Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

January 8 & 15, 2005

 

 


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Carolina Wren Winter Wren
Photos by Tom Walker, January 8, 2005

 

 

White-throated Sparrow Gray Catbird Dark-eyed Junco
Photos by Tom Walker, January 8, 2005

 

 

Saturday, January 8, 2005:  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Tom Walker of Jefferson, True Mann of Longview, Diane Jones of Jonesville, Ron Munden of Marshall,  Dorothy Metzler of Longview, and Cissy and J.R. McCrary of Marshall. 

 

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 was mostly cloudy with a low temperature of 37 F.  The afternoon was partly cloudy to clear with a high of 46 F.
 

Number of Nets:  Fourteen (14) 

 

Time:  Nets were set up between 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. and were closed by 4:40 p.m. 

 


BANDING SUMMARY: (15 species)                     New   Retrap   Total

 

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)                     2      0        2
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)           3      1        4
Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)              1      0        1
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)          1      0        1
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)               1      0        1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)           2      1        3

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)                  0      1        1

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)           0      1        1
Gray Catbird (Dumatella carolinensis)              1      0        1
Orange-crowned Warbler (Vermivora celata)          1      0        1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)                   1      0        1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)    6      2        8 
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)                   1      2        3
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)         10      1       11
American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)             3      0        3
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Totals:                                           33      9       42

 

 

 

HISTORY OF RETRAPS (7 species; 9 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.

 
Carolina Wren
1521-68039 (12-18-2001) 12-27-2001, 02-02-2002, 04-13-2002

Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2060-89726 (12-11-2004)

Hermit Thrush
186180994 (12-30-2004)

Northern Mockingbird
1861-76934 (03-13-2004) 12-30-2004

White-throated Sparrow
1411-91607 (01-15-2000) 03-04-2000, 11-25-2000, 12-20-2000, 04-14-2001
1861-81051 (12-20-2003) 12-24-2003

Dark-eyed Junco
2160-80919 (02-01-2003) 03-15-2003
2280-94954 (12-30-2004)

Northern Cardinal
1621-10246 (11-13-2004)

 

 

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

Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture

Snow Goose (~20)
Red-shouldered Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker

Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay

American Crow
Fish Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
Winter Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Cedar Waxwing
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Pine Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch

Hermit Thrush
photo by Tom Walker
January 8, 2005

 

 

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January 15, 2005, Banding Report

 

 


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Swamp Sparrow
Photos by Tom Walker, January 15, 2005

 

 

Saturday, January 15, 2005:  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Tom Walker of Jefferson; Colleen Cookson of Shreveport; Dorothy Metzler of Longview; Bob Spencer, Bruce and Sandra Tankersley of Marshall; Joann Hodges, John Talbert, John and Renee McCullough, Debbie Shaw, and Barb Readinger of Uncertain; Ciarra Killen and Audrey Tornabene of Bowie; Brian, Shelby and Kelly Rose; David and Chelsea Faulkner; Scott, Bailie and Tyler Sureddin; Mark, Mackenzie and Austin Willborn; Jacy and Brad Butcher; Ryan and Keith Spencer; Katie and Rich Decker; Jim, Mattie and Katie Adams of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

  

Weather Conditions:  The morning was mostly to partly cloudy with a low temperature of 29 F.  The afternoon was clear with a high of 48 F.
 

Number of Nets:  Fourteen (14) 

 

Time:  Nets were set up between 9:00 and 10:15 a.m. and were closed by 4:50 p.m. 

 

Next Banding Dates:  Saturday, February 5 & Saturday, February 26, 2005 (weather permitting).  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker [E-mail: twalkercaddolaketx(at)att.net] for the latest information. 

 


BANDING SUMMARY: (12 species)                     New    Retrap   Total

 

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)           0       2        2

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)          1       0        1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)           0       1        1

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)                  3       1        4

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)                   1       0        1

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata)         5       0        5

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)              0       1        1

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)                1       0        1

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)    7       1        8

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)                   7       3       10

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)         13       4       17

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)             3       0        3 ______________________________________________________________________ Totals:                                           41      13       54

  
     
HISTORY OF RETRAPS (7 species; 13 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses. 
 
Carolina Wren
1861-80977 (05-19-2004)
1861-80979 (09-06-2004) 10-23-2004

Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2060-89722 (11-13-2004) 12-30-2004

Hermit Thrush
1861-81052 (12-20-2003)

Chipping Sparrow
2160-80990 (12-24-2003)

White-throated Sparrow
1861-80996 (12-30-2004)

Dark-eyed Junco
2160-80948 (03-15-2003)
2280-94958 (12-30-2004)
2280-94963 (01-08-2004)

Northern Cardinal
1621-09936 (02-02-2002)
1621-10245 (11-27-2004)
1621-10265 (01-08-2005)
1621-10267 (01-08-2005)
   

 

Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  28 Species Observed 
~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas

Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture

Red-tailed Hawk
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Pileated Woodpecker

Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Brown Thrasher

Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch

Swamp Sparrow
photo by Tom Walker
January 15, 2005

 

 

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