BFM, funny thing you mention that. I looked really hard at this bird's legs before I shot him but didn't see a band. I didn't see it until after I got the dog back on her stand and took the bird from her.
Flashman, it was banded 9/9/2013. You can tell that the whole band was green at one time, but it was almost all worn out except for inside the numbers/letters. This is the first colored band I have seen(other than pictures of money bands) but I've talked to a few folks recently that have killed some bands like this before. They're new to me too.
"A man may not care for golf and still be human, but the man who does not like to see, hunt, photograph or otherwise outwit birds or animals is hardly normal. He is supercivilized, and I for one do not know how to deal with him." Aldo Leopold