I was hunting the Coastal Zone in NJ this past week and on Monday it was cold with plenty of ice. The guide and I were in the process of moving to a new spot, when we came around a turn in the channel and some Seagulls took off from the water. As the one Seagull flew I noticed he dropped something and it landed on the ice. After pointing it out to the guide he motored over and broke thru the ice with the boat so I could pick it up. It was a duck, but only had the wings and legs attached. the breast and head were picked clean. The legs were barely hanging on and wouldn't you know it had a leg band on! It was a very old band and the numbers were still visible. It said,"Avise F & G Wildlife Service." The leg was hanging on by a little skin, so I pulled it off and put it in my pocket. That evening the guide invited me over to his house for dinner. After much soul searching I decided to give the band to him. It was his boat and his marsh and I did nothing to earn the band. Needless to say he accepted.
Now we had trouble identifying the duck cause it only had the wings to go by. Of course he will get the info back on the certificate for the positive ID, but maybe you can help with the ID by the picture till he gets the info.
Here is the pics of what was left of it.
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http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sra ... 4d36db.jpg
*****Anyone want to help me out on how to post the pictures?
Can't seem to get the hang of it!*******
Anyone want to take a guess at what it is?