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    Beat way to get rid of geese in your situation is get some Asians to move in your condo area. The goose problem will “go away” quietly.
    People down here have no use for geese and they are health hazards down in river valley towns and crop damage out in country side.
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    Weekly update time, and nothing to update as far as duck sightings go. The only picture taken by the trail camera this past week has an unidentified animal on the left bank, to the left of, and even with the nest box, or the white paint on the near T-post. It kinda looks like a beaver, but there's no beaver sign anywhere down there. I'm not ready to stick my camera inside the nest box to see what's inside it because I don't want to spook her off her eggs, IF the eggs are still in there.

    This is the only pic we got last week
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    Looks like a woodchuck by the looks of that coarse tail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gr8rtst View Post
    Looks like a woodchuck by the looks of that coarse tail.

    Gr8rtst.
    That's my best guess too. The creek is less than 50 yards from my hay field.
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    I'm doing the weekly update today, Friday, rather than wait for the weekend. My wife wanted to go for a walk down by the creek this morning, so I figured I'd use this as an opportunity to look for baby duck tracks along the creek bank, and swap camera cards. I took my cell phone with me and took several pictures of baby duck tracks along the muddy creek bank, but I'll have to up load those pictures from my cell phone.

    There were only two pictures captured by the trail camera this past week, one on the 19th and one on the 20th. To my disappointment, none of the pictures show the ducklings jumping from the nest box, so I have no idea how long they've been out of the box.

    This is the pic taken on the 19th
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    This one was taken on the 20th
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    This pic was taken today when I opened the camera door to change out the card. The creek seems to be getting lower by the day. We've had several days of heat and sunshine this week
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    I put new batteries in the trail camera today, and a blank SD card. I hope to get some pics of the duck family in the creek as they get older. If I get more pics of the duck with her babies I'll be sure to post them here.

    Check back later for the pics that I took today with my cell phone...
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    Here are the pics from my cell phone this morning. I'm not sure how easy it will be for you to see the tracks in the mud, but the pics might be much easier to see on a computer screen vs a cell phone screen. I cropped most of these pics, and I hope they don't turn when I attach them.

    As always, click on the image to enlarge it. Click on the image again and it should get much bigger.

    We started our hike at the big culvert pipe where the creek enters my property line. This is the location where we took the female duck to go swimming last fall. We saw adult and baby raccoon tracks here today, as well as adult and baby duck tacks too.
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    After I took this picture and saw that the nest box was empty, we continued our trek down the creek looking for ducks and duck tracks. Those two white "spots" to the left are the sun shining into the box around my hand and my cell phone.
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    I took this pic to show that there are a bunch of baby duck tracks in the mud about 6ft beyond the nest box.
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    All of these tracks look like they were made today, which I believe is impossible, given the fact that we covered almost 800ft of shoreline in less than an hour. Also, we haven't had any rain in at least 4 days.

    I'm going to put a different trail camera down by the culvert pipe today, where I expect to get some pics of the ducks that made the tracks I saw today.

    Thanks for following, and stay tuned...
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    Well, congrats that ou haav a rood - somewhere.

    She's probably hiding them in a safe place until they're able to follow her and she can keep them hidden from predators.

    Can't wait to see them.

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    No baby duck pictures yet, and I agree Gr8rtst, I'm sure they are hiding in a safe place.

    But, I have 3 baby robins again this year. Their mom made a nest on my ladder that hangs on my garage. Last year she raised 3 other babies on my ladder. This is a new nest this year, but probably the same mother robin.

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    I usually have 2-3 different robin nests emplaced on my deck's support beams each year. Robins are definitely good nest builders!
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    Ive got robin nests everywhere.

    They sure are industrious little buggers.

    Had three broods of Canadas this morning and the Mallard and her nine at the patio.

    LGer on, a friend and I were driving back to the house and the mallard ducklings walked into the road and my friend had to swerve violently to avoid squashing them!

    A close call.

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