DATE INCUBATION BEGAN
ONE CHICK (W6-10) hatched June 11. During
a monitoring flight, Operation Migration pilot Chris Gullikson saw
that one of the pair's two fertile eggs had fallen into the water.
The nesting adults had done their best to push the egg back into
nest, but it was the tracking team that accomplished it. However,
it was too late; the next day, only one chick would
hatch—to become the first chick hatched by a DAR bird! Chick
disappeared by early July.
CHICK (W7-10) hatched June 11. Second
egg did not hatch. Chick
W7-10 had disappeared by early July.
(DAR) and 402
29 or 30
egg incubated past full-term was found to be infertile when collected
(found Apr. 1)
(2 fertile eggs collected Apr. 6.
One egg later hatched at Patuxent WRC in Maryland (#3-10) and
is in the ultralight Class of 2010.
(1 egg collected Apr. 9 and taken to ICF)
re-nest May 11-12
CHICKS HATCHED (W4-10 and W5-10)!The
first two nests failed, but two eggs were rescued and hatched
at ICF and the chicks were transferred to Patuxent WRC in Maryland.
This pair nested a third time with success! Two chicks were
visually confirmed by June 13 but
chick W5-10 disappeared late in June. Chick W5-10 died July 14 of
Abandoned May 4;
one egg collected
Apr. 11 or 12
Apr. 14; nest was in Wood County, WI, off the government-owned
Necedah NWR property. Two infertile eggs.
CHICK hatched June 7 (W3-10)! The
pair's two infertile eggs were swapped with one captive-produced
from Patuxent WRC on June 6. With the trade complete, chick W3-10
hatched the next day. She survived to fledge as of Aug. 31.
begun April 29-30
TWO CHICKS hatched May 30 and 31 (W1-10 and W2-10); W2-10
disappeared June 6-7. W1-10
did well with the two dutiful parents on the refuge. The family began
migration together Nov. 4.
begun May 6-8
single non-viable egg was incubated past full-term and was collected
Apr. 12 ( no eggs)
Apr. 7 (1 egg collectedand taken to ICF)
(2 eggs collected Apr. 9 and taken to ICF)