I fell obliged to write something as I am fully aware that nothing has been written in over a week. Ringing has been very limited due to the damn weather. I have only ringed a couple of Swans over the last two weeks. Did try to catch some Quail on a farm north of Dorchester where I had heard several the previous few days. Arrange to visit with some nets (under license of course!) and they had all either gone or had shut up. Will re-visit shortly.
However, this week everything’s going to change. Have got a nice trip to the Salisbury Plain tomorrow to look for some Wiltshire specialities then on Thursday we have a trip to the breakwaters around Portland Harbour. Hardly anyone ever visits them so we will be armed with a variety of rings and anything catchable will have one attached to its leg by the end of the day! We could get anything ranging from a Herring Gull to a Great black backed Gull! If that’s not enough to get the ornithological taste buds tingling then I don't know what will!