Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

 

 

December 2003

 

 


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Eastern Phoebe
photo by Tom Walker

Eastern Phoebe
photo by Tom Walker

 

 

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White-throated Sparrow
photo by Tom Walker

Song Sparrow
photo by Tom Walker

Song Sparrow
photo by Tom Walker

 

 

Saturday, December 20, 2003 -- Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Tom Walker of Jefferson; Colleen Cookson of Shreveport; Tony Novak of Uncertain; Karyn, Tracey, and Julia Hoover; and Paul Fortune and his granddaughters, Hannah and Emma Smith.

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

 

Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 29 F, and the afternoon high was 52 F.  Skies were clear. 

 

Number of Nets:  Twelve (12) 

 

Time:  Nets were set up between 8:45 and 10:15 a.m. and closed by 5:50 p.m. 

 

Next Banding Date:  Wednesday, December 24, 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  Unbanded  Total

 

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)                   1      0       0       1

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)               0      1       0       1

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)           1      0       0       1

Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)              0      0       1       1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)           1      0       0       1

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)                  1      0       0       1

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)           1      0       0       1

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata)         3      0       0       3

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)              1      0       0       1

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)                   1      1       0       2

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)    4      8       0      12

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)                   3      0       1       4

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)          3      2       0       5

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Totals:                                           20     12       2      34

 

 

History of Retraps (5 species; 13 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses and other capture dates.

 

Tufted Titmouse

1861-81044 (11-29-2003)

 

Song Sparrow

1521-68074 (02-02-2002)

 

Carolina Wren

1861-81034 (10-04-2003)

 

White-throated Sparrow

4501-56055 (01-10-1998) 01-31-1998, 11-20-1999,  11-27-1999, 04-14-2001, 11-17-2001

4501-56137 (02-14-1998) 11-28-1998, 11-20-1999,  02-03-2001, 02-23-2002, 04-13-2002, 12-21-2002

1521-67894 (12-20-2000) 12-27-2001

1541-85819 (02-23-2002) 11-16-2002, 12-21-2002,  02-01-2003

1541-85879 (04-06-2002) 02-01-2003, 03-29-2003

1861-80786 (12-31-2002)

1861-80800 (01-18-2003)

1861-80803 (01-18-2003) 03-29-2003, 04-19-2003

 

Northern Cardinal

1621-10174 (05-18-2003)

1621-10187 (11-08-2003)

 

 

Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  33 Species Observed 
~ Walker Farm, Marion Co., TX

 

Great Blue Heron

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

American Woodcock

Great Horned Owl

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Eastern Phoebe

Blue Jay

American Crow

Carolina Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

White-breasted Nuthatch

Carolina Wren

Winter Wren

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Hermit Thrush

 

 

American Robin

Northern Mockingbird

Brown Thrasher

Cedar Waxwing

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Pine Warbler

Chipping Sparrow

Field Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

American Goldfinch

 

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Carolina Snailseed
photo by Dorothy Metzler*

 

 

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December 24, 2003

 

 


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Brown Thrasher
photo by Tom Walker

Hermit Thrush 
photo by Tom Walker

Chipping Sparrow 
photo by Tom Walker

 

 

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Tufted Titmouse
photo by Tom Walker

American Goldfinch
photo by Tom Walker

Eastern Phoebe
photo by Tom Walker

Eastern Phoebe
photo by Tom Walker

 

 

Wednesday, December 24, 2003 -- Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Tom Walker of Jefferson; Colleen Cookson of Shreveport; Peggy Harding of Kilgore; Dorothy Metzler of Longview; Jim Robertson of Smithland; and Quentin and Jonathan Rance from Middleburg, Florida. 

 

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

 

Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 27 F, and the afternoon high was 53 F, with clear skies. 

 

Number of Nets:  Thirteen (13) 

 

Time:  Nets were set up between 9:10 and 10:30 a.m. and closed by 5:15 p.m. 

 

Next Banding Date:  Saturday, January 17, 2004 (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: (13 species)                     New   Retrap   Total

 

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)                   1      0       1

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)                     1      0       1

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)               0      2       2

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)           0      1       1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)           1      2       3

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)                  2      0       2

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)                   0      1       1

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)              3      0       3

Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)                    1      0       1

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)                   1      0       1

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)    4      5       9

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)          5      3       8

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)             1      0       1

 

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Totals:                                           20     14      34

 

 

History of Retraps (6 species; 14 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses and other capture dates.

 

Tufted Titmouse

1861-81035 (10-11-2003)

1861-81036 (10-11-2003)

 

Carolina Wren

1861-80722 (11-30-2002) 10-11-2003

 

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

2060-89697 (10-11-2003)

2060-89706 (11-29-2003)

 

Brown Thrasher

902-62961 (10-16-1999) 02-01-2003

 

White-throated Sparrow

1541-85827 (02-23-2002) 2-23-2002, 4-6-2002, 4-13-2002

1861-80803 (01-18-2003) 03-29-2003, 04-19-2003, 12-20-2003

1861-81028 (04-19-2003)

1861-81050 (12-20-2003)

1861-81051 (12-20-2003)

 

Northern Cardinal

8001-47769 (03-11-2000) 03-25-2000, 02-03-2001, 01-18-2003

1621-10177 (10-04-2003) 11-29-2003

1621-10203 (12-20-2003)

 

 

Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  32 Species Observed 
~ Walker Farm, Marion Co., TX

 

Great Blue Heron

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Great Horned Owl

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker

Eastern Phoebe

Blue Jay

American Crow

Carolina Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

White-breasted Nuthatch

Carolina Wren

Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird

 

 

Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Pine Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
American Goldfinch

 

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Fox Sparrow
photo by Tom Walker

 

 

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