A number of our members were out at the weekend providing maintenance to the duck nesting tubes on club land.
Hopefully we have now said goodbye to the Beast from the East and on to better weather.
We are very pleased to announce that we have been able to secure the purchase of 13.80 acres of grazing land and a pond in Kingston Seymour, which will allow the club to carry out further conservation work and manage shooting opportunities.
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.
The last of this year’s ducks have been released.
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.
After securing the boundary fence, 18 mallard ducks were released into a secure pond.
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.