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I just saw a duck with a red band around its leg with the number 4 on it
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banding on wild birds is often done for scientific research, it helps to keep track of the population, migration patterns etc :)

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I bet those in the area dealing with nature research would love to hear from you. Wonder how far the duck has flown? :)
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The duck was banded for scientific research of his/her behavior in the wild.

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research for migration i used to see a few pigeons with those 8)

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Even my parakeets have those. And they stay at home :/

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