This is a blog outlining the activities of members of the West Wiltshire Ringing Group. We are a small band of people, involved in a number of bird focused conservation projects throughout north and central Wiltshire: from the Cotswold Water Park in the north of the county south to Tidworth and Salisbury Plain.
Variously, we work with the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, the Forestry Commission, the RSPB and Help4Heroes 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.
Then there are those iconic birds of the chalk grasslands being helped to re-establish and thrive: Stone Curlew and the magnificent Great Bustard.
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, the group secretary, 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 the West Wilts Ringing Group as a whole or any other associated organisation. At all times it is intended to conform to the social media guide lines published by the British Trust for Ornithology. Unless otherwise attributed these posts are written by Simon Tucker and I take full responsibility for all content and any errors.
Hopefully, you will enjoy what we have to write.