Nigel Hussey of Nobleton, a member of the Cold Creek Stewardship Committee, took advantage of the short February thaw yesterday, to get a headstart on Wood Duck nesting box maintenance. Nigel was attaching baffles to a number of the poles, to which boxes are attached and the big smile is typical of the enthusiasm he brings to his volunteer work. I was on my daily outing and came across Nigel near the main pond at Cold Creek. I hung around to shoot these pictures and give Nigel a bit of hand, at a couple of boxes. I was responsible for the bird box trail for a couple of years but Nigel has taken over the job and has made a number of improvements to the layout. Well done, my friend, and best wishes for the upcoming nesting season.