Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Red Knots, Honeymoon Island - May 12, 2016

Sometimes the researchers contact you after you submit a banded bird, and I did get a response about this one!  Hatched in 2013 or earlier, banded in 2015 in Louisiana.  He was somewhat off the normal migration track I guess, so the researcher contacted me to confirm my information.

I have never been so close to red knots before, so I took a lot of photos today!  Unfortunately red knots are disappearing at an alarming rate and are now a federally protected threatened species.

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