Posted by: grperegrines | 06/05/2018

6/5/18: Band information

The information for the bands placed on all four chicks by the DNR is below.

GVSU Eberhard Center:

Female – Black 27 over Blue K on left leg, silver USFW band on right leg

Male – Black 31 over Blue C on left leg, silver USFW band on right leg

Kent County Courthouse:

Female #1 – Black 28 over Blue K on left leg, silver USFW band on right leg

Female #2 – Black 29 over Blue K on left leg, silver USFW band on right leg

Note that the numbers on the USFW bands are unreadable unless you are holding the bird, so I didn’t list them here.

It’s nice that we’ll be able to tell the male by either the number or the letter on his left leg, but we’ll have to see both digits of the top number to tell the females apart.  Size will also help, as males are generally about 1/3 smaller than the females.

When will they finally take off?  I’d say probably Thursday at the earliest, but I’ve been surprised before!

 

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