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Finding dead birds with rings on

Posted by pete marsh 
Finding dead birds with rings on
February 12, 2018 02:23PM
We are really grateful for people who report bird rings that they come across, either through a telescope or camera lens or finding a (most regularly tideline) corpse. One thing to bear in mind though with the latter:

If you are checking tidelines for bird corpses bearing rings, it might be an idea to carry a sharp implement with you! This is so the rings can be removed from any birds that you find.

We have just had an Anglesey-ringed Cormorant reported twice to the BTO from Bolton-le-Sands shore. The second observer is a serial tideline-searcher and he has asked me to post this request that people remove rings from any dead birds they find, so Sabine at the BTO is not dealing with the same bird twice!

It also enables a double-check in case of an in-field misread

Thanks very much
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