Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

March 20, 2010



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Jody Davis with
White-throated Sparrow
Christian Fields with
White-throated Sparrow
Yellow-rumped Warbler Yellow-rumped Warbler Tufted Titmouse
Photos by Tom Walker -- March 20, 2010



Saturday, March 20, 2010:  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding activities.  Other participants and visitors included Tom Walker of Jefferson; Christian Fields of Jefferson; Mary Alice Oatman (with Abigail, Lexi, & Morgan) of Jefferson; Beth & Nat Honea of Elysian Fields; Jody & Jacob Davis of Jefferson; Paul Tidwell of Jefferson; and Ronald Hollomon of Jefferson.


Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 55 F and the high was 65 F.  It was partly cloudy at 9:30 a.m., but heavy clouds with rain approached at 11:30 a.m.

Number of Nets:  Five (5)


Time:  We started setting up nets at 9:20 a.m. and all nets were closed by 11:30 a.m. because of rain.


Next Banding Date:  Our next bird banding date will be Saturday, April 3, 2010, 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: (8 species)                      New    Retrap    Total


Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)               0        2        2

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata)         1        0        1

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)              1        1        2

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)    9        2       11

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)                2        0        2


Totals                                            13        5       18 



HISTORY OF RETRAPS (3 species; 5 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.


Tufted Titmouse

1961-03347 (12-26-2006) 05-05-2007, 02-02-2008, 03-21-2009

2251-95231 (12-26-2009)


Chipping Sparrow

2540-46485 (11-28-2009)


White-throated Sparrow

2251-95112 (11-22-2008)

2251-95237 (01-23-2010)



Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  17 Species Observed
~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas


Great Blue Heron
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Blue Jay
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse

Carolina Wren
Eastern Bluebird
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Chipping Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Brown-headed Cowbird
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch




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