When I met Tara Tanaka in Florida in April, I told her that my favorites among her many wildlife videos were those showing wild ducklings leaping from their nest box to join their mother on the ground. In response, she edited this video just for me (with narration!), and I’m touched. It shows what happened when three different species of ducks laid eggs in a single nest box, but only one mother incubated them. (If you have questions about this, Tara may respond in the comments). Be sure to enlarge the video.
She adds this:
In this video I mentioned that we had an alligator appear when our very first Black-bellied Whistling ducklings were jumping from this box – here is that video: vimeo.com/125943891.