WOOD DUCK BOXES

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Though the thermometer was at -25 yesterday, it was a good day to clean out the water access only wood duck boxes. We have to wait for the lake to freeze to get to the boxes. It is always a surprise when cleaning and resetting the boxes for spring occupation, what you will find.

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Not all stories are happy. This unfortunate wood duck egg never quite hatched.

 

 

 

We found some mice in fluffy wood rush nests and some even stranger occupants.

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A common grackle had built this huge twig nest and left 1 unhatched egg behind.