Just as we were about to go on our tea break this morning, Maurice ran around our offices to round up a team of ringers - as a call from our Reserve Manager (Dave Paynter) alerted him that he’d pulled off a rather nice catch of duck! So grabbing our ‘grab box’ (everything in there that you need for a quick catch such as this one!) myself, Maurice & Gillian headed over to the Duck Hut and waited for the mornings catch to arrive! Dave had been working our decoy dog – Zen, and together as a team they caught 20 Pintail, 10 Teal & 2 Gadwall!
Newly qualified C ringer, Ian Lees (congratulations!) happened to be in the right place at the right time, during his visit to WWT Slimbridge and helped with a number of the duck!
Thanks to Dave for a rather nice catch & to Maurice for the ‘heads up!