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The Spoonbill, Vol. 38, No. 10, October 1989 - Image 4. October 1989. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 22, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/1072/show/1065.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 38, No. 10, October 1989
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 10, October 1989
Contributor (Local)
  • Price, Libby
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date October 1989
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  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript OG LIBRARY ADDING VIDEOS MINUTES OF OG MEETING OCT. 3, 1989 The OG Library is once again available at our monthly meetings. Since there is no storage room at Bayland Park the library will be brought to each meeting. OG members may check out books which are automatically due the following month. A list of the library contents is available at meetings. Since we cannot bring the entire library with us, you are invited to call us at 661-1365 to request that certain books be brought for you to check out. Did you know that we have over 200 books and pamphlets in our library? These include some fiction, many books on birding in various states and countries, Peterson's records and cassette tapes (A Field Guide to Bird Songs), information about feeding and housing birds and books concerning various species, genera and families. Our newest book, requested by many of you, is Hawks in Flight, by Dunne/Sibley/Sutton. Two birding videos have recently been purchased: the Audubon Society's Video Guide to Birds of North America, Volume I (waterbirds) and Volume V (songbirds). We are excited about the addition of videos to our library and eventually we plan to purchase the entire Audubon series. This is your library and your suggestions and comments are welcome. Lee and Don Richardson, Resources Chairmen LOVE THAT SALVIA by Libby Price On September 27th I glanced out my kitchen window at some red salvia near my fountain to see if I had a hummingbird. Sure enough, there was one, but to my surprise there was also a House Sparrow hovering near the salvia. The sparrow dropped down and then hovered again, and the hummer flew off. Three more times the sparrow hovered, about five seconds at a time, once over the fountain, but twice putting its beak to a salvia blossom as if trying to get something from it. Finally it gave up and began foraging on the ground. I was about 15 feet away and I couldn't see any insects even in the bright sunlight. It wasn't clear to me whether the sparrow was threatening the hummer—it didn't move in close—or whether it was just imitating it, or both. I had never seen this behavior from a sparrow before. Preceding the meeting John Buckman presented the novice group with information on fall warblers. He compared similar warblers and pointed out field marks that can help tell them apart. Richard Uzar brought the meeting to order at 7:30. John Buckman announced details of October and November field trips. There is only one in November to Welder Wildlife Refuge (see Coming Events). Charlie Smith announced that ONC tee shirts and sweat shirts were still available to order. A sign-up sheet for those interested in a small study group to explore some aspect of birds was circulated. The annual Piney Woods bird seed sale is coming soon. A tradition of donating a book to the OG library in the name of an outgoing chairman was revived. Two video tapes were donated by the members in the names of former chairmen, Don Richardson and Ed Rozenburg. Final judging in the business card competition was postponed until next month, in hopes that more members will submit entries. Three were received. The treasurer's motion to establish a spending policy (published in the September Spoonbill) was passed with two amendments attached: 1. The "steering committee" would be the "steering committee, as defined by the chairman"; 2. the spending proposal being delayed for approval will be published in The Spoonbill. Encouragement was given to attend the October 10 Botany Group meeting. The topic of "Grasses" will be presented by Dr. Larry Brown. Knowing more about the local grasses can help when making notes on a bird's habitat. Dr. Richard Baldauf, Director of Education at the Museum of Natural Science, presented the program. He encouraged us to think of ideas for Earth Day 1990, which will actually be Earth Week, April 22-29. His presentation included a variety of slides and information on our changing focus of environmental concerns. Rather than local problems such as landfills, the targets are now conditions that can affect the whole earth, such as clean air and water, acid rain and loss of forest. Dr. Baldauf carries ph paper with him to measure the acidity of rain where- ever he goes. The highest acidity he has recorded was in Arkansas, with a ph of around 2.8 (on a scale of 1-14, with 0 being high acid level, and 7 being neutral, and 14 high alkaline level). Kathy DeFord, Secretary HAWKS NEED A BATH TOO by Bill McClure On September 13th, 1989, I had the opportunity to watch a Red-Shouldered Hawk as it took a bath. It was perched on power line outside my office window during a brief but heavy rain. The hawk spread its wings, spread the individual feathers on its wings and other parts of its body, and turned its back to the rain. It shook its body parts from time to time. It turned around so that each side as well as front and back had a chance for the water to penetrate beneath the feathers. The routine was quite similar to a songbird taking a bath in a pool of water. EAGLE LAKE WILD GOOSE FESTIVAL NOV. 18-19 Eagle Lake, Texas, fifty miles south of Houston on US 90A, has long been a favored area for birders to observe geese and ducks. This year Eagle Lake is mounting a Wild Goose Festival that includes tours to view waterfowl. If you have yearned to get better sightings here is your chance. There will also be a Wildlife Art Show, arts and crafts, and Wild Goose Chases—a bike race and a run for the more athletic who attend. A donation is requested of those who attend. For information call either (409) 234-5496 or (409) 234-5480.