Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

October 3, 2015





Saturday, October 3, 2015:  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding activities.  Other participants and visitors included our host Tom Walker; Charles Steger of Atlanta, Texas; Darrell Hudson of Carthage; Sandra Hooks of Marshall; David Skinner of Gilmer; Dennis L. Gipson of Gilmer; Vicki Gilliland of Jefferson; Nancy Rheay of Marshall; Floyd & Ellen Anderson of Marshall; Anita C. Walker of Avinger; Matt & Beth Honea and son, Nat of DeBerry; and Mike Weber of Jefferson.   


Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 48 F and the afternoon high was 79 F with a small breeze out of the north.  The skies were clear except for some high thin clouds in the afternoon.  The ground is extremely dry.  We've had no measurable rain at this location since the second week of August.

Number of Nets:  Eleven (11)


Time:  We started setting up nets at 8:45 a.m. and all nets were closed by 4:45 p.m.  


Next Banding Date:  Saturday, November 28, 2015 (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: (7 species)                      New     Retrap    Total

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)                2        0        2

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)       1        0        1

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)        2        0        2

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottus)        1        0        1

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)                1        0        1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)       9        0        9

Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)               1        0        1


Totals                                         17        0       17



Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  17 Species Observed
~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk

Red-bellied Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
White-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay
American Crow 
Fish Crow

Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch

Carolina Wren
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher

Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting





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