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Author Topic: Paging Gavin - Found A Bird Leg Band  (Read 122 times)
climberdude
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« on: January 01, 2020, 12:00:36 PM »

While Brad, Mr. Mud, and I were gathering details on the second pitch of "Feather Canyon" on December 30th, I found a blue leg band with the marking BR4 on the side and 3 in another location in the dirt.  Is this leg band of importance for your work?
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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2020, 04:24:25 PM »

No, the leg band is not of importance for my work, but thanks for checking - it doesn't represent any of the falcons we have banded over the years. My guess is that the band is from an escaped racing pigeon that was killed and eaten by the resident peregrine falcon pair in the Tuff Dome / H & L Dome / Flakes area. If you want to send me a photo of the band - or give a few more details on size - I can try to confirm, but a band from a pigeon is my strong suspicion.
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2020, 06:57:41 PM »

Pigeons...aka rats with wings...the urban variety anyway  Yes Nod Big Grin Laugh Out Loud
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2020, 07:17:56 PM »

 While we are on the subject, do any of you climbers wear ankle bracelets or GPS location monitoring bracelets?
 
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2020, 07:57:11 PM »

What information were you guys collecting?

Yup, it's a run-out to the 1st bolt.

Pro to 6'...
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2020, 08:02:58 PM »

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While we are on the subject, do any of you climbers wear ankle bracelets or GPS location monitoring bracelets?
Called an activity watch.

I prefer to Watch Mr. Mud suffer on strava.
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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2020, 08:37:01 PM »

You are probably right that it is from a pigeon.  The band diameter is only 5/16", which I think would be too small for for the typical bird of prey.
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