Banded Little Tern

Subject: Banded Little Tern
From: "Colin R" <>
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 13:18:28 +1000
Thanks, David. 
Unfortunately unless I caught the bird that piece of information will
remain unknown!! Even in the hand I'd probably still have difficulty
reading it!!

On Tue, 12 Oct 2004 11:28:36 +1000, 
> One of the Little Terns had a silver/metal band on it's Lower Right Leg.
> Don't know who I shd report this to ? or if it's worth reporting? It was
> an adult in breeding plumage (most of the others were non-breeding, but
> not immature.)
> Please forward if you know who or where and let me know for the future
> too.
> Reports of banded birds should go to the Australian Bird Banding Scheme -
> PO Box 8, Canberra 2602 or e-mail 
> There is little value in reporting this particular sighting as it
> provides no information about the origin of the band or bird.  The metal
> band would have a number which gives the identity of the bird - without
> the number we have no identity.  Had the bird being wearing colour-bands
> (or flags) the identity of the bird can be deduced from a unique
> combination or, at the very least, the location of banding.
> Cheers
> David Geering
> Regent Honeyeater Recovery Coordinator
> Department of Environment & Conservation
> P.O. Box 2111
> Dubbo  NSW  2830
> Ph: 02 6883 5335 or Freecall 1800 621 056
> Fax: 02 6884 9382
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  Colin Reid
So many birds, so little time...... 

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