We now ring Ringed Plovers above the knee - see latest Ringers News. No help to read in the field or by digiscoped photograph !
We also learnt yesterday whilst ringing Curlew on the Severn (see below for our adventure)...that we were to put the rings on upside down. On the leg, wear is greatest on the lower part of the ring, the number being more important than the address, so upside down they are. Again no help to field readers.
So on to toes and lack of webbing.
Only 2 Ringed Plovers caught tonight, (3 more on 30th Sept) with checking webbing rather topical at the moment...... !
We are big Ringed Plover ringers !! In 2009, of 287 full grown ringed in UK...50 (17%) were ringed by us.