DU & UND Duck Nest Cam: Bluewing Leaving Nest

Blue-winged teal hen leaves nest

This video shows a blue-winged teal hen emerging from the dense cover provided by prairie grasses. The native grasses provide essential concealment for a safe and successful hatch.

Clips are from University of North Dakota field cameras placed on duck nests at a Ducks Unlimited property in central North Dakota. DU is collaborating with UND on the nest cams project to study the habits of blue-winged teal. To view the full videos, go to UND's Wildlife@Home website and see how you can participate in this citizen science project. Discover other DU research projects at www.ducks.org/pprresearch.