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The Spoonbill, Vol. 28, No. 10, February 1980 - Image 15. February 1989. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 6, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/2645/show/2639.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 28, No. 10, February 1980
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXVIII, No. 10, February 1980
Contributor (Local)
  • Jones, Margaret
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date February 1989
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 11, Folder 7
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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
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Transcript I Page 15 ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD: Large hummer coming to feeder at window. Brilliant green back, grey belly, dark tall, small area of pink red under chin. Chases away "rufous" Jiummers trying to feed at same feeder. —Barbara Mi I wee BUFF-BELLIED HUMMINGBIRD: Large hummer feeding on flowers in yard. Green back... rufous tail...buff belly...red base of bill. —Margaret Anderson Ash-throated Flycatcher: This bird was located in a dry thorn-scrub area in W.Harris Col Medium-sized (about 8") flycatcher; olive-brown back, nape and top of head with a noticeable rufous-brown wash on top of head and on forehead (a dull rufous brown); pale yellow belly and undertail coverts; light gray breast, progressively becoming whiter on upper breast until whitish on throat; noticeable rufous In both wings and tail; all black bill, relatively small and petite. This bird was well studied by about 50 observers In fair to good light with binocs at distances as close as 30 ft. Over 5 minutes total observation time. —JIm Morgan Prairie Warbler: Bird seen In low brush In woods below spillway at Sheldon Dam, at distance of 5-15 ft., 7x50 binocs, for 5-10 minutes. Very friendly little bird! Upper parts dark greenish-yellow. Entire underparts, from bill to under-tall- coverts a fairly bright yellow. Prominent black streaks along sides of breast. Area around eye, and eye-stripe extending to bill buffy-white, but not yellow. No wing-bars. Flicked tall. I believe this was sub-mature female. —BI11 HarwelI YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD: In a large flock of blackbirds that landed In yard In the top of a pecan tree. The bird was a female...brown body...yellow breast band with streaking below. Seen only for a few seconds white the flock was In the tree. —Ma rga ret Anderson Dickcissel: Overcast day; seen with white-crowned sparrows and cardinals at feeder. Brownish-grey, sparrow-like bird; ear patch and malar stripe. Yellow on face and breast; splotchy black bib; touch of chestnut color on wing. 7x35, 8x40 binocs, 3 minutes. —P. D. Hulce GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE: First bird was in exact location as seen on Cypress Creek by Margaret Anderson and Marilyn Crane (both present during this sighting). Area is same as where Ash-throated Flycatcher seen. Second bird located about 200 yds away while first bird still under observation by several observers. Both birds were bright olive greenish above and on tail; white throat; bright rusty cap; gray breast. About 7-8 Inches In size. Well seen by numerous observers in fair to good light as close as 30-40 ft. with binocs for several observation periods of 5-15 seconds each. —J_lm Morgan Clay-colored Sparrow: Slim, small, clear-breasted sparrow with flesh-colored bill; crown brown and black streaked, with central creamy white stripe becoming gray posteriorally; creamy whl+e superciliary and malar s+ripe; brown ear pa+ch clearly outlined with darker brown or black; dark submalar streak; gray nape and sides of neck; underparts white with buffy at shoulder; back brown with dark streaks; rump brown. On all occasions seen in good light for 5-10 min, at I0'-I5' with 7x35 binocs. —Will Risser Lapland Longspurs: Fairly loose flock of small birds that flew, wheeled around low over ground, flashed white bellies and suddenly dropped Into rice stubble out of sight. Good light for 5 or 6 seconds at about 30 yards. —Ruthle Melton SPECIAL REPORTS TO THE CLEARING HOUSE CALIFORNIA GULL: (D20.P. D. Hulce and Steve Schul+z. Location and habitat: East Beach, Galveston Is. In a pond west of the small store, where the dunes start, also on the flats north of the store, sand flats and large tidal pool. Description: Seen in a group of 75 or so mixed gulls, this bird immediately stood"out. The "entire tip of the beak was black, with a prominent red spot on the lower mandible. The bill was a brighter yellow than the larger, thicker bills of the surrounding Herring Gulls, and yet was slightly thicker, top to bottom, than the bills of the Ring-billed Gulls nearby. None of the Ring-billed Gulls had any trace of a red spot on its beak. This gull was the same size or slightly larger than the Ring-bills and noticeably smaller than the majority of Herring Gulls. This gull's feet were decidedly yellow, with a greenish tint. All Herring Gulls in the area had pink or flesh colored feet. This gull had a slightly darker mantle (wings and back) than the Ring-bills, more the shade of the Herring Gull's mantle. Its legs were slightly thicker than the Ring-bills. Its tail was solid white, with no band, and Its head was faintly mottled with greyish-brown feathers. Indicating at least a third-winter bird. Behavior: Standing, preening, twice startled into short