Every week we get someone that phones or emails us and informs us that they have found a bird of prey and that it has one of our rings on it. We do a quick search to see if the bird is registered on our ID Rings data-base and in 25% of cases we have to say to the person, sorry but the bird is not registered.
For example, again today, a Lanner Falcon lost in Yorkshire, ring number (151? www.id-rings.eu), but the owner has never registered it. He has lost his bird and does not know that someone has found it distressed etc. Not having the bird / RING registered means that we are not in a position to phone the owner and tell them where their bird is, incredible but fact!, and this happens every week!
Team UK Falcons / ID Rings Europe