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The Spoonbill, Vol. 33, No. 7, July 1984 - Image 2. July 1984. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 7, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/1514/show/1509.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 33, No. 7, July 1984
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXXIII, No. 7, July 1984
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Robison, B. C.
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date July 1984
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  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
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Transcript by Noel Pettingell . . . Ten Years Ago This Month from July 1974 Spoonbill: "Clearing House, June, 1974 Kite, Swallow-tailed: (2) 1, Calhoun and Old Spanish Trail, South Mac Gregor, HH see notes." "Clearing House Notes Swallow-tailed Kite: June 1) One observed over trees "upstream" of MacGregor Park. Much contrast between head (white) and upper back (dark "gray"). Large birds. Slower flapping than crow but faster than Great Blue Heron. Swallowtail visible with 7x35. 12 Noon 12:15-12:30, 3334 S.MacGregor 2 birds, low just over trees (40 ft?)circled around many times, one with small long-tailed mammal, no need for binoculars, swallow tail head "white" also front of wings underneath. 2 observers. 7x35 —Holly Hobart. . . .Twenty Years Ago This Month from July 1964 Spoonbill:~ ~ FROM THE PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT Austin, June. A recently completed census of nesting white- winged doves in the Rio Grande Valley caused biologists to report a 129 per cent increase over last year, according x.o J. Weldon Watson, executive director of the Parks and Wildlife Department. Biologists attributed this increase to (1) no hunting in 1963, (2) light mortality on the wintering grounds, and (3) improved nesting cover in citrus groves which is again available in the Rio Grande Valley. Decrease of native brush nesting habitat over the years has driven birds to use citrus groves for their nesting. Hard freezes in 1962 killed so many citrus trees that many birds were unable to find Texas nesting sites. Lately unusually good growing seasons restored many groves and now trees are large enough for the birds to utilize. Ted Clark, project leader, says that one possible explanation for the 1964 increase is the return of adult white-wings which were displaced by the freeze of January 1962. "Whitewings are using 7,900 acres- of citrus this year that was not usable in 1963 and average nesting density in.citrus has increased by more than 60 percent," Clark said. "Fifty-two percent of the 633,000 whitewings nesting in the valley are utilizing citrus groves." . . .Thirty Years Ago This Month from July 1954 Spoonbill: On June 26, Edgar Kincaid(Austin) ^ Frank Watson, and Charles McNeese saw a pair of Black-bellied Tree Ducks at Eagle Lake, some 55 miles west of Houston. Although this species has been recorded in our area before, it is an extremely rare straggler. On June 27, Edgar Kincaid, Frank Watson and your Editor attempted to locate the Swainson's Warbler near Sheldon Reservoii NE of Houston. It is a suspected breeder in both this area as well as at the Little Thicket Sunctuary in San Jacinto County. This hard-to-find Warbler was never seen but was virtually confirmed as a summer resident in that all three observers heard a Swainson's like song several times at the same locale where it was seen by Armand Yramategui on May 12, 1954. Return trips to the area are planned in order to provide conclusive proof that this species is a summer resident in our area. Noel Pettingell Editor 1814 Berry Street Houston 4, Texas July 1, 1954. *** For The Record Last month's column featured most species observed fronrwithih smallest areas (personal lists) over a number of years, including a property list of 230 by the Claytons at Sea Isle on W. Galveston Island. But an even more notable record was set by George and Jane Clayton at this same location (3722 Concho Key) when they recorded a total of 102 species on May 2, 1980 from their 40x35 foot West Bay Beach-house porch! It was one of those "passerine fall-out" days which brought down hundreds of orioles and grosbeaks, large numbers of catbirds,and 16 species of warblers by noon. Best bird of the day (7 a.m. to 8 p.m.) was a lesser nighthawk and some 13 additional species were seen on the day before and/or after May 2nd. Jane's personal list was 101 species (missed Kentucky warbler) and George's was 100 (missed Franklin's Gull and Black Tern) with a total of 9 9 species being shared by both observers... Next Month: The "Big Hour" The Spoonbill Staff Editor B. C. Robison Art Editor Linda Feltner Layout Artist Connie Clark Typists Barbara Darr Wanda Smith Labels Peggy Milstead Mailing Committee Beth Hudson Yetta Chapman Connie Schimbor Checklist Committee Ben Feltner Noel Pettingell Jim Morgan