Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

 

 

January 19 & 31, 2004

 

 


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Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (male)

Harris's Sparrow

photos by Tom Walker

 

 

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Harris's Sparrow Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
photos by Dorothy Metzler

 

 

Monday, January 19, 2004 -- Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Tom Walker of Jefferson, Colleen Cookson and Wendy Sanson of Shreveport, Diane Jones of Jonesville, and Dorothy Metzler of Longview. 

 

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

 

Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 29 F, and the afternoon high was 42 F, with clear skies. 

 

Number of Nets:  Thirteen (13) 

 

Time:  Nets were set up between 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. and closed by 4:30 p.m. 

 

Next Banding Date:  Saturday, January 24, postponed to January 31, 2004 (weather permitting).  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker [E-mail: twalkercaddolaketx(at)att.net] for the latest information. 

 

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Banding Summary: (7 species)                     New   Retrap   Total

 

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)      1      0       1

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)               1      0       1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)           1      1       2

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)                   0      1       1

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)    6      8      14

Harris's Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula)             1      0       1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)          4      3       7

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Totals:                                           14     13      27

 

 

History of Retraps (3 species; 12 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses and other capture dates.

 

Song Sparrow

1861-80733 (11/30/2002)

 

White-throated Sparrow

1541-85851 (04/06/2002) 01/18/2003

1541-85869 (03/16/2002) 01/18/2003

1541-85875 (03/16/2002) 04/06/2002, 12/31/2002

1541-85883 (11/30/2002) 12/21/2002, 12/31/2002, 01/18/2003

1861-80796 (01/18/2003) 03/15/2003

1861-81045 (11/29/2003)

1861-81048 (12/20/2003)

1861-80896 (03/15/2003) 03/29/2003

 

Northern Cardinal

1621-10094 (01/18/2003)

1621-10184 (10/11/2003)

1621-10199 (11/29/2003)

 

 

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

 

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Killdeer

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Blue Jay

American Crow

Carolina Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

White-breasted Nuthatch

Carolina Wren

 

 

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

American Robin

Northern Mockingbird

Brown Thrasher

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Pine Warbler

Chipping Sparrow

Song Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Harris's Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

American Goldfinch

 

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Song Sparrow
photo by Tom Walker
January 19, 2004

 

 

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January 31, 2004

 

 


 

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Field Sparrow
photo by Tom Walker

Harris's Sparrow
photo by Tom Walker

Tufted Titmouse
photo by Tom Walker

 

 

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Orange-crowned Warbler
photo by Tom Walker

Hermit Thrush
photo by Tom Walker

White-throated Sparrow
photo by Tom Walker

 

 

Saturday, January 31, 2004 -- Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Tom Walker of Jefferson; Colleen Cookson, Mary Jacobs, and Rachid Feretti of Shreveport; Diane Jones of Jonesville; Margot Lingold of Marshall; Ron Munden of Marshall; Tony Novak of Uncertain; Kathryn Hoover and her daughters from Elysian Fields; Henry Bradbury and Kathy Hargrove of Dallas; and Dorothy Metzler of Longview. 

 

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

 

Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 35 F, and the afternoon high was 43 F, with overcast skies. 

 

Number of Nets:  Fourteen (14) 

 

Time:  Nets were set up between 8:45 and 10:50 a.m. and closed by 4:30 p.m. 

 

Next Banding Date:  Saturday, February 14, 2004 (weather permitting).  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker [E-mail: twalkercaddolaketx(at)att.net] for the latest information. 

 

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Banding Summary: (14 species)                     New   Retrap   Total

 

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)           1      0       1

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)          0      1       1

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)               2      1       3

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)           1      1       2

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)                  4      2       6

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)                   0      1       1

Orange-crowned Warbler (Vermivora celata)          1      0       1

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata)         3      0       3

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)              3      1       4

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)                   2      0       2

Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)                    1      0       1

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)    4      5       9

Harris's Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula)             0      1       1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)          2      4       6

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Totals:                                           24     17      41

 

 

History of Retraps (9 species; 17 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses and other capture dates.

 

   
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Brown Thrasher
photo by Ron Munden

Harris's Sparrow
photo by Ron Munden

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Fox Sparrow, Tufted Titmouse
photos by Ron Munden

Hermit Thrush
photo by Ron Munden

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Field Sparrow
photo by Ron Munden

Tom and Colleen with
Harris's Sparrow
photo by Ron Munden

Carolina Chickadee

1990-28278 (04-13-2002)

 

Tufted Titmouse

1861-81044 (11-29-2003)

 

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

2060-89697 (10-11-2003)

 

Hermit Thrush

1861-80766 (12-21-2002)

1861-81039 (11/08/2003)

 

Brown Thrasher

902-62988 (09-21-2001)

 

Chipping Sparrow

2160-80992 (01-19-2004)

 

White-throated Sparrow

1541-85892 (04-06-2002)

1861-81048 (12/20/2003)01-19-2004

1861-81053 (12/24/2003)

1861-81057 (12/24/2003)

1861-81066 (01-19-2004)

 

Harris's Sparrow

1781-80066 (01-19-2004)

 

Northern Cardinal

1621-10176 (10/04/2003)

1621-10179 (10/04/2003)

1621-10183 (10/11/2003)

1621-10189 (11/08/2003)

 

 

Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  34 Species Observed 
~ Walker Farm, Marion Co., TX

 

Double-crested Cormorant

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Wood Duck (9)

Killdeer (2)

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Downy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Blue Jay

American Crow

Carolina Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

Carolina Wren

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 

Cedar Waxwing

 

 

American Robin

Hermit Thrush

Brown Thrasher

Orange-crowned Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Pine Warbler

Fox Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Field Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Harris's Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Meadowlark sp.

Carpodacus finch sp. (2)

American Goldfinch

 

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Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (male)
photo by Dorothy Metzler
January 19, 2004

 

 

 

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