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so, back in november there was a banding of a number of pintail at bosque del apache. rumor has it one was captured in japan a few days ago and fitted with a gps transmitter. what a flight this bird had. be looking this fall for a little something extra if he makes it back this way.
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Randy I think you misunderstood......they found a New Mexican with pigtails....not a New Mexican Pintail...and those bands were handcuffs!!! Sounds like a fish story. Which by the way I cought the state record trout today and released it!!
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About six or eight years ago there were several hen pintails w/transmitters and antennas using the valley that you could track on the internet. I heard about the banding there at Bosque. If thats true
about the Japan thing then thats pretty crazy. Let us know if you
find out more about that.
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