Both cams on the Home Page
Now we can view both Woodiecam1 and Woodiecam2 on the same page with chat.
The photos in the store page are being worked on too so we can enlarge the photos when clicked on.
Thank you admin. Kaye.
More boxes, New Camera.
I have added 9 new boxes, (all on predator guards) bringing the total number of boxes to 53.
A new camera for the outside view Woodiecam2 has been ordered. This new camera will have much better resolution (550 lines) and better color.
I have also removed 156 Wood Duck boxes from trees on Holt Lake. Several of the boxes had dead Wood Duck remains in them from Raccoons entering and eating the hen Wood Duck. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER put a Wood Duck box on a tree.
Panther Lake Prothonotary Warbler boxes
I checked the Prothonotary Warbler boxes at Panther Lake near Fuquay Varina, NC. last week. It is not a very big lake so I only have 5 boxes on the lake. All 5 boxes had nests in them this year. The boxes are mounted on metal conduit poles over water about 5 feet from land.
I am planning on putting up 4 more boxes on Panther Lake.
Rup. @ the Woodiecams.
2011 End of season Wood Duck report
44 Wood Duck boxes on Holt Lake near Smithfield, NC.
49 Wood Duck nests.
641 baby Wood Ducks hatched and made it out of the box.
38 hen Wood Ducks banded on Holt Lake.
A total of 81 Wood Ducks were banded in Johnston Co.
1 Hooded Merganser was banded.
24 Prothonotary Warbler nests
91 baby Warblers fledged.
Nest results 7/9/11
Wood Duck nest results for Holt Lake as of 7/9/11
47 Wood Duck nests.
632 Baby Wood Ducks.
2 Active nests.
38 Nesting hen Wood Ducks banded on Holt Lake.
81 Nesting hen Wood Ducks banded in Johnston Co.
1 Nesting hen Hooded Merganser banded in Johnston Co.
I have installed a new microphone inside the wood duck box at egg level. I have no doubt we will be able to hear the eggs hatching now. No static or humming either.
After Woodiemae & company leaves the nest box I will be switching to a new nest with hen wood duck Woodielou. Hatch watch starts July 4th.
Results as of 6/18/11
Holt Lake Wood Ducks.
Total nests hatched: 38
Total baby Wood Ducks: 542
Total number of Wood Ducks banded in Johnston County: 75
Total number of Hooded Mergansers banded in Johnston County: 1
Active Wood Duck nests: 8
Nest box results as of 5/23/11
Holt Lake Wood Ducks
Total number of hatched nests: 32
Total number of baby Wood Ducks: 462
Active nests: 11
Number of nesting hen Wood Ducks banded in Johnston Co. 67
Results as of 5/8/11
Wood Duck nests hatched…16
Wood Duck babies …225
Wood Duck active nests…18
Nesting hen Wood Ducks banded in Johnston Co. NC…64
Nesting hen Hooded Mergansers banded in Johnston Co. NC…1
Prothonotary Warbler active nests with eggs…8