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Wood Duck TB Hotel Traditional Cache

Hidden : 02/21/2017
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1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   large (large)

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The Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) is one of the most beautiful of all waterfowl. Males are iridescent chestnut and green, with ornate patterns on nearly every feather; the elegant females have a distinctive profile and delicate white pattern around the eye. These birds live in wooded swamps, where they nest in holes in trees, or in nest boxes put up around lake margins. They are one of the few duck species equipped with strong claws that can grip bark and perch on branches. Unlike most waterfowl, Wood Ducks perch and nest in trees and are comfortable flying through woods. Their broad tail and short, broad wings help make them maneuverable. When swimming, the head jerks back and forth much as a walking pigeon's does. You often see Wood Ducks in small groups (fewer than 20), keeping apart from other waterfowl. Look for Wood Ducks in wooded swamps, marshes, streams, beaver ponds, and small lakes. They stick to wet areas with trees or extensive cattails. As a cavity nester, Wood Ducks take readily to nest boxes.

The container is a Wood Duck nesting box minus the entrance hole (and lower than an actual box would be placed), and with a shelf added. It is on private property with permission. Please, only visit during daylight hours. The terrain will be higher in the winter due to climbing over snow banks. Try and leave a trackable for every one you take. I am starting it out with several TBs and a couple of pathtags, with some kid friendly swag. There is a logbook and pen.

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