2019 has seen Gower RG trainees travel far and wide in order to achieve more experience to ready themselves for permit applications. These travels have taken them to Germany, a lengthy stay at a bird observatory in Denmark, to storm-petrel studies and an observatory in Portugal, and shorter trips to visit experienced trainers in Suffolk, Wiltshire and the New Forest among other places. In this post, born again ringer Colin Baker (who lapsed as a C Permit holder some years ago but has recently regained his permit), reports from the Isle of Wight ringing course …………….
I’d certainly recommend the course to anyone,and can see myself returning there in the future.
Haseley Manor grounds are large enough to run two CES sites. Leading in this
photo is Tony Galsworthy, my mentor at the ringing course.
|IOW RG member Elle scribing at Pump Lane with myself ringing and Colin Wearn checking.|
redstarts caught at Kingston Priory. I ringed one. The other was a control ringed on 29th August at Stanford Reservoir, Northants. (10 days
photo of attendees, visiting trainers and the Isle of Wight RG members with the
manor house behind.