[CT Birds] Tagged and banded Mallards

kmueller at ntplx.net kmueller at ntplx.net
Mon Sep 1 20:08:23 EDT 2014

Thank You Min!

Quoting mhuang at snet.net:

> 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
> Columbia
> Sent from my iPhone
>> 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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