So, I went to our local wetlands today and was dismayed to find, on a place next to the path, a number of duck (I assume) eggs that looked like they had been broken into and cleaned out. I found the nest and there were several more in there in the same condition. Predators around there could be eagles, nutria or beavers. I wondered if they could possibly have hatched, but having never hatched an egg, did not know if the egg is zipped all the way around, or whether it could look like a large hole (which all these eggs had). Anyway, I'm guessing predator...very sad...but wanted to run it past the duck people just in case. I haven't seen any ducklings yet this year, although there are several Canadian goose families.