Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

October 27, 2012



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Photo by Tom Walker, October 27, 2012



Saturday, October 27, 2012:  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding activities.  Other participants and visitors included the host Tom Walker; Sandi Smith and her son Chance of Stanley, Louisiana; Treavor Bynogg of Stanley, LA; Robert Carter of Marshall; Linda Palmer of Rockwall, TX; Liz Hendrix of Shreveport; Charles Gillis of Marshall; Jennifer Coy and her children Chase and Anna of Flower Mound, TX; Anita Walker of Avinger; Bob Rutledge of Bryan Mill, TX; Karen Morris and her daughter Katherine of Jefferson; Ron & Carolyn Bova of Quitman; and Charles Steger of Atlanta, TX.

Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 37 F and the afternoon high was 54 F with a very light breeze from the north.

Number of Nets:  Ten (10)


Time:  We started setting up nets at 9:00 a.m. and all nets were closed by 3:30 p.m.


Next Banding Date:  Saturday, November 24, 2012 (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: (4 species)                        New    Retrap    Total

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)                   2       0        2

House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)                   1       0        1

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  1       0        1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)        8       0        8


Totals                                          12       0       12



HISTORY OF RETRAPS (0 species; 0 individual):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.




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


Turkey Vulture
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker

Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow 

Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch

Carolina Wren
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

White-throated Sparrow

Northern Cardinal





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