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At the Baytown tunnel, we added gulls, Forsterfs Terns, Brown
Pelicans, White Pelicans and Water Pipits to our list. The route
then followed the Tri-City Beach Road to Chambers County Park where
we enjoyed our picnic lunch. Along the way a number of woods birds
were seen, Including Bluebirds, Yellow-shafted Flickers, Myrtle
Warblers, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Chickadees and several species of
hawks and blackbirds.
The return trip was made by way of the Lynchburg Ferry and a few
more birding stops were made for hawks and water birds. Our species
for the day totaled 64. Uhusual species recorded included, Kriderys
Red-tailed Hawk (spotted by A.Y.); two Pigeon Hawks (Battleground),
and several Scissor-tail Flycatchers (late migrants).
Those who attended were: Nel Amthor, Vic Emanuel, Lloyd Lambert,
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Mattei, Ruth Moorman, Norma Oates, Mac Ramsey,
Charlotte Reindl, Leota Stilwell, Josiephine Wilkin, and Armand
Meeting; - November 10 - by Jerry Baker
Principal business was discussions and plans for the program which
the Ornithology Group will present at the next Outdoor Nature Club
meeting. The Photography Group was invited to assist the Ornithology
Group in putting on this program - to compensate for any lack of
artistic ability which the bird group might possess.
Leonard McWhirter, both birder and photographer, said he was
already hard at work making slides, etc., for the program but that
he runs out of birds occasionally.
Slides of "birders in action" were shown, together with Josiephine
Wilkin's photograph of the Oystercatcher which had only to be seen
to be admired♦
The Woodcock is believed to have been heard on the Nov. 7 field
trip. At the time, only a few members were familiar with its voice;
therefore, the recorded call of the Woodcock was played several times
so that other members will recognize its voice on future field trips.
Rookport-Aransas T.O.S. Field Trip - November 27-28
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The T.O.S. NEWSLETTER will give a complete report of this field
trip; however we are proud to report that of the 113 T.O.S.er's and
friends present 29 were from the Houston Area.
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Report from Mr. and Mrs. Minor A. Hurst, Clifton, Texas
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Nov. 2 - Sandhill Cranes (at least 20) seen flying toward Houston
(i.e., SE) .
Franklin's Gulls Also seen heading in same direction.
Report from Mr. Arlie K. McKay, Cove, Texas
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Mr. McKay observed the remarkable total of 188 species of birds
during the month of October between Cedar Bayou and the Trinity
River - 105 species on Oct. 30 alone. Twenty kinds of warblers were
seen during the month - 15 on Oct. 8, 11; and 23 and 10 on the 24th
and 30th respectively. Notable observations by species follow:
v Common Loon - Oct, 15 - Earliest ever recorded in area by 14 days.
Canvasback - Oct, 18 - Earliest for area by 1 day.
Snowy Plover - Oct.18 - First time recorded at Cove by AKM.
Stilt Sandpiper (2) Oct. 30 - Latest for area by 6 days.
Buff-breasted Sandpiper - Oct. 1 (thru 24) --BarfAe**- by 19 days.
Ruddy Turnstone - Oct, 18 ~ Latest by 7 days^U^^^^-r
vBlack-billed Cuckoo (2) - Oct. 10 and Nov. 6 - Latest previous: Oct.9
1/ Chuck-will's -widow - Oct. 8-9-10 - Latest previous: Oct, 8,
VZhip-poor-wlll - Oct. 28 & 30 - Latest previous Oct. 26.
t/ Crested Flycatcher ~ Oct. 9, 17$ 18 - Latest previous: Oct. 10.
Alder Flycatcher - Oct. 9 - Latest previous: Oct. 7.
fellow-bellied Flycatcher - Oct. 17.
v Least Flycatcher - Oct. 23,
Vermilion Flycatcher (7 - 11A good year.11 AKM) - Oct. 30.
Bank Swallow - Oct, 18 (Latest on record: Oct. 28.)
Red-breacted Nuthatch - Oct. 30 (2 plus) and Oct, 31 (l) .
v3ewick's 1/ren - Oct,~15»
v/Bay-breasted Warbler - Oct, 8 and Nov. 14.