Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

 

 

November 2002

 

 


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Panola College group, photo by Tom Walker 09-Nov-02 Stephen Spaugh with sparrow, photo by Tom Walker 09Nov02
Panola College group Stephen Spaugh with sparrow

 

 

Hermit Thrush photo by Tom Walker 09-Nov-02 Song Sparrow photo by Dorothy Metzler 09-Nov-02 Song Sparrow photo by Tom Walker 09-Nov-02
Hermit Thrush Song Sparrow Song Sparrow

 

 

Golden-crowned Kinglet photo by Tom Walker 09Nov02 Golden-crowned Kinglet photo by Tom Walker 09-Nov-02 Blue Jay photo by Tom Walker 09-Nov-02
Golden-crowned Kinglet Golden-crowned Kinglet Blue Jay

 

 

Ruby-crowned Kinglet photo by Tom Walker 09-Nov-02 Ruby-crowned Kinglet photo by Tom Walker 09-Nov-02 Dark-eyed Junco (male) photo by Tom Walker 09-Nov-02
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Ruby-crowned Kinglet Dark-eyed Junco

 

 

Saturday, November 9, 2002 -- Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Tom Walker of Jefferson; Dorothy Metzler of Longview; Darrell Hudson and Becky Gullette, instructors at Panola College; and Panola College students Daniel Beaver, Jerrod Bogart, David Cheney, Brett Fenner, Mike Garcia, Tim Papa, and Stephen Spaugh.

 

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

 

Weather Conditions:  Mostly clear, warm and windy.  The morning low was in the mid 60's and the high was around 80.

 

Time:  Jim and Tom began putting up nets at 8:45 a.m. and the nets were down by 4:00 p.m.

 

Number of Nets:  12

 

Next Banding Date:  Saturday, November 16 (weather permitting).  Watch our  bird-banding home page.

 

 

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Banding Summary:  (10 species)                  New  Retrap  Total

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)                  3      0      3
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)               0      1      1
Golden
-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)        1      0      1
Ruby
-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)        4      0      4
Orange-crowned Warbler (Vermivora celata)       1      0      1
Fox
Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)                 1      0      1
Song
Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)                1      0      1
White-throated
Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 6      0      6
Dark
-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis hyemalis)       1      0      1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)       0      4      4
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Totals                                         18      5     23

 

 

History of Retraps ~ 2 species; 5 individuals:
(Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses)

 

Hermit Thrush
1521-68045 (12-18-2001)

 

Northern Cardinal
1621-09983 (10-05-2002)
1621-09985 (10-05-2002)
1621-09995 (10-12-2002)
8081-89090 (11-21-1998) 04-03-1999

 

Song Sparrow photo by Dorothy Metzler 09-Nov-02

 

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


Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Eastern Screech-Owl (after dark)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

 


Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
Orange-crowned Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco (male Slate-colored)
Northern Cardinal
American Goldfinch

 

 

Ron photographing N.Mockingbird, photo: Tom Walker 30-Nov-02.
Ron photographing
Northern Mockingbird
Photo by Tom Walker
November 30, 2002

 

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November 16, 2002

 

 


 

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Tufted Titmouse photo by Tom Walker 16-Nov-02 Northern Mockingbird photo by Tom Walker 16-Nov-02 Slate-colored Junco (fem) photo by Tom Walker 16-Nov-02
Tufted Titmouse Northern Mockingbird Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco (adult female)

 

 

Saturday, November 16, 2002 -- Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Tom Walker of Jefferson; Dorothy Metzler of Longview; Diane Jones of Jonesville; Ron Munden of Marshall; and Jim, Jenny, Jaimmie, and Jimmie Burton 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, cool and breezy.  The morning low was approximately 40 F and the high was in the low 50's.

 

Time:  Jim and Tom began putting up nets at 8:45 a.m. and the nets were down by 3:45 p.m.

 

Number of Nets:  13

 

Special Note:  We netted a Song Sparrow that Jim had banded here six years ago.  Since then we've retrapped this individual every winter season except one.  This sparrow migrates back to its breeding range in the northern US or Canada every summer and then finds its way back to the same farm in east Texas each winter.

 

Next Banding Date:  Saturday, November 30 (weather permitting).  Watch our  bird-banding home page.

 

 

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Banding Summary:  (10 species)                  New  Retrap  Total

 

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)                   1      1      2
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)                1      0      1
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)         1      0      1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)         2      0      2
Tufted Titmouse (
Baeolophus bicolor)             2      0      2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)                 1      1      2
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  6      6     12
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis hyemalis)        0      1      1
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)                 0      1      1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)        7      4     11
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Totals                                          21     14     35

 

 

History of Retraps ~ 6 species; 14 individuals:
(Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses)

 

Blue Jay
902-76905 (11-9-2002)

 

Field Sparrow
1990-28268 (03-16-2002)

 

Song Sparrow
1441-64523 (11-02-1996) 01-10-1998, 12-26-1998, 11-201999, 02-23-2002

 

White-throated Sparrow
1541-85704 (01-16-1999) 11-22-1999, 04-13-2002
1541-85819 (02-23-2002)
1541-85883 (04-06-2002)
1541-85890 (04-06-2002)
1521-67969 (03-10-2001) 12-27-2001
1521-68011 (04-14-2001) 12-27-2001, 02-23-2001

 

