On April 23, 2010 Dr Bryan Watts and Libby Mojica banded 3 nestling bald eagles in their nest along the Colonial Parkway in Williamsburg, VA. One of the 3 was banded Purple “DC”. Here is a photo Dr Watts took of the 3 nestlings, with DC in the middle, a female.
On New Year’s day Jan 1, 2018, Christine Kent got the year off with amazing news. She captured a photo of a bald eagle with purple “DC” in a field off Benefit Road in Chesapeake, VA. Here is the photo of DC in flight, and a zoomed in photo in which I was able to read the purple band. Many thanks to Christine for sharing her photo. These purple bands are paying dividends, even though sometimes it takes years to payoff. Photos used with permission.