Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

January 28, 2012



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Blue Jay Tufted Titmouse Visitors with Brown Thrasher American Goldfinch (female) House Finch (female)
Photos by Tom Walker, January 28, 2012




Saturday, January 28, 2012:  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding activities.  Other participants and visitors included Tom Walker of Jefferson; Celia, Nicki, Lydia & Clark Hancock of Texarkana; Karen & Katy Morris of Jefferson; Sandi Smith and son, Chance of Stanley, Louisiana; Dick Waldrep of New Boston; Charles Steger of Atlanta, Texas; Liz Hendrix of Shreveport; Holly Farris Bowden of Linden; Richard Bowden of Linden; Ron & Deloris Munden of Marshall; Becky Gullette of Carthage; Jackie Krieger of Dallas; and Karl & Desiree Krieger and children, Gideon and Lydia of Dallas; Hanna DeClerk, reporter, and Les Hassell, photographer, for the Longview News-Journal.  


Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 38 F and the afternoon high was 55 F.  It was windy from the northwest as a cool front had moved through before dawn.  The sky was mostly sunny with high thin clouds.

Number of Nets:  Ten (10)


Time:  We started setting up nets at 9:40 a.m. and all nets were closed by 4:35 p.m.


Next Banding Date:  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker for the latest information [E-mail: twalkercaddolake(at)gmail(dot)com]. 


BANDING SUMMARY: (8 species)                          New    Retrap    Total 

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)                     2        0        2

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)               1        1        2

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)                   1        0        1

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)              1        2        3

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)   10        1       11

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)          7        5       12

House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)                 1        0        1

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)             1        0        1


Totals                                            24        9       33



HISTORY OF RETRAPS: (4 species; 9 individuals)
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.


Tufted Titmouse

2551-29901 (12-30-2011)


Chipping Sparrow

2540-45619 (4-2-2010)

2540-46583 (2-19-2011)


White-throated Sparrow

2251-29914 (12-30-2011)


Northern Cardinal

1621-10266 (01-08-2005) 02-05-2005, 04-07-2007

1621-16887 (12-08-2007) 12-27-2007, 01-19-2009, 1-22-2011

1621-17032 (11-14-2009)

1621-17068 (10-08-2011)

1621-17176 (11-19-2011)



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


Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Downy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker
Blue Jay
American Crow

Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse

White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren

American Robin
Northern Mockingbird

Brown Thrasher

Cedar Waxwing

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

House Finch

American Goldfinch





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