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The Spoonbill, Vol. 43, No. 5, May 1994 - Image 5. May 1994. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 27, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/1240/show/1238.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 43, No. 5, May 1994
Contributor (Local)
  • Mueller Boyce, Judith
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date May 1994
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 15
ArchivesSpace URI /repositories/2/archival_objects/9879
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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Transcript significantly smaller than nearby Lesser Yellowlegs. Long wings extended well beyond tail tip. Head, nape, and breast heavily streaked, with neat, black chevrons extending onto the flanks. Otherwise white below. Upperparts basically brown, fringed buffy, some scapular feathers fringed tawny. Uhitish supercilium; dark eye. Black bill and legs. Uhite rump and dark tail visible when one of the birds was preening. Glaucous Gull - Mike Austin Huge white gull, larger than nearby Herring Gull. No gray or brown in plumage noted. Bill: basal 2/3 flesh colored, outer 1/3 dark. Feet pink, eye bright yellow. Long winged with wingtips extending beyond tail.. Tail heavily worn. Uas 5.7 miles east of High Island along the beach. Observed from 50 yards in full sunlight for 10 minutes. Glaucous Gull - G. D. Luckner April 24, 1994 Six miles east of 124 and 87 intersection. Nearly pure white gull. Legs are pink. The bill is pale, dusky pink, not as pink as the legs, with a black ring and the tip is yellow. The eye was yellow. Shorter bill than nearby Herring Gull. Glaucous Gull - J. Morgan & T. Eubanks April 27, 1994 On beach feeding on dead fish. Very large all white gull with large angular head and heavy "robust" bill that was flesh colored except for dark tip. In second winter plumage, which is typical for UTC visitors. Size, head shape, bill size and coloration separate this species from other white-plumaged gulls. Thayer's Gull - Bob Behrstock April 16, 1994 One adult, 2.2 miles east of High Island along the beach. Located at 5:30 P.M. on beach by Uilt Russell. Distance about 75 feet. Size, a bit smaller than adjacent immature Herring Gull. Mantle and wings about adult Herring Gulls color-silvery gray. Head, breast and belly were white. Legs were fleshy pink. Bill yellow with diffuse red spot near tip of lower mandible. Leading edge of this red spot blackish. Bill smaller than that of Herring Gull. Head rounder, especially the forecrown than Herring Gull. Eye dark. In flight, from above, outer 5 or so primaries tipped with black, each black tip strongly contrasting with adjacent whitish area of wing. Tail white. Tarsi proportionally shorter than adjacent Herring Gulls. Observers have previous experience with species. Thayer's Gull - G. D. Luckner April 24, 1994 About six miles east of the intersection of 124 and 87 along the beach. A relatively pale gull faded-looking tan primaries. The bill is all dark. Dark eye. Uhite appearing rump on sitting bird. Underside of lower mandible a slightly paler color. Significantly smaller than Herring Gull. Shorter, rounder bill than nearby Herring Gull. Uing tips extend beyond tail. Both primaries and tail appear worn. On standing bird, the inner primaries look white. The tertials look pure white. Secondaries appear like primaries. Body is basically blotchy white and gray. Some tan barring on the vent and undertail coverts. Bird not observed in flight. Separated from Herring Gull on the basis of size and bill shape. Black Tern - John Uhittle April 2, 1994 Observed on Intracoastal waterway at end of Yacht Basin Rd. Birds were observed feeding by diving to the surface of the bay in the wake of a tug boat. Slightly smaller than the numerous nearby Forester's Terns. The upper wing surfaces were a medium gray, with a blotched appearance. There was a smudgy dark spot behind the eye and a dark bar of the side of the breast from the forward wing/body joint down. There were splotches of black on the body, especially underneath the wing. (Two birds.) Least Flycatcher - P.D. Hulce April 6, 1994 Small gray empid., very prominent eye ring, short primary extension. Long-billed Thrasher - John Uhittle April 19, 1994 Observed at Sabine Uoods. Similar to numerous Brown Trashers. The back, wings and tail were a "bright" fairly warm brown, with two prominent wing bars. The underside was white with bold black or very dark brown streaks. The face above and below the eye, and the sides of the neck immeditely behind the face were a definite medium gray color. The eye appeared to be pale orange. Bill was long, strongly curved on the distal one third, sharply pointed and all black. In comparison with Brown Thrasher nearby, most Brown Thrashers has some lightening toward the base of the lower mandible. The bill was longer than that of any Brown Thrasher. Bill was also more strongly curved although there was considerable variation among the Brown Thrashers. Id was ultimately made by the combination of bill length, thickness, shape, color and extensive gray of the face and side of the neck. Uarbting Vireo - P.D. Hulce April 6, 1994 Very plain vireo, gray-brown upperparts, whitish underparts, light supercilium, faint eye stripe behind eye, but not in front of eye. CHAIRMAN:, Dave Bradford, 855-2615 18046 Green Hazel Dr„ Houston 77084 TREASURER, Mike Gremillion, 665-8502 3304 Rice BL Houston 77O05 FIELD TRIP CHAIRMAN, Dwight Peake 30 Leburn Court* Galveston 77551. (409) 740-4621 SEND CLEARING HOUSE BIRD SIGHTINGS TO: Clearing House, Ornithology Group F, O. Box 273374, Houston, 77277. SPOONBILL EDITOR, Judy Boyce 5546 Aspen, Houston, 77081. Home: 668-5359 Work: 771-2432 Fax: 771-2433 OG MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION, dues, subscriptions and address changes. Pat Wight, 7422 Foxton Place Court Houston, ,77095, 859-8817. TEXAS RARE BIRD ALERT TAPE Houstoilfcudubon Society, 992-2757.