This post could also be entitled 'clutching at straws'
This is from the colour ringing bird site: - see Stewart, the ruskies do ring geese, see note 1:
01690 - Red-breasted Goose - Branta ruficollis
Rings (on leg) with code (3 letters).
White ring with black code (A01-A13) (on right tarsus) and metal ring (on left tarsus).
Bird Ringing Centre of Russia, att. Sergei Kharitonov, 117312, Moscow, Russia.
note 1: used colours for coded rings are yellow and black.
note 2: this project concerns 200 birds ringed at the Taymyr Delta, Pura River during 1996 by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and the International Artic Expedition IEE (Russian Academy of Science).
note 3 : white rings are put during summer 2007 at the Agapa River, Taimyr Peninsula,