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The Spoonbill, Vol. 30, No. 2, June 1981 - Image 16. June 1981. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 20, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/147/show/144.

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(June 1981). The Spoonbill, Vol. 30, No. 2, June 1981 - Image 16. Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/147/show/144

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 30, No. 2, June 1981
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXX, No. 2, June 1981
Contributor (Local)
  • 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 page 16 tail. Looked pointed at both ends. - Larger than gulls, smaller than white pelicans. -«1o«w; —Will Risser—- HUMMINGBIRD, GREEN VIOLETEARs At feeder in yard of Mr.&Mrs. Wade Humphrey in Lake Jackson, Brazoria Co. and other nearby feeders." First seen by neighbors on May 26 but not seen by Mrs. Humphrey until June 4. Originally reported as a Rivoli's, but was re-identified as a green violetear after the bird was clearly seen. Large blue-green hummer with violet patch behind eye and on breast. Tail long with dark. subterminal band. Lower belly and crissum dark gray.". Beak dark and relatively short. When bird is at feeder, wings beat slowly enough to distinguish individual wingbeats. Much larger than ruby-throats which come to same feeders. Makes a chipping noise, which is sometimes heard before the "bird appears. Sometimes perches on electric line near feeder. Feeds only very briefly at feeders, -usually at about one-hour intervals. Another yard where it often feeds is adjacent to a wooded bayou with a steep bank, which some observers think that this species favors. First record for Upper Texas Coast, about the 7th for Texas. Seen by many observers, some of whom have seen it before in Texas and Mexico. Still present as of June 10. ':-—; V ■ ■;'JV —Wesley Curetoh— HUMMINGBIRD, BLUE-THROATED: Seen on May 2^.1981, from 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. along Quintana Rd. between spoil banks covered with shrubs, grass, cacti, and wild- flowers. Rainy, windy, overcast. Seen from 30-40 ft., 5-6 minutes the first time, 4-5 minutes about 20 minutes later. Feeding at large yellow cactus flowers, perching on dead twigs about 2 ft. off ground, flying, trying to feed at primrose. About twice as long and'3 times as fat as nearby ruby*throat. Immediately noticed large female hummer with dark tail and huge white tail corners. Top of head dark, back dark.green, wings more brownish than black, white line through or over eye. Throat, breast, belly, sides, crissum, underside of tail white rather than gray. Legs and bill black. A barn swallow flew by, which seemed smaller than this hummer. While it fed at cactus flower, the wings extended about' 3 inches above the bird. I spotted the bird first and alerted the other members of the party—Ann Adkins, Joyce Norman, Matt Robinson, Leslie Chamness, and Larry and Martha Ballard. The Ballards and I have seen tooth sexes of this species in - Arizona and Big Bend a number of times. 10 x 50 binoculars. —Shirley Wright- Flycatcher, Willow/Alder: Listed as very rare for the 20th, no status given for the 25th. Both birds on the 20th and four on the 25th were'identified in the hand, banded and released. Characteristics used were as follows: orange mouth, black legs, no emargination on 6th primary,--40th primary intermediate in length between 5th and 6th primaries, distance between tip of 6th and 9th primaries equal to or less than 6 mm., back olive to- gray-green, throat white. — Tony Gallucci— Thrasher, Curve-billed: April 23, 1981. Discovered about 5:45 p.m. in a grove of salt cedars about 5 miles up the coast from'High Island. The bird,was sitting on a dead branch in full view when first seen, at a "distance of 30 feet. We watched it for 5 minutes, from the front and rear. Field marks noted: medium- gray underparts with the tail a darker gray and with indistinct light tips to the outer tail feathers. Underparts light gray with a medium-gray mottling across the breast—quite noticeable'but not distinct streaks. Undertail coverts tight buffy. Eye bright orange. Bill distinctly curved. No white in wings. The bird was seen shortly after the rain had ceased as a front moved' out over the Gulf; it was quite wet and bedraggled looking. We both observed it with 10 x 40 Zeiss binoculars and are both thoroughly familiar with this species and the" bt&fe&r North American Mimidae. : •f^u'b| xxil'i- . ■ ■i.'i :v —David Wolf— ,' RAVEN, WHITE-NECKED: one on May 10. Crow-sized black bird flying resolutely west down Galveston beach at Sea Isle.fc Did test call, btit had distinctly wedge-., shaped—not rounded—tail, which it displayed by eluding pursuit by a blackbird. '->:■:/••."• t-; dot —will Risser— Vireo, Black-whiskered: Seen on April 30 on Nottingham Ranch Road on Galveston Island. Overall a very drab-appearing bird. Base color of back and mantle was a smooth grayish brown with little or no contrast with bird's crown. Vireo bill readily apparent. Bird closely resembled red-eyed vireo but 2 black whisker or . malar stripes were highly visible, outlining a very white throat. Ear patch was a duller brown. Eye was a dark reddish Brown, with a thin dark eyellne, more distinct ttoan red-eyed vireo. Yellow, undertail coverts but no.'trace of yellow on sides. Other birds present in area were Tennessee warbler plus 4 other warbler