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The Spoonbill, Vol. 33, No. 11, November 1984 - Image 6. 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/1282.

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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
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 11, Folder 18
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Digital Collection Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters
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Transcript Warbler* Golden-winged: HI—(1 m.)13,8B Warbler, Blue-winged: WOB—(1)27,WC Warbler, Tennessee: 10 reports (1-5;17) Warbler, Orange-crowned: SB—{l)13,OG Warbler, Nashville: 10 reports (1-6;23) Parula, Northern: HI—(2)13,20,BB; yard—(1)19,BB; SWH—(9)19,27,TM; WOB—(1)22,CC Warbler, Yellow: HI—(1)13,BB; SB—(3)13,OG; SWH— (2)20,27,TM Warbler, Magnolia: 8 reports of one bird each Warbler, Yellow-rumped: Kempner—(1)5,RP; 6,M; SWH— (5)18,27,TM; WHC—(2)28,C WARBLER, AUDUBON'S: Kempner—(2)5,RP, 6,M (new early date - see notes, ed.) Warbler, Black-throated Green: 7 reports (l-3;9) Warbler, Blackburnian: WH—(1)27,BH Warbler, Yellow-throated: Kempner—(1)5,RP; SB— (1)13,OG; WOB—(1)27,28,WC; yard—(1) 29 ,RT Warbler, Pine: WH—(1)27,BH Warbler, Palm: SB—(1)13,OG Ovenbird: HI—(2)13, (5)20,21,BB; SB— (1)13,OG; WG— (1)14,SW; WOB—(1)20,27,WC Warbler, Kentucky: SB—(1)13,0G Yellowthroat, Common: 9 reports (1-15;38) Chat, Yellcw-breasted: yard—(1)12,WC; SB—(1)13,OG Warbler, Hooded: HI—(1)13,(2)20,BB; WOB—(1)27,WC (27th may be new late date - see notes, ed.) Warbler, Wilson's: HI—(1)6,13,BB; SB—(8)13,OG Warbler, Canada: HI—(1)14,20,BB; SB—(1)13,OG; WOB- -(2)26,(1)27,WC (notes submitted, ed.) Redstart, American: 22 reports (1-5;44) Sparrow, House: 8 reports (1-100;263 ) Meadowlark, Eastern: 7 reports (1-200;339) Blackbird, Red-winged: 8 reports (1-10,000;15,897) Oriole, Orchard: Kempner—(1)5,RP,6,M Oriole, Northern: Kempner—(2f)5,RP; (1)6,M; WOB— (1)28,WC (Oriole, Bullock's): Kempner—(2 ad.m,lf)5,RP Grackle, Boat-tailed: A—(200)6,M; CC—(100)6,7,BB; SB—(200)13,OG (see notes on ed. ) Grackle, Great-tailed: 12 reports yellow-eyed form, -600;1413) Grackle, Common: 5 reports (1-75;211) Cowoird, Brown-headed: 8 reports (1-5000;5756) TANAGER, SCARLET: yard(Galv)—(1)5,JJH; HI— (1)21,BB; WOB—(1)25,WC (unusual number of fall reports - first record for last week of October - see notes, ed.) Tanager, Summer: Galv—(2)5,27,JJH; WOB—(1)6,14,WC; HI—(2)13,BB Cardinal, Northern: 14 reports (l-25;85) Grosbeak, Rose-breasted: 8 reports (1-5;20) Grosbeak, Blue: 9 reports (1-3;12) Bunting, Indigo: 8 reports (3-80;308) Bunting, Painted: HI—(1)24,BB Dickcissel: SB—{3)13,OG Sparrow, Savannah: SB—(20)13,OG; WHC—(6)30,A Sparrow, Seaside: SB—(10)13,OG Sparrow, Lark: SB—(1)13,OG Sparrow, Clay-colored: BBCR—(1)6,M (see notes, ed.) Sparrow, White-throated: ELM—(1)25,BB Sparow, Pox: SB—(1)13,OG Sparrow, Lincoln's: SB—(9)13,OG Sparrow, Swamp: SB—(1)13,OG Sparrow, Song: SB—(2)13,OG The following birds, requiring details, were submitted without them: Flycatcher, Yellow-bellied: yard(Galv)—(1)17,JJH (ID problem in the fall - see July Clearing House) WARBLER, WORM-EATING: yard—(1)29,RT (new late date if notes submitted) CONTRIBUTORS - OCTOBER, 1984 A=party of Elaine Robinson Adams, Celeste Newton, Sue & Marion Krag, Kitty Tardy, Betsy Harwood; BB=Bob Behrstock; MB=Marcia Braun; RB=Ron Braun; CB"Charles Browning; C™party of Caroline Callery, Kendall Murphy, BH; GC*=Glen Cureton; WC*=Wesley Cureton; OG=OG field trip; H*party of JJH, Allen Mueller; JJH=Jane & John Hamilton; BH=Bob Honig; M*party of JM, RP; TM«Tommy Michael; PM=Peggy Milstead; JM=Jim Morgan; SP=Stan Perkins; RP=Randy Pinkston; GS=Gwen B. Smith; RT*Robert Thacker; SW=Steve Williams; DW^Diane & Doyle Wise. EDITOR'S NOTES GRIPES: From the onset, let me say that I very much appreciate everyone who takes of their precious time to fill out and send me a sighting list, whether monthly or occasionally. However, I do reserve