The Common Porchard clearly has an aluminum band on it's right leg.
Don't be so quick to dismiss this bird as wild because someone claims
to have seen a red plastic band. Larry Master's photo clearly shows the
silver band on the right foot. Hopefully Tom has some pictures that will
clear contribute to this debate.
It is very disappointing that certain members of State Records
Committees are so quick to dismiss rare bird finds and have a very
negative attitude. Some people are determined to dismiss rare birds
with little factual data. Tropical Storm Sandy has produce several great
birds. Enjoy this wild bird!