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The Spoonbill, Vol. 30, No. 2, June 1981 - Image 7. June 1981. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 15, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/147/show/135.

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(June 1981). The Spoonbill, Vol. 30, No. 2, June 1981 - Image 7. Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/147/show/135

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 30, No. 2, June 1981
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXX, No. 2, June 1981
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  • Pinkston, Randy
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date June 1981
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  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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Transcript -•■£C r page 7 bushes, I eventually arrived at the: bush in question. Immediately I was assaulted by the peevish whine of an angry male gnatcatcher, but this one was different from any I had ever seen. Th'" s was our Black- capped Gnatcatcher. We soon located the three fledglings sitting quietly in a row within the shade of the bush. Despite our appearance there was no break in the family routine and no apparent apprehension on the part of the parents as long as we maintained a two yard distance. We had found our birds with forty minutes to spare and were permitted the time to watch while both parent birds hopped and flitted about virtually at our feet and fingertips. Linda promptly blew a whole roll of film in an effort to catch the dancing mites on film. Our elation was complete. The Black-capped Gnatcatcher bears a superficial resemblance to the Black-tailed Gnatcatcher but differs markedly in several ways. Peterson's Mexican Guide is woefully inadequate in separating these two birds which are both nesting in Chino Canyon. If you decide to look for it the following notes may helps Black-capped Gnatcatcher (Polioptila nigriceps) Males Black-capped. Two outer rectrices fully white giving underside of the tail an aft. white appearance. Wings have a pronounced brownish appearance. The bill is remarkably large for a gnatcatcher. Females No black cap. Tail as male, wings noticably brownish. Large bill. More closely resembles Blue-gray Gnatcatcher but eye- ring very faint or lacking. Black-tailed Gnatcatcher (Polioptila melanura) Males Black-capped. Only the outer web of the outer rectrix is white. Underside of the tail appears decidedly black, not white. Wing color less brownish and bill normal-sized. Females No black cap. Undertail as male Black-tailed. Wings brownish but not to the degree of female Black-cap. The bill is normal-si zed. W*'-~~ Notes Both species lose the black-cap in fall. AROUND AND ABOUT The area surrounding Eckert's Bayou, directly across from Nottingham Ranch Road, will fall to development without your letters of support. Why save the area? It is a rich biological asset including unique fresh and saltwater marshes, a live oak motte (great for spring migrants), and shoreline habitats. Write sooni Ray Holbrook, County Judge, County Commissioners Court, 722 Moody, Galveston 77550 and Frank Carmona, same address. From Grus Americana June, 1981 (newsletter of The Whooping Crane Conservation Association, Inc.)s GOOD NEWS of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report of 25. migrating Whooping Cranes in the two flocks of wild birds. Seventy-eight headed for Wood Buffalo National Park from Texas this spring, and 17 birds are accounted for in the Rocky Mountain population (foster-parent flock). The article adds, "Perhaps the greatest threat to these birds is the loss of habitat to development and irrigation withdrawals. The Canadian Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service needour continued support in providing philosophical pressure where it is needed." All reports of observations to the Clearing House must be in A.O.U. order. Follow the UTC check-list or any field guide. Thanks. Stories About Birds And Bird Watchers, from Bird Watcher's Digest and edited by Mary Beacom Bowers, was sent to us this month by the publisher (Atheneum, New York). With a forward by Roger Tory Peterson,