Miss Hazel Green of Wimberley writes: On August 22, 1968 we saw a male MASKED DUCK
on a pond on the LaSalle Ranch (formerly Moody Ranch) in the Port O'Connor area -
on 185 between Port O'Connor and Seadrift.
Mrs. Cornelius of Beaumont reports that the fall warblers and other migrating birds
have been tremendous this fall at High Island —especially Boy Scouts Woods at the
pond near the gate. September 28th "Wa got Yellow-breasted Chat, Ovenbird, Black and
White, Mourning, Nashville. Wilson's, Maryland Yellow-throat, Yellow, in the way of
warblers as well as many other nice things such as orioles and buntings." She tells
the Editors that on October 7th 18 species of warblers were observed at Boy Scouts
Woods and Brannon-WOods by Jeanie Huey, Jo Sims and herself.
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETIHG OF THE OG GROUP. OCTOBER 4. 1968:
The October 4, 1968 meeting of the Ornithology Group was called to order at the Downtown Recreation Center by Chairman, Wally Mebane.
Visitors were introduced: Mr. and Mrs. Irving Greenbaum, Mrs. Lillian Taylor, Mr.
Jack Hays who is interested in viruses in birds,.Mrs. McManls, Wally, Jr. and Mrs.
Mebane, F. T. Saadeh, and Dick Jong. Members recognized were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brister,
John O'Neill, Elaine Robinson and Dr. and Mrs. Earl F. Lyman, and Dorothy Lefkovits.
The minutes were read and approved. Sarah Gordon read the Treasurer's report. On
September 30 there was a balance of $240.00.
Many thanks to Marian and Dan Washburn for their Roster of the Ornithology Group - a
treat to use.
It was announced that Louis Hofferbert would speak to the Outdoor Nature Club on
Tuesday, October 8.
Wally Mebane brought the scouting handbook
the Wolf Book - and showed the section on
Under New Business: Bill McClure said that bucketsfull of birds are being removed from
the top of the building under the Gulf sign. Wally asked Bill to head a committee to
find out what could be done. We could not obtain the birds without a permit, but if
someone could get the birds for the Museum or for studies - stomach content analysis,
obtaining leg bands, and lists of species obtained - it would be worthwhile.
Melba Drake announced that she had inquired about having the collection of Spoonbills
bound and that the estimate was $10.00 per volume. Mary Sears is having the last ones
needed to complete the collection Xeroxed.
Marian Washburn introduced Marilyn Crain who gave a beautiful program of slides, The
Birds of Texas.
The'meeting was then adjourned. Respectfully submitted, Katrina Ladwig, Secretary.
WELCOME -f& THE FOLLOWING HEW MEMBERS:
Mr. Irving Greenbaum, 9717 Timberside, Houston, Texas 77025, M0 8 6524
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brister, 2314 Saxon, Houston, Texas 77018, OV 2 9430
Mr. F. T. Saadeh, 5306 Imogene St., Houston, Texas 77035, MO 7 3789
Monday, November 4:
Audubon Wildlife Film. "FOUR SEASONS" a film portraying a
year in British Columbia beginning with springtime on the coast
and ending with winter among the snow-embossed peaks of the
high Canadian Rookies. The photography should be SUPERB!!
Mr. Wilfred E. Gray's background guarantees this because most
of his post-graduate years have been devoted to photography
of one kind or another, He has produced documentaries,
travelogues, and natural history films in many parts of the
world. There will be the usual "greet the speaker" dinner
at Suzanne's Cafeteria, 2912 S. Shepherd, at 6:00 or as soon
after as you can get there.