Follow up on banded Ruddy Turnstone at Ballona Creek
- Good morning,
Thanks to Ed Pandolfino for forwarding my Sunday post, to Jim Helmericks, in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Jim is fairly certain that the banded Ruddy Turnstone, I photographed at Ballona Creek, is a bird he banded in northern Alaska, in May 2005. Steve and I went back on Monday, 12/27/10, to see if we could find it again and get more of the numbers off the legband. We found two other Ruddies, but they did not have legbands.
For those of you who routinely walk along Ballona Creek or occasionally visit, look for Jim's Ruddy Turnstones.
all the best,
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "Jim Helmericks" <jwh@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 26, 2010 7:05:16 PM
Subject: Re: Another look at the Turnstone leg band
Hi Suzie and Ed,
What digits I can come up with are 1182-_ _ 845; The 1182 is very sharp so no doubt there and I'm sure the last three is 845. This fits in to the series I finished up in 2005 and if we assume that the missing digits are 75 then the bird was banded here at my home on 22 May 2005. Since I have four other sightings from this area, I feel pretty sure that this is one of my birds.
Very nice picture of the bird Suzie.
James W. Helmericks
Golden Plover Guiding Co.
Colville Village Via PO Box 340109
Prudhoe Bay, Alaska 99734
Cell (907) 952-4785 jwh@... NatureBlog - http://kingeider.blogspot.com/ Golden Plover Photography - http://speikiei.zenfolio.com/
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