26 Feb 2015

Amazing Wigeon recovery

A sad but amazing ringing recovery from the BTO. Just before Christmas we went canon netting Wigeon in N Wales - see here for a blog post of that day.

This was on the 21st of December and on Christmas day one of the male Wigeon was shot in Baie Des Veys, Carentan, Manche, France. A movement of 476 km SSE in 4 days. Quite why a French hunter was out shooting on Christmas day is a mystery to me but it is an incredibly quick recovery.

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