While on Sea Lion Island earlier this week I saw a number of Rufous Chested Dotterel with 3 coloured plastic and 1 metal ring on them. While I do appreciate that it is necessary to ring birds for scientific information, I do wonder if there is a need to put 4 rings on each bird. I see a bird that just does not look right, but then again maybe it likes it’s jewellery.
Blue over metal & Yellow over Orange
Red over metal & Red over Green
Not to be out done a few Two Banded Plovers also had some jewellery on as well.