Do You Like My Band? by barnsis

A Purple Finch near our home in Southeast Missouri. I have taken thousands of images of wild birds but this is the first banded bird I have taken a photo of. I tried to enlarge it enough to try to read the band but no luck.

Nikon D90 with Nikkor 300mm VR lens on auto focus

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  • JDL15
    JDL15about 2 years ago

    stunning capture
    excellent colour

  • Thank you John

    – barnsis

  • Penny Rinker
    Penny Rinkerabout 2 years ago

    just beautiful. I wonder why and who banded it. Too bad you couldn’t read the numbers. Maybe it was hurt at one time. I guess I could come up with all kinds of maybes’. lol Great capture.

  • They band them to see where all they travel, how long they live, and some other reasons. Thank you

    – barnsis

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelabout 2 years ago


    wonderful capture .. many congrats on the feature

  • Thank you Very Much!!

    – barnsis

  • swaby
    swabyabout 2 years ago

    Excellent capture! I have so many of these in my backyard I didn’t know they stayed for the winter.

  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • John44
    John44about 2 years ago

    Really nice work!!! Beautiful

  • Thank you John

    – barnsis

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 2 years ago

    How beautiful!!! I have not had any Purple Finches here this
    winter . . . very unusual!!!

  • Thank you Lori. wonder if it is the severity of the winter?

    – barnsis

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeabout 2 years ago

    Really great shot ! I have never spotted a banded one !

  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 2 years ago

    Cool bracelet, LOL! Beautiful shot.

  • Thank you Cindy

    – barnsis

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture Byron

  • Thank you Larry

    – barnsis

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