We could see the silver federal band, but not any other band — until it decided to fly. When it took off and headed for the mud flats, Green-winged Teal took off and flew faster than we’ve ever seen them before.
Turns out that Jill Homcy saw and photographed the same bird last month at River Barge Park. She just heard back that the bird was banded in New York City on June 5 of this year. Now we are trying to find out exactly where in NYC. (Thanks, Jill!)