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Wood Duck Box

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  1. Troller

    Troller Senior Refuge Member

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    Are you guys seeing any activity with your wood duck boxes?

    Mine out a month, checking in a month. Anything to look for?
     
  2. 2WIDGN

    2WIDGN Senior Refuge Member

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    I've put straw in 35 goose nesting boxes so far. 4 new ones left to put up. Checking wood duck boxes is on my list. Usually when a hen gets in early, you can tell. She'll move the nesting material around in the bottom and create a slight depression. I always knock on the box before I open it. More than once I've had an owl come straight out the top. Scares the crap out of ya!
     
  3. jzee

    jzee Elite Refuge Member

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    I am up North in Il and have not seen any yet. Swans nested up this afternoon, pelicans and mergansers moved thru last week.
     
  4. Mike55

    Mike55 Refuge Member

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    We did 14 wood duck boxes today only activity was 2 screech owls. 1 goose on platform nest out of 6 and replaced 7mallard nest hopeing we produce
     

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