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Welcome to Merlin Ringing Supplies. 

Our main focus is to provide Mist Nets and a portal for other equipment that you will find useful for your ringing activities.

We supply steel rulers and ringing pliers, film pots for weighing, and shelf string for nets (see ringing equipment page). 

We have a recommended audio set up that is available via a third party supplier (see audio page). 

We have teamed up with Third Wheel who supply an array of traps (potter and perch) and highflier set up for mist nets. We also hopefully will shortly be able to provide details of a UK Whoosh net supplier.

Bird bags are available through Cotton Baggers (see ringing equipment page), who your order direct with and they supply the bags direct.

Other items that you may find useful can be obtained through the Equipment, Accessories or Clothing sections. These items are sold from a third party supplier who will deal with payment independently and ship to you direct. Your contract will be with that supplier.

If we do not supply an area of equipment that you need, such as colour marks or rings, you will find useful links for who to contact or where to obtain them from, through our 'other suppliers' section.

We are relatively new in providing Mist Nets since 2013 and at this stage, have a restricted range and stock in hand is sometimes limited, so there may be a delay in obtaining stocks from our suppliers. See the mist net section for details of products offered and current availability. We aim to provide affordable mist nets, made to a good standard, so be assured that the wait will be worth while. 

We only supply mist nets to licensed ringers and holders of bat licences, issued in the UK or other European ringing schemes, and proof will be required in the form of a copy of the appropriate licence.

On making your order enquiry we will send you confirmation of all costs, including postage and packing. We will set out conditions of payment in advance of your order confirmation. You will need to check the documentation and confirm, by email, that it is correct and that you wish to place the order.

Our preferred method of payment is by way of UK bank transfer or cheque (we will not accept Paypal within the UK due to the charges made by them), or if an order is placed from outside the UK  we will accept payments through a PayPal account which will accept Credit/Debit Cards. To make a payment via PayPal we will email you a PayPal payment request. Items will not be despatched until payments have been received, and if made by cheque this will result in a slight delay before dispatching. If you have Adblocker please disable to view all the items on these pages.

Items in stock will be despatched shortly following payment. All items are sent by Courier or Postal service.

We are licensed ringers, and ring in the UK on a voluntary basis. We also have experience of ringing in various European countries, so have a good idea of what would be of use to you during your field work. If you are seeking a particular item that is not currently available through this site, do contact us with details and we will do our best to source it for you.

If you have any questions please contact us at or telephone + 44 (0) 7973 984154 or (0) 754 3533071