26 August 2010

What the Ruddy...

Wanted Dead! This poor little duck was gracing the fresh waters of West Glamorgan today.

The Ruddy Duck has been blamed for the demise of the White-headed Duck in its limited distribution in Europe and Northern Africa and is now a marked duck!

6 comments:

Meriwether said...

I'm afraid the blame lays squarely on the Spanish & Turkish Govts for allowing massive drainage of areas where W-HD used to breed.

Mark Hipkin said...

Too true!

Barry Stewart said...

Our little refugee was still present today hiding among a group of 43 Tufted Duck and 7 Pochard.

Neil Donaghy said...

Still large numbers of WHD in Turkey though David.

Meriwether said...

So why are Defra still shooting our RD's?

Anonymous said...

They are still doing it because they haven't got much of a clue about anything