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|Indigo Bunting (female)||Magnolia Warbler (fem)||Common Yellowthroat (male)||Yellow-breasted Chat|
|Photos by Dorothy Metzler.|
|Indigo Bunting (male)||American Redstart (fem)||Hairy Woodpecker (male)||Hairy Woodpecker|
|Photos by Dorothy Metzler.|
Tuesday, May 8, 2001. Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts. Other participants included Dorothy Metzler of Longview, Carolyn and Dickie Luce of Mooringsport, and Tom Walker of Jefferson.
Location: The activities took place just west of Caddo Lake in Marion County on Boots Walker Rd (near Jefferson, Texas).
Weather conditions: Cloudy but warm.
Time: Started at 8:15 a.m. and ended at 2:00 p.m. CDT.
Number of Nets: 10
Special Notes: A total of 21 birds were caught (13 new birds; 6 retraps; 2 unbanded). This is the latest we have ever banded at this location in the spring. As a result, we caught late migrants and summer species we had not caught before.
Virtually all the winter birds were gone.
We do not band hummingbirds.
Next banding date: Fall 2001.
Banding Summary: (10 Species) New Retraps Unbanded Total
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 2 2
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) 1 1
White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) 4 4
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 1 1
Magnolia Warbler (Dendroica magnolia) 1 1
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 1 1
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 1 1
Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens) 4 1 5
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 1 1
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 4 4
Totals: 13 6 2 21
List of Retraps (3 species; 6 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses. Retrap dates not including 05-08-2001.
White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)
2160-80847 (04-03-1999) 04-14-2001
1990-28070 (04-15-2000) 04-22-2000
Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens)
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
8001-47894 (02-03-2001) 04-14-2001
Birds that were seen or heard (including banded
34 Species Observed ~ 08-May-01
Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas
Abbreviations: /b = banded; /r = retrapped; /h = heard only; /m = male; /f = female; /p = photographed.
Great Blue Heron
Black Vulture 7
Red-tailed Hawk /h
Mourning Dove 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 (captured, released unbanded)
Hairy Woodpecker 1 /b/m/p
Great Crested Flycatcher /h
White-eyed Vireo 4 /r
Red-eyed Vireo /h
Carolina Wren 1 /b
Cedar Waxwing 5
Magnolia Warbler 2 /b/p (Female banded. Male was
seen several yards from netted female, but not captured.)
Pine Warbler /h
American Redstart 1 /b/f/p
Common Yellowthroat 1 /b/m/p
Yellow-breasted Chat 5 /b/r/p (One was retrapped.)
Summer Tanager /b/m/p
Lincoln's Sparrow 1 (captured, escaped)
Northern Cardinal 1 /r
Indigo Bunting 4 /b/m/f/p
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