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The Spoonbill, Vol. 27, No. 9, January 1979 - Image 16. January 1979. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 24, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/1502/show/1499.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 27, No. 9, January 1979
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXVII, No. 9, January 1979
Contributor (Local)
  • Jones, Margaret
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date January 1979
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 11, Folder 4
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Digital Collection Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript Page 16 Red-necked Grebe of 12/16/78 was seen by m.ob, Ponds. ,'-,r:H on 12/18/78 at the HL&P Cooling Because of the location, the Jetty bird may be difficult to find again, but there is an Audubon field trip to HL&P's west Chambers Co. Ponds on January 21st. The Marrack bird may stay until then, because this area is secluded, has a great deal of food supply, and the birds are left alone. —David Dauphin L"The following no+es by David Marrack will be of especial Interest to those of you who intend going on the Audubon field trip. —Ed.D This grebe first called attention by Its upright "stiff neck" and size greater than nearby Horned and Eared grebes. Head held at "sharp" angle to neck and bill thicker than the other grebes. White on head low, all below eye level and seemed 'posterior' on head and reaching under bill with a sharp transition to grey of neck which had little changt along Its length or front to back. Differed from the wider white-dark grey change across neck of all the other grebes, about 20, present. Also bigger than them. Not Western grebe by size and distribution of white. —David Marrack Snow Goose: On 3rd, a cold front moved through W. Harris Co. In mid-morning. A cold-weather movement of 15,000 Snow Geese, watched from Clay Road. The geese were flying SW only 20-30 minutes In front of the cold weather, high, and with little Indication that they were goln to stop! —John Eyre Rough-1 egged Hawk: Light phase buteo near Warren Lake—dark head, whitish-buff breast, throat—huge black belly band—no mottling In band—leggings buff color, heavy. Feathering on tarsi not seen. Tall 1/2 and 1/2, base white, broad black terminal band. Underwing whitish with black wrist bands and black forward and trailing end. 25x scope, flar light at 10-100 yards. Also seen with Elstons on Jan. I, 1979. —Tony Ga11uccI Golden Eagle: Seen at Warren Lake along with 8 Bald Eagle, 6 of which were immatures. At one time this immature was sitting on crossarm of power pole with an immature and adult bald eagle, so a direct comparison could be made of the +wo species. Field marks no+ed on imma+ure golden: whl+e under+ail, whi+e patch In wing, smaller and thinner beak than those of balds. Observer Is familiar with both species from prior observations. —Bill Meriwether Merlin: Female falcon, bigger than kestrel. brown back and tall Cwith banding), no facial pattern obviou: 30 yards, 7x35 binocs. —Tony Gallucci BIac k-necked St111: Large shorebird wading In shallow water along Bob's Bait Camp road. Black upper parts, white under parts, long neck, spike beak, and long pink legs. 30x telescope, 30 yards. — Wesley Cureton BLACK TERN: Small, dark tern observed feeding over marsh off of hurricane protection levee near Surfside; uniform dark gray mantle, back and tail; black nape and auricular; tall slightly notched; undeVside white; observed with 20x scope from 100 yards, in excellent light for 5 minutes. —Ted Eubanks, Jr. Small, dark tern; smaller than nearby Forster's. First spo++ed feeding wi+h Forster's Terns and Bonaparte's Gulls at the far east end of Texas Cl+y Dike. Lost 1+ from view and then found it again sitting on a rock at edge of dike. Approached It within 100 feet. The mantle Cwings and back) was a dark slate grey with a brownish tinge on at least the back and folded primaries. Underparts white. Head: white forehead, dark crown and back of head, dark spot posterior to eye on side of head, white nape, small black bill; res+ of head plumage whi+e. Dark Cbrownish sla+e) mark a+ shoulder separating flank from side of breast. Wings at rest considerably longer than tall. All observers familiar with this species. —Janet C. Green Swift, ChaetuAa sp.: On Dec. I swifts were seen In vicinity of chimney at 5:23 p.m. and all 3 birds entered chimney at 5:24 Cmax/mln. temp. 79/47) and on Dec. 6 swifts were seen entering chimney at 5:10 p.m. during a brief shower (max./min. temp. 77/52). Site was checked on Dec. 16,20, and 22 but no swifts were observed on any of the three days. Lowest temperatures prior to departure (?) of swifts were 34 on Dec. 4 and 33 on Dec. 5 (Intercontinental Airport). See additional details In THE SPOONBILL, Dec. 1978, pp. II, 13, 14. —Noel PettingelI Sc I ssor-ta I led flycatcher: Seen from,apartment- window at 1700 Seaspray, about 8:00 a.m. Flock was flying, scissortalls were clearly seen. —John Perry ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER: Small liyiaAchui observed perched in Hercule's Club tree on the side of a levee near Port Bolivar. Whi+e throat and chest; yellowish belly and undertail; brown crown, nape and back; reddish tall, wi+h some brown on fea+h-