Waders with Jewellery

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.

Green over metal & Red over Orange

Yellow over metal & White over Blue

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