Egg #1

The ducks haven’t been around much in the last few days. It’s been cold. But this morning one was in the West nest box from 7:05 until 7:40 and she laid the first egg. Good news! If she continues we’ll have baby wood ducks about 6 weeks from now.

From the camera this morning at 7:35

She’s blurry in the photo because this is a frame grab from the camera’s video and she was moving, covering up and getting ready to leave. This is the best frame that shows why she was doing that. Also it was too early and cloudy for good daylight so the camera was still using its infrared lights to illuminate the nest and therefore it’s in black and white rather than color.

2 thoughts on “Egg #1”

  1. Awesome! Thanks for the update. I discovered your site last year and have loved watching all the videos. You motivated me to do something similar. I just came inside from replacing my old wood duck box with a new one with a Reolink wireless setup installed. I had an occupant last year, but have not seen much activity this year yet. I’m hopeful for one to fill the vacancy soon! Thanks again for all your effort to share this wonderful cycle in nature.

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