Date: 1/3/19 6:55 pm From: Scott <pygmyowl...> Subject: Re: [cobirds] Banding Rosy-finches in Colorado - We have a neat listserv
I have banded over 5000 Rosy-finches in Estes Park, if you have a band
number, I can see if it is mine.
On 1/2/2019 8:53 PM, Leon Bright wrote:
> COBirders-- On New Year’s Day at 5:00 p.m. I posted a query about a
> banded Rosy-finch photographed the day before on the Westcliffe CBC in
> Custer County. I asked if anyone knew of records of Rosy-finch
> banding in our state. Several COBirders responded right away, with
> two reminding me of a Dec. 12 post to COBirds asking for help in
> collecting data about Rosy-finches for CPW. About two hours later I
> received an email from Aaron Yappert, the author of the December post
> for help. Later he contacted other participants in the Westcliffe CBC
> and yesterday at 2:00 p.m. he told us that, “…/as far as I can tell,
> the band on the left leg is entirely silver. We put colored bands on
> the left leg and unfortunately, our black bands fade to silver within
> a year or so. A solid silver band, likely originally a black band,
> indicates that this bird was banded on a Mesa about 15 driving miles
> WNW of Telluride, CO, sometime between January and April of 2018.”/
> Thank you, COBirders!!
> Leon Bright, Pueblo
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