I took this picture at Old Moor last year. The Ruddy Duck eradication programme is obviously having the desired effect, as I’ve not seen a single one yet in 2010. The programme, which was due to end at the end of this month, has been extended until next March. Whatever side of the fence you’re on in the debate it’s time to enjoy these perky ducks while you can – if you can actually find any. It’s estimated only 200 currently remain in the UK.