Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

November 2, 2013





Saturday, November 2, 2013:  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding activities.  Other participants and visitors included our host Tom Walker; Sandra Hooker of Marshall; Steve & Susan Sedberry of Karnack; John & Cindy Bartos of Houston; Lili Baily of San Antonio; Grace Christmas of Karnack; Theodore Prickett of Carthage (Panola College student); Joanna Martel of Carthage (Panola College student); Kasey Kindley and her infant son Alexander of Carthage (Panola College student); Sheila Ritter of Carthage (Panola College staff member); and

Becky Gullette of Carthage (Panola College faculty member).

Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 47 F and the afternoon high was 68 F It was cloudy, and it was breezy in the morning, but the wind mostly subsided by afternoon.  

Number of Nets:  Ten (10)


Time:  We started setting up nets at 9:25 a.m., and all nets were closed by 4:30 pm.  


Next Banding Date:  Saturday, December __, 2013 (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: (9 species)                       New     Retrap    Total

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)                   2        0        2

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)        1        0        1

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)             2        1        3

Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)         1        0        1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)         2        0        2

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)                1        0        1

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottus)         1        0        1

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  1        0        1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)        3        1        4


Totals                                          14        2       16



HISTORY OF RETRAPS (2 species; 2 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.


Tufted Titmouse

2551-30010 (01-19-2013) 02-23-2013


Northern Cardinal

2451-09344 (11-24-2012) 01-1-2013



Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  15 Species Observed
~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas

Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture

Red-bellied Woodpecker
Blue Jay
American Crow

Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush

Northern Mockingbird
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal





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