Finally, some small progress in the East nest box. Ducks have been going in each morning and sometimes in the afternoon, however they have just kicked the wood chips around for a few minutes and then left. But yesterday one of them provided an egg.
In past years the east nest box has been popular, there are still several pairs of wood ducks visiting the yard each day, and there was snow on the ground up until a few days ago so it’s still kind of early. Hopefully one of the ducks will nest there.