Wood Duck Nest
Box Project


GALLERY V

Now the Cypress has room to breathe, and the nest box will be replaced and moved to be a more suitable location. Nest boxes on trees also more easily attract predators.

 

The Aquatic Preserve Manager drives an 8-ft metal post into place to support a nest box.
And a new camouflaged PCV pipe is hoisted to cover it.
...leaving enough room to mount a brand new nest box on it.
And VOILA!..the new box is ready and available for yet another season of mating Wood Duck pairs.

 

As the day and energies wane they approach the 50th and final nest box to be serviced this season. A clean-out...a replacement roof...new bedding...it entails all the usual stuff for this seasoned and expert maintainance crew. But things go quickly as menancing clouds swirl above with hints of rain.

 

They found, at day's end, that more than 95 per cent of the current year nest boxes were successful, to the great enjoyment of locals and visitors alike.

Natural predators abound in every healthy ecosystem, this one no exception, but the quality of and attention given to these nest boxes give the Wood Ducks in the Rainbow Springs Aquatic Preserve a decided edge over others.

[THANKS, GUYS! A job well done!]
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