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The Spoonbill, Vol. 3, No. 6, October 1954 - Image 1. October 1954. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. February 24, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/1873/show/1865.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 3, No. 6, October 1954
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. III, No. 6, October 1954
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Pettingell, Noel
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date October 1954
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 9, Folder 3
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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 r • ** fl U ijcso Volume III Number 6 OCTOBER 1954 * "It probably is safe to say that never in * * history have 24 birds attracted the nation-* * wide attention that the world's last sur- * * viving Whooping Cranes are receiving this * * year during their annual journey from up * * near the Arctic Circle in Canada to the * * Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Texas."* « —HOUSTON POST, Sept. 28, 1953 (Paraphrased* * and revised). * Published by the Ornithology Group, Outdoor Nature Club9Houston, Texas ' ■ m ■ »■ > i ill ■ i n . in — ■ i ■ I I ii . i ,\ it i .i i p i ■ i i ii IT it i ii ii iii— «iii— ,. ■!,«■ - ■ n « m m i ii ill FORTHCOMING ACTIVITIES Oct. 7, Oct.24, Nov.10, 8:00 P.M Business Ifeeting 5815 Schuler 9 :00 A .M Field Trip Smith Point 8:00 P.M Business Meeting 5315 Schuler REPORT OF SEPTEMBER 19 FIELD TRIP ii ■»■— 1Mb—«m> <tW»^Wfcl»^O^il tmm ■ ■—»—^—»«p ■ i— KUWi ■■ I W ■»■■ '■■■ ■ «» m P n mm i ■ i ■»;■■■ ■■ ■ '■ mmwmmm Some 78 species were recorded by the 14 observers on this all-day excursion to Galveston and High Island—a fairly good list considering the 90—plus temperatures, drought conditions, and time of the year, 'The first leg of the journey (Gulf Freeway to Galveston) produced a pair of Spoonbills, Clapper Rails, end Seaside Sparrows• One of the latter birds startled observers following a railroad track by boldly alighting on one of the rails in between two fairly close groups of birders, thus providing them with an excellent close-up view of himself! Not to be outdone by the Seaside Sparrow a Black^rMoTfctfr Duel: waddled down the railroad trade in front of us, which provided a good laugh. Marbled Godwits, a Xellow './arbler, Least Flycatcher (it called;, and a Western Kingbird (two ?) were seen on the west Galveston Island leg of the field trip end' then at noon we "joined forces11 with Mrs. Stuart T. V/ler and Kr. and Mrs, B. H. Lindsay of Beaumont (participants in our Spring Roundup this year) and proceeded on to the eastern end of Galveston, At the South Jetty we lunched and then "locked homeM with the Outdoor Nature Club Marine Expedition. After a brief look at the intricacies of seining and the specimens thereby secured, we headed for the ferry to Point Bolivar, At this point the "find of the day" put in its appearance—an American Oyster- catcher, spotted l>y sharp-eyed Ella Volfer. (5d. Note: Hew "lifer" for said Ed, and several others in the party...) for the purpose Galve s- and we En route to Point Bolivar all eyes were on the sky of spotting the Frigate-bird which had already been seen over ton on three separate occasions this year. No luck, however, proceeded on toward High Island. On the way, Mrs, Wier pointed out a binding spot at the site of the Sun Oil Co. where she and Mrs, Hooks, et al, saw large numbers of shore birds, ducks and the like on the May 2 Roundup. It was too dry, however, and all we saw of note were Horned Larks. At Mrs, Hooks1place (she was not present but graciously allowed us full use of the house and grounds while she was away) several controversies arose concerning hawks (Broad-winged vs. Red-shouldered) and flycatchers (Wood Pewee vs. Phoebe vs. Empidonax). Final decisions: Red-shouldered and wood Pewee—both immatures. Other flycatchers seen in the vicinity: Eastern Kingbird, Scissor-tail and Crested Flycatcher, which brought the flycatcher total for the day to 6 species (including W, Kingbird and Least Flycatcher). A female Redstart, two "fellow-billed Cuckoos, Hummingbirds, and Barn Swallows (quite numerous throughout the day) rounded out the list at ISrs, Hooks. Final snacks consisting of left-overs from the "banquet11 at the South Jetty were enjoyed before we bid I%rs, Wier end. the Lindsays farewell.