[CT Birds] Tagged and banded Mallards

mhuang at snet.net mhuang at snet.net
Mon Sep 1 19:40:39 EDT 2014

mallards and black ducks are being marked with various colored nasal saddles as part of a multi-year study of the effects of saltmarsh restoration on wintering ecology and energetics.

Min Huang

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> On Sep 1, 2014, at 7:17 PM, Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> Does anyone have any information about a Mallard banding/tagging program using bright yellow bill/nares tags? I spotted 5 eclipse drake Mallards today in the Leetes Farm Marsh in Guilford this morning with these bright yellow nares tags. One of the birds flew and it looked like it also had a leg band. I am not sure if this is a State banding program, or a private program, or maybe escaped birds from an aviary of private collection.
> Shorebirds in the marsh included three dozen Yellowlegs (about 50/50 Greater/Lesser), many Kildeer, a few Semi-palmated Plovers, 3 Short-billed Dowitcher, only 50 Semi-palmated and Least Sandpiper....with one larger unidentified Semi-palmated type with unusual plumage, leg color and bright plumage color.
> K Mueller
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