A Day for Ducks

Wednesday, November 28th 2018

We had a successful day for ducks over at Bellflask yesterday where we had the biggest catch of new birds in 10 years; catching 13 Moorhen and 5 Mallard (1 retrap). 

It was quite the operation, with bags dropped off for Imogen, rendezvous with Mick (who came all the way from Warcop!) and meeting up with Brian to empty the trap and bag the birds.

Between Imogen, Mick and Sophie the birds were quickly ringed and released back at Bellflask; the retrapped Mallard had been originally ringed on the 1st of January 2018.

Today was another day for ducks, with the rain constant throughout. I took the Risedale Rangers back up into the conifer block on the far side of Risedale Beck where we continued to burn brash.

Meanwhile Imogen spent most of the day giving Willie a helping hand with the new Cascade Pond dams.

(0) Comments:

There are no comments for this blog post yet. Why not start the discussion? - use the form below:

Leave a Comment:

Please complete this field, it's required. Your email address will not be displayed but it's required.

Your email address will not be displayed but it's required.

Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

Back to Top

Help Support Foxglove

Friends of Foxglove

The Friends of Foxglove Covert is for those individuals, families and organisations who would like to support the reserve through an annual membership subscription. Friends receive a regular newsletter and invitations to attend our various activities and social events.

More Details

Upcoming Events

February Winter Worky Day

Saturday 1st February 2020 | 10.00am - 3.00pm

Join our staff and volunteers for a fun day of practical habitat management tasks.  Specific tasks will be chosen nearer the time.  Come ready for all weather conditions and bring your oldest outdoor clothes as tasks will be mucky and may involve bonfires.

Booking is essential for this FREE event as a hot cooked lunch will be provided along with delicious homemade cakes.

Bonfire Cookery FULLY BOOKED!

Wednesday 19th February 2020 | 11.00 - 1.00pm

Come along and have a go at cooking on an open fire. Twister dough, bannock, jacket spuds, popcorn and toasted marshmallows will be on the menu! 

Booking is essential as places are limited. There is a donation of £5 per person to be made in advance in order to secure a place (payment can be taken on the phone).


Undergrowth Newsletter

The Dragonflies of Strensall and Foxglove Covert

This book has been published with the aim of enabling people visiting these, immensely important Flagship Pond Sites in North Yorkshire, to identify the dragonflies and damselflies they encounter - by reference to a simple text and photographs. Credits - Yorkshire Dragonfly Group & Freshwater Habitats Trust

Read this Issue

View All The Newsletters

Recent Blog Posts

Blog Archive