The saga of the Overpeck Preserve Bald Eagle with the transmitter has turned into a real mystery. We checked with Fish and Wildlife Departments in Virginia, Maryland, New York, Maine and Quebec, but came up empty.
After we posted Alice Leurck's photo above on this blog, a reader suggested we checked to see if the eagle's legs were banded, because Bald Eagle banders in various states use different color bands.
Alice checked her photos and, sure enough, we were able to make out the bands in one of the shots. The left leg had a red/black band, and the right leg had a silver band.
We also sent the photos to the folks at the Center for Conservation Biology, and are waiting to hear from them. (Thank you to everyone has offered their help in solving this little mystery!)