St. Mary’s Adult

So, the adults at St. Mary’s did actually lay two eggs, but they were abandoned. Mary and I went to retrieve them and ‘lo and behold, one of the adults was hanging around! It (turned out to be the female) was perched on the roof ledge on the opposite corner as the eggs. Mary stationed me over by it in hopes of getting the bands. I was there for about 40 minutes, veeeery slowly scooting closer to her while she sat there staring at me. It was really cool. By the time she stood up off her feet to scratch, I was less than 10 feet away from her so I could actually read her bands with the naked eye – b/g R/90. I snapped some nice pictures of the bands and then backed off. She honestly seemed completely unconcerned.

When we got back to the museum, we were surprised to note that she wasn’t in the band database. So, at this point, we don’t know more than her band numbers. Mary said she’ll start calling around to other state monitors and see what we can find out.

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~ by Steph on June 1, 2010.