Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

December 26, 2009



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Hermit Thrush Brown Thrasher Brown Thrasher Dr. Ingold explains the banding
pliers to Sam Metzler
Photo by Tom Walker Photo by Dorothy Metzler Photo by Tom Walker Photo by Dorothy Metzler



Tufted Titmouse Cedar Waxwing Cedar Waxwing Yellow-rumped Warbler
Photo by Tom Walker Photo by Tom Walker Photo by Dorothy Metzler Photo by Tom Walker



Saturday, December 26, 2009:  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding activities.  Other participants and visitors included Tom Walker of Jefferson; Paul Tidwell of Jefferson; Nigel & Shirley Shivers of Karnack; Jesse Andrews of Marshall; Carol Pace and grandchildren Blake, Morgan & Tanner Arst of Marshall; Diane Jones of Jonesville; Charles Steger of Atlanta; Christian Fields of Jefferson; Dorothy & Sam Metzler of Longview; Rick Barrow, Tom Smith, and John Owings of Dallas.


Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 25 F and the afternoon high was 47 F.  The weather was sunny with a light breeze from the west.

Number of Nets:  Thirteen (13)


Time:  We started setting up nets at 9:15 a.m. and all nets were closed by 4:30 p.m. 


Next Banding Date:  Our next bird banding date will be Saturday, January 23, 2010.  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker for the latest information [E-mail: twalkercaddolake(at)gmail(dot)com].



BANDING SUMMARY: (10 species)                     New    Retrap    Total


Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)                   1        1        2

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)               1        0        1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)           1        3        4

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)                  2        1        3

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)                   1        0        1

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)                1        0        1

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata)         6        0        6

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)              4        3        7

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)    1        2        3

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)          4        0        4


Totals                                            22       10       32 



HISTORY OF RETRAPS (5 species; 10 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.


Eastern Phoebe

2545-46482 (11-28-09)


Ruby-crowned Kinglet

2060-89789 (12-27-2007) 01-24-2009, 11-14-2009

2380-19717 (11-14-2009) 11-28-2009

2380-19720 (11-14-2009)


Hermit Thrush

2251-95223 (11-14-09)


Chipping Sparrow

2540-46420 (01-24-2009)

2540-46430 (01-24-2009)

2540-46478 (11-14-2009)


White-throated Sparrow

2251-95077 (03-22-2008) 04-05-2008

2251-95174 (02-28-2009)



Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  26 Species Observed
~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas

Goose sp.
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow

Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing 

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged blackbird
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch




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