Welcome to this new blog, where you will find regular updates about the exploits and activities of the Axe Estuary Ringing Group. Please browse through all the pages on the blog, where you will find more information about the Group, the area, and how to get involved.
The ups and downs of duck catches! Yesterday there were 70 duck in a catching area of the Seaton Marshes, but today only 25. Did they know what was in store for them? Nevertheless, 19 were caught of the those present so one could say in the circumstances it was a good catch . These included 11 Shelduck, one Wigeon, six Mallard and a surprise female Shoveler. Although Shoveler frequent the Marshes in small numbers it is unusual to catch these in cannon nets as they normally stay well out on the lagoons. Anyway, members of the Group were not complaining.
Please note that the session for 20th December is cancelled.
The impressive bill of the Shoveler (c) Allan Reese