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The Spoonbill, Vol. 4, No. 9, January 1956 - Image 1. January 1956. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 28, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/2550/show/2538.

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(January 1956). The Spoonbill, Vol. 4, No. 9, January 1956 - Image 1. Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/2550/show/2538

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 4, No. 9, January 1956
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. IV, No. 9, January 1956
Contributor (Local)
  • Oates, Norma C.
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date January 1956
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 9, Folder 5
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Original Collection Outdoor Nature Club Records
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/
Use and Reproduction No Copyright - United States
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Transcript Volume IV No. 9 January 1956 ******** fcsa sfc=si ****;,. ********* * "Birds are friends of man. . . Were it not * * for birds our life would be dull, uninter- * * esting. Birds add color and joy and in- * * terest to our everyday lives." * * * * BEDLIFE OF VIRGINIA - J. J. Shomon * * * * * * $ * ***************** Published by the Ornithology Group, Outdoor Nature Club, Houston, Texas FORTHCOMING ACTIVITIES January 19 - The Ornithology and Photography Groups will present the program for the regular January meeting of the Outdoor Nature Club, Houston Public Library, 8:00 p.m. January 19. She program consists of a series of colored slides of birds and birders,entitled "Let's Go Birding". January 22 - Ornithology Group field trip to the Anahuae area via the two new bridges over Old River Lake and the Trinity River near Wallisville, Meet at 8:00 a.m. at Busch Stadium on Gulf Freeway (formerly Buff Stadium). February 2 - The next regular meeting of the Ornithology Group will be held at the Museum of Natural History in Hermann Park at 8:00 p.m. on February 2, ORNITHOLOGY GROUP RBPORTS December 11 >- Field Trip to Sheldon-Lake Houston Area - (Noel perley) fg-tv?-. «KU. Despite wind, overcast skies, and bitter cold (42° at 9 a.m.; 49° day's maximum) , 19 hapdy birders braved the elements and produced a surprisingly large list of some 61 species of birds for the day. Under the able leadership of O.G.Chairman, Jimmy Murray, the group got underway at 9:10 a.m. via Beaumont Highway to Ralston Road. Interesting species noted along the latter (en route to Garrett Road) included three eastern-towhees, a hairy woodpecker (in the recently-discovered Swainson's warbler area), and Kenslow's sparrow (?). Regarding the latter bird, both Jerry Baker and the writer saw it separately in the same locale (over-grown, wet, brushy, partially-wooded area) and were fairly certain of the identification (over-sized bill, dark throat marks, streaked breast, Indigo bunting-like "bzzt" call notes) . However, "fairly certain" is not the same as ''positive" so the observation must stand as "unsanitary" (Kincaidian1' terminology1.). Stops along Garrett Road (between Lockwood and Pumping Station Roads) produced a Eachman's sparrow, Vermilion flycatcher and a sluggish - but venomous - black widow spider, her red "hour-glass" mark clearly visible. By this time it was well past noon and thoughts of eating rather than birding were now uppermost (temporarily, of course) in many minds. So all were agreed that the remainder of the trip.to the Murray Picnic Grounds would be non-stop - unless, of course, a rarity such as the Cattle Egret put in an appearance! But the group had not reckoned with Buekhorn Lake's "staked-out" Vermilion flycatcher. Hunger pangs were temporarily forgotten while the party watched the intensely-vivid flycatcher at the water's edge. Also noted were the anhinga and a pileated woodpeeker - sixth species of woodpeckers for the day. We finally reached our trip leader's summer cabin overlooking the San Jacinto River, and no time was lost in consuming the picnic lunches. Shortly after we had finished, a hermit thrush put in an appearance, seemingly as curious about us as we were about him, since he approached to within a few feet of the group, Meanwhile, William Schumann, who had discovered the black widow earlier, came up with two more poisonous creatures - copperhead snakes! This was followed by the