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  • Matt Sadowski
    ... From: Matt Sadowski To: SDBIRDS Sent: Sunday, July 25, 2010 7:55 PM Subject: look for flagged Western
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Matt Sadowski" <matt.sadowski@...>
      To: "SDBIRDS" <sdbirds@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, July 25, 2010 7:55 PM
      Subject: look for flagged Western Sandpipers

      >A flagged Western Sandpiper was found today in the south San Diego Bay salt
      >works. A photo is posted here:
      > http://www.flickr.com/photos/68911779@N00/
      > See below email for more info.
      > ----
      > Woohoo! That is great news Kate. Hard to believe they've made it
      > down to San Diego already, those guys were just on the breeding
      > grounds a few weeks ago! You can pass along this email to your friend
      > Matt. You bet, that was a bird that we captured for the first time
      > this year in Nome. Her full combo is
      > UL = metal/flag HA/dark blue, UR = Red/Yellow/Grey
      > She was captured 20 June 2010, and was paired with a male that
      > returned from 2009 - his flag combo is XY. For the Nome crew's info,
      > this was nest 10WESAIJ05. I don't have the info with me right now on
      > what her nest success was like.
      > You should pass along the info to your fellow birders that there are a
      > host of standardly marked shorebirds making their way south, as part
      > of the Arctic Shorebird Demographic Network. We banded all birds in
      > Nome with a specific combo - dark green flag + dark blue band, then an
      > individual colour combo on the other leg. Other network sites have a
      > specific colour band paired with the green flag. Rick Lanctot and
      > River Gates (cc'ed on this email), who you may have met at the AOU San
      > Diego meeting, are two coordinators of the ASDN. If you or anyone
      > else see flagged shorebirds, you should let them know.
      > ----
      > Matt Sadowski
      > National City, CA
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