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The Spoonbill, Vol. 17, No. 3, July 1968 - Image 1. July 1968. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 19, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/1587/show/1577.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 17, No. 3, July 1968
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XVII, No. 3, July 1968
Contributor (Local)
  • Bradley, Ewell C.
  • Bradley, Julia
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date July 1968
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 10, Folder 1
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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 _c_-a Br—9 VOLUME XVII, NO. 3 July, 1968 OUT IN THE FIELDS The little cares that fretted me, I lost them yesterday Among the fields above the sea, Among the winds at play, Among the lowing of the herds, The rustling of the trees, Among the singing of the birds, The humming of the bees; The foolish fears of what might happen, I cast them all away Among the clover-scented grass, Among the new-mown hay, Among the hushing of the corn Where drowsy poppies nod, Where ill thoughts die and good are born, Out in the fields with God. -Elizabeth B. Browning- (Could she have been a birdwatcher?) PUBLISHED BY THE ORHITHOLOGY GROUP. OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB. HOUSTON. TEXAS RETURN OF THE MASKED DUCK!11111i!I by Dirk Hagemeyer Around 8:15 a.m. June 29th, 1968, I was enjoying the courtship behaviour of two Common Gallinules when suddenly several hundred feet behind them a small duck flew out of the marsh grasses. I could not believe my eyes! This duck had rather small wings, and these showed white wing patches, the characteristic markings of the MASKED DUCK. But since it had only been in the air for about 100-150 feet, my observation might have been in error. However, about five minutes later it flew again, low over the marsh and again just a short distance. This time I was forewarned, the sun was just right, the white wing patches were clearly visible, the back a warm glowing brown, the head completely black and the bill shone bluish green in the morning sun - a male MASKED DUCK! - a first sighting for the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge. I kept on looking and somewhat later it again flew for a short distance and alighted in the same vicinity. To verify the find, I rushed over to Russ Clapper. But no such luck - the duck did not fly for him. However, on Sunday morning, June 30th, between 7=30 and 8:00 a.m. Russ, while viewing Shoveller Pond from the North, observed a male MASKED DUCK flying low over the marsh and alighting at approximately the same place where I had seen it the day before. Around 9:30 a.m. Sharon and Levy Davis stopped by my car and asked very innocently if perchance I had seen a male MASKED DUCK. I thought they were kidding, but they were not, they just wondered if the MASKED DUCK had returned and were delighted to hear that Russ had seen the male just an hour ago. They worked their way along Shoveller Pond very methodically, turned around at the NE corner, and on the way back they too saw the male MASKED DUCK in a very extended flight, low over the marsh. They noticed the white wing patches, the glowing browns and the black head. And again it went down in the same general vicinity where I had seen it the previous day. The question is, have the MASKED DUCKS come back to nest again?? Is there a female or possibly a nest in the middle of Shoveller Pond? I do not know the answer. I waded Shoveller Pond for a good while to find that answer, but no such luck. All I was able to raise was a male Ruddy Duck in beautiful nuptial plumage. Everybody please keep their eyes open. So little is known about the MASKED DUCK - the authorities, Delacour, Peterson, Kortright, all make different claims. Does the male have a molt and change to female plumage like other ducks, later to change again into