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"Gregory R. Askew" <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 29 Jun 2005 15:39:44 -0400
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I believe that the poster was making a joke as the bird was wandering to points
at the same exact latitude as the summering grounds, so I take it that Wyoming
must be in line with Wisconsin, Southern Ontario, and Vermont. Perhaps?
As for capture, I think they might want to see if she'll make her way back on
her own. Definitely fascinating. I'm surprised the Free Press hasn't run a
special interest piece on the bird as well as the project. Perhaps Ian et al
wanted to keep it quiet so the bird isn't harassed or worse.

Quoting C and R STEWART <[log in to unmask]>:

> Greg,
> Thanks for posting web page for WOCR history.  Fascinating reading.
>   I found it curious that the team (as of june 15)  had written "rather
> than attempt to capture her where she is, the Tracking Team plans to set up
> a pen in Wyoming."    I don't understand this comment.  I assume someone
> out there (Ian, Ron?)  is in daily contact with the Team.  Could you
> forward this for an explanation?   What is the reason not to capture and
> why WY and not WI, which is where the other birds are?
> Ruth
> Charlie & Ruth Stewart
> E. Dorset, Vermont
> U.S.A.