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Monday, 26 November 2012

Not the first ringed Shoveler it seems

Two shoveler 'up ending' in the shallows of Bryn Bach Park were suspiciously confiding. It seems that a raft of Canadian and Nuttells pondweed was just enough to kept them occupied while I made my approach. One bird was clearly carrying a ring but was almost impossible to get a decent series of shots to allow the ring number to be read. Shoveler ring recoveries are not something I ever recall seeing on the pages of the Gwent Bird Report, but checking the ringing page on the BTO website there is at least one.

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