Date: 3/9/17 6:13 pm
From: Craig Gibson <cbgibson...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Adult Bald Eagle: R/6 leg band details
Greetings all,

A few weeks back, a sighting was reported of an adult Bald Eagle photographed in flight over Lower
Mystic Lake in Arlington, MA with a burnt orange left leg band and alphanumeric code: R/6.

Good news to share, with many thanks to Tom French and his terrific and hardworking staff at the
Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program (NHESP) at MassWildlife. History details below.

This adult Bald Eagle is almost 6 years old, banded in Middleborough, one sibling, no previous sightings!

Craig Gibson
cbgibson AT

The history of this bird is as follows:

Band numbers: 0679-04097, and R/6 burnt orange

Banding date and location: 06-02-11, MA, Plymouth Co., Middleborough, Assawompset/Pocksha Ponds

Siblings: One, R/5

Previous reports of R/6: None

This report: 02-17-17, MA, Middlesex Co., Arlington, Lower Mystic Lake – photographed by Craig Gibson

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