Daily Archives: June 17, 2011

Banded Goldfinch Mystery

Copy of IMG_5597 Ron Shields took this photo of New Jersey's state bird earlier this week by Copy of Copy of IMG_5597-1the Carillon Disposal Road and, lo and behold, it was banded.

We figured it was one of the birds that NJMC Naturalist Mike Newhouse and his crew banded by the nearby Erie Landfill, but we figured wrong.

All we can make out on the band are the letters "ABRE." We are trying to discern what that stands for.

Anybody help out?  (Thanks, Ron!)