Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

 

 

May 12 & 19, 2004

 

 


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Yellow-breasted Chat Blue Grosbeak (SY male)
photos above by Dorothy Metzler, May 12, 2004

 

 

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Summer Tanager (male)
photo (above left) by Tom Walker
Summer Tanager (female) Summer Tanager (male)
photos (above middle and right) by Dorothy Metzler, May 12, 2004

 

 

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Wilson's Warbler (male) Common Yellowthroat (female) Indigo Bunting (male)
photos above by Dorothy Metzler, May 12, 2004

 

 

Wednesday, May 12, 2004.  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Tom Walker of Jefferson, Gary Endsley of Atlanta, and Dorothy Metzler of Longview. 

 

Location:  The banding activities took place just west of Caddo Lake in Marion County on Boots Walker Road (near Jefferson, Texas).

 

Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was around 68 F, and the afternoon high was approximately 74 F, with a light breeze, under cloudy, overcast skies. 

 

Number of Nets:  Nine (9) 

 

Time:  Nets were set up between 9:45 and 11:00 a.m. and closed between 2:00 and 2:30 p.m. 

 

Next Banding Date:  We plan to band again on Wednesday, May 19.  That will be our last banding session of the season.  We will resume banding activities next September or October.  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker [E-mail: twalkercaddolaketx(at)att.net] for the latest information. 

 

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BANDING SUMMARY: (14 species)                     New   Retrap  Unbanded  Total

 

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)   0      0        5        5

Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)                   2      0        0        2

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)          0      0        3        3

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)               0      1        0        1

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)           0      1        0        1

Magnolia Warbler (Dendroica magnolia)              1      0        1        2

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)           2      0        0        2

Wilson's Warbler (Wilsonia pusilla)                1      0        0        1

Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens)              3      0        0        3

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra)                     2      1        0        3

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)          1      4        0        5

Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)                  3      1        0        4

Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerula)                  1      0        0        1

Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)              1      0        0        1

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Totals:                                           17      8        9       34

 

 

HISTORY OF RETRAPS (5 species; 8 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses and other capture dates.

 

Tufted Titmouse

1861-80725 (10/12/2002), 12/31/2002

 

Carolina Wren

1861-80703 (10-12-2002) 01/18/2003, 03/15/2003, 05/18/2003

 

Summer Tanager

1521-68015 (05/08/2001)

 

Northern Cardinal

8081-89090 (11/21/1998) 01/15/2000, 11/09/2002, 12/21/2002, 03/29/2003

8081-89136 (09/25/1999) 03/04/2000, 04/15/2000, 12/20/2000, 04/14/2001

1621-09934 (02/02/2002) 12/21/2002, 01/18/2003, 03/29/2003

1621-10174 (05/18/2003) 12/20/2003, 02/28/2004

 

Indigo Bunting

850-75117 (05/18/2003)

 

 

Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  30 Species Observed 
~ Walker Farm, Marion Co., TX

 

Great Egret (on TX 43)

Turkey Vulture

Black Vulture

Mourning Dove

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Chuck-will's-widow

Chimney Swift

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Great Crested Flycatcher

Eastern Kingbird

Blue Jay

American Crow

White-eyed Vireo

 

 

Red-eyed Vireo

Eastern Bluebird

Carolina Wren

Carolina Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

Magnolia Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Wilson's Warbler

Yellow-breasted Chat

Summer Tanager

Northern Cardinal

Blue Grosbeak

Indigo Bunting

Orchard Oriole

Brown-headed Cowbird

 

 

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Summer Tanager (female)
photo by Tom Walker
May 12, 2004

 

 

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Kentucky Warbler (male) Indigo Bunting (male)
photos above by Tom Walker, May 19, 2004

 

 

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Pine Warbler (juvenile)
photo by Dorothy Metzler, May 19, 2004
Pine Warbler (juvenile) photo by Tom Walker,
May 19, 2004
Red-eyed Vireo
photo by
Tom Walker,
May 19, 2004
Red-eyed Vireo
photo by Dorothy Metzler, May 19, 2004

 

 

Wednesday, May 19, 2004.  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Tom Walker of Jefferson, True S. Mann of Longview, Gail Masters of Karnack, Debbie Shaw of Caddo Lake, John and Renee McCullough of Uncertain, John V. Talbert of Seguin, Joann and Wes Hodges of Uncertain, and Dorothy Metzler of Longview. 

 

Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was around 68 F, and the afternoon high was 86 F, with a light breeze, under sunny to partly-cloudy skies. 

 

Number of Nets:  Twelve (12) 

 

Time:  Nets were set up between 8:30 and 9:40 a.m. and closed around 2:00 p.m. 

 

Special Note:  We retrapped a cardinal that was originally banded as a Hatch-Year Female on the second day of banding at Tom's farm (in 1996), so it is 8 years old this summer!

 

Next Banding Date:  This was our last banding session of the season.  We will resume banding activities next September or October.  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker [E-mail: twalkercaddolaketx(at)att.net] for the latest information. 

 

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BANDING SUMMARY: (14 species)                     New   Retrap  Unbanded  Total

 

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)      1      0        0        1

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)   0      0        4        4

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)                   1      0        0        1

Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)                   1      0        0        1

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)          1      0        0        1

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)               1      0        0        1

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)           2      1        0        3

Pine Warbler (Dendroica pinus)                    10      0        0       10

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)          1      0        0        1

Kentucky Warbler (Oporornis philadelphia)          2      0        0        2

Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens)              2      0        0        2

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra)                     0      1        0        1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)          2      1        0        3

Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)                  3      1        0        4

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Totals:                                           27      4        4       35

 

 

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

 

Carolina Wren

1521-68017 (05/08/2001)

 

Summer Tanager

1781-80082 (05/12/2004)

 

Northern Cardinal

971-91629 (10/5/1996), 11/29/1998, 11/25/2000, 3/10/2001

 

Indigo Bunting

850-75138 (05/12/2004)

 

 

Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  29 Species Observed 
~ Walker Farm, Marion Co., TX

 

Little Blue Heron 

Cattle Egret 

Turkey Vulture

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Chuck-will's-widow

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Blue Jay

American Crow

Fish Crow

White-eyed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Cedar Waxwing

 

 

Carolina Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Carolina Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

Pine Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

Kentucky Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Yellow-breasted Chat

Summer Tanager

Northern Cardinal

Indigo Bunting

Orchard Oriole

Brown-headed Cowbird

 

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Red-bellied Woodpecker (male) photo by Tom Walker
May 19, 2004

 

 

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