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The Spoonbill, Vol. 25, No. 8, December 1975 - Image 7. December 1975. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 27, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/1351/show/1349.

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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
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  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • 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/
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Transcript Page 7 seeing as many loons at once before. This bird was along with a small flotilla of 8-10 Common Loons. It was definitely a smaller, more delicate and graceful bird than the eommons. Neck slimmer. Head smoothly rounded, rather that the high-forehead- flat-top of the Commons. Upper mandible appeared flat, with lower curved, giving an "upturned'' look, In distinction to the symmetrical "dagger" of the Commons. —BiI I HarwelI Ross'Goose: 60 yards with 30x Balscope. Bright sunlight; watched 10 minutes and compared with surrounding Snow Geese; very small, one-half size, with much shorter neck; small, thimble-like bill; cuddly head. Both observers have seen this bird at this location on numerous prior occasions. —T. Ben Feltner Black-belIied Treeduck: Long-necked erect duck—first noted five on branch of dead tree—8 of the 20 were adults and the others were immatures approaching adult plumage —or moulting adults. ADULTS: Orange bill and pink feet—black belly—rusty brown breast (and part way up neck) and back—broad white wing stripe (standing bird)—gray head and throat in side view but narrow dark line from crown down back of neck in "going-away" view—dark eye with white eyering— road white wing stripe on top of wings in fIight—adults were standing erect along shore of slough. IMMATURES, OR MOULTING ADULTS: like adults except belly not yet conspicuously black, just darker rusty brown—wing stripe was streaked and narrow—bill of some were only partly orange (all gray in 2 birds)—perched in dead tree or stood at water's edge on back of slough —Conditions for observation: midday in full sunlight—sun behind our backs—distance approximately 100 yards—used 8x40 and 7x50 binoculars and I5-60X Balscope—observed over 45 minute period—ASSOCIATES: Roseate Spoonbills (9), anhingas, great blue heron, great egret, snowy egret, Louisiana heron, coots, common gallinules. —Chuck Campbell MISSISSIPPI KITE: A rather late date; adult bird with white head, pointed wings, black tail. Seen in bright sunlight with 10 power binoculars. —Margaret Anderson Ferruginous Hawk: Red-taiIed-s1 zed hawk; white throat, darker streaked crown, yellow cere, dark eyes; light, almost white, unbanded tall faintly edged with rust. Quaillike pattern on shoulders with hint of rufous. Very white underneath, rusty leg feathers; very tame. Watched at length from 120 feet; 30x scope. —Glenn & Wesley Cureton Chimney Swift: From Nov. 4 through 12, birds were seen entering a chimney on 1he south side of the M&M bldg. between 5:30 and 5:45 p.m. (CST). Chimney at east end of Main P.O., where swifts had roosted as late as Nov. I, I974, was also checked, but no birds were seen entering it during the above period. Maximum temperatures at Houston from Nov. I through II were In the upper 70's to mid-80's (lowest maximum 77 on 2nd and 10th, highest 86 on 8th). On Nov. II a cold front moved Into Houston resulting in a maximum temperature of 68 on Nov. 12, which was the last day that swifts were observed entering the M&M Bldg., chimney (2. at 5:34 p.m. 2 at 5:37 p.m. and 3 at 5:40 p.m.). Maximum temperature in Houston on Nov. 13 was 62 and the last 7 swifts roosting in the M&M bldg. presumably migrated south on this date as none were seen in this vicinity on subsequent days during the above time period. During the previous month Glenn Cureton observed I00+ Chimney Swifts over the M&M Bldg. from Oct. I to 17 (C-H, SPOONBILL, Nov. I975, p.6) — Noel Pettingell ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD: Nov Seen by many observers ing. Comes to feeder regularly 12 through 30 one sub-adult Anna's Hummingbird in SE Houston. Color seen both on top of head and In throat. He Is now sing- -Margaret Anderson No details were given on the following: Wood Stork: (3)2,(2)6,#3 Exxon Lagoon-Baytown Tunnel,D&JH. Inadvertently omitted from last month's notes were the following details: Merlin: (seen at High Island, Oct.4) I female seen, in flight, In clearing of woods at High Island. Breast and belly heavily streaked with ruddy brown longitudinally; wings and back dark brown; tail barred brown and white with white tip. Suggestion of single black "whisker" mark on face. Seen at distance of 20-30 meters by several members of Audubon field trip. —Jim Hargrove. FLASH!!!! Many months ago, the 0G first sought a bulk-mailing permit, only to find it would, of necessity, have to be applied for by the parent club, the Outdoor Nature Club. Copies of tax-exempt status by the IRS, copies of the Constitution and By-Laws, various proofs of the educational nature of the Outdoor Nature Club, and its study groups, etc., had to be assembled. Louise Rogers did a yeoman job getting it all together, assisted by Mary Gillette and Gladys Galbreath. Gladys and Margaret Jones took all the assembled information down to the postoffice last Friday, and came home with a permit! Hurrah! Because there is more work attached to getting the mail ready for the postoffice, we wiI I need some help for Maxine Davis, our mailer: someone who is available during the day, who can give several hours one day a month. Volunteers, anyone?