Recent criticism of shorebird flagging hopefully the last!!

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Subject: Recent criticism of shorebird flagging hopefully the last!!
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2011 01:34:36 +1000
Some excellent explanations there.

Ian also mentioned that he sees lots of birds with "shiny new looking flags 
just prior to migration", but rarely sees worn flags. Implying, I guess, that 
they've been recently flagged locally, but then never return.

The other explanation is that the flags don't fade, and always look new, and 
that the pattern of appearances is due to the early arrival of first year 
birds. If that's the case, what's the explanation for the occasional worn flag? 
A very old bird? A bad batch of flags?

Peter Shute

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