If you send in the band numbers, you should receive information on where and when the bird was banded and if it was a wild bird or not. The Dept of Fish and Game should have the contact for band numbers.
On 2013-01-06, at 7:47 PM, Thomas Berriman wrote:
> I have several photos of the silver metal Pochard leg band. I posted 2 at my
> flickr site for people to view ( as well as some of my other digiscopes : ) )
> Clearly I saw no red plastic on this bird but have not seen its other leg.
> Tom Berriman
> p.s I can also post more there or 'blow up' an image to see just the leg and
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