On Sunday morning, after photographing all nine numbers on the brass band adorning the Canada Goose pictured above, I submitted the information to the nation Bird Banding Lab in Maryland and gotten an instantaneous reply.
Turns out that Canada Goose No. 1168-30285 is a female, banded as young bird on July 9, 2015, in Ramsey.
I also got a certificate of appreciation (not too brag) -- the first one I've ever gotten for anything pertaining to a Canada Goose.
What does it all mean?
I plan to find out and write. a column about it down the road.