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The videos below are also within the logs, back when they were first published.

A few have become popular - in particular the one below with a green background titled
"Wood duck west nest - May 21, 2018" has over a half-million views as of spring 2019!

The videos are hosted by YouTube but you can watch them right here.

If you want to, you can go to my YouTube channel and you will also find them there.

West nest 2, Jump day 
Nine ducklings jumped from their nest box and went off into the world on July 6th, 2019. It was the second round of ducklings in the west nest this spring. This video provides views from a ground-level camera and has some nice scenes of the duck family in the creek.
(6 minutes)

House Wrens
Wrens bring many different things for their youngsters to eat.
(2 1/2 minutes)

East Jump Day 2019
(7 minutes)

Three cameras were used: a telephoto view from the side, the camera looking down inside the duck nest box, and for something different, a camera low to the ground below. The low camera was hidden from the ducks by a dark filter so that it could be close to them and still swivel and pan without scaring them.

West Nest Jump Day 2019
(16 minutes)

So why yet another wood duck jump day video?

Well, this one has cute ducklings and interesting behavior … oh, wait, I guess they all have that. But it also has – a duckling with an eggshell stuck on his head – several Slo-Mo segments – a good story – improved editing (I hope) – and a nice ending.
Enjoy!

Invasion Video - 4/18/2019
Video from both inside and outside of the nest box as another duck tries to invade the nest of the incubating duck
(1 1/2 minutes)

Wood duck MMA
An incubating hen tries to get an intruder to leave in one of the most energetic and longest disputes that I have seen. The intruding hen finally lays an egg and leaves, after a long wrestling match.
(7 minutes)

Visitors on March 26th 2019
Wood duck hens inspecting the nest boxes, and an extra visitor too.
(3 minutes)

Nine ducklings 7/12/2018
Ducklings hatching and jumping from the West nest box - video from 3 cameras.
(17 minutes)

Wood duck west nest - May 21, 2018
West nest box ducklings hatching and jumping on May 20th and 21st of 2018.
(11 minutes)

On YouTube there have been comments for this video asking about the last duckling that doesn't get out. Here is a response

Duck family 6/29/17
Ducklings busily munching on the water plants in the creek.
(1 minute)

Jump Day 6/28/17
Both the East and West nest boxes had ducklings leave on the same day.
(12 minutes)

West Nest 5/14/2017
Ducklings jumping from the nest box and the hen leading them away. Includes a slow-motion segment at the end of the little ducks "Learning to Fly".
(12 minutes)

East Nest 5/10/2017
Ducklings jumping from the nest box accompanied by our comments as we watched them.
(3 minutes) 

Bouncing Baby Ducks
Slow motion of ducks landing and bouncing in the grass.
(No ducklings were harmed in the making of this video.)
(1 minute)

Two ducks, East nest
5/9/2018 - selected segments from 8 minutes of video.
(2 minutes)

Brief fight
4/23/2018 - One wood duck defends her nest from another.
(2 minutes)

Mallards 4/26/2017
A Mallard hen struggles to get her cold and wet ducklings to jump down from their nest in our planter so she can take them to the creek for some food and shelter. Has a happy ending.
(5 minutes)

A Wood Duck Story
An edited story of incubation, hatching, and leaving the nest box seen from inside and outside the nest. Natural sound with captions.
 (22 minutes)

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