Do you remember what band setup the tern had? So far, every banded Caspian I've run into has had a color combo + federal on one leg, and a large, yellow band with a 4 digit code on the other. All of these terns have been banded near McNary NWR, so I assume there's a correlation there. I'm curious as to if your tern was banded with the same setup, though I assume it wasn't. Let me know!
Today I had a banded Caspian at Lake Sammamish, which I have yet to report (will get to it tonight). I had another last month at Swallows Park near Clarkston, which was banded back in July of 2007. Bands provide some really cool insight into bird's lives!
On Tue, Sep 15, 2020, 7:41 PM John Riegsecker <jriegsecker...> wrote:
> All, > > Earlier this month I photographed a banded Caspian Tern in Port Orchard. > I received several emails suggesting I report the band, even though > the project was no longer in existence. I received a response today: > > The bird was banded 08/04/2015 near Tule Lake, Siskiyou County, > California and was too young to fly when banded. Sex unknown. > > -- > John Riegsecker > _______________________________________________ > Tweeters mailing list > <Tweeters...> > http://mailman11.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/tweeters >