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The Spoonbill, Vol. [36], No. 4, April 1987 - Image 7. April 1987. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 15, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/213/show/211.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. [36], No. 4, April 1987
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 17, No. 4, April 1987; The Spoonbill, Vol. XVII, No. 4, April 1987
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  • Price, Libby
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date April 1987
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  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
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Transcript Waterthrush.Loulsiana: 9 reports (1-4*16) HI-(l) 10, (3)24,(4)31,DM; (1)15,JB;( 1)22,AB; (l)27,BJH;(2)31,JMi WOB-(l 23.WC; SBNWR-(2)28,ME Warbler,Kentucky: HI-(1)24,31,DM Yellowthroat,Common: 10 reports (1-12*41) Warbler,Hooded: 9 reports (1-15*38) WOB-(l)21,WC; Galv-(2)24,27,JJH; H1-(15)24,(8)31,DM; (3)27,BJH;(1)28,ARF;(3)29,MA*(3)3l.JM Warbler,Wilson's: AB-(1)6,DM Tanager,Sumner: Hl-{1)24,31,DM* Galv-(1)25,JJH Cardinal,Northern: 20 reports (1-200*338) Bunting,Indigo: WOB-O)22,WC; H-(1)22,WC; H1-(6)31,DM; (1)31,JM pickcissel: H-(l m) 1-21,CM (Notes, ed.) loWnee.mJtous-slded: K1ng-(1 f)l-22,SG Sparrow,Chipping: BBSP-(T)15.DLR Sparrow,Savannah: 9 reports (2-75;179) Sparrow,Le Conte's: H-(2 slnging)28,MA Sparrow,Sharp-taI led: Bolv-(5)22,AB Sparrow,Seaside: ANWR-(7)9,MH; Bolv-(1)22,AB Sparrow,Fox: Klng-(1)1,SG Sparrow,Lincoln's: WOB-O)14,WC; SBNWR-(1)28,ME; H-(1)31,WC Sparrow,Swamp: WOB-(3)1-31.WC; ANWR-(3)9,MH; H1-(1)24,DM; SBNWR-(6)28,ME Sparrow,White-throated: 10 reports (1-10:42) Blackbird,Red-winged: 15 reports (1-500;1834) Meadowlark,Eastern: 14 reports (1-40:106) Grackle,Great-tailed: 13 reports (1-75:366) Grackle,Boat-tat led: 12 reports (2-300:685) Grackle,Common: 13 reports (3-24:171) Cowbird,Brown-headed: 10 reports (1-190:519) blackbird,sp.: GC/BC-(1000)28,ME Oriole.Orchard: HI-(2)24,M8M;(3)24,DM Siskin,Pine: 11 reports (l-9;44) BHV-(9) 13, (1)14, (3) 15,25, (2) 16,17,(4)18,24,(5) 19,20, (6)22,MBM Goldfinch,Amerlean: 8 reports (1-30*62) Sparrow,House: 11 reports (1-50*169) The following reports, requiring details, were submitted without them: Wren,Bewick's: SBNWR-(1)28,ME Warbler,Prairie: SBNWR-(1)28,ME CONTRIBUTORS - MARCH, 1987 AB=MA, Jim Beard; ARF*Andrew & Rene' Franks; BG=JB, SG; BJteBill Harwell; BJHsBill 8 Jean Harwell* CB=WC, Marcla Braun; CH=Charles Morrow; DEH=Donna & Ed Maddox; DLR=0on & Lee Richardson; OH=Derek Muschalek; QHa=David Marrack; DW=Diane Wt»e; JB=John Buckman; JJH=Jane & John Hamilton; JM=Jim Morgan; NA=Mike Austin; MBH=Mary Ann 8 Bob Moore; NE=JM, Ted Eubanks, Jr.; HH=Art MacKinnon, Dorothy Holmes; PH=Peggy Milstead; RB=Ron Braun; RNB=Ron & Marcla Braun; RU=RTchard Uzar; SBW=Steve & Beverly Williams; SG=Steve Gast; VL-Vanessa Luce; MBG=Wally & Bozena Gardner; HC=Wesley Cureton CLEARING HOUSE NOTES - MARCH, 1987 Pacific Loon: 3/22/87 Mike Austin Tn"reeaing frenzy" of 150 Eared, 3 Horned Grebes, 10 Bonaparte's Gulls and a dozen Common Loons (at least 2 In full breeding plumage). Very active feeder, seldom up for more than 15 seconds and then very hard to see for extended periods. Often adjacent to Common Loons for direct comparison. Smaller, more oval, less angular head with small, straight bill. White throat and foreneck contrasting sharply with hind neck with no trace of developing square neck patch which all Common Loons, even those In winter plumage, showed at least a trace of. Total observation time (2 observers) 1". Distance 150-400 yd. Optics: 25x Balscope and 40-60x Questar. Bright overcast. Location: Offats Bayou west of 61st St., Galv. Horned Grebe: 3/22/87 Mike Austin Three birds in an immense flock of Eared Grebes. Two tn winter plumage - white cheeks and foreneck contrasting sharply with black crown and hindneck. Slightly longer, thinner all-dark bills than Eared Grebes. Third bird in a strange stage of moult - all white cheeks like winter plumage but entirely brick red throat and foreneck as in spring. At a cursory glance it strongly resembled a breedlng-plumaged Red-necked Grebe but, of course, It was much smaller (but this would have been difficult to judge if it hadn't been In a mixed flock) and had a much shorter, all-dark bill. Weather and optics as under Pacific Loon description. RED-NECKED GREBE: VAGRANT - 7 Accepted UTC Records No March records 3/7/87 Steve Williams A large grebe first thought to be a loon was observed in excellent light for about 10 min from about 120 yds with a 25X Bushnel 1 telescope. It was entirely gray on the back, gray on the neck, blackish on top of the head, and white below. The bill was long and yellow, and the face was whitish with a lighter, clearer shade of white going up a bit higher on the back of the head. The exact location of this sighting was at White Heron Estates, about 7 mi toward Smith Point from the Junction of FMs 562 & 1985, (where one would turn east towards