Before last nights snow fell, we are grateful to Timmons and Bjorn from Narragansett Boat Club along with Carrie from the Conservancy, for putting up a wood duck nest box near York Pond. Yes, you heard right – wood ducks can nest in trees!
We should know in a month or so if a wood duck pair has chosen this particular single-family home with water view. Another resident could be a screech owl as they like the same sort of nesting sites as wood ducks, and the habitat in Blackstone Park is perfect for them. Let us know if you see a wood duck around York Pond – the males are colorful with a slicked-back “hairdo”!