Created over the last eighteen months on British military land, this series shows birds captured for scientific and conservation research on a nature reserve within an army garrison in North Yorkshire. As part of a national bird ringing programme birds are caught during flight in fine nets erected between poles. Trained ringers maintain high levels of welfare throughout the process of capture, data gathering, ringing and release. By allocating each with a unique number the birds are identified as individuals whilst contributing to a broader understanding of the movement and population changes of species as a whole. The series is drawn from a larger body of work, Training Land, which brings together portraits of young army recruits on paintballing exercise with winter landscapes of military firing ranges. By referencing the interrelationship between conflict, beauty and renewal the aim is to locate our own, distanced realities within an ongoing presence of war.