Date: 2/2/18 10:23 am
From: Robert O'Brien <baro...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Photo: Banded Streaked Horned Lark Info
Hi Jim- Great Photo and interesting Info. I wonder how many
such Larks have been banded to date. Maybe Joel knows.
If not it would be interested to inquire of your contacts. This
would tell something about the likelihood of making a find like
Bob OBrien

On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 7:20 AM, Jim Leonard <photojleonard...> wrote:

> 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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