I birded today at Bald Eagle State Park and picked up new county year bird- a flock of 20 Common Goldeneye. There was a nice diversity with a couple rafts of all three mergansers, Ruddy Ducks, Great Scaup, Ring-necked Ducks and a lone Bufflehead.
There was a flock of Canada Geese that I took some time to look over and I managed to pick out one with a green band on its left leg (BOX or 8OX) and a telemetry antenna of some sort sticking out of its back. The green band was exceptionally hard to read as it was always hidden in the grass.
I hadn’t heard of anyone putting telemetry units on Canada Geese so a quick Google search found some info on a couple older projects but nothing that I thought this bird might be part of. I already submitted all the info to the Banding Lab but I would love to hear if anyone knows where the this bird might have been banded, what the project is, and whether its still being tracked.