A raptor swoops in on a blue-winged teal hen on the nest. The bluewing narrowly escapes. Dense nesting habitat in the Prairie Pothole Region is critical for nesting waterfowl and other birds.
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.
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