Thursday, November 7, 2013

Banded Red Knots on Long Island NY...

Regular readers know by now how much I enjoy documenting banded birds and sharing them on my blog. On November 1st, while out scouting on Long Island for the New York State Ornithological Association conference to see if I could turn up some thing good for the weekend field trips. I came upon a flock of shorebirds in the Point Lookout Town parking lot while looking for Gulls.

The shorebirds included Rudy Turnstones, Dunlins, Black-belied Plovers and RED KNOTS of which 4 were banded. I managed to document 2 of the 4 before a roving Peregrine Falcon put the shorebirds up and they never returned. Another example of Peregrine "Punk" behavior! I have reported both bands and await the results which I will share with you, so keep checking back for an update.

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Nancy Castillo said...

Congratulations, Andrew! I look forward to hearing what you find out!!

AdamH said...

I wonder if they were banded by the Manomet Bird Observatory team. I spent a summer there a looong time ago and they had an ongoing project with Red Knots. We banded them in Scituate, MA.