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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Fwd: Banded Canada Geese at Prospect Park, NYC: The story behind the bands.
-----Original Message----- From: Rafael Guillermo Campos-Ramírez Sent: Tue, Mar 31, 2015 7:54 am Subject: Banded Canada Geese at Prospect Park, NYC: The story behind the bands.
This year I have encountered 2 Canada Geese with neck bands.
The first one was seen on the ballfields, and neck band is orange with white letters & numbers. It read Y3T4. The bird is a male. It was banded at Varennes, Quebec; Canada. The bird was too young to fly when banded in 2013. First time seen by myself in the Park was 22 January 2015. Last time seen was 30 March 2015.
The second one was first seen around Prospect Lake. The neck band is yellow with black letters & numbers. It read NA08. The bird is a female. She hatched in 2005 or earlier. She was banded at Coney Island, NY. First time seen was on 13 March 2015. Last time seen was 30 March 2015.
By the way, both birds were seen forraging together at the ballfields with a large flock of geese.