|Subject:||apparent contravention of the flagging protocol for small waders|
|From:||"Bruce Roubin" <>|
|Date:||Thu, 4 Sep 2003 13:26:53 +1000|
On Sep 2 at the Penrhyn Rd Estuary, Banksmeadow, Botany Bay there were 2 NSW flagged red-necked stints in a flock of 20.
I attempted to report this flagged red-necked stint sighting a couple of times on the AWSG site*, but got "FrontPage error" on the server.
Of particular interest for open debate, is the apparent contravention of the flagging protocol for small waders - because both birds had the NSW flags (orange over green) attached to the right leg tibia, with the orange flag high up into the feathers of the thigh.
During preening, one bird was vigorously flinging its right leg, and tugging at the flags trying to remove them.
I guess these are new arrivals this season, and were therefore flagged with the new system last season.
This would at least indicate the birds have successfully made the return journey to Siberia in spite of the impediment.
Having said that, it also seems apparent that the bird is still irritated by the double tibia flags after at least 6 months.
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