DU & UND Duck Nest Cam: Deer Eats Egg

A white-tailed deer eats eggs from a mallard nest. While not typically considered a common nest predator, other camera studies have recorded depredation of songbird nestlings.

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.