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The Spoonbill, Vol. 4, No. 10, February 1956 - Image 1. February 1956. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 9, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/2878/show/2864.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 4, No. 10, February 1956
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. IV, No. 10, February 1956
Contributor (Local)
  • Oates, Norma C.
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date February 1956
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 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/
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Transcript £mv?£ \h^4,^k ^^ Volume IV No. 10 February 1956 *********************** * KILLDEER * * A farmer by choice, the Killdeer leaves * * the sea to follow the plow. His harvest * * is the grub in the furrow. Loud and swift* * handsome and watchful, he is easy to know * * by his two black collars, his long tail, * * his burnished rump and his boast "Kill- * * deer". He is no deerslayer despite his * * remarks, but has bagged many a foul worm * * in open country. * * E. B. White - November 1955 FORD TIMES * Published by the Ornithology Group, Outdoor Nature Club, Houston, Texas FORTHCOMING ACTIVITIES February 19 - Sunday - Ornithology Group field trip to the Velasco-Lake Jackson area. Meet - 7:30 a.m. at Sears Parking Lot - 4200 Fannin. Leader - Armand Yramategui. February 24 - Audubon Screen Tour "Penguin Summer" Mr. Olin Sewell Pettingill,Jr. Lamar Sr. High School, 3325 Westheimer, at 8:00 pju, February 25 - Regular Monthly field trip of the Outdoor Nature Club — "Sandhill Crane Convention." Meet - Post Oak and l-'estheimer Road at 9:00 a.m. Leader - James F. Murray, ************* ORNITHOLOGY GROUP REPORTS January 23 ■* Field Trip to Cove Area - (Noel Perley) ("fJoei. Pe-r-r«~**t.i.^) This was the Ornithology Group's third trip to the Cove Area in NW Chambers County (Previous trips; Oct, 25, 1953 and March 13, 1955). Our guide, of course, was Mr. Arlie K. McKay, who is to the Cove Area what Connie Hagar is to Rockport, Irby Davis is to the Valley, and Edgar Kincaid is to Austin. Mr, McKay's life list (1934-1955) for IB'f Chambers County stood at 334 species at latest count - truly a phenomenal total.for so small an area. (See Sept. 1953 "Spoonbill") We were 16 strong when we left Busch Stadium at 8:20 a.m. heading for the San Jacinto Battlegrounds, which we had decided to work en .route to Cove. Here (at the reflection pool by the monument) we saw large numbers of eanvasbacks and hajdpotoc. ...Although, the .Bettl«s»,<>urids were in our Christmas Count Area, we missed the canvasback that day, as the hunting season was still open. We left the San Jacinto area at 10:35 a.m. enroute to the Baytown Tunnel via Miller Cut-off Road. Mr. Henry Aldrich spotted an Eastern Kingbird (white-tipped tail and all) - the second one this month! (Jimmy Murray saw one in the Sheldon area January 2nd). Further along Miller Road (still in the Christmas Count circle) we saw several tree swallows - the first of many seen throughout the day. Shortly before we moved on to the Baytown Tunnel we were approached by a boy with a tame crow parched on his shoulder! Birds — and bird-lovers - of a feather flock together! fe-V^v It was nearly noon by the time we left the Baytown Tunnel (and the Christmas Count area), our list numbering some 60 species - 4 of which we had missed on the Count (viz. canvasback, eastern kingbird, tree swallow and bobwhite). We reached Mr. McKay's place near Cove at 12;30 p.m. ate a somewhat belated lunch, and then went pa a foot-tour of the nearby marshes, woodland, and pasture areas, with sharp-eyed' Arlie McKay in the lead. His "staked-out" barn owl wouldn't flush but we were pleasantly surprised when we discovered the owner of a phoebelike call — a female purple finch. We also found field sparrows and, with the aid of an Audubon bird call, a curious ruby-crowned kinglet which actually flew up against Vic Emanuel's leg in