Nesting ?

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Nesting ?

Postby gregwile » Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:10 am

How does the nesting situation look in your neck of the woods?

Here in NS it is looking good so far as we have decent water levels so far and the weather is pretty good also.
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Re: Nesting ?

Postby manitobawoj » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:18 am

It's drier than a popcorn fart in Manitoba, Sk, and Alberta aren't any better. Most of the ducks haven't even come up as the dakotas are at record water levels and will be hosting most of the duck production.
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Re: Nesting ?

Postby gregwile » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:51 pm

So it could be a lean season in the west of Canada. :sad:
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Re: Nesting ?

Postby gregwile » Sat May 15, 2010 3:44 am

Just on the swamp behind my place there are two broods of ducklings now. One black duck hen with 3 ducklings and a mallard hen with 9. I am sure that just down stream from there, there are quite a few more broods as there are several ponds and lots more brook before the river. Who knows how many there are on it? We still have excellent water levels here. :beer:
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Re: Nesting ?

Postby rmh » Sat May 15, 2010 4:44 am

The source will probably start a crap storm but here's a map and story. It pretty much confirms what a couple of you have said.

http://www.ducks.org/media/news/_docume ... rilhab.pdf
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Re: Nesting ?

Postby REM1100 » Sat May 15, 2010 8:25 pm

In Alberta in the last month we had a few snowstorms that may top off some water level meaning the bigger ponds but the colder weather may hamper some nesting as I am still seeing some males still wooing contesting the females.
The fields seem good for seeding but the farmers have to hurry it up
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