Orkney Ringing Group

Orkney Ringing Group

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Wildfowl Ringing

Small numbers of wildfowl have been cannon netted in the past. Although several attempts have been made specifically to catch wildfowl these have largely been hampered by the fact that we only had mini cannon nets.

In spring 2009 the orkney Ringing Group received a gift of an old net from Highland RG and although this has seen better days it has enabled us to to attempt catches of wildfowl. This was followed by the Ringing Group buying a full sized net in autumn 2009. Hopefully the use of both these nets will enable us to reasonable numbers of wildfowl.

Initially the main target species will be Wigeon as Orkney holds internationally important numbers of the species in the winter months.