Thread: UK Poor System
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Old Friday 15th June 2018, 12:11   #1
Gander
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Join Date: Jun 2016
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UK Poor System

I have noticed a definite difference between reporting ringed birds that I find to UK ringing schemes and Scandinavian schemes. Basically, the response I get from UK schemes is pretty poor. It either takes forever or there is no response at all.

In comparison, the ringed gulls I find that are from Norway/Denmark can be reported online, and I'll have a full history in minutes.

If getting feed back is important to UK ringers then they should really get their act together. I have previously gone out of my way to photograph and report tagged birds in my local area, but am feeling less and less inclined to do so.

As an example, please see attached BHG photo (2EBD). Scheme and ringer tracked down using CR-Birding. E-mail sent. No response.

Photo of GBBG (X.058) also attached. I have not been able to track down ringer for this bird. Both birds photographed on 13th of March in Fife.
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