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The Spoonbill, Vol. 42, No. 11, November 1993 - Image 5. November 1993. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 25, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/163/show/157.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 42, No. 11, November 1993
Contributor (Local)
  • Mueller Boyce, Judith
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date November 1993
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 12, Folder 13
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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 Only when three or four birds gang up on a feeder at once does the harassed guard give way. It is quite a sight to see five hummers trying to feed from one little tube simultaneously—some even turn upside down. A large bumblebee joins the melee, but, I find it is really a hummer without a tail. As yet, I haven't enticed a Rufous Hummingbird. Linda Snyder SPECIAL THANKS A special thanks is in order for John and Gloria Tveten They donated a copy of their new book, The Birds of Texas, to the OG library. It was checked out by Rob Thacker in less than one minute after the donation was placed in my hands. After you wrestle this book out of Rob's grip next month and you have a chance to look it over, you will probably want a copy of your own. With almost 400 color photographs of Texas' most common and obvious birds, thk book has a good introduction to birds and their attributes. The birds are grouped in ways that will help anyone locate the various species, e.g., Gull-like Water Birds, Shorebirds, Hummingbirds, Long-legged Wading Birds, and Perching Birds. We look forward to enjoying our new book...thanks to John and Gloria. David Bradford ___.OG% FIRST FIELD TRIP FOR YOUNG BIRDERS visited Brazos Bend State Park on October 16. Three youths, whose level of experience ranged from beginner to 500+ life lister, found over fifty species during their 2 1/2 hour hike. Very good views of American Bittern, an exceedingly cooperative Green- backed Heron, a constant chorus of whistling-ducks, and the omnipresent alligators highlighted the walk. The next OG youth birding trip will meet at Galveston Island State Park visitor's center at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 11. The field trips are open to all interested youth ages 10-18. David Bradford and David Veselka will lead. Information about the youth birding trips is available from David Veselka at 692- 1384. David Veselka .......OG FIELD TRIP TO BRAZOS BEND STATE PARK-NOV. 13, 1993. The Hale Lake woodlands of Brazos Bend State Park (BBSP) and their abundance of passerine birds remain off limits another two weeks for bridge repairs. In the interim, the trail around Old Horseshoe Lake, with its border of pecan and live oak trees, yupon thicket and newly improved trail system (thanks to Herb Mann and other volunteers), can provide close-up views of Swamp Sparrows, White- throated and Lincoln's Sparrows, kinglets, Blue-gray Gnat catchers and House Wrens. On a scouting trip prior to this OG trip, the area was thick with these songbirds, vocalizing and popping up readily in response to pishing, but Saturday's high winds and on-again-off-again showers defeated our efforts to coax these birds from their cover. We got fleeting views at best. A normally shy Hermit Thrush was more cooperative, and Eastern Phoebes vocalized constantly. Elm Lake yielded some of the most gorgeous birds the park has to offer: a male and female Vermilion Hycatcher doing aerial dances, a male Cinnamon Teal in partial eclipse, full- plumaged male Anhingas and "the bride"—a male Wood Duck. Outside the park, at the ponds on Davis Estate Road, were three species of geese as well as Canvasback, American Wigeon, Gadwall, Blue-winged Teal and Mallard ducks. Two adult Bald Eagles made low sweeps over the deep pond, harrowing and scattering hundreds of ducks and coots. Norma Barnes and I counted 10,000 Snow Geese leaving their roost there two weeks ago. Within the BBSP Christmas Count circle, along Brumbelow Road, the two resident adult White-tailed Hawks were on their favorite cattle pen and telephone pole perches, and three Red- tailed Hawks soared overhead. A young, yellow- eyed, hackle-headed Cooper's Hawk let us scope him while he recovered his poise, hunched low in a tallow, after a failed attempt to snatch a meal from the edge of a mixed feeding flock of 100,000 Red- winged Blackbirds and Brown-headed Cowbirds. He eyed the optics as if to remember us and say, next time you're here, watch me get it right. Geneva Lavern CLEARING HOUSE OCTOBER 1993 Editors: Phyllis and Tony Frank A total of 234 species were reported, including 13 sparrow species and 23 warbler species. Sharp-eyed observers reported lingering migrants and early arrivals of wintering birds. Violet-green Swallow, if accepted by the checklist committee, will be the first UTC record. Check the following report for a number of suprises (Hint: Check the daily high warbler totals.) Many thanks to everyone who submitted reports and documentation. Reports for next month are due by December 3rd, but early reports are welcomed. Readers are reminded that all decisions regarding checklist status are made by the checklist committe. Publication of a rarity does