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SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF, 60 Pied Wagtail, 12 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail - Westbury STW - Mike Smith
MERLIN, Peregrine, 2 Reed Bunting - Mere Down - John Howell DIPPER, Grey Wagtail - Marlborough...
SNOW BUNTING - north of Mere at ST 82229 34305 - David Betteridge 250 Golden Plover, 150 Lap...
20 Goosander - Dinton Park Lake - Brian & Ann Bray HEN HARRIER (ringtail) - Two Mile Down - Brian &...
HEN HARRIER - Parsonage Down - Matt Minnis MERLIN, 13 Common Buzzard, 2 Red Kite, 120 Lapwin...

Wiltshire is blessed with some very active ringers who undertake a wide variety of general ringing and specialist projects.

The North Wilts Ringing Group covers much of the north and centre of the county from Swindon in the north, the Marlborough Downs and south and west to the Everleigh, Larkhill and Westdown Ranges on Salisbury Plain. Farmland birds and migrant warblers dominate catches. The group also undertakes all of the nest recording and ringing for the Wiltshire Tree Sparrow Project with members also running special projects on other species such as Willow Tit, Corn Bunting, Reed Bunting and Nightingale.

The Cotswold Water Park Ringing Group is formed mainly of ringers from Wiltshire and Gloucestershire with the main focus of the group being the Waterhay area (lake 68c & d) near Ashton Keynes.  The group also runs a very successful colour ringing project on breeding Black-headed Gulls that nest on rafts provided by the Cotswold Water Park Society.

The West Wilts Ringing Group works mainly in the west of the county, with sites including the Imber ranges of Salisbury Plain and the Braydon Forest in the north of the county. Projects include a constant effort site (CES) between Westbury and Devizes, the Braydon Forest Marsh Tit survey and Ravensroost coppicing project. The catch is mainly migrant warblers and resident species.

A long running and phenomenally successful nestbox project centred mainly on the Salisbury Plain rings large numbers of Barn Owls, Kestrels and other raptors.

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