Banded Magpie in Brisbane

To: Chris Lloyd <>, "" <>
Subject: Banded Magpie in Brisbane
From: Greg and Val Clancy <>
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 01:25:40 +0000
Hi Chris,

I sent your email to David Drynan at the banding office who contacted Jane
Hughes who had been carrying out banding in south-east Queensland.  Her
reply is below.

"yes, this does sound like one of my magpies. We
used powder coated metal bands instead of plastic. It must be a pretty
old bird (hence all the colours have come off), because we have not
banded any birds in South East Queensland for a very long time....I
would need to check my records, but I don't think we have banded any
birds here since the late 90'S.
If you could read the numbers, we could work out where and when!  I
did that once with a spotting scope at about 10 metres!


Greg Clancy

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Lloyd
Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2015 9:36 AM
Subject: Banded Magpie in Brisbane

While reclining in Pinjarra Hills in Brisbane west, I was disturbed by the
tinkle of metal. On examination it was a male adult Magpie with three metal
bands on his left and two on his right legs. The lowest on the left appeared
to have an inscription that may or may not be an ABBBS. The bird had never
been seen in the immediate vicinity before.

Is there anyone out there that can throw some light on this jewellery
wearing Craticus?

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