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The Spoonbill, Vol. 9, No. 6, October 1960 - Image 7. October 1960. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 7, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/1719/show/1715.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 9, No. 6, October 1960
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. IX, No. 6, October 1960
Contributor (Local)
  • Feltner, Trevor Ben
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date October 1960
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 9, 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 Page 7 DETAILS - BAYTOWN AREA _ Continued Sent. 17. First Brown Thrasher; Ol.sid. Flycatcher, Ruby-throated Hummingbird (17), Anhinga (unusual for Tunnel area), Avocet (500), Blk.-necked Stilt (100), dowiteher (200), Stilt Sandpiper, Red. Egret. Sept. 18. Resident Yel.-er. Night Herons have left. Sept, Z\ Osprey. Yel.-cr. and ELk.-er.- Night Herons massed at Morgan's Ft. (100+), Avooet (200+), "peeps" (3000+), Stilt and Pectoral Sandpipers, Forster's Tern (3000), Wh. Pelican (1000+), Wood Ibis; Purple Martins Tree, Bank and Rough-winged Swallows (100+), Wh.-eyed Vireo (3), Ol.-sided Flycatcher (last 2), Ruby-thr. Hummingbird (9). Sept. 22. & Great Horned Owl (migrant) usurped the elm at our front door to the consternation of the jays. Osprey, Wood Duck. Sfipt. 23. At our beach—Little Blue Heroir, Willet, Spotted Sandpiper, Blk.- bellied Plover, Sanderling, Clapper Rail, Common and Snowy Egrets. At Tunnel: Red. Egret (3). Se____2_. Blaek-throated Green Warbler. Sept. 26. Nashville (2), Blk.-thr. Green (2), Blk. & Wh. Warblers; Wood Pewee, swallows (200), Bl-gr. Gnateateher (15) Ruby-thr. Hummingbird (16). I am surprised at how aggressive the hummers are—a pair stakes out a patch of Turk's Cap, fighting off others; then -two may engage in odd vertical flights, some ten feet into the air and they go up and down like two miniature elevators until one is out-bluffed and flies away.. Sent. 27. Broad-winged Hawk (35), Last Nighthawk. Sent. 28. A major hawk migration. Some 4350 Broad-winged Hawks riding very high and almost indiscernible to naked eye, included also some unidentified Aecipiters, Falcons, Buteos and possibly eagle. Low enough to identify were: Osprey, Peregrine Falcon, Cooper's, Sharp-shinned, Marsh, Bed- shouldered and Swainson's (10) Hawks. Surprisingly traveling with the Br-wings were 5 Wood IbisJ Not with above: Shorebirds, etc. (5000), Avocet, Red. Egret, Wh. Pelican (1000+), Wh. Ibis (25) and Wh.-faced Ibis (15). We now have two Clapper Rails on our marshy point. Brown Thrashers definitely in winter residence. Sept. 29. At Tunnels "Peeps,* Stilt and Pectoral Sandpipers, Red. Egret and last 3 Wood Ibis. Oct- 1. First Yellow-shafted Flicker; Wilson's, Parula and Yellow Warblers! Yel.-br Chat; Eastern Kingbird. At Tunnels Wood Duck, Bl-winged Teal (165), Ayoeet (500), "peeps" (10,000), Stilt Sandpiper (200). Oct. ,3. Chuck-will's Widow (2), Yel-sh. Flicker (3), Catbird, Brown Thrasher (8). + = + =# = + = + O.G. FIELD TRIP, 25 SEPTEMBER by Hardin Craig, Jr. A group of thirty-two persons met at the Sakowita-Westheimer parking lot at 8 A.M. to hear the objectives of the trip outlined by Leader Jerry Strickling. These were: l) to be on the watch for Eastern Bluebirds, -which have alarmingly declined in numbers, and on other trips and times to record all observations of this species; 2) to look carefully for the Ladder-backed (Mexican) Woodpecker, whieh has beea reported in the Houston area; also observe all Red-bellied Woodpeckers, whieh are thonght to be conspeoific with the Golden- fronted Woodpecker, for evidences of hybridizing; 3) to conduct an informal bird census at the Girl Scout Camp off West Memorial Drive; and 4) to traverse some of the Addieks and Barker Dam area with a view to recommending a part of It to be made a wildlife refuge if a county park is established in the area. The day was cloudy with little wind; temperatures in the upper 70's. Only four major stops were made, the first in the wooded Buffalo Bayou territory off the Dairy-Ashford Road, permission to visit having graciously been given by the owner, Mr. E, A. Beeler, Jr, (Box 415, Route 4, Houston). Among many other birds, one Red-bellied Woodpecker was obserred with the black tail of the Golden-fronted; it was, however, ax young bird. At the Memorial - Dairy Ashford corner a considerable number of Blue Grosbeaks were observed, and one (seen by the whole party) whieh was thought to be a. female Black-headed Grosbeak. Careful research into the works of Mr. Audubon and others, however, later indicated that this was an immature Rose-breasted Grosbeak. The Girl Scout Camp proved to be a beautiful piece of woodland, but unproductive of birds and no census was attempted. The Barker area: was surveyed for a suitable wildlife refuge site. No Ladder-backed Woodpeckers and, more surprisingly and distressingly, no Eastern Bluebirds were seen. The total number of species did not greatly exceed the total number of observers, but it must be remembered that this was a trip for study rather than a counting marathon.