I'm an avid birder and nature photographer wishing to share some of my sightings & images taken while out in the "wilds" of Cape Ann and surrounding New England countryside. More images can be found on my web site at New England Birds Plus Enjoy, Phil Brown

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Eagle Banded in Jackman, ME - June 09, 2010

One of the young Bald Eagles seen from Deer Island in Amesbury this past Sunday, 02/13/11, had a red band on it's leg with "7N" clearly visible in a few of the images taken that day. I forwarded the banding data to Tom French of Mass Wildlife and he passed it along to Chris Desorbo of the Biodiversity Research Institute in Gorham, ME. Chris responded with the following information:

"This bird was banded on 6/9/2010 at Holeb Pond, 8 mi WSW of Jackman, in Northwesten ME its USFWS band # is 0709-00515 with a Red 7 / N with stripe acraft band."

and sent the following image of it and it's sibling on the nest, taken by Bill Hanson, the biologist that banded the eagles.

A distance of approximately 200 miles from Jackman, ME to Amesbury, MA

at approximately 7 months out of the nest "7N" appears to be doing just fine!

A huge thank you goes out to Tom French, Chris Desorbo and many, many others for all of their hard work with these majestic birds as they make a triumphant come back across New England