they can handle minor overwash as long as it is not pooling on top. Many were lost on Hatteras Island with Idalia. Another one just north by 10 yards successfully hatched just days before. The orange thing, not sure but could be a tracker.