This is a blog outlining the ringing activities of members of my ringing team, with occasional contributions from other ringers active in and around north and west Wiltshire. We are a small band of people, involved in a number of bird focused conservation projects throughout north and west Wiltshire: from the Cotswold Water Park in the north of the county south to Steeple Ashton.
Generally, we work with the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, the Forestry Commission and several local farmers to provide assistance in particular projects, as well as carrying out general bird ringing projects under licence from the British Trust for Ornithology.
Wiltshire is a fabulous county for birdlife, with a wealth of bird species that are endangered in the rest of the country. There are good populations of Tree Sparrows and farmland buntings, like the Yellowhammer and Corn Bunting.
The aim of this blog is to entertain, inform, educate and, occasionally, provoke a response. Unless otherwise indicated, the blog posts are by Simon Tucker, trainer of the team working the Braydon Forest, the Cotswold Water Park and sites either side of the Wiltshire / Gloucestershire border, otherwise each post is the work of the identified author(s) and any opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not reflect any consensus opinion of any other people or organisations. At all times it is intended to conform to the social media guide lines published by the British Trust for Ornithology. Unless otherwise attributed, I take full responsibility for all content and any errors.
Hopefully, you will enjoy what we have to write.