Eighteen new ducklings left the east nest this morning at 8:15. There was one unhatched egg. The new low-level camera worked well but the one inside the nest box was kind of grainy when color was turned on – I’ll take it out and test it – but it worked well enough.
I have once again edited a video, partly for those of you who could not watch live, and partly because that’s just what I do on jump day, I guess. I had my regular camera set up on a tripod in the house so the video has three camera angles: telephoto from the side, the usual camera inside the nest, and the one near the ground outside the nest box. Enjoy!