Saturday 10 February 2024

Cannon netting 11/2/24 ....or not!

The catch area at Seaton Marshes had been baited with grain since the last cannon netting session, and decent numbers of ducks and waders, including Shelduck & Black-tailed Godwit, had been seen feeding in the area. The cannon net was set up yesterday, and a team of 12 keen ringers attended for the catch this morning. At one stage there were about 30 Shelduck on the scrape, but they refused to feed on the grain and then flew off. At about 945am the decision was made to give up & disassemble the net. 

The catch area during the week (photo: Adrian Bayley)

The net set & ready (photo: Adrian Bayley)

The disappointed Team