Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

October 8 & 22, 2005

 

 


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Blue Jay Carolina Chickadee Swamp Sparrow
Photos by Tom Walker, October 8, 2005

 

 

Indigo Bunting (female) Indigo Bunting (male - molting) Northern Mockingbird
Photos by Tom Walker, October 8, 2005

 

 

Saturday, October 8, 2005:  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Tom Walker of Jefferson, Diane Jones of Jonesville, and Dorothy Metzler of Longview. 

 

Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 54 F and the afternoon high was 75 F with partly cloudy skies. Winds were calm.
 

Number of Nets:  Nine nets were set up between 9:30-10:30.  Two additional nets were set up between 11:05-11:25 a.m.

 

Time:  Nets were closed between 5:05-5:35 p.m. 

 

Next Banding Date:  We hope to band again on Saturday, October 22, 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: (8 species)                    New Retrap Unbanded Total

 

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)                   1      0      0      1
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)         0      1      0      1

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)        2      1      0      3

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)             2      0      0      2
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)        4      0      0      4

Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)                2      0      0      2
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)              1      0      0      1

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)         0      1      0      1

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Totals                                          12      3      0     15

 

 

HISTORY OF RETRAPS (3 species; 3 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.


Carolina Chickadee
2280-94950 (12-11-2004) 02-05-2005


Carolina Wren
1861-80999 (01-08-05) 02-26-2005, 04-05-2005

Northern Mockingbird
902-76929 (12-20-2003)

 

 

Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  22 Species Observed 
~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas


Turkey Vulture

Wood Duck
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
 

Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
Fish Crow
American Crow

Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren


Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
Nashville Warbler (7)

Summer Tanager
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
 

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October 22, 2005

 

 


 

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Hermit Thrush Ruby-crowned Kinglet (female) Lincoln's Sparrow
Photos by Tom Walker, October 22, 2005

 

 

Indigo Bunting (juvenile) Northern Mockingbird (with berry stains)
Photos by Tom Walker, October 22, 2005

 

 

Saturday, October 22, 2005:  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants and visitors included Tom Walker of Jefferson, Rick Lowerre and Mary Kelly of Austin, Dr. Jack and Mary Jane Sanders of Marshall, and Tony Novak of Karnack. 

 

Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 47 F and the afternoon high was 69 F with sunny skies and calm winds.
 

Number of Nets:  Fourteen (14)

 

Time:  We started putting up nets at 8:45 a.m. and all nets were down by 3:40 p.m. 

 

Next Banding Date:  We plan to band again on Saturday, November 5, 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: (9 species)                    New Retrap Unbanded Total

 

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)         1      1      0      2

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)        1      0      0      1

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)             1      0      0      1
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)                1      0      0      1
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)         1      0      0      1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)        1      2      0      3

Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)                1      0      0      1
Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)          1      0      0      1

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  3      0      0      3

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Totals                                          11      3      0     14

 

 

HISTORY OF RETRAPS (2 species; 3 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.


Carolina Wren
1861-80999 (01-08-05) 02-26-2005, 04-05-2005, 10-08-2005

Northern Cardinal
1621-10270 (01-15-2005) 05-07-2005

1621-16724 (03-12-2005)

 

 

Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  23 Species Observed 
~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas


Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture

American Woodcock
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Blue Jay

American Crow

Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
Marsh Wren

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Hermit Thrush


Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
Eastern Towhee

Lincoln's Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting

 

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