Gathered at banding table; photo by Dorothy Metzler 16Mar02Gathered at banding table; photo by Dorothy Metzler 16Mar02Bird Banding
at Caddo Lake

 

 

April 2002

 

 


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Photos of people gathered at banding table (above) were taken by Dorothy Metzler on March 16, 2002.


 

Saturday, April 6, 2002 -- Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Henry Bradbury of Marshall, Diane Jones of Jonesville, and Tom Walker of Jefferson. 

 

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

 

Weather Conditions:  The weather started out cloudy, then it was clear for the rest of the morning.  After lunch the clouds returned and started threatening rain with light sprinkles by mid-afternoon.  It was windy, with temperatures in the 60's.  

 

Time:  We began putting up nets at 8:45 a.m. and we ended at 3:30 p.m. 

 

Number of Nets:  13 

 

Special Note #1:  By mid-afternoon Jim had run out of bands in the size required for White-throated Sparrows.  Consequently, we had to release that species unbanded.  

 

Special Note #2:  The sparrow pictured below exhibited field marks suggesting both White-throated Sparrow and Savannah Sparrow.  It escaped before it could be weighed; but overall, the White-throated characteristics appeared more dominant.  Could those two species have interbred to produce this individual, or is this bird's heavy streaking within the normal range for White-throated Sparrows at this time of year?

 

 

White-throated Sparrow photo by Tom Walker 06-Apr-02
White-throated Sparrow photo by Tom Walker.
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Banding Summary:  (8 species)                             New   Retrap  Unbanded  Total

 

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)                      0       0       2       2
White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)                    1       2       0       3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (
Polioptila caerulea)         2       0       0       2
Northern Mockingbird  (Mimus polyglottos)           1       0       0       1

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)                    2       0       0       2
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)                    5       0       0       5
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)    24      25      25      74
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)           1       4       0       5
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Totals                                             36      31      27      94

 

 

History of Retraps ~ 3 species; 31 individuals:
(Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.)

 

White-eyed Vireo photo by Tom Walker 06-Apr-02
White-eyed Vireo photo by Tom Walker

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)

1990-28070 (04-15-2000) 02-22-2000 - 05-08-2001
1990-28206 (04-14-2001)

 

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)

1521-67903 (01-06-2001)
1521-67977 (03-10-2001)
1521-68031 (11-17-2001)
1521-68038 (12-18-2001) 02-02-2002
1521-68048 (12-27-2001)
1521-68051 (12-27-2001)
1521-68057 (12-27-2001)
1521-68062 (02-02-2002)
1521-68065 (02-02-2002)

1521-68068 (02-02-02) 02-23-02 - 03-16-2002
1521-68078 (02-02-2002)
1541-85815 (02-23-2002)
1541-85822 (02-23-2002)
1541-85825 (02-23-2002)

White-eyed Vireo photo by Diane Jones 06-Apr-02
White-eyed Vireo photo by Diane Jones

1541-85827 (02-23-2002)
1541-85834 (02-23-02) 03-16-2002
1541-85839 (02-23-2002)
1541-85846 (03-16-2002)
1541-85847 (03-16-2002)
1541-85852 (03-16-2002)
1541-85856 (03-16-2002)
1541-85859 (03-16-2002)
1541-85872 (03-16-2002)
1541-85875 (03-16-2002)
1541-85877 (03-16-2002)

 

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

1621-09923 (10-20-2001) 02-02-2002
1621-09974 (03-16-2002)
1781-80013 (10-20-2001)
8001-47839 (01-06-2001) 02-03-2001 - 03-17-2001 - 04-01 2001

 

 

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

 

Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
White-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Barn Swallow (Hwy 43)
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 

 

 

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher 
Cedar Waxwing
Pine Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal 
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
American Goldfinch

 

 

Next Banding Date:  Saturday, April 13, 2002, (weather permitting).

 

 

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher photo by Tom Walker 06-Apr-02

Blue Jay photo by Tom Walker 06-Apr-02

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (left) and Blue Jay (right) photos by Tom Walker

 

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Indigo Bunting photo by Tom Walker 13-Apr-02American Goldfinch photo by Tom Walker 13-Apr-02

April 13, 2002

 

 


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Indigo Bunting (above left) and American Goldfinch (above right) photos by Tom Walker.


