Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

May 15, 2010

 

 


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Kentucky Warbler Downy Woodpecker (male) Downy Woodpecker (female) American Redstart (female) Summer Tanager (male) Brown-headed Cowbird (male)
Photos by Tom Walker, May 15, 2010

 

 

Saturday, May 15, 2010:  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding activities.  Other participants and visitors included Tom Walker of Jefferson; Ron & Carolyn Bova -- Quitman; David Connell and son Grant -- Shreveport; Pat Gasperson -- Marshall; Les Hassell -- Tatum (Longview News Journal); Liz Hendrix -- Shreveport; Ronald Hollomon -- Jefferson; Jimmy Isaac -- Longview (Longview News Journal); Patrick & Barbara McGuffey -- Galveston; Richard Pruitt -- Dallas; Sarah Schulwitz Denton; Carol Scott -- Austin; Cliff & Julie Shackelford and children Alex and Robin -- Nacogdoches; Sue Simmons and granddaughters Cheyenne, Savannah, and Olivia -- Marshall; Charles D. Steger -- Atlanta, Texas; Paul Tidwell -- Jefferson; Ryan Williams Denton; Joyce Williamson -- Marshall.
 

Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 70 F and the afternoon high was 87 F.  The sky varied from partly cloudy to sunny, with no wind.


Number of Nets:  Twelve (12)

 

Time:  We started setting up nets at 8:45 a.m. and all nets were closed by 6:00 p.m.

 

Note:  Today we saw our first White-winged Dove at this location.

 

Next Banding Date:  Our next bird banding date will probably be in October of 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: (15 species)                     New    Retrap    Total

 

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)      2        0        2

Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)              2        0        2

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)                   1        1        2

Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)                   2        1        3

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)                     3        0        3

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)          3        1        4

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)           0        1        1

Gray Catbird (Dumatella carolinensis)              1        0        1

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)            1        0        1

Kentucky Warbler (Oporornis formosus)              3        0        3

Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens)              1        0        1

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra)                     3        0        3

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)          3        1        4

Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)                  2        0        2

Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)              3        0        3

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Totals                                            30        5       35 

 

 

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

White-eyed Vireo

2540-46528 (04-17-2010)

 

Red-eyed Vireo

2161-37068 (05-26-2009)

 

Carolina Chickadee

2540-93117 (02-28-2009) 10-17-2009, 11-28-2009

 

Carolina Wren

2251-95117 (12-13-2008 as AHY-U)

 

Northern Cardinal

1621-16939 (03-08-2008 as AHY-M)

 

 

Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  27 Species Observed
~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas

 

Great Egret
Turkey Vulture

Hawk sp.

White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Common Nighthawk

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Great Crested Flycatcher


White-eyed Vireo
Red-eyed vireo
Blue Jay

American Crow

Carolina Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

Carolina Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Gray Catbird
 


Cedar Waxwing

American Redstart

Kentucky Warbler

Hooded Warbler

Yellow-breasted Chat

Summer Tanager

Northern Cardinal

Indigo Bunting

Brown-headed Cowbird
 

 

 

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