I had a discussion with a birder today about bird ringing, he was concerned that a Long eared owl photographed being held in the hand looked very frightened on a web site. and told me that many birders do not agree with bird ringing and holding birds in a bag until the twitcher's can see the bird released. I think Bird ringing is ok for scientific reasons and the bird should be released as soon as possible.
So what does the forum think?
Good or bad?