Re: Bird banding contributes to Little Tern carnage

Subject: Re: Bird banding contributes to Little Tern carnage
From: John Gamblin <>
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2002 23:35:28 -0800 (PST)
G'day David and all,

I'd say David that in reply to your question of what
killed the other 27 then my money would be on either
Makita or Black and Decker?

You just don't get enough revolutions with them to get
a good tern on the lathe. The metal bands would have
more then likely got caught up in some loose clothing
or a feather in one's cap perhaps? a fatality soon
occurs after that type of incident.

I'm not fond of heavy metal bands either. Potters off
to start a reply to "Cere Hugo". Oh before I go how
many Honeyeaters, do you know of, that would take to a
nest box? above that known in the NSW nesting box
project that's just been started?

Hmmmm more thunking:
Or how about The Colonel, in the pantry with a flying
raspberry trifle?

JAG der Whag, a happy Vicmexican with a fully paid for

Marilyn Davis wrote:  "It is very obvious that banded
and leg flagged birds, particularly small birds are
severely disadvantaged when caught up in extreme
weather events." 

I should know better than to buy into this but why is
it so obvious? Of 35 adult Little Terns that were
killed in a severe hail storm 8 were banded.

Perhaps the metal bands may attract hail but what
killed the other 27?

David Geering

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