Just got this email - so it was a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk! Thanks again to everyone!
> Begin forwarded message:
> From: Kirsti Carr <kcarr...>
> Subject: RE: banded raptor - thank you!
> Date: April 26, 2019 at 1:09:53 PM PDT
> To: "<storytel...>" <storytel...>
> Hello Bethany,
> I was just forwarded your email out to the MBBIRDS group and wanted to reach out; I work for the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory and you resighted one of our banded birds! A juvenile Red-tailed Hawk, to be exact. I am wondering if you would be willing to report your band recovery – you can do this quite easily online at www.reportband.gov <https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/BBL/bblretrv/>. This way, the report goes through the Bird Banding Laboratory, and will be added to our database. The trick is, in the photo I received the green color band code is a bit obscured. It is clearly “E _7” but I’m having trouble reading the other digit. Were you able to read the entire code, or would you be able to send me a high-resolution picture of the band?
> Thank you so much keeping your eyes open and for reporting your band encounter. It is so valuable for us to receive data like this, and it doesn’t happen every day… only around 7% of the birds we band get recovered!
> Please let me know if you have any other questions, and if you will be able to report your recovery online.
> All the best,
> Kirsti Carr
> Kirsti Carr
> Golden Gate Raptor Observatory Intern
> Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
> Building 1064 Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito, CA 94965
> Personal Office: (415) 426- 5296 • GGRO General: (415) 426-5290
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