Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

 

 

December 21 and 31, 2002

 

 


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American Robin, photo by Tom Walker 21-Dec-02. White-throated Sparrow, photo by Tom Walker 21-Dec-02. Carolina Wren, photo by Tom Walker 21-Dec-02.
American Robin
(Photo: Tom Walker)
White-throated Sparrow
(Photo:
Tom Walker)
Carolina Wren
(Photo: Tom Walker)

 

 

White-throated Sparrow, photo by Tom Walker 21-Dec-02. Fox Sparrow, photo by Tom Walker 21-Dec-02. Field Sparrow, photo by Tom Walker 21-Dec-02.
White-throated Sparrow
(Photo: Tom Walker)
Fox Sparrow
(Photo:
Tom Walker)
Field Sparrow
(Photo: Tom Walker)

 

 

Hermit Thrush, photo by Ron Munden 21-Dec-02. American Robin, photo by Ron Munden 21-Dec-02. Fox Sparrow, photo by Ron Munden 21-Dec-02.
Hermit Thrush
(Photo: Ron Munden)
American Robin
(Photo: Ron Munden)
Fox Sparrow
(Photo: Ron Munden)

 

 

Carolina Chickadee, photo by Ron Munden 21-Dec-02. Field Sparrow, photo by Ron Munden 21-Dec-02. White-throated Sparrow, photo by Ron Munden 21-Dec-02.
Carolina Chickadee
(Photo: Ron Munden)
Field Sparrow
(Photo: Ron Munden)
White-throated Sparrow
(Photo: Ron Munden)

 

 

Saturday, December 21, 2002Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Colleen Cookson of Shreveport; Dorothy Metzler of Longview; Ron Munden of Marshall; 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:  Windy.  The morning low was approximately 38 and the afternoon high was around 63.  Skies were clear early in the morning but became increasingly cloudy through the middle of the day, then mostly to partly cloudy later. 

 

Time:  Jim and Tom began putting up nets at 8:45 a.m. and the nets were down by 4:45 p.m.

 

Number of Nets:  Thirteen (13) nets were set up in our usual locations (mostly brushy-edge habitat).

 

Next Banding Date:  Monday, December 30, 2002 (weather permitting).  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker [E-mail: twalkercaddolaketx (at) att.net] for the latest information. 

 

 

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Banding Summary:  (10 species)                  New  Retrap  Total

 

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)        1      0      1
Carolina Wren (
Thryothorus ludovicianus)         1      0      1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)         0      1      1
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)                1      1      2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)              1      0      1
Field Sparrow (
Spizella pusilla)                 0      2      2
Fox Sparrow (
Passerella iliaca)                  1      0      1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 13      6     19
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)                 2      0      2
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)        6      8     14
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Totals                                          26     18     44

 

 

History of Retraps ~ 5 species; 18 individuals:
(Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses)

 

White-throated Sparrow, photo by Ron Munden 21-Dec-02.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2060-89673 (11-17-2001)

 

Hermit Thrush
1521-68043 (12-18-2001)

 

Field Sparrow
1990-28253 (02-22-2002)
1990-28268 (03-16-2002) 11-16-2002

 

White-throated Sparrow
4501-51637 (02-14-1998) 11-28-1998, 11-20-1999, 2-3-2001, 2-23-2002, 4-13-2002
1541-85819 (02-23-2002) 11-16-2002
1541-85841 (02-23-2002) 11-30-2002
1541-85845 (03-16-2002)
Northern Cardinal (female), photo by Tom Walker 21-Dec-02.
1541-85883 (04-06-2002) 11-16-2002
1861-80704 (11-09-2002)

 

Northern Cardinal
8081-89090 (11-21-1998) 01-15-2000
8001-47780 (04-15-2000) 01-06-2001
1621-09934 (02-02-2002)
1621-09983 (10-05-2002) 11-09-2002
1621-09989 (10-12-2002)
1621-09994 (10-12-2002)
1621-10013 (11-16-2002) 11-30-2002
1621-10020 (11-30-2002)

 

 

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


Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Gadwall
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet

 


Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing
Fox Sparrow
Field Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Eastern Towhee
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
American Goldfinch

 

Hermit Thrush, photo by Ron Munden 21-Dec-02.

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Tuesday, December 31, 2002Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Dorothy Metzler of Longview; and Tom Walker of Jefferson.

 

Weather Conditions:  Skies were cloudy all day.  The morning started out rainy (at 47) and continued to rain until about 11:30 a.m.  Rain began again about 2:00 in the afternoon and the temperature dropped to 45.  

 

Time:  Jim and Tom began putting the nets up at 11:30 and the nets were down by 2:15 p.m.

 

Number of Nets:  Nine (9)

 

Next Banding Date:  Saturday, January 18, 2003 (weather permitting).  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker [E-mail: twalkercaddolaketx (at) att.net] for the latest information. 

 

 

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Banding Summary:  (9 species)                  New  Retrap  Total

 

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)             0      3      3
Carolina Wren (
Thryothorus ludovicianus)         1      0      1
Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)            2      0      2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)              1      0      1
Swamp Sparrow (
Melospiza georgiana)              1      0      1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 15      5     20
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)                 2      3      5
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)        2      5      7
American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)           2      0      2

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Totals                                          26     16     42

 

 

History of Retraps ~ 4 species; 16 individuals:
(Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses)

 

 

Tufted Titmouse
1861-80720 (11-16-2002)
1861-80724 (11-30-2002)
1861-80725 (11-30-2002)

 

White-throated Sparrow
1521-68022 (11-03-2001)
1541-85832 (02-23-2002)
1541-85875 (03-16-2002) 04-06-2002
1541-85883 (04-06-2002) 11-16-2002, 12-21-2002
1861-80770 (12-21-2002)

 

Winter Wren, photo by Dorothy Metzler 27-Dec-01.
Winter Wren
photo by Dorothy Metzler 27-Dec-01.

Dark-eyed Junco
1990-28228 (02-02-2002)
1990-28261 (02-23-2002)
2160-80912 (12-21-2002)

 

Northern Cardinal
8081-89094 (01-15-2000)
1621-09928 (02-02-2002)
1621-10002 (10-12-2002)
1621-10012 (11-16-2002) 11-30-2002
1621-10019 (11-30-2002)

 

 

Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species) on December 31, 2002:
27 Species Observed  ~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas 


Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Winter Wren

 


American Robin
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
American Goldfinch

 

Swamp Sparrow, photo by Tom Walker 30-Nov-02.
Swamp Sparrow
photo by Tom Walker 30-Nov-02

 

 

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