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The Spoonbill, Vol. 42, No. 11, November 1993 - Image 9. November 1993. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 23, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/163/show/161.

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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
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • 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 MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD - J. Uhittle October 4, 1993 Observed over Galveston Bay from Smith Point. Typical Frigatebirds with long narrow wings and long forked tail. All three birds had white on the body (female or immature). One bird was observed to have a completely white head. Multiple observers. MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD - J. Uhittle October 24, 1993 Observed oyer Gulf of Mexico about 2 miles east of Bolivar Flats. Typical Frigatebirds with long narrow wings and long forked tail.. Both birds had white heads, the white continuing down the breast to the upper belly (immature birds). Rest of the birds was black. On one bird the lighter alar bar on the upper wing was unusually prominent. All other Frigatebirds elimineted on basis of range. MISSISSIPPI KITE - G. D. Luckner October 2, 1993 Two adult kites. The two birds were essentially identical. Relatively small, dark kites, evenly gray below with darker flight feathers and black, characteristically vase-shaped tails. MISSISSIPPI KITE - G. D. Luckner October 11, 1993 Four seen in flight a various times during the morning. Two adult and two immature kites were seen. The adults were relatively small, dark kites, evenly gray below with darker flight feathers and black, characteristically vase-shaped tails. The immatures were similarly shaped, but underparts were pale and heavily streaked and mottled with brown, and with banded tail. STILT SANDPIPER - G. D. Luckner October 27, 1993 Two adults in basic plumage were sighted at Brazoria NUR. Seen in good light for 1 hour with binoculars and scope. A large Calidrid, longer necked and longer legged than nearby Dunlin. Long, thin, black, slightly decurved but, drooped at the tip. Upperparts dull, unmarked, brownish-gray. Primaries black; uppertail coverts barred. Dull, white supercilium; black eye. Underparts uniformly white with faint brownish-gray wash across breast. Very faint, pale gray chevron pattern noted on flanks of one of the birds. Legs dull, greenish-yellow. Judge adults by lack of crown striping and lack of buffy tips to mantle and scapular feathers. BLACK TERM - J. Uhittle October 17, 1993 Three birds observed for 2 minutes at Intercoastal Uater at end of Yacht Basin Rd. Bird was in a flock pf Forester's Tern and a few Laughing Gulls. Small tern, smaller than accompanying Forester's Terns. This bird was easily picked out in the flock by the uniformly medium gray upper wings, body and upper tail. The underwings were uniformly pale gray. There was a dark spot behind the eye, and a dark bar on the side of the breast. One bird still had a large area of black on the breast. Tail was forked. BLACK TERN - J. Uhittle October 24, 1993 Observed for 5 minutes at Intercoastal Uater at end of Yacht Basin Rd. Bird was in a flock pf Forester's Tern. Small tern, smaller than accompanying Forester's Terns. This bird was easily picked out in the flock by the uniformly medium gray upper wings, body and upper tail. The underwings were uniformly pale gray. There was a dark spot behind the eye, and a dark bar on the side of the breast. Tail was forked. BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO - B. Behrstock October 10, 1993 First bird at Sabine Pass perched in a willow surrounded by march. Bird was visible for about 15 minutes. Observed through scope. Bird had virtually no tail pattern. Eye ring pale pink or dull orange. Apparently a young of the year. Uings showed no trace of rufous. Both mandibles uniformly black. Crown, back, wings, tail mousey brown. A trace of tan below. Second bird exhibited same field marks, but was seen at closer range in a line of salt cedars a couple of miles east of High Island. Again, no rufous in wings, pale eye ring, black mandibles, virtually no tail pattern. BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO - d. Muschalek October 11, 1993 Feeding in willows at Sea Rim St. Park. Bird had all black bill and a buffy eyering. Flushed the bird twice and noted that the wings were totally brown with no rufous in primaries. BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD - P. & T. Frank October 15 - 17, 1993 Immature male hummingbird with violet colored lower left side of gorget area. Only about 3 rows of gorget feathers were molted in place. Back of bird was dark green. Underside was shite. Tail was longer than the wings when birdwas perched. Uhen feeding, this bird constantly flicked it's tail up an down. VIOLET-GREEN SUALLOU - G. D. Luckner October 11, 1993 At about 11:10 a.m. observed in flight for about 1 minute as close as 15 feet. Also observed by John Cheeseman. Approached in a group of about 20 swallows. Uithout binoculars two of the birds appeared green with entirely white rumps. Only one bird was selected for study with binoculars. A small bright swallow, basically green above and white below. Crown and nape dark greenish-black with violet gloss on nape. Auriculars and sides of neck white, extending behind the eye and onto the nape. Back and scapulars bright green. Rump appeared most ly white with violet stripe in center. Uppertail ,coverts glossy .violet. Upperside of tail violet-black. Tail notched. Uings appeared dull blackish above and below. Underparts entirely unmarked white. Underside of tail not seen well. Lack of blue tones in plumage and/or presence of white auriculars eliminates all Tachycineta swallows normally occurring south of the US. Most likely confused with Tree Swallow. Tree swallow uniformly darker above with dark auriculars in all plumages, dark rump, monotone head and back, and overall Iridescent gloss. Present bird has extensive white auricular, 1 mostly white rump, and bicolored head and back, with iridescent gloss apparent . only on nape, rump and uppertail coverts. Extensive experience with species in western US. CURVE-BILLED THRASHER • J. Morgan October 31, 1993 Moderate-sized thrasher; lead gray back, black tail with white tips; undertail coverts white, washed with buff; off white undersides with diffuse dark spots on chest to belly; orange/yellow iris; dark, long sickle shaped bill. N of intersection of stefka and Dusek. Excellent light, 10X binoculars for 15 minutes intermittently. BELL'S VIREO - B. Behrstock October 10, 1993 Along remnant of beach road between Sabine Pass and High Island. Bird was observed around noon in salt cedar clump just behind dune. Size and shape like a Philadelphia Vireo. Lores pale, but eye stripe not as well developed ad on a warbling Vireo. Back-wings-tail pale yellow olive. Chin white, rest of underparts washed with pale yellow. Uing bars-two, pale, off white. Crown just a bit gray. Eye dark. Observed by J. Morgan, T. Eubanks, G. Mueller intermittently over 10 minutes. Bright sun, close views.