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The Spoonbill, Vol. 23, No. 6, October 1974 - Image 1. October 1974. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 28, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/2521/show/2509.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 23, No. 6, October 1974
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXIII, No. 6, October 1974
Contributor (Local)
  • Jones, Margaret
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date October 1974
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 10, Folder 19
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Digital Collection Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections/
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Transcript Volume XXIII, No. 6 October, 1974 PUBLISHED BY THE ORNITHOLOGY GROUP. OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB. HOUSTOH. TEXAS WINTER B-..-KBIRD ROOSTS? - by Dr. Dan M. Johnson A large communal roost of cowbirds, red-winged blackbirds, grackles, starlings and robins has occupied the live oak groves on the campus of Rice University from November through March for the last several years. In March 1975, Population Ecology students estimated the total number of roosting birds to be 500,000. As part of a coordinated research and management program, I am attempting to compile Information concerning the history of the Rice roost, as well as the location and history of other roosts in the vicinity of Houston. I am also Interested in observations which night provide insight into intra-seasonal changes in feeding areas and mortality. Any relevant notes or recollections would be:greatly appreciated. Anyone Interested In joining our efforts to study this phenomenon Is encouraged to volunteer! Please address notes, recollections, comments, inquiries, etc. to, Dr. Dan M. Johnson Department of Biology Rice University Houston, Texas 77001 or phone (713) 528-4141, Ext. 271. ARLIE MCKAY LEADS ANOTHER EXCITING FIELD TRIP FOR OG - by Paul Jones Fifty-eight eager birders met Arlie McKay at the roadside park at the Trinity River on IH 10 at 8 am on Saturday, September 28, for a field trip in the Cove area that he knows so well. The sky was sunny and a nice southerly breeze was blowing. Many new birders and visitors were among the "old-timers" that assembled. Arlie had obtained permission for us to drive our cars out on one of the dikes of the Houston Lighting & Power Co. cooling ponds on Trinity Bay, so our caravan departed first for that spot. On the way a flock of Little Blue herons, plus some Great Egrets and Roseate Spoonbills were observed In the marshes along IH 10 near the Old River bridge. About 2 miles after turning south on EM 565 White Ibis, White-faced Ibis, "ood Storks, Belted Kingfishers and Roseate Spoonbills were observed in some rice fields on both sides of the road. At the "falls" of the cooling ponds were seen the Olivaceous Cormorants that seem always to be there at this time of the year. Since auto traffic is not permitted on the dikes, except by Company authorization, it was a great treat to take our caravan of 15 vehicles onto the dike that extends four miles along the cooling pond. (It would have been a long walk!) Observed from the dike were Lesser Scaup, a Peregrine Falcon. Mottled Ducks, Blue-winged Teal, Pintails, Black-crowned Nightherons and Black-bellied Plovers. Next the caravan moved to McCol.um Park and then back to the starting point at the roadside park for lunch and to take a sub-total tally of 66 observed species. Arlie reported that the day before he had seen an Osprey at Lake Anahuac. So, after lunch our caravan moved on to Lake Anahuac via an access road from FM 563. Sure enough, the Osprey was located eating a fish in a large tree snag just south of the access road! When all had had an opportunity to observe an Osprey at lunch, we moved on to Ed White Memorial Park at the Hankamer exit off IH 10. White Park is always good for some perching birds, and Brown Thrashers, Eastern Wood Peewee, Pine Warblers, etc. were observed. A final tally of 72 observed species finished an interesting day of birding with Arlie McKay. (Ed. note - most of the area of this field trip was shown in the April SPOONBILL map-of-the-month)