Daily Archives: May 17, 2010

Tuesday’s Walk: Harrier Meadow and Bird-banding Update

    We are all set for tomorrow's 10 a.m. Harrier Meadow walk and bird-banding demo, with one small change.
   We had planned to allow some participants to park in DeKorte Park by 9:40 a.m. and car-pool to Harrier Meadow (about a half-mile away), but DeKorte is hosting a solar-energy conference and parking will be at a premium.
   If you want to carpool, please meet us outside DeKorte at the entrance to Disposal Road by 9:40 a.m.
   Above is an Indigo Bunting banded this morning.
   The walk is rain or shine. The bird banding may be weather-dependent.
   Full listing follows.
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Update: Banded Bald Eagle W/ Transmitter

Thanks to the wonders of bird-banding, we have tracked down some information on that Bald Eagle w/transmitter that was seen over the Overpeck Preserve earlier this spring and deftly photographed by Alice Leurck.
Leurck Because of the red/black band on the eagle’s left leg, it has been determined that the bird was originally from Northern Manhattan and hacked six years ago, in 2004.

Peter E. Nye, Leader of the Endangered Species Unit of the Wildlife Diversity Group for the New York State DEC, says: “This is a NY band: we’ve put red/black on captive-reared and/or hacked birds over the years, but not too many.” (Thanks, Pete!)

Original post is here.