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## Re: Bird banding contributes to Little Tern carnage

 To: Re: Bird banding contributes to Little Tern carnage Kym Bennet <> Tue, 15 Jan 2002 23:58:34 +1100 (EST)
 ```Hi all, Peter, Andrew and Frank too It's good to see that the lunatic fringe is alive and well. It appears the banding groupies will resort to abusive assaults on the credibility of any who question their dubious practices. Andrew and Peter: The last time i looked, i am me with one t and no one else but me. ??? (did i miss something here?). Didn't you try this same slander last year when somebody disagreed with your dogmatic views? No, i don't know the other anti banders, not even the famous "Night Parrot" Perhaps we should start an anti banding society! Kiran: No disrespect meant to you sir! A Red-necked Stint is about the same size as a sparrow. Contrary to Franks comments, (some times he gets the detail wrong), the leg flags I have seen on Red-necked Stints are large being about 1.5x1.0 cm. which results in a 3 sq. cm surface area. Multiply this by the number of flags placed on the poor bird (up to 3) and you have a product of 9 sq cm. which would be about 15% of the surface area of a Stint. Yes this is an enormous number and that is my point. It doesn't give the bird much of a chance in extreme weather, does it! 15% converted to a fraction is almost 1/7th not 1/5th as your calculation suggested but perhaps we have discovered a mathematical variation between physics and aeronautical engineering. What is obvious is that "banders" are avoiding giving any statistics requested about leg flagged Red-necked Stints. Without this info us plebs can not scrutinise them. Is this another example of their "code of silence" in action. Anyway i agree that this subject is about flogged to death but I wish to thank you for allowing me to make one posting on the subject. This will be the last from me for a while as im on holidays tomorrow. In the interest of having the last word, here is a question for JAGs next quiz. What are my chances of finding a leg flagged Stint one year after it was banded? Cheers Kym Bennet (with 1 t?) --- Peter Waanders wrote: > From: "Peter Waanders" > To: > Subject: bird banding > Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 20:23:36 +1030 > > Hi > Still worried about bird banding? Haven't heard from > you for a while!!! > > Cheers > > Peter > > The information in this e-mail may be confidential > and/or legally privileged. Use or disclosure of the > information by anyone other than the intended > recipient is prohibited and may be unlawful. If you > have received this e-mail in error, please advise by > return e-mail. > http://my.yahoo.com.au - My Yahoo! - It's My Yahoo! Get your own! Birding-Aus is on the Web at www.shc.melb.catholic.edu.au/home/birding/index.html To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send the message "unsubscribe birding-aus" (no quotes, no Subject line) to m("vicnet.net.au","majordomo"); ```
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