Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Some More Ringing

We had another go with the duck trap this morning. After waiting for what seemed an age, we let the lid down and caught 17 Shelduck and a Moorhen. The latter was an especially attractive individual so I rather rapidily wrapped my hands around it and gave it a leg iron!

See - she is a stunner!

And here's a couple of Shelduck shots, this is an bird born this summer (so aged as a 'three'). In the open wing pic notice the broad white tips to the secondaries and dark marks in the white scaps.


This is just one of the 17 caught

And finally here's the moment this young Shelduck was released by Fraser....


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