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On several occasions I have noticed that photographs I've taken have been of sufficient resolution to allow the characters on the rings of ringed birds to be read.
Unfortunately, because the numbers run horizontally, it's never possible to read the whole number (unless the bird is unfeasibly co-operative, and moves around so you can get several shots of various viewpoints). In reality this just doesn't happen.
If the numbers ran vertically, at least some of the time they'd be legible in photographs. I suppose that the band might have to be a little wider, and that might be a problem with some birds.
It's just a bit frustrating to be able to read part of the number, but not all, so one can't report a sighting to the ringing organisation.
Any thoughts, anyone?