Duck decoyA device for catching ducks (family Anatidae), consisting of a pond, well screened by bushes and having several backwaters ('pipes') which gradually narrow away from the pond. A trained dog lures ducks from the pond along the pipe, then the decoyman appears behind them and drives them into a trap at the narrow end. A few duck decoys are still in operation to catch ducks for ringing, for example the one in the Wildfowl Trust grounds at Slimbridge in Gloucestershire.
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From Peter Weaver's Birdwatcher's Dictionary
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