Bird Banding at Caddo Lake



March 13, 2004



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Cedar Waxwing
 photo by Tom Walker
Cedar Waxwing
photo by Tom Walker
Cedar Waxwing
photo by Dorothy Metzler
Cedar Waxwing
photo by Dorothy Metzler



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Cedar Waxwing macro photos by Tom Walker



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An unusual Brown Thrasher with white primary coverts

Photos by Tom Walker



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Fox Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Field Sparrow

Pine Warbler

Photos by Tom Walker



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Blue Jay

Photo by Tom Walker



Saturday, March 13, 2004.  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Tom Walker of Jefferson, Diane Jones of Jonesville, Colleen Cookson of Shreveport, and Dorothy Metzler of Longview, Tony Novak and Jerry Lawson of Uncertain, and Pam Huguley of Karnack.


Location:  The banding activities took place just west of Caddo Lake in Marion County on Boots Walker Road (near Jefferson, Texas).


Weather Conditions:  A light rain delayed our getting started in the morning.  The morning low temperature was around 45 F, and the afternoon high was approximately 65 F, with a gentle breeze from the southeast  and partly cloudy skies in the afternoon. 


Number of Nets:  Thirteen (13) 


Time:  Nets were set up between 10:45 and 12:05 a.m. and closed by 5:30 p.m.  (We were delayed due to rain in the morning.)


Next Banding Date:  Saturday, April 10, 2004 (weather permitting).  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker [E-mail: twalkercaddolaketx(at)] for the latest information. 




BANDING SUMMARY: (11 species)                     New   Retrap   Total


Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)                     0      1       1

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)                  0      1       1

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)           1      0       1

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)                   1      0       1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)           2      0       2

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)                2      0       2

Pine Warbler (Dendroica pinus)                     1      0       1

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)              9      0       9

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)                   2      0       2

Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)                    0      1       1

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)                   2      0       2

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)    4      3       7

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)          0      2       2

Totals:                                           24      8      32



HISTORY OF RETRAPS (5 species; 8 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses and other capture dates.


Blue Jay

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Brown Thrasher

photo by Dorothy Metzler

902-76916 (01-18-2003)


Hermit Thrush

1861-81056 (12-24-2003)


Fox Sparrow

1781-80027 (12-18-2001)


White-throated Sparrow

1541-85828 (02-23-2002)04-14-2002

1861-81053 (12-24-2003) 01-31-2004

1861-81058 (12-24-2003)


Northern Cardinal

1621-10013 (11-16-2002)

1621-10208 (12-24-2003)



Birds that were seen or heard   (36 species observed, including banded species):
~ Walker Farm, Marion Co., TX


Great Egret 

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Wood Duck (m & f)

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Downy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Eastern Phoebe

Blue Jay

American Crow

Fish Crow

Cedar Waxwing

Eastern Bluebird

Hermit Thrush

American Robin 


Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher

Carolina Wren

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 

Carolina Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

American Goldfinch

Purple Finch (m & f)
Pine Warbler

Fox Sparrow

Song Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Le Conte's Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Field Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Brown-headed Cowbird

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Pine Warbler

photos by Tom Walker





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