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.


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