Unusual Flag/Band combinations seen at Werribee

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Subject: Unusual Flag/Band combinations seen at Werribee
From: Paul Hackett <>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 05:40:21 +1100
Hi All,

I visited the Western Treatment Plant at Werribee, Victoria, yesterday and noticed a couple of unusual Flag/band combinations on a couple of Waders. A Sharp-tailed Sandpiper had, Right Leg: Tibia: Black Flag over White Flag - Left leg: Tibia: Black Band. I believe this bird may have been banded in mainland China. Can anyone confirm this? The other bird seen, a Curlew Sandpiper had Right Leg: Tibia Orange Flag over Yellow Flag - Left leg none. The closest I could find was South Australia?? Some photos of both birds can be seen at m("N05/sets/72157608259561888/","//");">http: Any assistance would be appreciated so I can report the bands to the relevant organizations.

Cheers, Paul

Paul Hackett
Melbourne, Australia


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