Saturday, 22 January 2011

Ringing ducks in Devon!

An awesome day ringing ducks with the Axe Estuary Ringing Group today! At 7.30am we gathered for a briefing before waiting for the ducks to begin feeding on the grain. Bang! The cannons fired and that was our queue to run to the nets to bag the ducks. Shelducks, wigeon, shoveler, teal, was looking like a good catch! Everyone worked together as a team and by late morning we'd ringed and processed just under 60 ducks including 8 shovelers and 3 wigeon. It was a great opportunity to be part of the team and really get to grips with the shelducks as well as the other species. The shelducks were also being colour ringed with bright yellow ID leg rings.

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