Near Arlington on the afternoon of 2/25, a Peregrine Falcon was seen feeding on a bird. The prey bird had two bands, as described below. Three digiscoped photos are available if anyone wants to see them. Photos will not show white band with lettering.
Turquoise plastic on left leg, white plastic with black lettering on right leg. Black lettering appears to be three lines high (small text) on one side, text may be combination of letters and numbers but words/patterns not discernible. On the other side only one line tall, larger numbers, first number a 9, second number may be 5, last number is most likely 6 but possibly 8. The white band is taller than the turquoise band.
Wings: Three outer primaries black or very dark grey at tips, lightening to medium grey near base; appear gull-like. Rest of primaries were white, I believe. Body (under) feathers all white and seemed large and fairly dense. Legs and toes thick, reddish, with claw-appearing tips rather than talons. Anisodactyl arrangement. Not webbed.
At 2:48, PEFA flew off with the mostly stripped carcass, one full lap around the open area of the property and then half a lap before flying due SSW toward forested area overlooking the river.