Sunday, April 15, 2012

Neck Tag

Andy | Sunday, April 15, 2012 | Best Blogger Tips

I spotted this goose at the waterfront the day before. At that time she seemed in stress and was trying to remove the tag. I was concerned. I had no camera (big mistake) and returned the next day and was able to find her again. She was handling the banding much better. Because I had never seen this kind of identification before I did a Google search and found out that it is more common than I realized.


  1. It remembers me about the cormorants used for fishing purposes in the Netherlands. They had a ring around their neck to prevent swallowing the catched fish. Hope this is not the case here but it looks like he is on a diet.

  2. What a terrible way for identification and so tight! I can see a ring on her paw alraedy, isn't that enough?

    1. I agree. One tag is enough and the one on the leg seems to me the best way to go..

  3. I hope he doesn't swallow a big fish!!!! who was the wise guy????

  4. agree with s.c., fishermen in China do that too.

  5. It seems much to wide to be comfortable! They like to tuck their heads under their wing, I don't think it's possble with that thing on!

  6. I agree with Virginia. I don't like to see this sort of thing, when tags can be clipped to the outside of the wing and readily visible.

  7. I think that's awful. Surely if they have to tag birds there should be a more bird-friendly way. I'd write to/call someone.


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