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.

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RRGC - Dale
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RRGC - Dale

8:14 AM 10 ducklings for Hen #30101 JUMP from Nest Box #393. Best wishes for survival.

RRGC - Dale
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RRGC - Dale

4 PM It appears that 10 of the 12 eggs have hatched, if I have counted correctly. We will get the final count tomorrow as they exit the box.

RRGC - Dale
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RRGC - Dale

1:20 PM Mom is out having lunch and it looks like 7 ducklings have hatched. Hard to count when they are all clustered.

RRGC - Dale
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RRGC - Dale

7-5-18 9:45 AM The hatch has started this morning! Watch the ducklings in, under, and around Mom today as they prepare for the JUMP tomorrow morning!

RRGC - Dale
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RRGC - Dale

Moved the cameras to a nearby Box #393. Hen #30101 is sitting on 12 eggs. This will most likely be our last wood duck nest box with in-box coverage for 2018.

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Christine Olsen

Thank you for rescuing the final 2 babies.

RRGC - Dale
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RRGC - Dale

Released the last 2 ducklings in the river. I am hopeful they can hook-up with the rest of the brood, but at least more chance of surviving than staying in the box.

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Christine Olsen

Wonder if mom still calling, or if the last 2 will be left behind.

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Christine Olsen

Poor mom, bet she’ll be so happy to get out of that box

RRGC - Dale
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RRGC - Dale

This is Hen 30156 and it is her second brood. The first ducklings jumped from a different box nearby on 4-30-18. Apparently the ducklings did not survive so she laid additional eggs in this box and hopefully they will have better luck surviving.

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Deb

Hello

RRGC - Dale
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RRGC - Dale

Glad you have joined us to watch the jump.

RRGC - Dale
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RRGC - Dale

The Hatch has started!! Watch for duckling activity in the box today – over, under, and around the hen today. JUMP tomorrow morning!!!

RRGC - Dale
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RRGC - Dale

6-24-18 I see an egg that could possibly have a pip. Maybe tomorrow is hatch day.

RRGC - Dale
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RRGC - Dale

6-24-18 She is really hot in this 90 deg plus weather we are having. Hopefully they hatch soon so they can all go for a swim in the river.

RRGC - Dale
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RRGC - Dale

Down to the last few wood duck hens that are close to hatching and subsequent JUMP day. Watch for duckling activity, then 24 hours after the hatch comes JUMP day!