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The Spoonbill, Vol. 18, No. 6, October 1969 - Image 7. October 1969. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 9, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/1677/show/1675.

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(October 1969). The Spoonbill, Vol. 18, No. 6, October 1969 - Image 7. Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/1677/show/1675

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 18, No. 6, October 1969
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XVIII, No. 6, October 1969
Contributor (Local)
  • Lefkovits, David
  • Lefkovits, Dorothy
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date October 1969
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 4
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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 Page 7 Using the new technique 425 ducklings and 78 adult mottled ducks were banded, compared with a previous record of 107, which took a three-week effort. Only 30 hours of actual flying time and six days were used for the operation this year. The helicopter technique goes like this. A helicopter containing a pilot, a dog, and a bander flies low over the water until ducks are spotted. The ducks are herded into marsh grass and the copter lands so the bander and dog can disembark. The copter returns to base to pick up another team while the dog catches the ducks and the bander bands them. Waterfowl biologist Charles Stutzenbaker says the ducks banded are flightless because they are either ducklings or adults in their summer molt. The mottled duck is being studied so better management practices can be applied. It is a native Texan. Unlike its near relative, the mallard, it does not migrate north to nest but spends its whole life along the Texas and Louisiana coasts. Stutzenbaker says banding is important because it helps biologists calculate the annual mortality of ducklings, trace movements, and determine the distribution of the kill. Hunters are asked to return the bands to the Department when they kill a duck wearing one. Stutzenbaker says the helicopter covered quite a bit of territory and made a good observation platform. A surprisingly high number of blue-singed teal were found nesting in the marshes. The only problem with the new technique involved the Labrador's enthusiasm for catching ducks and the large number of ducks to be caught. Normally the dogs work only in cool weather, so when one dog pulled out all the stops, he suffered from heat prostration and had to be treated by a veterinarian. NOTE FROM EDITORS There is an Indian legend that if the sand picture artist paints a perfect picture, he will never paint another, so there is always a deliberate mistake made somewhere in the picture. Since the editors have a great deal of respect and admiration for the Indians we have adopted this legend of theirs, hence our mistakes in the Spoonbill. We would hate to think we would never put out another Spoonbill. OFFICERS: Chairman: Vice-chairman: Secretary: Treasurer: Program Chairman: Co-editors of The Spoonbill: Mr. Wallace C. Mebane, Jr., 7106 Mobud, Houston, Texas 77036 Dr. John Tveten, 512 Inwood Drive, Baytown, Texas 77520 Mrs. Bill (Katrina) Ladwig, 3303 Sunset Blvd,, Houston, Texas 77005 Miss Sarah Gordon, 1746 Wroxton Court, Houston, Texas 77005 Mrs. Harry L. (Avis) Brister, 2314 Saxon, Houston, Texas 77018 Mr. and Mrs. David (Dorothy) Lefkovits, 1601 Woodlawn, Baytown Texas 77520