If you see a Ruddy Duck - ANYWHERE - don't tell anyone you don't know and don't write down your siting in ANY visitor sightings books at nature reserves and we might, just might be able to save a few!!!
LGRE also now highlighted the above on his website.
ALSO please don't forget to sign the petition to save the Monk Parakeets also being shot by DEFRA!!!!!!
http://uk400clubrarebirdalert.blogspot.com/2011/06/please-help-monk-parakeet-and-please-do.html and this petition takes only a few seconds to complete: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/4/stop-the-monk-parakeet-cull/
Also see: LGRE's very informative post in August 2010 2010http://uk400clubrarebirdalert.blogspot.com/2010/08/saving-ruddy-duck.html
Just found this in the 'Daily Mail' on 27th May 2011