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The Spoonbill, Vol. 45, No. 1, January 1996 - Image 9. January 1996. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 1, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/1185/show/1183.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 45, No. 1, January 1996
Contributor (Local)
  • Mueller Boyce, Judith
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date January 1996
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 12, Folder 19
ArchivesSpace URI /repositories/2/archival_objects/9881
Original Collection Outdoor Nature Club Records
Digital Collection Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections/
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File Name index.cpd
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Title Image 9
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Transcript green body - dark head with fine white streaks, indicating a winter adult - brown eye, concolor with the head - medium gray facial skin, with a distinct gray line above and below. The upper line started at the top, front of the eye and went to the base of the bill, and was fatter at the center of the line - the bottom line started at the bottom front of the eye and made two very small curves to the bottom of the bill, and this line was much thinner than the upper line - both of these lines were bare skin, not feathers, and neither line went above, below or behind the eye seen for over 20 minutes, as close as 75 feet, 10x40, 15-45x60 optics -PDHulce, Royce Pendergast, Jana Whittle, Ross Whittle Harris' Hawk - P.D. Hulce December 26,1995 Three in Galveston county. Large, long tailed hawk - dark gray-brown body, bright rufous thighs and shoulders - yellow bill and cere, and legs - long white tail had a large black subterminal band, white tip - all birds were adults - one bird was on the levee at the Texas City Dike - P.D.Hulce, Flo Hannah; P.D.Hulce, Janet Rathjen, Arch Dillard, etc. Franklin's Gull - P.D. Hulce December 26,1995 Texas City Dike - seen with a group of 50-75 Laughing Gulls, this gull was smaller, shorter head to tail by 3-4 inches. It had a very distinctive sooty black hood going up and back from the eye, which had very noticeable white crescents above and below. Bill was black and shorter and thinner than Laughing Gulls. Black legs. Noticeable white spots in primaries of standing bird - in flight, it had an all white tail (2nd winter). Very distinctive white trailing edge to the wing - the first 3-4 primaries were all black, but then a white line begin to intrude into the primaries from the trailing edge of the wing. Observed for over 20 minutes, as close as 12 feet away. Extensively photographed. P.D.Hulce, Janet Rathjen, Sandy Dillard. Glaucous Gull - P. Gottschling December 2,1995 First winter bird on Bolivar Flats. It was pale cream colored and significantly larger and longer necked and headed than two nearby first winter Herring Gulls. The eye was dark. The bill was long and pale with the distal 1/4 sharply demarcated solid black. The primaries and all wing coverts were very fresh and clean looking, no wear at all. The primaries were very pale light gray with uniform 'white edges. There was no hint of any contrasting shades on the tips or anywhere else. The wing itself had very faint vermiculations in the feather pattern. The head was white. Slides on file. Least Flycatcher - P.D. Hulce December 23,1995 Hedgerow north of FM1985. Small, gray Empidonax, seen for over 20 minutes, flycatching and gleaning from leaves and branches. Prominent white eyering, slightly larger in back - very short primary extension. Occasionally twitched wings and tail - P.D.Hulce, Royce Pendergast, Jana Whittle, Ross Whittle Wood Thrush - P.D. Hulce December 22,1995 Bright orange crown & nape, slightly duller orangish back and tail. Slight ruffed crest. Faint black and white streaking on ear coverts. Extensively marked below with large blackish spots. Very upright, alert posture. Foraged low, ran and hopped on ground. Slightly larger than Hermit Thrush with which it was seen at E.L. Moore Nature Sanctuary. Black-throated Blue Warbler - W. Risser December 1-31, 1995 In yard. Described in Nov. Blue-backed, black face, throat and chin. Black line along chest and sides of white underparts. Large white spot at base of primaries. Thin bill. Size of Yellow-rumped Warbler. Regularly visiting hunirningbird feeders. This bird was also documented by B. Behrstock. Black-throated Green Warbler - D. Verser December 10, 1995 White wing bars on gray wings. Yellow face. Olive crown and back without streaks. White underside from throat to undertail. Black smudged streaks on sides. Photo submitted. Chat - D. Verser December 10,1995 Bright yellow throat and breast. White belly and undertail. Gray face. Bold white broken eye ring including white line extending in front of eye. Blackish in front and below eye. Green upperparts without wing bars. Long tail. Photo submitted. Henslow's Sparrow - D. Verser December 20, 1995" ~ At Anahuac NWR. Flushed from tall grass to salt cedar. Rather dark overall. Noted: head distinctly green, necklace of streaks across breast, and feathers on back were mostly black. Henslow' Sparrow - P.D. Hulce December 23, 1995 East unit of Anahuac NWR. Flushed from a small strip of grassy prairie, this rusty bird flew into a small hedgerow and practically froze for a long period - the rear of the head and crown and the nape were a pretty olive-lime green, with fine black streaks on the nape. Two dark crown stripes surrounded a light greenish-white center crown stripe. Sides of face were yellowish-green with a bright golden-yellow area at the front of the supercilium . Very fine white eyering. There was an irregular black mark on the ear coverts - two black whisker marks with a light yellowish area between them, and a whitish chin - light orangish-buff chest with fine black streaks that extended all along the flanks - back was dark rusty brown, black, and whitish-lilac - the back feathers were rusty with black tips and thin white edgings, in rows with thin whitish rows between them - wings were rusty and black, as was tail - seen as close as 15 feet, for over 20 minutes - bird would occasionally move 2-10 feet in the hedgerow, and then freeze again, often looking at the observers - P.D.Hulce, Royce Pendergast, Jana Whittle, Ross Whittle.