BACA03 was originally banded in 2009; he fell from his nest in June of that year and was hand reared at the OWL (Orphaned Wildlife) Rehabilitation Society facility in Delta, BC, receiving his USFW band before his release in August 2009. He was recaptured on December 4, 2018, near 164th Street and 16th Avenue, Surrey, and received his tracking tag and a black/yellow band on his left leg with the characters C over 6. He hatched in the spring of 2009.
Please visit our Hancock Wildlife Forum thread for more information about what BACA03 has been doing since then.
Update – Observers reported that BACA03 and his mate raised 2 chicks in 2020.
The photo shows David Hancock with BACA03.
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