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The Spoonbill, Vol. 33, No. 11, November 1984 - Image 2. November 1984. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 6, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/1285/show/1278.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 33, No. 11, November 1984
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXXIII, No. 11, November 1984
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Robison, B. C.
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date November 1984
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  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
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Transcript by Noel Pettingell Ten Years Ago This Month From November, 19 74 Spoonbill: "PEREGRINE FALCONS RESCUED" "Chester Rogers, in his column in the Baytown Sun of October 18, 19 74, reports that three Baytown men, fishing near Smith Point, noticed a bunch of hawks floating in the water, trying to swim like they were ducks or sea gulls. They used a dip net to lift the stricken birds out of the water, for a hawk, like a lot of birds not used to water, finds it difficult to handle wet feathers. They picked up about eight of the soaked peregrine falcons and headed back to the landing place at Robbins Park. They put the birds out on the ground and they started trying to dry out the wings. Six of the birds made it to nearby brush and flew away. One apparently died of exhaustion and another, with a broken wing, died of a heart attack. The trio would have picked up more; the desperate hawks fought valiantly to flee this strange boat filled with men. If it was exhaustion after a long migratory flight, that landed them in the bay, one wonders at the strange quirk of fate that allowed them to pass over land between the Gulf and the Bay. The incident was reported to Texas Parks & Wildlife. Does anyone know of any other reports of this incident? For the past three years volunteers have assisted Texas Parks & Wildlife biologists in making a Peregrine Falcon check to determine the status of the peregrine. This year the check started Sept. 25, and ended Oct. 25. Each year's sighting will be compared with the last to see if peregrine numbers are declining, increasing, or remaining stable." Twenty Years Ago This Month From November, 1964 Spoonbill; "NOTES FROM CLEARING HOUSE REPORT" "I got 71 species on the 3rd, (81)15, (79)16, (103)19, (85)20; 169 in Oct., (280) 30 year total, (137) first half, (167 in 1959), 30 year total (256); (147) in second half, (163 in 1954), (252) in 30 years. Water Thrush (sp.) none the whole season, first time in over 30 years. The Spoonbill Editor Art Editor Layout Artis Typists Labels Mailing Committee Checklist Committee Staff B.C. Robison Linda Feltner Connie Clark Libby Price Wanda Smith Peggy Milstead Beth Hudson Yetta Chapman Connie Schimbor Ben Feltner Noel Pettingell Jim Morgan October 16 was my big day, even though I got only'79 species. Sanderling, Stilt and Pectoral Sandpipers, Ground Dove, Pigeon Hawk and Sharp-tailed Sparrow were good finds; better were Sprague's Pipit, second for October, Ani first for October, Harlan's Hawk my second individual (3rd year for this one), Say's Phoebe my second (in the same place the first one had stayed three winters) but best of all a Black-throated Gray Warbler, A Lifer." Arlie K. McKay .'.. . .Thirty Years Ago This Month From November, 1954 SpoonbilH r (Head of Bureau of author of BIRD LIFE rthcoming BIRD LIFE 0.)...'I hope that you all the (SPOONBILL) ished and will enter iber (as) anything Texas is of interest ing to keep up to being made to secure for the publication birds, which lack is s has not been "Harry C. Oberholse Biological Survey S OF LOUISIANA and fo OF TEXAS; Cleveland can furnish me with numbers so far publ my name as a subscr concerning birds in to me, and I am try date...' '...Efforts are now the funds necessary of my work on Texas the only reason thi printed...* Postscript: Some 20 years were to elapse before Harry Oberholser's manuscript was at last published - 11 years after his death on Dec. 25, 1963 (see this column in Jan. 1984 Spoonbill). The-story behind the eventual publication of this comprehensive two-volume study of Texas birds if detailed in the preface, from which the following paragraph—is—taken-^ "After a period of unsuccessful search for financial support, the break came. A lecture given by Dr. Oberholser on Texas birds to a Texas audience early in the history of the project bore fruit. The audience included Mrs. Joseph Lamar Hooks of Beaumont, Texas, whose interest in birds was so great that she furnished data to Dr. Oberholser and hoped to see the book eventually published. This interest resulted many years later in the establishment by her daughter, Mrs. Marrs McLean of San Antonio, of the Corrie Herring Hooks Fund at the University of Texas for the publication of 'The Bird Life of Texas.'" Course In Christmas Bird Counting Rice University Offices of Continuing Studies and Special Programs will be offering a short course entitled "Christmas Bird Counting." The course will be taught by Elaine Robinson Adams. For more information call Joanne Hyland at 520-6022. A Word of Thanks To the people who so generously gave of their time to produce the new OG Roster: Barbara Darr (organizing, compiling and typing), Aron & Karen Stoley (mimeographing) , and Yetta Chapman (collating, labelling and mailing). An excellent job by some very dedicated folks.