Daily Archives: January 16, 2009



   Last week, after we saw a Peregrine Falcon with bands on both legs, we posted an item on the blog that asked readers for help in determining what the bands meant.
   We received several helpful responses, including a couple that ran along these lines:

    The gray band is a U. S. Fish and Wildlife band. 

     If the bird was banded in New York City (by the NYCDEP), it's a female, indicated by the black over green band on its left leg (a male would be black over red).

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