RRGC Wood Duck Box Cams - Washington

The Richland Rod and Gun Club (RRGC) maintains over 450 wood duck nest boxes that are used by wood ducks, screech owls, and kestrels. Our project attempts to involve youth to the extent possible for education about wild life conservation. Additional live streaming video feeds will be added as new nesting activity is located in boxes that are close enough to power and internet wifi. More information on the RRGC project can be found at rrgcwoodducks.org.

Three wood duck nest boxes near West Richland along Yakima River. The feed automatically switches every few seconds between the three boxes. CAM1 is wood duck hen, CAM2 is a Western Screech Owl #30021 sitting on 4 eggs, and CAM3 is wood duck hen sitting on 12 eggs. Hatch watch for these boxes early May.
Wood duck nest box along the Snake River near Burbank, WA Hen# 30130 is sitting on 11 eggs, projected hatch watch about May 1st.

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Heidi Van Boven
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Heidi Van Boven

The screech owl, on Cam2, is that her mate sitting out the opening watching the outside, and she is sitting on the eggs? And do owls choose their mates for life? So interesting to see the owls in the nesting boxes, because when they look up, it seems like they are looking right at the camera, unlike the ducks, who don’t seem to look up.

RRGC - Dale
Member

Pairs mate for life but will accept a new mate if the previous mate is lost. Glad you are enjoying the live stream.

RRGC - Dale
Member

4-15-18 ~3:30 PM I added another box with camera to the Wild Wood Ducks feed. The view is a side by side split screen of the two boxes with nesting hens. CAM1 (on the left) is hen #30156 sitting on 15 eggs; CAM2 (right) is hen #30101 on 20 eggs. When the first box hatches we will isolate the camera to that box so we can watch the ducklings and the subsequent “jump.”

Kathy S
Member

Thank you for Dale bigsmile

RRGC - Dale
Member

4-13-18 7:35 AM Just observed a 2nd hen come into the box and lay an egg while 1st hen sat calmly underneath. Amazing!!

Alice
Guest
Alice

First time watching this , wonderful . Can’t wait to see the little woodies hatching out and jumping out of the nest . Thank you for the live cam.

Beryl
Member

Great more Ducks, cams changing a bit gives me vertigo so I will stick to the bottom one. bigsmile