 

Saturday, April 13, 2002 -- Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included John McBride of Shreveport; Hazel Bluhm and Jeffrey Keller of Jefferson; Dorothy Metzler of Longview; Diane Jones of Jonesville; Tom Walker of Jefferson; Sandra Wooten, Connie Sandlin, Tia Tomlin, Ruth Gaines, Marsha Moore, and Shelly Seymour of Dallas; Lisa Hahner of Lewisville; Reba Collins of Garland; Pam Carranza of Richardson; Gail Morris of Fort Worth; Sue Yost of Highland Village; Steve Odel and Jill Stacks of Lewisville; Kevin Poirier, Robin Fisher and family of Ennis. 

 

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

 

Weather Conditions:  The sky was mostly clear all morning, then it clouded up in the afternoon, with showers late afternoon.  Temperatures started out in the low 60's and reached a high in the low 80's.  

 

Time:  We began putting up nets at 8:30 a.m. and took them down about 4:30 p.m. 

 

Number of Nets:  15 

 

Special Note #1:  Jim was out of bands in the size required for White-throated Sparrows.  Consequently, we had to release that species unbanded.  

 

Special Note #2:  Two of the White-throated Sparrows captured today had been banded by another bander somewhere else.  The bird banding lab should be able to tell us who, where and when.

 

Lincoln's Sparrow photo by Tom Walker 13-Apr-02 Lincoln's Sparrow photo by Tom Walker 13-Apr-02
Lincoln's Sparrow photos by Tom Walker

 

 

Banding Summary:  (13 species)                             New   Retrap  Unbanded  Total

 

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)    0       0       1       1
White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)                    0       4       0       4
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)                    1       0       0       1
Carolina Wren (
Thryothorus ludovicianus)            0       1       1       2
Carolina Chickadee (Parus carolinensis)             1       0       0       1

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)                    1       0       0       1
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)            1       0       0       1
Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)             2       0       0       2
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)     0      23       7      30
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)           2       5       0       7
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)                   1       0       0       1
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)               1       0       0       1
American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)              9       0       0       9
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Totals                                             19      33       9      61

 

 

History of Retraps ~ 4 species; 33 individuals:
(Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.)

(* Did not check for other recapture dates)

 

Common Yellowthroat photo by Tom Walker 13-Apr-02
Common Yellowthroat (female) photo by Tom Walker

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)

1990-28069 (04-15-2000)
1990-28070 (04-15-2000) 02-22-2000, 05-08-2001, 04-06-2002
1990-28073 (04-22-2000) 04-14-2001
2160-80847 (04-03-1999) 04-14-2001, 05-08-2001

 

Carolina Wren
1521-68039 (12-18-2001) 12-27-2001, 02-02-2002

 

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)

1521-67988 (03-17-2001)
1521-68028 (11-17-2001)
1521-68037 (12-18-2001)
1521-68053 (12-27-2001)
1521-68066 (02-02-2002)
*1541-85704 (01-16-1999) 11-27-1999
1541-85806 (02-23-2002)
1541-85809 (02-23-2002)
1541-85811 (02-23-2002)
1541-85815 (02-23-2002) 04-06-2002
1541-85820 (02-23-2002)
White-eyed Vireo photo by Tom Walker 13-Apr-02
White-eyed Vireo
photo by Tom Walker

1541-85822 (02-23-2002) 04-06-2002
1541-85827 (02-23-2002) 04-06-2002
1541-85828 (02-23-2002)
1541-85834 (02-23-2002) 03-16-2002, 04-06-2002
1541-85852 (03-16-2002) 04-06-2002
1541-85856 (03-16-2002) 04-06-2002
1541-85857 (03-16-2002)
1541-85876 (03-16-2002)
1541-85877 (03-16-2002) 04-06-2002
1541-85896 (04-06-2002)
1541-91621 NOT MY BIRD!
*4501-56137 (02-14-1998) 11-20-1999

 

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

1621-09906 (11-03-2001
1621-09931 (02-02-2002)
1621-09975 (03-16-2002)
1781-80007 (10-20-2001) 12-27-2001
*8081-89158 (10-16-1999) 11-20-1999, 03-03-2000

 

 

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

 

Great Egret
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Wood Duck
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
White-eyed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Carolina Chickadee

 

Tufted Titmouse
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Carolina Wren 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Brown Thrasher 
Pine Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Summer Tanager
Lincoln's Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal 
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
American Goldfinch

 

 

 

Next Banding Date:  Saturday, May 4, 2002, (weather permitting).

 

 

Red-eyed Vireo photo by Tom Walker 13-Apr-02

Brown-headed Cowbird photo by Tom Walker 13-Apr-02

 

Red-eyed Vireo (left) and Brown-headed Cowbird (right) photos by Tom Walker

 

 

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