Pal-Mates … weekend web tip

S is for substrate. Some waterfowl pull nesting material down from surrounding vegetation, crafting a beautiful nest. They might pull in straw from nearby if it takes their fancy.   Some prefer a cavity; we usually line a box with nesting material to protect the eggs if it has a solid base. Good substrate materials […]

Pal-Mates — weekend web tip

Jumping. Not an activity always associated with waterfowl, but some are adept at hopping up steps and branches. Jumping from a height though is seen in many species which nest in high places, such as Barnacle Geese, Wood Ducks or Hooded Mergansers.   When making a nest box it will help the ducklings get […]