Independence: If you can see her feet, she has both a black band and a copper colored band on left leg. She has a curve in her beak that is easy to see. Her left wing has a white patch, and this wing is droopy due to the injury she sustained when she was shot.
Franklin: If you can see his feet, he has a black band on right leg and copper colored on his left. He has an upside-down “V” in front with his white feathers. If you see him from behind, his wing feathers do not cross each other, as he is missing most of his primaries on his left wing.
Of course, when perched together on the nest, you can really see the size difference. The female (Independence) is larger than the male (Franklin)!