Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

 

 

March 15 & 29, 2003

 

 


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Hermit Thrush,
Photo by Tom Walker

Eastern Bluebird (female),
Photo by Tom Walker

Brown-headed Cowbird (male),
Photo by
Tom Walker

 

 

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Chipping Sparrow,
Photo by
Tom Walker
Field Ornithology Lesson,
Photo by
Tom Walker
Northern Cardinal (female) 
with unusually pale bill,
Photo by Tom Walker

 

 

Saturday, March 15, 2003 Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Pat and Patty Calelly of Spring, Texas; Dan and Laura Zimmerman of Houston; Colleen Cookson of Shreveport; Margot Lingold of Marshall; Ron Munden of Marshall; Diane Jones of Jonesville; Dorothy Metzler of Longview; and Tom Walker of Jefferson

 

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

 

Weather Conditions:  Clear to partly cloudy.  The morning low was in the mid 50's and the afternoon high was in the mid 70's. 

 

Time:  The nets were up by 9:30 a.m. and were down by 5:30 p.m.

 

Number of Nets:  Twelve (12)

 

Special Note:  Eight White-throated Sparrows were released unbanded because Jim ran out of bands in their size. 

 

Next Banding Date:  Saturday, March 29.  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: (13 species)                   New   Retraps   Unbanded   Total

 

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)        1       3                   4
Tufted Titmouse (Parus bicolor)                  1       1                   2
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)         0       1                   1
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)                 1       0                   1
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)                1       0                   1
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)                 1       0                   1
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)            4       0                   4
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)                 2       2                   4
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  9       8         8        25
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)                 2       1                   3
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)        8       7                  15
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)       3       0                   3
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)            1       0                   1
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Totals:                                         34      23         8        65

 

 

History of Retraps (7 species; 23 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses and other capture dates.

 

Carolina Chickadee

1990-28177 (03-10-2001)
1990-28278 (03-13-2002)

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Red-winged Blackbird (female),
Photo by Tom Walker
March 15, 2003

1990-28298 (11-30-2002)

 

Tufted Titmouse
1861-80724 (11-30-2002) 12-31-02

 

Carolina Wren
1861-80703 (10-12-2002) 01-18-03

 

Field Sparrow
1990-28025 (03-04-2000) 02-01-2003
2160-80922 (02-01-2003)

 

White-throated Sparrow
1521-68069 (02-02-2002)
1541-85861 (03-16-2002)

1861-80721 (11-30-2002)

1861-80790 (01-18-2003)
1861-80795 (01-18-2003)
1861-80796 (01-18-2003)

Chipping Sparrow 29-Mar-03, Photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler.

Chipping Sparrow,
Photo by Dorothy Metzler
March 29, 2003

1861-80807 (01-18-2003)
1861-80809 (01-18-2003)

 

Dark-eyed Junco
2160-80919 (02-01-2003)

 

Northern Cardinal
1781-80010 (10-20-2001) 11/03/2001

1621-10081 (12-12-2002)
1621-10091 (01-18-2003)
1621-10093 (01-18-2003)
1621-10095 (01-18-2003)
1621-10096 (01-18-2003)
1621-10099 (01-18-2003)

 

 

Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  37 Species Observed  ~ Walker Farm, Marion Co., TX


Great Egret
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird

 


Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Pine Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
American Goldfinch

 

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Brown-headed Cowbird
Photo by
Ron Munden
March 15, 2003

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March 29, 2003, Banding Report

 

 


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White-eyed Vireo, 29-Mar-03, Photo Copyright  Tom Walker.

Chipping Sparrow 29-Mar-03, Photo Copyright  Tom Walker.

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 29-Mar-03, Photo Copyright  Tom Walker.

White-eyed Vireo,
Photo by Tom Walker

Chipping Sparrow,
Photo by Tom Walker

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (male),
Photo by Tom Walker

 

 

Blue Jay 29-Mar-03, Photo Copyright  Tom Walker. Blue Jay 29-Mar-03, Photo Copyright  Tom Walker.


