Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

December 29, 2012



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Purple Finch (male) Hermit Thrush Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (immature male)
Photos by Tom Walker, December 29, 2012




Saturday, December 29, 2012:  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding activities.  Other participants and visitors included Tom Walker of Jefferson; Heather, Zoe, and Misty Harris of Birmingham, Alabama; Nadine Pope of Marshall; John Horton of Queen City, Texas; Susan Moore of Queen City; Hollis Shadden of Jefferson; Liz Hendrix of Shreveport; Jerome & Amanda Lewis and daughters Mali and Mena of Shreveport; Darrell Hudson and daughters Amelia and Julia of Carthage; Susan Turner and daughter Patte of Uncertain; Lee & Deborah Layman of Kilgore; Charles Steger of Atlanta, TX; Phyllis Wilson of Longview; Robert Carter of Marshall; and Donna Schultz of Washington, Pennsylvania.


Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 26º F and the afternoon high was 45º F.  The sky was mostly sunny with a few thin high clouds.  There was a small breeze in the morning, but the wind was mostly calm by afternoon.

Number of Nets:  Eleven (11)


Time:  We started setting up nets at 9:00 a.m. and all nets were closed by 4:00 p.m.

Next Banding Date:  Our next bird banding date will be Saturday, January 19, weather permitting
.  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker for the latest information [e-mail: twalkercaddolake(at)gmail(dot)com]. 



BANDING SUMMARY: (10 species)                     New    Retrap    Total


Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)      1        0        1

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)                     1        0        1

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)               1        0        1

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)                  1        0        1

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)              4        0        4

White–throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)    9        4       13

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)                   1        0        1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)         21        7       28

Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus)                1        0        1

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)            17        0       17


Totals                                            57       11       68 



HISTORY OF RETRAPS (2 species; 11 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.

White–throated Sparrow

2551-29927 (1-28-2012)

2551-29959 (11-24-2012)

2551-29961 (11-24-2012)

2551-29969 (11-24-2012)


Northern Cardinal

1621-17177 (11-17-2011) 02-25-2012

2451-09339 (10-27-2012) 11-24-2012

2451-09340 (11-24-2012)

2451-09353 (11-24-2012)

2451-09355 (11-24-2012)

2451-09359 (11-24-2012)

2451-09360 (11-24-2012)



Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  24 Species Observed
~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas


Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Red-tailed Hawk
Red-bellied Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Northern Flicker

Blue Jay
American Crow


Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
Northern Mockingbird

Cedar Waxwing
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch





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