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The Spoonbill, Vol. 44, No. 11, November 1995 - Image 9. November 1995. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 20, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/224/show/222.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 44, No. 11, November 1995
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date November 1995
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  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 12, Folder 17
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Digital Collection Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters
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Transcript Apna's Hummingbird - J. Whittle October 2-6,1995 Probable. Medium-sized hummingbird, appearing quire fat, with a distinctly small tail, and short bill. The uppersides were bright green, but with considerable brownish cast on the crown. The underside was dingy; the lightest portions were a light to medium gray. The upper breast had almost a collar of a medium gray wash. The sides were gray, and there were about four fairly large splotches of greenish wash on the left side only. The throat had a collection of small splotches of gorget at the lower middle of the throat, and two other splotches (irridescing pale rose)extending on the right side towards the eye. Tiny streaks were observed on the entire throat. On the face, the division between the green upperparts and the paler underparts was just at the bottom of the eye, and also influenced the appearance in front of the eye. Surrounding the top and back of the eye was a narrow, very even, off-white partial eye-ring. The tail was small, and very difficult to see, because it was fanned so infrequently. The outer feathers were tipped (perhaps one quarter to one-third of the total length) with a very bright white. There was white on the next two feathers on each side, to a much less extent than the outermost feathers. The tail appeared very brown on the underside, especially toward the base. The bill was shorter than that of a Ruby-throated, appeared stouter, and exhibited a slight but distinct "bend" near the tip at about three quarter to seven-eighths on its length. The bird responded with excitement to the played song and call of Anna's, but not to those of other hummingbirds. Sedge Wren - J. and J. Whittle October 7,1995 Two medium-sized wrens with'characteristic short tail, held erect. Seen in vegetation near high tide line at Bolivar Flats. Rich brown color above with fine white streaks; pale buffy underparts. Tail short (but not short enough for Winter Wren), same color as back. Bill short, sharp. Red-breasted Nuthatch - D. Verser October 6,1995 Heard the nasal "nyak nyak" call. Veery - J. Whittle October 1,1995 Typical medium sized thrush, seen in Sabine Woods. Upperparts were a warm rich brown; very even narrow pale eye-ring; very little other light marking on face, and no pale area in front of eye as on Swainson's Thrushes also present The underside basically white, with very small spots on breast, especially sides of breast and side of throat. Legs pink. Veery - Mike Austin October 28,1995 Rather elongated, brown, robin-sized bird. Rich unstreaked cinnamon above, bright on crown, nape, wings and tail. Face unmarked gray. Upper breast and throat washed pale buff with fine spotting on upper breast (lighter than Hermit Thrush in direct side-by-side comparison). Bird did not cock its tail. White lower belly and vent. Watched for 20 minutes feeding and bathing in and around backyard pool with 3 Wood Thrush and a Hermit Thrush. Swainson's Warbler - D. Verser October 6,1995 About size of Ovenbird that was nearby. Smooth brown upperparts. Whitish supercilium. Pale (cream or yellowish) underparts. NO streaks or barring anywhere. Brown crown without central crown stripe. Straight, pointed warbler like bill. Observed only on ground probing under leaves and turning leaves over with its bill. Dickcissel - Mike Austin October 29,1995 Overhead, by low pitched "raspberry" call-note. Two at Loganbaugh and 1 on Jack Rd. Savannah Sparrow - J. Whittle October 12,1995 Anahuac NWR. Two sparrows observed on side of the road. Medium-sized sparrows. Generally brown sparrows, with pale yellow stripe above the eye. Streaked white above. Underparts pale with brown streaks. Brown, relatively narrow, slightly notched tail. Pale, yellowish bill. Pink legs. Le Conte's Sparrow - J. and J. Whittle October 7,1995 Small flat headed sparrow with short narrow tail seen inland at Bolivar Flats. The bird was very light, almost buffy in appearance, with a lighter crown stripe; largely white underneath. Short tail. Relatively delicate bill for a sparrow. Sharp-tailed Sparrow - J. Whittle October 5 and 7,1995 Medium-sized sparrow seen in wet Spartina grass at Bolivar Flats. Bright yellow-orange triangle on head, with wash of same color on upper breast, and on flanks. There were fine streaks on breast, coarser streaks on side. Brownish above, with white streaks. Lighter below, with streaks. Relatively narrow tail; grayish hill; pink legs. Song Sparrow - J. Whittle October 12,1995 Medium-large sparrow seen on side of FM 1941 in Chambers county. Basically a fairly warm brown above with lighter streaks. There was some hint of reddish tint in the wing coverts. The face was also lighter, with prominent white whisker mark, bounded on the bottom by a particularly thick black or dark brown mark. The base color of the undersides was white. The throat was heavily streaked, gathering into a small spot in the center of the breast. The tail was relatively long and ample, with a rounded tip. The bill was pale yellow. The legs were yellowish pink. Western Meadowlark - Mike Austin October 29,1995 Calling and singing from roadside (both from ground and atop small trees) around the comer of Penick and Bevy Rd. At least 5 birds. Call a low pitched, flat "cheep", song three clear introductory note followed by four faster down-the-scale notes. Very vocal with side-to-side comparison with singing and calling Eastern Meadowlark. Species commonly found in this area in winter. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS Several contributors also submitted documentation for species with rare status. Because of space those reports are not provided in detail. However, Mike Austin, Don Verser and John Whittle are thanked for their additional documentation. Page 9