Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

December 8 & 27, 2007

 

 


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House Wren Orange-crowned Warbler Yellow-rumped Warbler
Photos by Tom Walker, December 8, 2007

 

 

Saturday, December 8, 2007:  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding activities.  Other participants and visitors included Tom Walker of Jefferson; Kent & Sandra Oney of Jefferson; Jack & Marilyn Welch of Uncertain; Chris Nickleson of Karnack; Bob & Peggy Spencer of Marshall; Paul Tidwell of Jefferson; Mary Alice Oatman of Jefferson and her granddaughters from Fort Worth; and Rita & Vic Lefebvre of Jefferson.  

 

Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 62 F and the afternoon high was 79 F.  Skies were cloudy with a breeze from the south.

Number of Nets:  Thirteen (13)

 

Time:  We started putting up nets at 8:45 a.m. and all nets were closed by 4:30 p.m.

 

Next Banding Date:  We plan to band again on Thursday, December 27.  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker for the latest information [E-mail: twalkercaddolake(at)gmail.com]. 

 

 

BANDING SUMMARY: (7 species)                        New    Retrap    Total

 

House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)                       0        1        1

Ruby-crowned kinglet (Regulus calendula)             4        0        4

Orange-crowned Warbler (Vermivora celata)            2        0        2

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata)           2        0        2

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)      8        2       10

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)                     2        0        2

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)            5        2        7

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Totals                                              23        5       28

 

 

HISTORY OF RETRAPS (3 species; 5 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.

 

House Wren

2440-11346 (11-03-2007)

 

White-throated Sparrow

1961-03125 (12-10-2005)

1961-03130 (12-10-2005)

 

Northern Cardinal

1621-10171 (04-19-2003) 05-15-2003, 10-11-2003

1621-16863 (11-03-2007)

 

 

Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  24 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

 

Carolina Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren

House Wren

Ruby-Crowned Kinglet

Eastern Bluebird

American Robin
Brown Thrasher

 

Orange-crowned Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Northern Cardinal

American Goldfinch

 

 

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December 27, 2007

 

 


 

 

American Goldfinch Brown Thrasher Fox Sparrow
Photos by Tom Walker, December 27, 2007

 

 

Saturday, December 27, 2007:  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants and visitors included Tom Walker of Jefferson; Tony Novak of Karnack; Isaiah & Jonah Seely of Karnack; Felicia Maden of Karnack; Nigel & Shirley Shivers of Karnack; Paul Tidwell of Jefferson; Mike Gannon of Jefferson; Frank & Donna Lang of Jefferson; Valerie Evans of Dallas; Emma Laub, Rolf Laub & Charlotte Tenbrink of Houston; and D.F. & Cindy Bennett of Armagh, Pennsylvania.  

 

Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 38 F and the afternoon high was 41 F with heavily overcast skies and occasional mist.  In the afternoon a breeze came from the south.
 

Number of Nets:  Thirteen (13)

 

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

 

Next Banding Date:  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker [E-mail: twalkercaddolake(at)gmail.com] for the latest information. 

 

 

BANDING SUMMARY: (9 species)                        New    Retrap    Total

 

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)        1        0        1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)             2        3        5

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)                    0        1        1

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)                     1        0        1

Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)                      3        0        3

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)      9        6       15

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)                     0        1        1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)           16        9       25
American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)               1        0        1

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Totals                                              33       20       53


 

HISTORY OF RETRAPS (5 species; 20 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.

 

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

2060-89781 (11-03-2007)

2060-89785 (12-08-2007)

2060-89787 (12-08-2007)

 

Hermit Thrush

1961-03328 (11-11-2006) 12-26-2006, 01-06-2007

 

White-throated Sparrow

1541-85845 (03-16-2002) 12-21-2002, 03-29-2003, 01-27-2007

1861-80944 (11-13-2004) 12-11-2004, 12-30-2004, 04-16-2005, 04-08-2006

1961-03125 (12-10-2005)

1961-03130 (12-10-2005) 12-08-2007

1961-03350 (12-26-2006) 03-03-2007

2251-95011 (12-08-2007)

 

Dark-eyed Junco

2440-11357 (12-08-2007)

 

Northern Cardinal

8081-89136 (09/25/1999) 03/04/2000, 04/15/2000, 12/20/2000, 04/14/2001, 05-12-2004
(this band was damaged and replaced with band number: 1621-16892)

8081-89180 (11-27-99) 04-15-2000
(this band was damaged and replaced with band number: 1621-16907)

1621-10171 (04-19-2003) 05-15-2003, 10-11-2003, 12-08-2007

1621-16755 (10-08-2005)

1621-16863 (11-03-2007) 12-08-2007

1621-16812 (10-21-2006) 04-07-2007

1621-16884 (12-08-2007)

1621-16887 (12-08-2007)

1621-16888 (12-08-2007)

 

 

Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  25 Species Observed 
~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas


Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-bellied Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker

Eastern Phoebe

Blue Jay

 

American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Brown Thrasher

 


Cedar Waxwing

Eastern Towhee

Chipping Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
American Goldfinch

 


 

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