Leg Tags

To: "Ian May" <>, "Trevor" <>, "Birding-Aus" <>
Subject: Leg Tags
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 11:24:26 +1000
Are you suggesting that the bands might cause them to become trapped and
die or lose their legs, or that the bright colours might make them
easier to be seen by raptors?  Trevor did say they were bands, not tags,
so surely they'd be impossible to see from above.

I've never seen a band on a bush bird, so to see that many someone must
have been hard at work in that area.

Peter Shute

> -----Original Message-----
> From: 
>  On Behalf Of Ian May
> Sent: Monday, 30 June 2008 10:58 AM
> To: Trevor; Birding-Aus
> Cc: Paton, Penny
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Leg Tags
> Hi all
> Does placing leg tags, especially brightly colored multiple
> leg tags on
> small birds (Sittella and Treecreeper) ring any alarm bells?
> Or is it just
> me being paranoid about the usefulness of legs to a bird.
> Predictions of
> imminent bird extinctions in the Adelaide Hills just might
> come true if they
> keep this up.
> Regards
> Ian May
> Currently at Price SA.
> (08)88376212
> 0428337956

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