Prey or predator?

After checking on our new releases we have discovered some additional hunters lurking.  While we sure that they are Mink not Otter we have placed humane cages traps to see what we are attracting.  As the traps are going off and the bait is being eaten, whatever is lurking in the reeds has exceptional hunting skills.

Humane Mink Trap

120 Ducks went swimming one day…

The last of this year’s ducks have been released.

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Some ducks are happy for you to put a ring on

120 ducks have all been ringed and placed into a secure ponds along with our previous releases.  This is part of an ongoing conservation project to provide long term sustainability to management of club land.  Maintaining the local population of mallard and increasing nesting areas for future generations.

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Members working together to ring the ducks

We Got Stuck In

The work party on the pond turned into a dirty days work.  Reed pulling and general maintenance was carried out by a number of members last Sunday.  Young members got involved by helping on the bank side.  A real good start to the clean up was made.  Some members took a dip in the pond to cool off, or so they said.

We even had a couple of spectating swans watching over us as we worked.

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