Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

 

 

November 8 & 29, 2003

 

 


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Savannah Sparrow; photo by Tom Walker 08-Nov-03.

Hermit Thrush; photo by Tom Walker 08-Nov-03.

Savannah Sparrow; photo by Dorothy Metzler 08-Nov-03.

Savannah Sparrow (im.);
photo by Tom Walker

Hermit Thrush;
photo by Tom Walker

Savannah Sparrow (im.);
photo by D. Metzler

 

 

Alie Novak learns to hold bird 08-Nov-03 Jim Ingold, Megan & Alie Novak 08-Nov-03 Jim Ingold, Megan & Alie Novak 08-Nov-03 Megan Novak holds White-throated Sparrow 08-Nov-03. Alie Novak petting Blue Jay 08-Nov-03.
Jim Ingold, Megan and Alie Novak; photos by Tom Walker

 

 

Saturday, November 8, 2003 Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Tom Walker of Jefferson; Colleen Cookson of Shreveport; Dorothy Metzler of Longview; Tony Novak of Uncertain; Tony Novak, Jr. of Lewisville and his daughters, Megan and Alie; plus about twenty students from Panola College in Carthage with their instructors, Becky Gullette, Darrel Hudson, Sheila Ritter, and Kevin & Cindy Rutherford.

 

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 49 F, and the afternoon high was around 51 F.  Skies were cloudy all day. 

 

Time:  Nets were opened about 9:45 a.m. and closed about 4:45 p.m. 

 

Number of Nets:  Nine (9) 

 

Next Banding Date:  Saturday, November 29, 2003 (weather permitting).  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: (7 species)                      New  Retrap  Unbanded  Total

 

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)                     1     0        0        1

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)          0     1        0        1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)           6     0        0        6

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)                  1     0        0        1

Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)       0     0        1        1

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)    1     3        0        4

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)          5     0        0        5

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Totals:                                           14     4        1       19

 

 

History of Retraps (2 species; 4 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses and other capture dates.

 

Carolina Chickadee

1990-28278 (04-13-2002) 03-15-2003

 

White-throated Sparrow

1521-68055 (12-27-2001)

1521-68068 (02-02-2002) 02-23-2002, 04-06-2002

1541-85821 (02-23-2002) 02-01-03

 

 

Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  16 Species Observed 
~ Walker Farm, Marion Co., TX
Blue Jay; photo by Dorothy Metzler 04-Oct-03.

Blue Jay
photo by Dorothy Metzler

Turkey Vulture
Snow Goose (30+)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow (~100)

Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
Brown Thrasher
Savannah Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal

 

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November 29, 2003, Banding Report

 

 


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Wing of White-throated Sparrow; photo by
Tom Walker

Red-winged Blackbird fem.
photo by Tom Walker
Swamp Sparrow
photo by Tom Walker
Swamp Sparrow
photo by Tom Walker

 

 

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Carolina Wren
photo by Tom Walker

Carolina Wren
photo by Tom Walker

Ruby-crowned Kinglet male
photo by Tom Walker

 

 

Saturday, November 29, 2003 Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Tom Walker of Jefferson; Wendy Sanson of Shreveport; True Mann of Longview; Diane Jones of Jonesville; Tony Novak of Uncertain; 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 27 F, and the afternoon high was around 55 F.  Skies were cloudy all day. 

 

Time:  Nets were opened about 9:00 a.m. and closed about 3:30 p.m. 

 

Number of Nets:  Thirteen (13) 

 

Next Banding Date:  Wednesday, December 24, 2003 (weather permitting).  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: (9 species)                      New  Retrap  Total

 

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)               1      1      2

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)           0      1      1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)           3      0      3

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)                   1      0      1

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)                1      0      1

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)    1      1      2

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)                   3      0      3

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)          3      1      4

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)         1      0      1

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Totals:                                           14      4     18

 

 

History of Retraps (4 species; 4 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses and other capture dates.

 

Tufted Titmouse

1861-80892 (03-15-2003)

 

Carolina Wren

1861-81034 (10-04-2003)

 

White-throated Sparrow

1861-81002 (03-29-2003)

 

Northern Cardinal

1621-10177 (10-04-2003)

 

 

Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  23 Species Observed 
~ Walker Farm, Marion Co., TX


Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Gadwall (11)
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Wilson's Snipe
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee

 


Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Brown Thrasher
Chipping Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
American Goldfinch

 

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Red-winged Blackbird fem.
photo by Tom Walker

 

 

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