Caddo Lake Bird Banding
Photo Album


 

Page 2:   Le Conte's, Henslow's & Grasshopper Sparrows on the same day, 
in the same field! 

 

 

On November 25, 2000, we were extremely pleased to net and band all three Ammodramus sparrow species that winter regularly in our area.  The field in which we found them was a bahiagrass hay meadow, pictured below.

 

Henslow's Sparrow photo by Dorothy Metzler 25-Nov-00        Grasshopper Sparrow photo by Dorothy Metzler 25-Nov-00        Grasshopper Sparrow photo by Dorothy Metzler 25-Nov-00       Grasshopper Sparrow photo by Dorothy Metzler 25-Nov-00        Le Conte's Sparrow photo by Dorothy Metzler March 2000

 

The Henslow's Sparrow (above left) and Grasshopper Sparrow (three photos above center) were banded by Jim Ingold on November 25, 2000.  I ran out of film before I was able to photograph the Le Conte's Sparrow he banded that day.
The Le Conte's Sparrow (above right) was flushed from the same field in March 2000.
 

Click on thumbnail pictures above to view full-size photos.

 

Walker hay meadow photo by Dorothy Metzler 25-Nov-00

 

The sparrows above were mist-netted and banded at Tom Walker's family farm, between Caddo Lake and Jefferson, Texas.  The nets were set up at the far end of this hay meadow (pictured above).  Several people, with long, heavy-duty electrical extension cords dragging the ground between them, walked across the field, flushing the sparrows (and one Eastern Meadowlark -- below) into the nets.

 

Eastern Meadowlark photo by Dorothy Metzler 25-Nov-00        Eastern Meadowlark photo by Dorothy Metzler 25-Nov-00

 

[ Back to Photo Album Page 1March 11, 2000: Henslow's and Le Conte's Sparrows.

[ Link to Photo Album Page 3January-February 2001: Henslow's, Le Conte's & Savannah Sparrows,
                                                     plus Pine Siskin and some of our bird-banding crew.

[ Link to Photo Album Page 4May 19, 2001: pictures of our end-of-season net-mending picnic.

 

 

Page last updated:  May 21, 2011Photos on this page by Dorothy Metzler.  Copyright 2000-2005.  All rights reserved.

 


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