Dark-eyed Junco
1990-28037 (03-04-2000)

 

Northern Cardinal
1781-80012 (10-20-2001) 12-27-2001, 02-02-2002
1781-80014 (10-20-2001)
1621-09992 (10-12-2002)
1621-09996 (10-12-2002)

 

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


Great Blue Heron
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-bellied Woodpecker

Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren

 


Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco (female Slate-colored)
Savannah Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Eastern Meadowlark
American Goldfinch

 

Retrieving birds from the nets, photo by Tom Walker 16-Nov-02

 

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November 30, 2002

 

 


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Le Conte's Sparrow, photo by Ron Munden 30-Nov-02. Le Conte's Sparrow, photo by Ron Munden 30-Nov-02. Savannah Sparrow, photo by Ron Munden 30-Nov-02.
Le Conte's Sparrow
(Photo: Ron Munden)
Le Conte's Sparrow
(Photo: Ron Munden)
Savannah Sparrow
(Photo: Ron Munden)

 

 

Savannah Sparrow, photo by Ron Munden 30-Nov-02. Savannah Sparrow, photo by Ron Munden 30-Nov-02. Hermit Thrush, photo by Ron Munden 30-Nov-02.
Savannah Sparrow
(Photo: Ron Munden)
Savannah Sparrow
(Photo: Ron Munden)
Hermit Thrush
(Photo: Ron Munden)

 

 

Gray Catbird, photo by Tom Walker 30-Nov-02. Swamp Sparrow, photo by Tom Walker 30-Nov-02. Le Conte's Sparrow, photo by Tom Walker 30-Nov-02. Dark-eyed Junco, photo by Tom Walker 30-Nov-02.
Gray Catbird
(Photo: Tom Walker)
Swamp Sparrow
(Photo: Tom Walker)
Le Conte's Sparrow
(Photo: Ron Munden)
Dark-eyed Junco
(Photo: Tom Walker)

 

 

Gray Catbird, photo by Tom Walker 30-Nov-02. American Robin, photo by Tom Walker 30-Nov-02. Brown Thrasher, photo by Tom Walker 30-Nov-02.
Gray Catbird
(Photo: Tom Walker)
American Robin
(Photo: Tom Walker)
Brown Thrasher
(Photo: Tom Walker)

 

 

Saturday, November 30, 2002 -- Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Ray and Carole Berry of Atlanta; Andre, Dylan and Keegan Droxler of Houston; Carol Ferguson of _?_; Paul and Carol Fortune of Karnack; John Fortune of Madisonville; Diane Jones of Jonesville; Kathy Keller of Austin; Mark, Twylia, Patrick, Nicholas, and Natalie Malinowski of Mandeville, LA; John, Lisa, Ian, and Sydney Maxson of Denver, CO; Dorothy Metzler of Longview; Ron Munden of Marshall; Brenda Prothro of _?_; Paul and Deloris Sellin of Houston; 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:  The morning low was in the 40's and the afternoon high was in the upper 50's.  A front passed through bringing clear skies by 10:30 AM and windy conditions through most of the day. 

 

Time:  Jim and Tom began putting up nets at 8:15 a.m. and the nets were down by 5:30 p.m.

 

Number of Nets:  Twelve (12) nets were set up in our regular locations (mostly brushy-edge habitat) throughout the morning.  Around 1:00 PM two of those nets were moved to a field (planted with young pines 1 1/2 years ago), along with four more nets, in an effort to catch grassland species.  Nets in field:  five 18-meter nets, one 12-meter net.

 

Next Banding Date:  To be announced.  Watch our  bird-banding home page.

 

 

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Banding Summary:  (18 species)                  New  Retrap  Total

 

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)                   1      0      1
Carolina Chickadee (
Poecile carolinensis)        1      0      1
Tufted Titmouse (
Baeolophus bicolor)             3      0      3
Carolina Wren (
Thryothorus ludovicianus)         1      0      1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)         1      0      1
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)                1      0      1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)              2      0      2
Gray Catbird (Dumetella
carolinensis)            1      0      1
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)         1      0      1
Brown Thrasher (
Toxostoma rufum)                 1      0      1
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)     5      0      5
Le Conte's Sparrow (Ammodramus leconteii)        1      0      1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)                 8      1      9
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)              3      0      3
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  1      5      6
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)                 0      1      1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)        4      2      6
American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)           1      0      1
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Totals                                          36      9     45

 

 

History of Retraps ~ 4 species; 9 individuals:
(Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses)

 

Song Sparrow
1441-64523 (11-02-1996) 01-10-1998, 12-26-1998, 11-20-1999, 02-23-2002, 11-16-2002

 

Diane photographing Savannah Sparrow, photo: Tom Walker.

White-throated Sparrow
1541-85841 (02-23-2002)
1541-85868 (03-16-2002) 04-06-2002
1861-80811 (11-16-2002)
1861-80715 (11-16-2002)
1861-80719 (11-16-2002)

 

Dark-eyed Junco
1990-28230 (02-02-2002)

 

Northern Cardinal
1621-10012 (11-16-2002)
1621-10013 (11-16-2002)

 

 

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


Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush


American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Le Conte's Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Meadowlark species
American Goldfinch

Northern Mockingbird, photo by Ron Munden 30-Nov-02.
Northern Mockingbird
(Photo: Ron Munden)

 

 

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