'On the return home by way ef Katy, a large congregation of geese was
observed, so that during the day we found Blue, Canada, Snow, and White-
We are indebted to Mrs. Longenbaugh and Carrie Holeomb for their
efficient and patient guidance, and take this means of saying, "Thank you."
The following comprised the groups Mary Clark, Helen Wolfer, Mabel
Edwards, Katrina Thompson, Ella Wolfer, Nance Cunningham, Rita D. Mattei,
John O'Neill, Klela Klaische, Carl Aiken, G, R. Mattei, Raymond H„ McDavid,
Mickey Aldrich, Henry Aldrich, Ernest P. Edwards, Jimmy Murray, Maurine
Jarrell, Hardin Craig Jr., John Gralg, Armand Yramategui, Carrie Holcomb,
Josiephine Wilkin, Leota Stilwell, Jay Atlas, Ruth Moorman, Sally Longenbaugh,
Norma Oates, Louise Hoffman, Henry Hoffman, Eva Gilman and C. B. Gilman,
September 14 -
October 5 - At
October 19 &
October 26 =
October 27 -
Jimmy Lord discovered the first Sparrow Hawk at Belton, Tex.
the lake on Miller Road, Norma Oates, Leota Stilwell, and
-Ruth Moorman found 2 Vermilion Flycatchers, 12 Roseate
Spoonbills, several Catbirds and 1 Eastern Phoebe.
John O'Neill noted a Peregrine Falcon near Katy, Texas.
A Crested Flycatcher and Blue-gray Gnateateher were recorded
at 10723 Belnhorn Road by John O'Neill.
20 = A few of the birds seen by the group attending the Outdoor
Nature Club field trip to the Fredericksburg area weres
Ruby-crowned Kinglets (2), Yellow-bellied Sapsueker,
Ladder-backed Woodpeckers, Eastern Wood Peewees,
Roadrunners, Red-tailed Hawks, Cooper's Hawk, and a
On Oct. 20, Norma Oates, Leota Stilwell, and Ruth Moorman
observed a Connecticut Warbler„ Chestnut-sided Warbler,
and severiT Redstarts at Kempner Park In Galveston.
On the 20th. Ronald Fowler found Selssor-tails, House
Wren, Ground Dove, Pintails, Mallards, Baldpates, and
Shovelers, north-east of Katy.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird noted by Garl Aiken, (SW Houston)
David Safley recorded four Starlings flying over West University
Place. (SW Houston)
Joe Heiser noted the first Golden-crowned Kinglet, House Wren,
and White-throated Sparrow at the Little Thicket".
Mr, and Mrs. Mac Ramsey found a solid white, Redwing Blackbird
on the Katy-Hockly Road. Although this individual was often
molested by members of its floek, it seemed at home among
its darker relatives. The eye seemed to be dark so it is
doubtful that it was a true albino.
One Brown Creeper was observed by Ronald Fowler in his yard
at 11921 Knippwood Lane.
Norma Oates reported 12 Sandhill Cranes In the Katy area.
Joe Heiser recorded the first Eastern Towhee and Hermit Thrush
at the Little Thicket.
David Safley and Carl Aiken found one Scissor-tail Flycatcher
on Pitts Road. (W Harris County)
At 10723 Belnhorn Road, John O'Neill observed a flook of Golden-
crowned Kinglets and several Hermit Thrush.
Large flocks of Robins and Cedar Waxwings were first noted at
the Little Thicket by Joe Heiser„
The following list consists of Section Leaders for the 1957 Houston
Christmas Count whieh will be held on December 29, 1957, Anyone who has
not associated himself with a party is urged to do so Immedlatly by
contacting one of the leaders. More detailed information about the count
will be given In the December "Spoonbill",
#1 Joe Heiser and C. E. Buehner
#2 C. Bo Gilman, Werner Gottsch, and Armand Yramategui
#3 Edna Miner, Jimmy Murray, and Norma Oates
#4 Arlie K, McKay, Vie Emanuel, and Carl Aiken
#5 Steve Williams, Leota Stilwell, Josiephine Wilkin, and N, Cunningham
#6 George G. Williams