DEC 31: Color-banded bird from 2008-09 winter

classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
1 message Options
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view

DEC 31: Color-banded bird from 2008-09 winter

Report from Nancy Cox of the banding team:

Hi Ken,

Steve and I went up on December 31, 2014 just to see the rosy-finches.  We stayed for about 1 hour and saw a flock of about 32 birds once.  There were approximately 20 Blacks, 10 Brown-capped, and 2 Gray-crowned.  The Gray-crowned consisted of Hepburn's and the interior race.  We saw that many of them were banded including one that had a green color band.  It is one we had a transmitter on and was originally banded on January 18, 2009.  That means it was 6 1/2 years old at that time...

Happy New Year!