Originally Posted by BimmyB
I also heard of someone ringing shorebirds in Dorset a few years back who wasn't submitting any data to the BTO, just a rumour, but from a reliable ringer source, I wonder if this accounts for some ring reports never getting a response. I also wonder how 'within the law' it is.
Pretty sure it'd be illegal, and if nothing else, where would he get the rings? BTO certainly wouldn't give him any with that behaviour.
Edit: and of course pointless, too, as he'd not get any recovery info.