The eradication of Ruddy Ducks
Many members will know about the programme to eradicate the Ruddy Duck to stop its spread across Europe and cross breeding with
White-headed Duck, a threatened species. Many birdwatchers are concerned about the programme and recent exchanges on the internet
have lead to the BTO sending information to explain the rationale behind the activity. The numbers are perceived to be well down at
Staines and other local sites which lead to widespread comment. See the PDF download for further information.
Colin Wilson –