Northern Cardinal female, photo by Tom Walker 20-Oct-01Northern Parula (female), photo by Tom Walker 20-Oct-01Bird Banding
at Caddo Lake


October 20, 2001



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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2001.  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Dorothy Metzler of Longview, Diane Jones of Jonesville, Texas, Robert McGuire of Shreveport, Carolyn and Dickie Luce of Mooringsport, Louisiana, and Tom Walker of Jefferson.  A total of 24 birds were caught.

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

Carolina Wren; photo by Tom Walker 20-Oct-01Weather conditions: The morning started off cloudy, but clear skies prevailed most of the day.  The morning temperature was in the 50's and the high was near 80.

Time: Started at 8:45 a.m. and ended at 4:30 p.m.

Number of Nets: Thirteen (13)

Special Notes: There were no retraps.

During mid-afternoon, we placed nets along the edge of the pasture and then walked it, trying to flush birds towards the nets.  Our primary objective was to determine if any of the Ammodramus sparrow species had migrated back.  We only walked a part of the pasture, and nothing flushed from the grass except a meadowlark.  There was very little bird activity in the pasture.  However, a sparrow was sighted in a different section of that pasture about five days earlier.

Banding Summary:  (6 species)                       New   Retraps   Unbanded   Total

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)                 1                           1
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)         2                           2
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)                 1                  1        2
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)         1                           1
Northern Parula (Parula americana)               2                           2
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)       16                          16
Totals:                                         23       0          1       24

Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species)
20 Species Observed  ~ 20-Oct-01
Northern Parula photo by Dorothy Metzler 20-Oct-01Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas

Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Barred Owl (2:00 a.m. -- T.Walker)
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
White-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Eastern Bluebird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
Northern Parula
Northern Cardinal
Meadowlark species




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Report compiled and written by Tom Walker.
Full-length photo of Northern Parula by Dorothy Metzler.
All other photos on this page by Tom Walker.
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Page last updated: 
May 21, 2011 .




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