Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Walking The Plank

 We put up a couple new Wood Duck boxes this spring, so we have a total of three around the pond now.  This one went up on a cypress that is out in the water, and I had to walk the plank to get up in the tree.

It was a bit awkward, but I didn't lose any tools in the pond.

There is a pair of Woodies that just moved into a box we can watch from the house.  The female likes to land on top of the box and crane her neck around to look inside before she goes in.  We've been reading about these pretty little ducks, and predators really hit them hard.  Snakes, squirrels, coons, possums and turtles all prey on the little ducklings, and it's a wonder that any of them survive.  I hope ours get lucky.

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