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Orange-cheeked Waxbill

An Orange-cheeked Waxbill, an African finch has been seen on the western edge of the maintenance field for a few days.  Most likely an escapee from a zoo, it has been hanging out with house sparrows.  It won't be able to tolerate the cold weather, so it will most likely perish later this month.

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The band is upside down and hard to read.  I think the number is B8T840 but their could be additional digits and the B could be an 8.