Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

 

 

February 1, 2003

 

 


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Red-winged Blackbird (fem) photo Copyright  Ron Munden 01-Feb-03. Henslow's Sparrow photo Copyright  Ron Munden 01-Feb-03. Savannah Sparrow photo Copyright  Ron Munden 01-Feb-03.
Red-winged Blackbird (female) Henslow's Sparrow Savannah Sparrow
Photos above by Ron Munden

 

 

Henslow's Sparrow photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler 01-Feb-03.

Henslow's Sparrow photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler 01-Feb-03.

Savannah Sparrow photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler 01-Feb-03.

Swamp Sparrow photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler 01-Feb-03.

Henslow's Sparrow

Henslow's Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

Photos by Dorothy Metzler

 

 

Eastern Towhee photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler 01-Feb-03. Red-winged Blackbird (fem) photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler 01-Feb-03. Northern Mockingbird photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler 01-Feb-03. Henslow's Sparrow photo Copyright  Tom Walker 01-Feb-03.
Eastern Towhee Red-winged Blackbird (female) Northern Mockingbird Henslow's Sparrow
Photo by Dorothy Metzler Photo by Dorothy Metzler Photo by Dorothy Metzler Photo by Tom Walker

 

 

Brown Thrasher photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler 01-Feb-03. Mourning Dove photo Copyright  Tom Walker 01-Feb-03. Henslow's Sparrow photo Copyright  Tom Walker 01-Feb-03.
Brown Thrasher
Photo by
Dorothy Metzler
Mourning Dove
Photo by Tom Walker
Henslow's Sparrow
Photo by Tom Walker

 

 

Saturday, February 1, 2003.  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Colleen Cookson of Shreveport, Rachid Feretti of Shreveport, Ron Munden of Marshall, Diane Jones of Jonesville, Dorothy Metzler of Longview, and Tom Walker of Jefferson.

 

Location:  The banding activities took place just west of Caddo Lake in Marion County on Boots Walker Road (near Jefferson, Texas).

 

Weather Conditions:  Clear and mild.  The morning low was in the lower to mid 30's and the afternoon high was in the mid to upper 60's. 

 

Time:  The nets were put up from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. and were down by 5:30 p.m.

 

Number of Nets:  Eleven (11)

 

Next Banding Date:  To be announced.  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker [E-mail: twalkercaddolaketx(at)att.net] for the latest information. 

 

Special Note:  We netted a Henslow's Sparrow today that Jim had banded almost exactly one year ago, on February 2, 2002.  This was the first Henslow's Sparrow banded here that we've retrapped after it migrated north and returned here. 

 

 

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Banding Summary:  (16 species)                     New  Retrap  Total

 

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)................... 1      0      1
Tufted Titmouse (Parus bicolor).................... 1      0      1
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus).................. 1      1      2
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)........... 1      0      1
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)................... 0      1      1
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)........... 1      1      2
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)................... 5      2      7
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)...... 12      2     14
Henslow's Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii)........... 0      1      1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)................... 4      2      6
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)................ 3      0      3
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis).... 6      7     13
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)................... 2      0      2
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis).......... 3      2      5
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)......... 2      0      2
American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)............. 1      0      1
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Totals                                             43     19     62

 

 

History of Retraps (8 species; 19 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses and other capture dates.

 

Northern Mockingbird photo Copyright  Tom Walker 01-Feb-03.

Northern Mockingbird
Photo by
Tom Walker

Hermit Thrush
1861-80787 (01-18-2003)

 

Brown Thrasher
902-62961 (10-16-1999)

 

Field Sparrow
1990-28025 (03-04-2000)
2160-80880 (12-11-1999) 3-3-2000, 12-20-2000

 

Savannah Sparrow
1651-44726 (12-20-2000) 11-17-2001
2031-03087 (11-30-2002)

 

Henslow's Sparrow

Northern Mockingbird photo Copyright  Ron Munden 01-Feb-03.

Northern Mockingbird
Photo by Ron Munden

1990-28236 (02-02-2002)

 

Song Sparrow
1861-80730 (11-30-2002)
1861-80734 (11-30-2002)

 

White-throated Sparrow
1521-67814 (03-04-2000)
1521-68023 (11-03-2001)
1541-85821 (02-23-2002)
1541-85879 (04-06-2002)
1861-80719 (11-16-2002)
1861-80760 (12-21-2002)
1861-80772 (12-31-2002)

1621-10002 (10-12-2002) 12-31-2002

 

Northern Cardinal
8001-47894 (02-03-2001) 03-31-2001, 04-14-2001, 01-18-2003
1621-10002 (10-12-2002) 12-31-2002

 

 

Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):
36 Species Observed  ~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas 


Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Woodcock
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Hermit Thrush

 


American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing
Pine Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Henslow's Sparrow
Le Conte's Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
meadowlark sp.
American Goldfinch

 

Eastern Towhee (male) photo Copyright  Tom Walker 01-Feb-03.

Eastern Towhee

Photo by Tom Walker

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