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The Spoonbill, Vol. 25, No. 8, December 1975 - Image 3. December 1975. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 1, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/1351/show/1345.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 25, No. 8, December 1975
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXV, No. 8, December 1975
Contributor (Local)
  • Jones, Margaret
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date December 1975
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 10, Folder 22
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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/
Use and Reproduction No Copyright - United States
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Transcript Page 3 ** Wes and Glenn Cureton report that a Blue Jay was feeding young in a nest in a pine tree in their yard November 6. However, a week later, the young birds, estimated to be about 10 days old, were found dead in the yard, the nest apparently blown down by high winds. According to Kincaid's' "Birds of Texas", Blue Jays breed from early February to late July. Was this a late breeding, or early? Does it happen very often? If anyone knows something about out-of-season breeding of Blue Jays, possible reasons, etc., the SPOONBILL would like to hear from you. (Editor, 4902 Fern, Bellaire, Texas 77401) ** An experiment was made this past weekend, by having a double-header field trip for Audubon. The purpose was to see if a smaller group could be accommodated each day, thereby each participant perhaps seeing more birds, and the caravan being less unwieldy. Well, the weather didn't quite cooperate with Paul Jones, the leader, who conceived this idea, for the early morning rain Saturday seemed to keep the count of participants low, and the promise of clearing skies Sunday brought out some 36 eager birders (with over 20 cars!) So, the skies cleared Saturday, and were cloudy Sunday! The OG used to have an occasional Sunday field trip, but when gas stations started closing on Sunday during the shortage crisis, Saturdays were chosen and Sundays were forgotten. From the comments that were heard among the group, there Is quite a bit of sentiment In favor of some Sunday field trips, even some double-headers. Send a postcard to the SPOONBI LL—4902 Fern, Bellaire, Texas 77401 —letting us know what your opinion is on this. PLACES TO GO And speaking of that double-header Audubon field trip, the real thrill both days were the Bald Eagles at Warren Lake, one adult and one immature on Saturday, and two adults and three immatures on Sunday. On Sunday, one immature put on quite a show, harassing the ducks and geese, making flocks of them swirl up and mill about, and once making repeated passes at a dead duck in the water. Also four common Goldeneyes, and some Ring-necked Ducks were among the thousands of birds on the water. So, if you want to see some Bald Eagles, now is the time to hie yourself to the lake. Be sure and look for Ross' geese among the thousands of Snows, several have been sighted recently (both days of the field trip). Just remember, the Ross' is definitely and noticeably smaller than the Snow, with a very small bill. Don't be fooled by the Immature Snows, while a bit smaller than the adults sometimes, thoy are quite grey usually. If you go out Clay Road when heading for the lake, stop at South Mayde Creek (about 6 miles west of Hwy 6), and check for sparrows, towhees, etc. in hedgerows on north side of road. At the locked gate about 1/4 mile east of bridge (opposite farm house and outbuildings across the road), Harris and White-crowned Sparrows are being seen now. This is a traditional spot to see Harris Sparrows. Also Groove-bill Anis have been seen at the bridge; remember they can sit very still, and are easy to overlook. And while on these W. Harris County roads, check the roadside sparrows, and watch for Sandhill Cranes, they are moving in now. MINUTES, REGULAR MEETING, ORNITHOLOGY ,GROUP, DECEMBER 4,1975 The Chairman, Harry Brister, called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. The-e being no corrections or additions the Minutes of the October 1975 Meeting were accepted as published in THE SPOONBILL. In the absence of the Treasurer, our Chairman relayed the following information: Operating Fund as of October 31 - $407.21, Savings $247.72, for a total of $654.93. One hundred dollars has been transferred from the savings account into a 3-month Certificate of Deposit at 5.75?. It can be renewed at the end of three months. An acknowledgment from the Welder Wildlife Refuge was also read. The Director, W.C Glazener, thanked the members of the group who visited the Refuge in October for their contribution of $33.00. Mr. Glazener said they may be able to apply the money on some item in their library or museum, and which might be properly designated as a memorial to the Ornithology Group. Avis Brister called attention to three books on display and available to be taken home to glance through over the holidays, being mostly pictures. Plans for the Christmas Count were reviewed by Paul Nimmons who asked all who had not already done so and who wanted to sign up to get In touch with him or one of the area leaders as listed in THE SPOONBILL. It was announced that Outdoor Nature Club is applying for a bulk mailing permit. If