Fox Sparrow 18-Dec-01; photo by Tom Walker.Fox Sparrow 18-Dec-01; photo by Tom Walker.Bird Banding
at Caddo Lake

 

 

December  2001

 

 


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Fox Sparrow photos (above) by Tom Walker.


 

December 18, 2001 -- This is a report of our bird-banding effort on Thursday, December 18, 2001.  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the activity.  Other participants included Gary Clendenen of UT-Tyler; Peggy Harding of Kilgore; Diane Jones of Jonesville, Texas; Troy Ladine of ETBU, Marshall, Texas; Dorothy Metzler of Longview; 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:  Clear and sunny with occasional high cloudiness.  Morning lows were in the 30's and the high was near 60.

 

Time:  8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

 

Number of Nets:  11 nets from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; 6 nets at sparrow field from 2:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

 

Banding Summary:

 

Species (11)                                       New     Retraps     Total

 

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)            1         2          3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)            2         0          2
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)                   3         0          3
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)        7         6         13
Le Conte's Sparrow (Ammodramus leconteii)           3         1          4
Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)                     5         0          5

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)                    2         2          4
Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)             1         0          1

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)     5         2          7
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)           6         0          6
American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)              2         0          2

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Totals                                             37        13         50

 

List of Retraps (13):
 Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.

 

Carolina Wren
1521-68021 (10-20-2001)
1521-68029 (11-17-2001)

 

Savannah Sparrow
1651-44709 (11-11-2000)
1651-44715 (11-25-2000) (11-17-2001)
1651-44721 (11-25-2000)
1651-44793 (11-17-2001)
1651-44795 (11-17-2001)
1651-44797 (11-17-2001)

LeConte's Sparrow
1651-44787 (11-17-2001)

 

Song Sparrow
1521-67905 (01-06-2001)
1521-68033 (11-17-2001)

 

White-throated Sparrow
1411-91606 (01-15-2000)
1411-91644 (01-15-2000)

 

 

Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):
(27 Species Observed  ~ 18-Dec-01 ~ TWalkerFamilyFarm, Marion County, TX )

 

Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Great Horned Owl (about sundown)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren (1 banded, 2 retrapped)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (2 banded)
Hermit Thrush (3 banded)
American Robin
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwings
Eastern Towhee
Savannah Sparrow (7 banded, 6 retrapped)
Le Conte's Sparrow (3 banded, 1 retrapped)
Fox Sparrow (5 banded)
Song Sparrow (2 banded, 2 retrapped)
Lincoln's Sparrow (1 banded)
White-throated Sparrow (5 banded, 2 retrapped)
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal (6 banded)
American Goldfinch (2 banded)
Total Species Observed:  27

 

 

Le Conte's Sparrow 18-Dec-01; photo by Tom Walker.

Savannah Sparrow 18-Dec-01; photo by Tom Walker.

Le Conte's Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

 

        

Lincoln's Sparrow 18-Dec-01; photo by Tom Walker.

Song Sparrow 18-Dec-01; photo by Tom Walker.

Song Sparrow 18-Dec-01; photo by Tom Walker.

Lincoln's Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow

 

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White-throated Sparrow 27-Dec-01; photo by Tom Walker.White-throated Sparrow 27-Dec-01; photo by Tom Walker.

December 27, 2001

 

 


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White-throated Sparrow photos by Tom Walker.


 

December 27, 2001 -- This is a report of our bird-banding effort for Thursday, December 27, 2001.  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the activity.  Other participants included Dorothy Metzler of Longview, Peggy Harding of Kilgore, True Mann of Longview and Dallas, Donald Brillhart of Woodlawn, Texas, 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:  Clear and breezy.  The morning low was near freezing and the high reached into the mid-50's.

 

Time:  8:35 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

Number of Nets:  13

 

Banding Summary:  (Does not include escapees)

 

Species (7)                                            New     Retraps     Total

 

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)                1         2          3
Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)                   1         0          1
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)                        2         0          2
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)        11         5         16
Dark-eyed Junco  (Junco hyemalis)                       1         0          1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)              10         3         13
American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)                  2         1          3

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Totals                                                 28        11         39

 

List of Retraps (11):
Winter Wren photo by Dorothy Metzler 27-Dec-01.Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.

 

Carolina Wren
1521-68029 (11-17-2001) 12-18-2001
1521-68039 (12-18-2001)

 

White-throated Sparrow
1521-67846 (04-15-2000)
1521-67871 (11-11-2000) 03-17-2001, 04-14-2001
1521-67894 (11-25-2000)
1521-67969 (03-10-2001)Jim Ingold with mist nets; photo by Tom Walker 27-Dec-01.
1521-68011 (04-14-2001)

 

Northern Cardinal
1781-80007 (10-20-2001)
1781-80012 (10-20-2001)
1781-80016 (10-20-2001)

 

American Goldfinch
1990-28120 (12-18-2001)

 

Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):
(30 Species Observed  ~ 27-Dec-01 ~ Walker Family Farm, Marion County, Texas )

 

Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Barred Owl
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Winter Wren
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Meadowlark species
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch

 

Next Banding Date:  Ground Hog Day, Saturday, February 2, 2002 (weather permitting).

 

 

Brown Thrasher 27-Dec-01; photo by Tom Walker.

New jewelry for Northern Cardinal; photo by Tom Walker.

Winter Wren 27-Dec-01; photo by Tom Walker.

Brown Thrasher

Northern Cardinal

Winter Wren

 

 

Jim Ingold measuring bird; photo by Tom Walker 18-Dec-01.

Jim Ingold folding mist nets 27-Dec-01; photo by Tom Walker.

Winter Wren 27-Dec-01; photo by Tom Walker.

Jim measuring wing chord.

Jim Ingold folding mist nets.

Winter Wren

 

 

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