For the first time in twenty years the Wildfowl Trust, Slimbridge, received two pair of New Zealand Shoveler in
August, sent by Ducks Unlimited.
These shoveler were captive-reared birds kindly donated by Mr Bill Clinton-Baker of Hasterton.
The birds arrived at the Wildfowl Trust in excellent condition and after a short period in quarantine will be placed in the Trust aviary.
Our cover shows DU member Julian Hayes about to place the first of the shoveler into the export crate.