Bird Banding at Caddo Lake



December 2004

 

 


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Orange-crowned Warbler Hermit Thrush
photos by Tom Walker, December 11, 2004

 

 

Ruby-crowned Kinglet Yellow-rumped Warbler Yellow-rumped Warbler
photos by Tom Walker, December 11, 2004

 

 

Saturday, December 11, 2004:  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Tom Walker of Jefferson, Dorothy Metzler of Longview, and graduate students Eric Walsh and Victor Bogosian of LSU-Shreveport. 

 

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

 

Weather Conditions:  Clear and sunny with a light breeze.  The morning low temperature was 35 F, and the afternoon high was 58 F.
 

Number of Nets:  Thirteen (13) 

 

Time:  Nets were set up between 8:20 and 9:35 a.m. and were closed by 4:20 p.m. 

 


BANDING SUMMARY: (7 species)                      New   Retrap  Unbanded  Total

 

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)          1      2        0        3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)           6      2        0        8

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)                  1      1        0        2

Orange-crowned Warbler (Vermivora celata)          2      0        0        2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata)         1      0        0        1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)    1      1        0        2
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)          7      2
        0        9

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Totals:                                           19      8        0       27

 

 

HISTORY OF RETRAPS (5 species; 8 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.

 

Carolina Chickadee
2280-950??
2280-95074 (02-28-2004)

 

Carolina Chickadee
photo by Tom Walker

Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2060-89712 (02-21-2004) 02-28-2004, 11-27-2004
2060-89724 (11-13-2004)

Hermit Thrush
1861-80982 (11-13-2004)

White-throated Sparrow
1861-80984 (11-13-2004)

Northern Cardinal
8001-47769 (03-04-2000) 02-03-2003
1621-10242 (10-15-2004)
 

 

Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  28 Species Observed 
~ Walker Farm, Marion Co., TX

Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture

Red-shouldered Hawk

Barred Owl
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker

Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay

American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren

Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher

Cedar Waxwing
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch

Carolina Chickadee
photo by Tom Walker

 

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December 30, 2004, Banding Report

 

 

photo by Cathy-Jo Thompson photo by Dorothy Metzler

 

 

Dark-eyed Junco Hermit Thrush
photos by Tom Walker, December 30, 2004

 

 

Thursday, December 30, 2004:  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Tom Walker of Jefferson; True Mann and Dorothy Metzler of Longview; Dan, Carley and Ben Small and Cathy-Jo Thompson from Canada and the Woodlands; Rene, Niels and Anne Dekoeijer, and Marjolein Sileon of the Netherlands and the Woodlands. 

  

Weather Conditions:  Mostly cloudy and breezy (wind: 10-15 mph), with a brief afternoon shower.  The morning low temperature was 59 F and the afternoon high was 68 F.
 

Number of Nets:  Thirteen (13) 

 

Time:  Nets were set up between 9:10 and 10:05 a.m. and were closed by 4:30 p.m. 

 

Next Banding Date:  We plan to band again on Saturday, January 8, 2004, weather permitting.  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker [E-mail: twalkercaddolaketx(at)att.net] for the latest information. 

 


BANDING SUMMARY: (9 species)                      New   Retrap  Unbanded  Total

 

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)           1      2        0        3

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)                  2      0        0        2

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)           0      1        0        1
Orange-crowned Warbler (Vermivora celata)          1      0        0        1
Pine Warbler (Dendroica pinus)                     1      0        0        1
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)                   1      0        0        1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)    3      7        0       10
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)                   3      0        0        3
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)          5      1
        0        6

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Totals:                                           17     11        0       28

  

 

HISTORY OF RETRAPS (4 species; 11 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.

 

Northern Mockingbird
1861-76934 (03-13-2004)

 

Pine Warbler
photo by Tom Walker
December 30, 2004

Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2060-89722 (11-13-2004)

2060-89729 (12-11-2004)


White-throated Sparrow
1541-85869 (03-16-2002) 01-18-2003, 01-19-2004

1861-81049 (12-20-2003)

1861-80944 (03-13-2004)

1861-80984 (11-13-2004) 12-11-2004

1861-80986 (11-13-2004) 11-27-2004

1961-80989 (11-27-2004)

1861-80991 (12-11-2004)


Northern Cardinal
1621-10246 (11-13-2004)

 

 

Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  30 Species Observed 
~ Walker Farm, Marion Co., TX

Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture

Snow Goose
Red-tailed Hawk

Barred Owl
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker

Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay

Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush

American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher

Cedar Waxwing
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Pine Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch

Pine Warbler
photo by
Tom Walker
December 30, 2004

 

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