Waterfowl Nest Boxes are checked after the breeding season to monitor productivity and for maintenance.
We took advantage of the short window of adequate ice coverage to check our waterfowl nest boxes on the property. We want to thank our volunteers who are supporting us with this effort during the brief window of opportunity. Nicki Hall, Shannon Smith, and Anthony Cianciolo were a big help this season. Nest producitivity was lower than average which is likely due to the cooler and wetter breeding season. If we get another stretch of time when ice coverage is adequate for safely approaching the boxes, then several boxes require some minor maintanence. We also need to re-install one nest box at Heron Pond which fell over this past summer due to broken post.