Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

February 28, 2009

 

 


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Dark-eyed Junco Fox Sparrow Tufted Titmouse Eastern Phoebe Carolina Chickadee Brown Thrasher Blue Jay
Photos by Tom Walker, February 28, 2009

 

 

Saturday, February 28, 2009:  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding activities.  Other participants and visitors included Tom Walker of Jefferson; Tony Novak of Karnack; Diane Jones of Jonesville; Ronald Hollomon and Kayden Grishom of Jefferson; Sean Hansell of Las Vegas, NV; Zac & Camille Burson of Haughton, LA; and Chuck Bennett of Haughton, LA; plus Cub Scouts and their parents or grandparents Mandy & Blake Hartzo; Ellen, Michael, & Paul Stevens; Sarah, Caleb & Seth Wall of Bivins, TX; Carolyn & Noah Mitchell; Julie & Hunter Bauer, and Spencer Batts of McLeod, TX; and Paul, Kim, Austin & Joshua Gilmore of Vivian, LA.

 

Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 43 F and the afternoon high was 50 F.  The morning was cloudy and the afternoon was sunny.  It was very windy from the north. 

Number of Nets:  Twelve (12)

 

Time:  We started setting up nets at 9:00 a.m. and all nets were closed by 4:45 p.m

 

Next Banding Date:  We plan to band again on Saturday, March 21, weather permitting.  If banding is rained out on March 21, we'll try again on March 28.  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker for the latest information [E-mail: twalkercaddolake(at)gmail.com]. 

 

 

BANDING SUMMARY: (12 species)                       New    Retrap    Total

 

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)                     1        0        1

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)                       1        0        1

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)            1        0        1

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)                 1        2        3

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)             0        1        1

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)                     2        1        3

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)                7        2        9

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)                     2        0        2

Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)                      1        0        1

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)     18        2       20

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)                     1        0        1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)           14        5       19

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Totals                                              49       13       62

 

 

HISTORY OF RETRAPS (6 species; 13 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.

 

Tufted Titmouse

2251-95111 (11-22-2008) 12-13-2008

2251-95134 (01-24-2009)

 

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

2060-89784 (12-08-2007) 11-22-2008, 12-13-2008

 

Brown Thrasher

902-76801 (01-24-2009)

 

Chipping Sparrow

2540-46433 (01-24-2009)

2440-11324 (03-17-2007)

 

White-throated Sparrow

2251-95029 (02-02-2008)

2251-95122 (01-24-2009)

 

Northern Cardinal

1621-10166 (03-29-2003) (Note: One month shy of being 6 years since it was banded plus this is the first re capture of this bird!)

1621-16898 (12-27-2007) 01-18-2008

1621-16966 (01-24-2009)

1621-16971 (01-24-2009)

1621-16973 (01-24-2009)

 

 

Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  22 Species Observed 
~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas

 

Turkey Vulture
Red-bellied Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Eastern Phoebe

Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse


White-breasted Nuthatch

Carolina Wren

Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Brown Thrasher

Cedar Waxwing
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
 
 

Fox Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird

American Goldfinch
 


 

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