Thank you, thank you - from all of us who thoroughly enjoyed watching this bird and were startled by the no-joy-in-Mudville atmosphere among some viewers.
On Jan 6, 2013, at 5:14 PM, William Perry wrote:
> 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!