Canada Geese Subspecies/WBNU

Michael Hobbs Hummer at
Mon Oct 30 22:09:29 PST 2000

Auxilliary markers such as neck rings on geese can be reported through the Bird
Banding Lab - see

They will pass on the tag numbers and locations to the research team
responsible for the banding.

== Michael Hobbs
== Washington Ornithological Society webmaster
== WOSweb at

----- Original Message -----
From: <RTShaw80 at>
To: <tweeters at>
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2000 8:27 PM
Subject: Canada Geese Subspecies/WBNU

> Hey Tweets,

> had some interesting geese with some tags on them yesterday down Lower River

> Road by Vancouver Lake.

> Had a Dusky with a red neck tag, letters PY on them, and a Cackler, I

> believe, with a yellow neck tag having the letter C on it. Any special

> meaning to these tags you all might no about? Also, any good references to

> ID Taverner's Canada Goose?


> The White-breasted Nuthatches at Ridgefield, are they of a different race

> than the ones in the Ponderosa Pine area of E. Washington? I don't have

> either one of there calls burned into memory, but I seem to recall that they

> have different calls. Either one of them always throw me off in the first

> place, as I am still used to the WBNU calls of the ones back east.


> Good Birding

> Ryan



> Ryan Shaw

> Lacey, WA

> RTShaw80 at



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