Previously I had discovered dead ducks and raccoon prints
No the game camera does not lie. This was about 01:00 and the evil little monster is clear as day trying to work out how to kill more duck. The boards are temporary measures to stop raccoon getting its paws through the mesh to the sleeping who seem to prefer sleeping against the perimeter fence.
The task at hand is to deal with the raccoon problem before moving the birds into more mobile tractors as his one can be moved but weighs a ton.
Open to all suggestions on raccoons, since this one has twice managed to get bait from the trap without triggering it.