Just a side note. After trying for a year I was finally able to retrieve the full band # from his leg. Talk about exciting! I sent it out right away to a gentleman (Danny) who had been trying to help me ID this RTH recently. This is what he emailed back:
Thanks for getting the number. This is a rehabilitated bird banded in Maine in 2008. Its behavior suggests that it probably imprinted on humans during the rehabilitation process. This is an example of why we are not keen on the banding of rehabilitated birds. Often such birds get themselves into some kind of mischief or other and we end up getting a bad rap because the bird was banded.
What kind of mischief do you think Danny's talking about? He also recommended I report this bird to www.reportband.gov, which I did. They told me he was banded on May 20, 2008 to be exact and will email me a Certificate of Appreciation with additional information about this bird. When I find out more I'll let you know!