By Orc2009

Drake Wigeon

The scientific name is Anas Penelope. Must try and find out how that came about.
I was asked to go along and photograph a ringing session by the local group. A net was set up at The Ouse at Finstown and set off by cannon at 8am, probably waking a lot of people.

I carried lots of birds from the nets to the temporary darkened cages and photographed the procedures. The birds are ID'd, weighed, measured and ringed before release. Over 100 birds were done, mainly wigeon, teal and some mallard. Some of the birds could be from as far away as Russia.

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