Anahuac NWR.) Northern Gannet: 3/28/87 _'. Jim Morgan Large sullds seen In flight offshore S of San tuts i Pass. Typical sulid flight - body held at slight angle to horizontal and deep, strong wing beats. Long slim pointed wings, pointed tall and long neck with pointed head/bill. Much larger than gulls and terns nearby. Seen at distances of 300-400 meters with 10X binocs In excellent light by both observers who know species well. Merlin: 3/9/87 Art MacKinnon A medium size hawk, in a tallow tree about 2 mi W from 124 on FM 1985, on the N side of the road. Notice the bird about 0900 in good light in a Tallow tree the bird was observed for 5 to 8 min In the mourning sun from a distance of 50-70 meters through 10X50 blnocs. A medium stze falcon, with a bluish back, white front with choc late brown vertical streaking. Face was whitish with thin malar stripes. Peregrine Falcon: 3/9/87 Art MacKinnon, A large falcon tn a Tallow tree about 4 mi E of the ANWR on FM1985 on the N side, at 1300. The bird was observed for 2 min from a distance of 15-20 meters through 10X50 binoculars. A large hawk with a bluish gray back, white throat, breast with gray horizontal streaking. Head black with black cheeks. Peregrine Falcon: 3/15/87 John Buckman This bird was seen on the 3-legged power pole on Hwy 124 in Chambers Co. & is undoubtedly the same bird, frequently reported by others all winter. Pomarine Jaeger: 3/22/87 Mike Austin Light phase immature at distance of 10-600'. No adjacent bird for comparison. Crown black contrasting a little with dark brown nape & upper back. Cheek cream, lores dark brown. Sharp crown/cheek contrast, moderate nape/check contrast. Dark eye, dark gray bill with heavy hook to upper mandible. Legs 8 feet dark gray. Uniformly gray back with some brownish tones. No back/wing covert contrast, mild nape/back contrast. Very prominent "heavy-chested" look. Heavy barring to flanks • & undertail coverts. Belly white. Breast & throat with faint horizontal barring, brownish background merging to black mid-breast (oiled?). Dark chocolate brown rectrlces - concolor with dorsal wing surfaces. Square without hint of elongated central rectrlces. Dorsal surface of wing: dark chocolate brown, concolor with back. Small white area at bases of outermost primaries. Heavy flight like a Herring Gull. Sat preening on dry part of beach. Let vehicles, people pass within 10'. Eventually flew slowly 600' down beach for full dorsal view. Viewed for 10 min. In full hazy sun on beach "Jest east of Bollvar~ Flats. Unlike emaciated bird last year at San Luis Pass, heavy flight "Jlzz" & prominent chest left little doubt this Jaeger was a "Pom" although rump and white crescent at base of underwlng lesser coverts not seen. All dark bill & square tail = Immature bird. RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER: No UTC Records 3/9-10,17/87 Gary Clark It had a bright red forecrown, red throat, black patch on the upper breast, & a pinkish red blush on the nape. The face was black with a superciliary white line extending anteriorly above the eye to the posterior side of the face 8 running vertically along the nape bordering the reddish nape. A white bar circled In front of the face at the base of the bill 8 extended along the lower throat outlining the black "malar" of the chin, throat, & breast. The red on the lower throat crossed the posterior section of the black "malar" blending with the white bar on the lower cheek; the red on the throat also blended into the black of the upper breast. The typical white wing patches seemed mottled. On each side of the back were 2 vertlcle white lines Interrupted by black bars which created a chain-like pattern. This bird was distinguished from yellow- bellied sapsucker by I.) the presence of a reddish blush on the nape, 2.) the fact that the red of the throat crossed the black border of the throat as well as blending with the black patch of the upper breast, & 3.) the occurrence of twin broken white lines on the back. The bird rested somewhat passively on the mid-trunk of a water oak, occasionally feeding. Five people observed the bird in good light on the afternoon of March 10 for over an hour. Excellent photographs were taken. Empidonax species: 3/10/87 Derek Muschalek Small Empidonax flycatchlng at "Smith Oaks Sanctuary" in High Island. White eye-ring, bold white wing-bars, and tall flicking habit eliminates the pewees. American Redstart: 3/5-28/87 Wesley Cureton Female - paie gray with yellow patches in wings and tail. Frequently spread wings and tail. Because it was seen almost always In same spots as one seen on Dec. 21, I'm tempted to think this bird wintered at White Oak Bayou, but 1 never saw It during that period. Ovenbird: 3/10/87 Derek Muschalek In mi id winters these birds are uncommon, and in cold winters they are rare! This bird was seen at "Smith Oaks Sanctuary" in High Island and was no doubt the same bird I saw on December 28, 1986. Migrants reach the UTC by early April, so any bird found in mid-March probably "wintered" locally. No fewer than 15 warbler species