02 Jan Bald Eagles & Color Bands
Posted at 18:47h in Birding
MA: Were Gold & now they’re Burnt Orange
|Bald Eagle by Phil Brown|
Black has also been used in CT, RI, VT.
Most MA gold-banded eagles now 10 years old or more, but there are some still out there.
MA uses 2 colors is that they ran out of alphanumeric combos for gold bands.
For same reason as above, NY also uses bi-colored band with red over black.
Color bands general placed on the left leg, except ME which places red band on right;
in all cases there should be a silver federal band on the other leg.