The other day, I reported that some visiting birders and I saw a  
banded Crested Caracara in eastern Collier County near the new town  
of Ave Maria. I got word back from James Dwyer who banded this bird.  
Here is his reply:

> That bird is a female, tagged 3/5/2006, at what was then the  
> entrance to the brand new ground breaking for the Ave Maria  
> project.  Her territory was converted from pasture to the  
> suburban / urban project there now, and she was marked so we could  
> see how she responded to the changes.  As it happens, she seemed to  
> do just fine by shifting her territory a bit and continuing to  
> breed normally.  Thanks for the heads up.  I am very interested in  
> seeing how her bands are wearing.  Did you get any photos?

Thanks to all who answered my RFI about this bird.



Vincent Lucas
Naples, FL
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