OTTAWA DUCK CLUB

PETRIE ISLAND PROJECT - HATCH RESULTS

2002 NESTING YEAR

 

 

1. Approximately 125 Wood Duck eggs laid and 117 eggs hatched. Having ten out of twelve boxes used successfully by Wood Ducks is almost unheard of . This makes last year (spring of 2002) the most successful year the Ottawa Duck Club has ever had at Petrie Island.

 

2. Since we started our project at Petrie Island back in 1986/87 we have had 757 Wood Duck eggs laid in our boxes and of those 624 have hatched (15 nesting seasons).

 

3. A total of 12 nesting boxes are available for spring 2003 and about half of those can be seen from the nature trails.


 

 

 

BOX NUMBER

 

YEAR 2002 RESULTS

 

YEAR 2001 RESULTS

 

1

 

                      NICE WOOD DUCK HATCH

                      10/12 EGGS LAID. ALL EGGS HATCHED. CLEANED FOR 2003.

 

                      GOOD WD HATCH

                      12/14 EGGS

                      1 EGG NOT HATCHED

                      CLEANED

 

6

 

                      FIRST HATCH IN THIS NEW BOX

                      NICE WOOD DUCK HATCH

                      12/14 EGGS LAID. ALL EGGS HATCHED.

                      STARLING NEST ON BOTTOM

 

                      NOT USED BY A

††††††††† DUCK.

                      LARGE SQUIRREL

††††††††† NEST ONLY.

 

7

 

                      SUCCESSFUL WOOD DUCK HATCH ON BOTTOM OF BOX.

                      12/14 EGGS LAID. ALL HATCHED.

                      ON TOP WAS THE HEAD OF A DUCK (?) AND THE

††††††††† REMAINS OF A YELLOW†††††††††††††† SHAFTED FLICKER (?)

 

                      BOX NOT USED IN

††††††††† 2001.

                      CLEANED FOR

††††††††† SPRING 2002.

 

10

 

                      NOT USED BY A DUCK.

                      STARLING NEST ONLY.

                      CLEANED FOR SPRING 2003.

 

                      NOT USED.

                      BOX IN BAD SHAPE AND REPLACED FOR SPRING 2002.

 

11

 

                      NOT USED IN 2002.

 

                      BOX NOT USED BY A DUCK.

                      BOX CONTAINED A LARGE SQUIRREL NEST

††††††††† ONLY. CLEANED.

 

12

 

                      SUCCESSFUL WOOD DUCK HATCH.

                      12/14 EGGS LAID AND ALL HATCHED.

                      PREDATOR GUARD INSTALLED ON FRONT OF THIS BOX.

 

                      GOOD WOOD DUCK HATCH.

                      12/14 EGGS AND ALL EGGS HATCHED.

                      BOX NEEDS A

††††††††† LADDER.

 

13

 

                      NICE WOOD DUCK NEST AND ALL EGGS HATCHED

                      12/14 EGGS LAID

                      PREDATOR GUARD INSTALLED FOR 2003.

 

                      BOX USED BY A WOOD DUCK.

                      12/14 EGGS FOUND.

                      NEST PREDATED.

                      ALL EGGS EATEN.

 

14

 

                      GOOD WOOD DUCK HATCH..

                      12/14 EGGS LAID AND ONE EGG DIDNíT HATCH.

 

                      BOX NOT USED IN 2001.

                      BOX CLEANED FOR SPRING 2002.

 

18

 

                      FAIR SUCCESS IN THIS WOOD DUCK BOX.

                      12/14 EGGS LAID.

                      5 EGGS DIDNíT HATCH AND ONE DEAD CHICK WAS FOUND IN THE BOX.

                      BOX REPAIRED.

                      A YELLOW SHAFTED FLICKER HAD ALSO BEEN ROOSTING IN THIS BOX.

 

                      SUCCESSFUL WD NEST ON BOTTOM.

                      12/14 EGGS AND ALL HATCHED.

                      LARGE SQUIRREL NEST ON TOP.

                      BOX CLEANED.

 

20

 

                      SUCCESSFUL WOOD DUCK NEST. FEMALE SEEN LEAVING BOX EARLY ONE MORNING.

                      WHEN CHECKED THERE WERE 10 WARM EGGS. BOX CHECKED ON 1 JUL.

                      ONE EGG DIDNíT HATCH.

                      LOOKS LIKE FEMALE PREFERRED THIS BOX TO THE NATURAL CAVITY IN TREE JUST UNDER IT.

                      CLEANED FOR SPRING 2003.

 

                      BOX MISSING.

                      APPEARED IT FELL FROM NATURAL CAUSES.

                      REPLACEMENT BOX INSTALLED NEAR OFFICE OF ďFRIENDS OF PETRIE ISLANDĒ.

                      NEW LOCATION HAD A WD NEST IN SPRING 2001 IN A NATURAL TREE CAVITY.

 

23

 

                      EXCELLENT WOOD DUCK HATCH.

                      12/14 EGGS LAID AND ALL EGGS HATCHED.

                      LOTS OF SHELLS AND MEMBRANES.

                      THIS NEW BOX NEEDS A NUMBER.

 

                      BOX MISSING.

                      IT HAD BEEN REMOVED BY UNKNOWN PERSONS.

                      NEW BOX INSTALLED FOR SPRING 2002.

 

24

 

                      VERY NICE WOOD DUCK HATCH.

                      12/14 EGGS LAID AND ONE EGG FOUND IN BOX.

 

                      BOX NOT USED IN 2001.

                      CLEANED FOR SPRING 2002.