Blue Jay,
Photos by Tom Walker

 

 

Mourning Dove, 29-Mar-03, Photo Copyright  Tom Walker. Mourning Dove, 29-Mar-03, Photo Copyright  Tom Walker.


Mourning Dove,
Photos by Tom Walker

 

 

Saturday, March 29, 2003 Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Colleen Cookson of Shreveport, Louisiana; Charles and Scott Davis of Southlake, Texas; True Mann of Longview; Ron Munden of Marshall; Diane Jones of Jonesville; Dorothy Metzler of Longview; Tom Walker of Jefferson; and Marion County game warden, Mike Walker.  We also had a Boy Scout troop from Jefferson visiting us along with parents and other family members:  Duke, Laurel, Molly, Jess, and Charles DeWare; Tammy and David McLenden; Heith and Sue Best; Miles and Chuck Kendrick; Rusty and Keith Knight; R.J. and Ronald Mauldin; Chris and Cody Tyler.

 

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

 

Weather Conditions:  Cloudy to partly cloudy and windy; morning low in the low 40's; afternoon high in the mid 50's. 

 

Time:  The nets were up by 10:30 a.m. and were closed by 5:30 p.m.

 

Number of Nets:  Fourteen (14)

 

Next Banding Date:  Saturday, April 19.  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: (10 species)                     New   Retraps   Totals

 

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)                   1       0        1
White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)                   2       0        2
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)                     1       1        2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)        1       0        1
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)                   0       1        1
Hooded Warbler (Wilsonia citrina)                  1       0        1
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)              4       1        5
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)                   2       3        5
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)   13      23       36
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)         10       6       16
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Totals:                                           35      35       70

 

 

History of Retraps (6 species; 34 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses and other capture dates.

 

Blue Jay
902-76906 (11-09-2002)

 

White-eyed Vireo 29-Mar-03, Photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler.

White-eyed Vireo,
Photo by Dorothy Metzler
March 29, 2003

Brown Thrasher
902-76919 (02-01-2003)

 

Chipping Sparrow
2160-80946 (03-15-2003)

 

Field Sparrow
1990-28188 (03-17-2001) 03-31-2001, 03-16-2002
1990-28273 (04-06-2002)
2160-80953 (03-15-2003)

 

White-throated Sparrow

1411-91635 (01-22-2000)
1521-67977 (03-10-2001) 04-06-2002
1521-68011 (04-14-2001) 12-27-2001, 02-23-2001, 11-16-2002
1521-68038 (12-18-2001) 02-02-2002, 04-06-2002
1541-85704 (01-16-1999) 11-22-1999, 04-13-2002, 11-16-2002
1541-85845 (03-16-2002) 12-21-2002
1541-85876 (03-16-2002) 04-13-2002, 01-18-2003
1541-85887 (04-06-2002)
1541-85894 (04-06-2002)

Hooded Warbler 29-Mar-03, Photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler.

Hooded Warbler (male),
Photo by Dorothy Metzler

 
March 29, 2003

1861-80758 (12-21-2002)
1861-80794 (01-18-2003)
1861-80797 (01-18-2003)
1861-80799 (01-18-2003)
1861-80803 (01-18-2003)
1861-80804 (01-18-2003)
1861-80813 (02-01-2003)
1861-80890 (03-15-2003)
1861-80891 (03-15-2003)
1861-80896 (03-15-2003)
1861-80897 (03-15-2003)
1861-80899 (03-15-2003)
1861-80900 (03-15-2003)

 

Northern Cardinal

8081-89090 (11-21-1998) 01-15-2000, 12-21-2002
1621-09934 (02-02-2002) 01-18-2003
1621-09978 (03-16-2002)
1621-10017 (11-30-2002)
1621-10019 (11-30-2002) 12-31-2002
1621-10102 (02-01-2003)

 

 

Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  31 Species Observed  ~ Walker Farm, Marion Co., TX


Great Egret
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Mourning Dove
Chuck-will's-widow
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
White-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee

 


Tufted Titmouse
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing
Black-and-white Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
American Goldfinch

 

Northern Cardinal 29-Mar-03, Photo Copyright  Tom Walker.

Northern Cardinal (female),
 Photo
by Tom Walker

 

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