Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

November 5, 2005



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Blue Jay Ruby-crowned Kinglet Orange-crowned Warbler
Photos by Tom Walker



Saturday, November 5, 2005:  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other visitors and participants included Tom Walker of Jefferson; Tony Novak of Karnack; Ron Munden of Marshall; Colleen Cookson of Shreveport; Ben Rushing of Shreveport; Homer & Helen Hogle of Jefferson; Billy & Suzanne Nixon of Fort Worth; Carol Scott of Austin; Jim & Mary Truelove of Richardson; Debbie Cantrell of Terrell; and Bob, Dorothy & Robert Metzler of Longview. 


Weather Conditions:  Windy with partly cloudy skies.  The morning low temperature was 62 F and the afternoon high was 80 F.

Number of Nets:  Thirteen (13).


Time:  We started putting up nets at 8:45 a.m. and we had them down by 5:10 p.m. 


Next Banding Date:  We plan to band again on Saturday, November 19, weather permitting.  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker [E-mail: twalkercaddolaketx(at)] for the latest information. 



BANDING SUMMARY: (5 species)                    New Retrap Unbanded Total


Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)                   1      0      0      1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)         2      0      0      2

Orange-crowned Warbler (Vermivora celata)        1      0      0      1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  0      1      0      1

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)                 1      0      0      1


Totals                                           5      1      0      6



HISTORY OF RETRAPS (1 species; 1 individual):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.

White-throated Sparrow

1521-68022 (12-31-2002) 11-03-2001



Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  14 Species Observed 
~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas

Black Vulture
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Blue Jay


American Crow

Carolina Chickadee
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Eastern Bluebird

American Robin
Brown Thrasher
Orange-crowned Warbler

White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco


Eastern Bluebird in black gum tree at Caddo Lake
Photo by Bob Metzler, November 7, 2005





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