When I trapped wood ducks with the Ballard WMA staff last summer, I noted that it would be an excellent spot to try to set up a remote camera. A year later, I got the word from Robert Colvis, the biologist at Ballard, that the birds were ready. I met Rob at 4:15am and off to the blind we went. There are few things more spectacular than getting to watch the wood ducks prior to them coming to bait. They arrive early and group up waiting to come in the bait. This morning, there were more than 500 wood ducks that came in to the bait. Watching them is an amazing sight. In the end, we captured and banded more than 200 wood ducks. In all a great morning.