Banded “Harbor Heron”: What to Look For

Liz with banded SNEG on Hoffman-1

A follower of this blog has asked us to post a photo of a  band on a Snowy Egret, so everyone will know what to look for. (Thanks, Mike, and thanks for the photo, NYC Audubon!)

This photo was taken of a young Snowy Egret on Hoffman Island (hence the blue band) earlier this summer. Egrets tagged on South Brother Island have yellow bands.IMG_5113

  Hoffman Island is a small artificial island off Staten Island, roughly 18 miles south of Mill Creek Marsh, where a banded Snowy Egret was seen Monday morning. Photo of Hoffman is on right.



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