Monday, April 19, 2010

Wood Duck Nesting Project

On April 3rd, 2010, my wife and I, along with fellow Atwater Ducks Unlimited committee member Dennis Baker, went out to the Gallo Ranch west of Modesto, California. On this ranch we are currently servicing approximately 150 wood duck boxes.

We serviced 22 boxes out of the 150 and all but 9 were being used which is a great sign. We had one box that held 31 eggs! Obviously being used by 2 different hens. We were able to catch and band 8 hens and captured one that was banded previously.

Being a Duck Junkie took on a new meaning for me that day. This was one of the greatest experiences I have ever had. There is nothing like being part of somthing where you can make a difference in wildlife and their habitat.

Luke Castillo

Duck Junkies Pro Staff

Central California

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