Date: 2/2/18 7:22 am
From: Jim Leonard <photojleonard...>
Subject: [obol] Photo: Banded Streaked Horned Lark Info
Jim Leonard, while along on Livermore Road just north of Baskett Slough
NWR, photographed a Streaked Horned Lark (below), endemic to the Pacific
Northwest. This female had two leg bands on each leg.
After consulting with Joel Geier and receiving confirmation from Adrian
Wolf of the Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM), the photos of these
Horned Larks are from a migratory population in Puget Sound, which were
banded by the CNLM. Per Adrian, “She was banded as a nestling on June 17,
2016, at Gary Army Airfield on Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM), up here in
the Puget lowlands of Pierce County, WA. She returned to JBLM in 2017 as a
first year breeding bird, but not to Gary Army; rather she bred at McChord
Airfield, a case of natal dispersal.” Adrian said that Jim’s photograph at
Basket Slough will help CNLM with their current movement analysis,
specifically in understanding where these birds spend the winter.

Click on link for photo. Photo taken Dec.30, 2017.

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