Webcam trained on another wood duck nest

Tri-City HeraldJune 30, 2014 

The Richland Rod and Gun Club has a webcam trained on another wood duck nest that still has eggs despite the lateness of the season.

A hen is sitting on 18 eggs, said Dale Schielke, the project coordinator. He's uncertain how long the eggs have been incubated and cannot predict when the ducklings will hatch.

The hatch usually starts in the morning, and the next day, the ducklings jump from the nest to start finding food.

If the hen is not in the nest, she covers the eggs with nesting material. This is the fourth wood duck nest Schielke has tracked with webcams this year near West Richland. He also has tracked a kestrel nest.

To watch the wood duck nest webcam, go to www.ustream.tv/channel/rrgc-duckcam.

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