Sunday, 21 June 2015

Wood ducks have flown the coop

Mama duck did a good job. Only two eggs left. We think we counted 17 or so.
Data entry

They hatched yesterday, gone today! NOTHING on the trailcam! They are fast. Faster than 5 seconds...

Wood ducks #2 hatched from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
At great personal pain (deerflies and mosquitoes galore!) I found out that the wood ducks are gone. There were about 17 eggs, and two remain unhatched. With a 90-day survival rate of 30%, that's darn good.

Female Wood Duck from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
Female Wood Duck: can you count the eggs?


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Happy flying little birdies!!! YAM xx

Red said...

I've seen videos of these guys leaving the nest. They don't waste any time. There's usually one that has many second thoughts.

Kay said...

Wow! 17 eggs!!! That's amazing. I hope they're all out enjoying the spring weather.

William Kendall said...

Quite a lot of eggs!

Powell River Books said...

They sure leap a long ways down for being so fresh out of the shell. - Margy