FW: [canberrabirds] Banded tern

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Subject: FW: [canberrabirds] Banded tern
From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:02:49 +1000

Peter  -  with different angles I got the whole of the suffix.  This was enough for the registrar to identify the whole sequence, which is as below.  This shows that photography can be useful for reading bands in the field.  You might remember Jerry Olsen’s long-lost Mr Green in Aranda that was similarly brought to account after 17 years  


From: Peter Ormay [
Sent: Tuesday, 15 April 2014 6:32 PM
To: 'Geoffrey Dabb'
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Banded tern


Thank you  Geoffrey, Very interesting.

Were you able to see the rest of the band  to get the full number?



From: Geoffrey Dabb [m("","gdabb");">]
Sent: Tuesday, 15 April 2014 2:39 PM
To: m("","canberrabirds");">
Subject: [canberrabirds] Banded tern


I have been advised by ABBBS that the below bird was banded as a nestling at Mud Island Port Phillip Bay 5 years ago  (and 600km away).  I am required to acknowledge ABBBS and the Victorian Wader Study Group as the bander. Full band number was 091-50432


From: Geoffrey Dabb [m("","gdabb");">]
Sent: Thursday, 20 March 2014 12:28 PM
To: m("","canberrabirds");">
Subject: [canberrabirds] Quick visit to the coast (10)


The uses of photography.  This has been reported.  We shall see.

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