Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

January 22, 2011

 

 


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Red-winged Blackbird Purple Finch Winter Wren Winter Wren Gray Catbird
Photos by Tom Walker, January 22, 2011

 

 

 

Saturday, January 22, 2011:  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding activities.  Other participants and visitors included Tom Walker of Jefferson; Don Kendell of Texarkana; Liz Hendrix of Shreveport; Em Hellum of Nashville, Arkansas; Celia Hancock of Texarkana; Carolyn & Ron Bova of Quitman; Paul Tidwell of Jefferson; Charles Steger of Atlanta, Texas; Hanna DeClerk with the Marshall News Messenger; Karen Morris and daughter, Katy of Jefferson; and Richard Pruitt of Dallas.

 

Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 21 F and the afternoon high was 50 F.  The sky was mostly sunny with a few high clouds.


Number of Nets:  Twelve (12)

 

Time:  We started setting up nets at 9:00 a.m. and all nets were closed by 2:00 p.m. because we were overwhelmed with birds.  It was 4:30 p.m. before we were finished for the day.

 

Next Banding Date:  Our next bird banding date will be February 19, 2011.  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker for the latest information [E-mail: twalkercaddolake(at)gmail(dot)com]. 

 

 

BANDING SUMMARY: (16 species)                     New    Retrap    Total 

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)          1        0        1

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)               0        1        1

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)           2        0        2

House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)                     1        0        1

Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis)                 2        0        2

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)           1        0        1

Gray Catbird (Dumatella carolinesis)               1        0        1

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)                   1        0        1

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)              3        0        3

Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)                    3        0        3

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)    7        1        8

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)                   5        0        5

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)         21        6       27

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)         1        0        1

Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus)                7        0        7

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)               12        0       12

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Totals                                            68        8       76 

 

 

HISTORY OF RETRAPS (3 species; 7 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.


Tufted Titmouse

2551-29817 (12-11-2010)

 

White-throated Sparrow

2551-29814 (12-11-2010)

 

Northern Cardinal

1621-16887 (12-08-2007) 12-27-2007, 01-19-2009

1621-17034 (11-14-2009)

1621-17046 (11-28-2009)

1621-17080 (11-20-2010)

1621-17087 (11-20-2010)

 

 

Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  25 Species Observed
~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas

 

Turkey Vulture

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Pileated Woodpecker

Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse

Carolina Wren

 

House Wren

Winter Wren

Ruby-Crowned Kinglet

Gray Catbird

Northern Mockingbird

Brown Thrasher

Cedar Waxwing

Yellow-rumped Warbler
 


Chipping Sparrow
Fox Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco
N
orthern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Purple Finch

American Goldfinch
 

 

 

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