MA: Were Gold & now they're Burnt Orange
NH: Black ME: Red NY: Blue
|Bald Eagle by Phil Brown|
Black has also been used in CT, RI, VT. Most MA gold-banded eagles now 10 years old or more, but there are some still out there. MA uses 2 colors is that they ran out of alphanumeric combos for gold bands. For same reason as above, NY also uses bi-colored band with red over black. Color bands general placed on the left leg, except ME which places red band on right; in all cases there should be a silver federal band on the other leg.