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The Spoonbill, Vol. 7, No. 8, December 1958 - Image 3. December 1958. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 23, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/2970/show/2958.

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(December 1958). The Spoonbill, Vol. 7, No. 8, December 1958 - Image 3. Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/2970/show/2958

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 7, No. 8, December 1958
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. VII, No. 8, December 1958
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date December 1958
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 9, Folder 9
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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 page 2 SECTION I - L. A. M. Barnette, 4801 Linden, Bellaire - Ma3-4200 SECTION 2 - Mrs. Eva Gilman, 10110 Telephone Road - Mi 9"77l6 SECTION 3 - Mrs. Norma Oates, 5908 Charlotte, - Ma 3-6140 SECTION 4 - A. K. McKay, Hte 2, Box 184, Baytown SECTION 5 or Vic Emanuel, 2228 Dorrington ■■ Mo 7-06l2 Steve Williams - 2732 University - Ha 3-1573 SECTION 6 - Mrs. J. A. Snyder, Box 3095, Baytown - LaPorte 7643 Dr. Ernest P. Edwards, 523O Grape Road - Mo 4-2115 The area and sections are the same as last year, and all who desire to participate are requested to contact the leader of the section in which they prefer to operate, which leader will issue the necessary instructions. Instructions, lists and maps are being furnished each of the section leaders, and additional copies are available if needed. Please remember that the National Audubon Society requires a fifty cent (50(0 fee from each participant, to assist in defraying the cost of publication of the results. Let's make every effort to lead the nation this year. Clayton B. Gilman, chairman ************* *********** ************* * * * * ORNITHOLOGY GROUP REPORTS: ). G. FIELD TRIP TO SHELDON RESERVOIR - REPORTED BY BEN FELTNER On November the 9th at 7:30 a.m. a group of ornithology addicts assembled at Sears parking lot on Wayside and Harrisburg, under a heavy shroud of fog. Enthusiasm ran high, however, and we were soon on our way to Sheldon Reservoir under the proficient leadership of Jimmie Murray. The initial stop was made on a cut-off road between Park Drive and Sheldon. Here the habitat was comprised of open pine woods cluttered with slash piles and second growth brush. Chickadees, titmice and gnatcatehers were found in profusion along with lesser numbers of whitethroats, pine and myrtle warblers. A pleasant surprize was afforded several members of the group when a short-billed marsh wren was flushed from a palmetto clump. The tiny mite was completely fearless, and after scrutinizing the observers for several seconds continued unperturbed to forage in the undergrowth in a manner more becoming a mouse than a bird. Before adjourning for first coffee break we observed and added to the growing lists red-bellied woodpecker, yellow-shafted flicker and eastern towhee. The ride to Sheldon was briefly interrupted twice, once for a downy woodpeeker, and again for a mysterious bird, which proved to be a bunch of dead oak leaves animated by the wind. At the reservoir, birds were found in amplitude and variety wherever one looked. A resplendent male Vermillion flycatcher posed long enough for most alert binoculars to find him, and then disappeared. Elsewhere coots, American egrets, Louisiana herons, pied- billed grebes, belted kingfishers and anhingas were turned up. The latter monopolized the dead cypress trees to the extent, that birds and trees together presented an effect not at all unlike giant candleabras. The high mark of the day, I think, must be accredited to the ducks at Sheldon. Of the ten species observed, the majority were lesser scaup and fulvous tree dueks, a sprinkling of redheads and canvasbacks were distributed throughout the lake, and occasional ruddy's could be seen. Clinton Snyder turned up a pot hole, which, with the aid of the balscope yielded a harvest of pintails, mallards, baldpate and gadwall presenting a kaleidoscopic potpourri of color against the dark green of a- quatic vegetation, and everyone was afforded ample opportunity to study them. It may be added that before leaving Sheldon one undesirable specimen of Red-faced Duck Poacher was flushed and successfully put to flight. This miserable creature became shy and elusive while under observation; and showed marked wisdom in repairing to cover on discovering the presence of his natural enemies: the conservationists! We held luncheon in an informal manner as the guests of Jimmie Murray at his San Jacinto River place. Here some members sauntered off on impromptu tours turning up the local hermit thrush and a pileated woodpeeker, while others admired the glorious fruiting dogwoods arrayed along the drive. The waggish Mr. Gilman (a veritable storehouse of information) promptly heightened my gross ignorance by sallying off on a botanical classi-