It is a pity that British Birds has not been outspoken on the outrageous campaign that is being undertaken to wipe out feral Ruddy Ducks Oxyura jamaicensis in Britain. It is surely a matter of concern to all bird-lovers that birds on the British List be protected? The case for leaving Ruddy Ducks alone, to prosper as well as they can, is as follows: 1. They pose no threat to any British bird. They

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