Lightroom: Search and/or identify images that have been flipped horizontally or vertically

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In Lightroom it seems to be impossible to tell which images have been flipped horizontally (or vertically for that matter) as there is no visible indication (no icon, no listing in the metadata panel, no check next to the setting in the Photo menu.
Ideally I would also like to be able to search or create a smart collection to find flipped images.  As it currently stands accidentally flipping images (such as having more images selected than you think when flipping one image)
An indicator (either a check that shows up next to the "Flip Horizontal" or "Flip Vertical" option or even an "orientation = 2" metadata field would be sufficient) and a means of searching for the status of the flip or the value of the orientation would be very useful.
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I agree, it's strange that there is no indication of mirroring.

As workarounds, the Any Crop plugin shows the current mirroring (horizontal or vertical) and rotation of a photo. The Any Filter plugin lets you search for photos that have mirroring applied, e.g.