Le Conte's Sparrow photo by Barbara Cavin 02-02-02
Le Conte's Sparrow photo by Barbara Cavin 02-02-02
Le Conte's Sparrow photo by Barbara Cavin 02-02-02
Le Conte's Sparrow photo by Barbara Cavin 02-02-02

Bird Banding
at Caddo Lake

 

 

February 2002

 

 


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February 02, 2002 (02-02-02 and Groundhog Day!) -- Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the activity.  Other participants included Cyndie Browning and Brenda Carroll of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Kreg Ellzey of Hornbeck, Louisiana; Peggy Harding and Wanda Bosmans of Kilgore, Texas; Hazel Bluhm and Tom Walker of Jefferson; Pam Farmer of Mt. Pleasant; Susan Hughes, Lynn Wheat, and Yvette Denman of Tyler; Barbara Cavin, Dorothy Metzler, Jessica Noble, and Nalora Moser of Longview; and Nalora's granddaughter, Morgan.

 

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 with a high in the 50's.

 

Time:  approximately 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

Number of Nets:  13 

 

Note:  We caught an unusual White-throated Sparrow in our nets.  It had orange-colored lores instead of the usual yellow.  This is considered a rare variant.

 

White-throated Sparrow photo by Barbara Cavin 02-02-02

White-throated Sparrow photo by Barbara Cavin 02-02-02

photo by Tom Walker

photo by Barbara Cavin

photo by Barbara Cavin

White-throated Sparrow with orange lores 02-02-02

 

Banding Summary:  (10 species)                                New     Retraps     Total

 

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)                0         2          2
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)                        0         1          1
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)                        1         0          1
Henslow's Sparrow (
Ammodramus henslowii)                1         0          1
Le Conte's Sparrow (
Ammodramus leconteii)               5         2          7
Fox Sparrow (
Passerella iliaca)                         1         0          1
Song Sparrow (
Melospiza melodia)                        2         1          3
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)        18         3         21
Dark-eyed Junco  (Junco hyemalis)                      12         2         14

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)              12         9         21
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Totals                                                 52        20         72

 

 

History of Retraps (7 species; 20 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses and other capture dates.

 

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)

1521-68039 (12-18-2001) 12-27-01

1521-68050 (12-27-01)

Henslow's Sparrow photo by Barbara Cavin 02-02-02

Henslow's Sparrow photo by Barbara Cavin 02-02-02

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)

902-62988 (09-29-01)

 

Le Conte's Sparrow (Ammodramus leconteii)

1651-44786 (11-17-01)

1651-44787 (11-17-01) 12-18-01

 

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

1521-68033 (11-17-01) 12-18-01

 

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)

1521-68038 (12-18-01)

1521-68052 (12-27-01)

1541-85769 (11-20-99)

 

Le Conte's Sparrow photo by Barbara Cavin 02-02-02

Le Conte's Sparrow photo by Barbara Cavin 02-02-02

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)

1990-28150 (02-03-01)

1990-28221 (12-27-01)

 

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

1621-09901 (12-18-01)

1621-09911 (12-18-01)

1621-09913 (12-18-01)

1621-09916 (12-18-01)

1621-09919 (12-18-01)

1781-80012 (10-20-01) 12-27-01

1781-80023 (10-20-01)

8001-4782_ (01-06-01) 03-10-01

8031-13238 (10-18-97)

 

 

Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):
(36 Species Observed  ~ 02-Feb-02 ~ Walker Family Farm, Marion County, Texas )

 

Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Wood Duck
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Barred Owl
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker (yellow-shafted)
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Pine Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Henslow's Sparrow
Le Conte's Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
American Goldfinch

Fox Sparrow photo by Barbara Cavin 02-02-02

Fox Sparrow

Le Conte's Sparrow photo by Barbara Cavin 02-02-02

Le Conte's Sparrow 

 

 

Le Conte's Sparrow photo by Barbara Cavin 02-02-02

Tom Walker with Sheba; photo by Barbara Cavin 02-02-02

Le Conte's Sparrow 

Tom and Sheba

photos above by Barbara Cavin 02-02-02

 

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February 23, 2002 -- Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included John McBride of Shreveport; Barry and Ann Bennick of Caddo Lake; Diane Jones of Jonesville; Dorothy Metzler of Longview; Hazel Bluhm of Jefferson; Gerald & Sandi Gipson of Longview and their son Mitch; Tom Walker of Jefferson; and Brian Triplett, Mitch Norris, Gina Garrett, Travis Bennett, Leslea Bennett, and Candice Rainwater from the Tyler area.

   

Weather Conditions:  Clear, with a morning low of 31 F. and afternoon high in the mid to lower 60's.

 

Time:  approximately 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

Number of Nets:  13 

 

Notes:  Two retrapped birds, a Northern Cardinal and a Song Sparrow, had been banded at this same location in November 1996, making them each at least five years old.  

Also, we trapped and banded a Golden-crowned Kinglet.  This tiny bird weighed 6.05 grams (a nickel weighs around 5 grams).

 

Golden-crowned Kinglet photo by Tom Walker 23-Feb-02

Golden-crowned Kinglet photo by Tom Walker 23-Feb-02

Golden-crowned Kinglet photo by Tom Walker 23-Feb-02

Golden-crowned Kinglet
photos by Tom Walker 23-Feb-02

 

Banding Summary:  (12 species)                                New      Retrap     Total

 

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)                          0         1          1
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)                1         0          1
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)                        0         2          2
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)                   1         1          2

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)                        2         0          2
Fox Sparrow (
Passerella iliaca)                         3         0          3
Song Sparrow (
Melospiza melodia)                        0         1          1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)        39         7         46
Dark-eyed Junco  (Junco hyemalis)                       9         7         16

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)               5         9         14
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)              3         0          3
American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)                  2         0          2

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Totals                                                 65        28         93

 

 

History of Retraps  (7 species; 31 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.

Dark-eyed Junco photo by Tom Walker 23-Feb-02
Dark-eyed Junco photo by Tom Walker 23-Feb-02

 

Blue Jay  (Cyanocitta cristata)

902-62992 (11-17-01)

 

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)

902-62988 (09-29-01)
902-62995 (12-27-01)

 

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina )
1990-28210  (04-14-01)

 

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

1441-64523 (11-02-96)

Red-winged Blackbird fem. photo by Tom Walker 23-Feb-02
Red-winged Blackbird fem. photo by Tom Walker
23-Feb-02

 

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)

1521-67971 (03-10-01)
1521-68011 (04-14-01)
1521-68052 (12-27-01)
1521-68063 (02-02-02)
1521-68068 (02-02-02)
1541-85769 (11-20-99)
4501-56137 (02-14-98)

 

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)

1990-28150 (12-27-01)
1990-28171 (12-27-01)
1990-28184 (12-27-01)
1990-28225 (02-02-02)
1990-28229 (02-02-02)
1990-28232 (02-02-02)
1990-28234 (02-02-02)

Field Sparrow photo by Tom Walker 23-Feb-02

 Field Sparrow photo by
Tom Walker 23-Feb-02

 

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

0971-91651 (11-16-96)
1621-09902 (12-21-01)
1621-09907 (12-21-01)
1621-09926 (02-02-02)
1621-09936 (02-02-02)
1781-80013 (10-20-01)
1781-80015 (10-20-01)
1781-80019 (10-20-01)
8081-89147 (10-02-99)

 

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

Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Wood Duck
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch

Field Sparrow photo by Tom Walker 23-Feb-02

Field Sparrow photos by
Tom Walker 23-Feb-02

Field Sparrow photo by Tom Walker 23-Feb-02

 

 

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