the right to gripe about a few things at the risk of alienating those who contribute. So here goes. Numbers! Please send in a number estimate for all species, even common birds. I realize that if one is out a lot, it is difficult to keep track of uninteresting birds, especially large numbers of common species. However, if you simply put a check or mark or date next to a species, all I can do is assume you saw one bird. Without a date, I can't even do that if I don't have enough reports to lump them. I feel, and I realize this is my opinion, that a best guess estimate of the number of individuals of a common species is superior to forcing me to record "1" when there are 30, 150, 500, or 5,000. If you would like to make comments such as "trillions", "too many", "a bunch", "a few", "not many", by all means do so - I welcome them BUT include a reasonable estimate number with them. So don't get bent out of shape and stop sending in sightings. Just include a best estimate of numbers of common birds. After all, what* s uninteresting today may be quite interesting if the population crashes someday. Also, drawings, field sketches, or photographs are excellent ways of documenting field characteristics of unusual species, but they should serve as supplemental information when submitting details of a sighting to the CH. Written notes can be reproduced for all to enjoy - drawings and photos generally cannot (without prior planning). Thus, in the future, send in written field notes and supplement them with a drawing if you like, but don't make the sketch or photograph the sole form of documentation. And by all means, keep sending in your sightings. LATE OR EARLY DATES: (October generally is for a number of speciies new late date This was a great month for new early or late dates These were: Purple Martin - 10/30 Worm-eating Warbler - 10/20 Hooded Warbler - 10/27 (possibly) new early date Buff-bellied Hummingbird - 10/12 Audubon's Warbler (subspecies) - 10/5 first record for a week Scarlet Tanager - 10/25 YELLOW-EYED BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE: This is an interesting sighting in light of the fact that the eye was "bright yellow". Dr. George Lowry discusses a yellowish brown-eyed form of Louisiana in "Louisiana Birds". Several of us have seen, on the UTC, the dull yellowish brown-eyed form mentioned there. Dr. Lowry indicates that the Atlantic coast population of Boat-tailed Grackle has a "yellow" eye, presumably brighter yellow than the normal dull yellowish brown-eyed form of Louisiana. What does this mean in regard to the bird sighted by Jim and Randy - is it a bird of the Atlantic coast population or has the yellowish brown-eyed form of the Boat-tailed Grackle of Louisiana and Texas hybridized sufficiently long with the bright yellow-eyed Great-tailed Grackle to create a bright yellow-eyed form of the Boat- tailed? I told you it was interesting. And check out Plate 37 of "Alabama Birds" sometime. CLEARING HOUSE NOTES - OCTOBER, 1984 BRANT: dark black head and bill; dark black neck and - chest with thin white band at upper sides of neck; dark back, but not as dark as head and neck; speckled brown/black belly; black legs. Was able to watch bird for 30 minutes through scope. Stan Perkins (sketch submitted - passed to Checklist Comittee, ed.) Black-chined Hummingbi immature males in t color but lines in prominent. Strong considered characte pitched and less hummingbird. Centra adjacent all black length and wing cho (both birds had me considered diagnos female/immature ruby longer than any hummingbirds measur difference in bill rd: two birds netted. Both hat throat showed no signs of throat were very dark and orange wash of flanks not ristic. Distress note lower forceful than ruby-throated 1 all green rectices and first rectices almost identical in rd of greater than 4 5.5 mm asured wing chords of 46 mm) tic for separation from -throated. Bill & tail length immature male ruby-throated ed earlier. No noticeable curvature or 10th primary