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The Spoonbill, Vol. 39, No. 10, October 1990 - Image 3. October 1990. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 20, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/3038/show/3032.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 39, No. 10, October 1990
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXXIX, No. 10, October 1990
Contributor (Local)
  • Mueller Boyce, Judith
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date October 1990
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
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Digital Collection Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters
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Transcript GLOSSY IBIS (Plegadis falcinellus) Identification of this rare UTC bird from its rather common relative, the Uhite-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi), can be difficult to impossible unless certain field marks can be closely seen. The areas to look for include eye color, facial color and pattern and leg color. A Plegadis ibis with a definite red iris will be a Uhite-faced Ibis. A similar bird possessing a dark brown iris could be a Glossy or an immature Uhite-faced Ibis. The bare facial skin of the Glossy Ibis is darker grey in winter and bluish-black in breeding season. Its facial skin is edged with a grey to pale blue line, top and bottom, that does not encircle the back of the eye. The upper edging is wide in its center and the lower edging turns down at the base of the bill. The bare facial skin of the Uhite-faced Ibis is grey in winter and pinkish-red to dark red in breeding season. It does not have pale top and bottom edges, but in breeding season is bordered by a line of white feathers that completely circle around the back of the eye. Like eye color, leg color is not necessarily definitive. A dark ibis with red legs will probably be a White-faced, while a bird with grey or grey-green legs with red joints could be either. There are less than 10 documented records for this bird, beginning on April 21, 1987, when one was located by John Rowlett on a Field Guides tour. Areas where they have been seen include Anderson Way (8 Mile) Road in Galveston, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Chambers County and along the road leading to Bolivar Ferry. For further identification information, check out Kenn Kaufmann's excellent new book in the Peterson Field Guide series. Advanced Birding. I believe that with careful observers in the field, the Glossy Ibis will continue to be seen on the UTC. Spring and early summer should be the best time to see and actually identify this bird. WOOD STORK (Mycteria americana) This is a large, white wading bird with all black flight feathers and a short black tail. Adults have dark grey or black, unfeathered heads, while immatures are slightly different, with fine brownish feathers on their heads. These birds are often seen soaring in flocks of up to several hundred, much like pelicans or hawks. Uood Storks can appear in practically any of the UTC's coastal wetlands, all the way inland to Attwater Prairie Chicken NUR in Colorado County. I have seen flocks of over 100 birds circling the Grand Basin in Hermann Park and over Braes Bayou in Houston. From June to October, they can often be seen at such places as Anahuac, Brazoria and San Bernard NUR's, Galveston Island, Brazos Bend State Park, Davis Estates Road in Fort Bend County and San Jacinto State Park. CLEARING HOUSE CLEARING HOUSE September. 1990 Editors: Phyllis and Tony Frank The hawks were migrating through during the month. The numbers of Broad-winged Hawks was impressive--in excess of 62,000 birds with the largest numbers being reported from Victoria County. All of the birds except for 1,258 were reported from Victoria County. In addition to the large numbers of Broad-winged Hawks, a Rough-legged Hawk was reported from Challenger Park (south of Houston). This bird is a good find any time of year on the UTC (notes are below). The flycathers and warblers came through in good numbers, although the weather generally remained warmer than usual. The CH format remains the same as the previous month: bird name, early/late dates, reports/total, summary by county of detailed listing. Very rare birds according to the UTC checklist that are reported from the checklist area are underlined. Birds with no previous report on date from the checklist area appear in ALL CAPS. Very rare birds or birds with no status on the checklist reported from outside the current checklist area appear in bold. Thanks to everyone who submitted reports. Please try to have your October report submitted by the 3rd of November. As always, early reports are appreciated. And lastly please remember to submit notes on all those good birds you may find. And now to the birds. Grebe, Pied-bill 1-30 13/117 U-1/24 BR-1/4 CH-6/41 CO-1/10 GA-3/36 VI-1/2 Pelican, Amer Uht 8-30 13/2511 U-1/4 CH-2/135 GA-2/45 HA-2/22 MA-1/5 VI-5/2300 Pelican, Brown 1-30 16/1236 U-2/93 BR-1/6 CA-2/6 CH-2/50 GA-7/1070 JE-1/10 MA-1/1 Corm, Dbl-crested 3-27 6/139 CA-1/15 CH-1/1 GA-1/80 VI-3/43 Corm, Olivaceous 1-30 12/393 U-1/30 CA-1/3 CH-3/43 GA-6/311 HA-1/6 Anhinga 16-30 3/12 CH-1/1 MA-1/7 VI-1/4 Frigatebird, Magn 1-30 10/42 BR-1/3 CH-1/4 GA-8/35 Bittern, American 8-27 2/2 CA-(1)8,PR; CH-(1)27,PDS Bittern, Least 1-27 3/4 CA-(1)13,RMV; CH-(2)1,B; CH-(1)27,PDS Heron, Great Blue 1-30 27/139 U-2/35 BR-1/6 CA-1/4 CH-6/24 CO-1/4 GA-8/40 HA-2/6 MA-1/6 VI-5/14 Egret, Great 1-30 24/510 U-1/40 BR-2/140 CA-1/8 CH-6/47 CO-1/3 GA-7/225 HA-2/40 VI-4/7 Egret, Snowy 1-30 17/431 U-1/20 BR-2/180 CA-2/20 CH-3/19 CO-1/6 GA-6/161 HA-1/20 MA-1/5 Heron, Little Blu 1-30 15/251 U-3/27 BR-1/30 CA-1/8 CH-4/166 CO-1/10 GA-3/8 MA-1/1 VI-1/1 Heron, Tricolored 1-30 18/154 U-1/20 BR-2/25 CA-1/15 CH-3/39 CO-1/8 GA-7/37 HA-2/8 VI-1/2 Egret, Reddish 1-27 15/265 U-2/18 CA-2/4 CH-1/6 CO-1/30 GA-7/75 HA-1/130 MA-1/2 Egret, Cattle 1-30 20/22311 U-2/350 BR-1/500 CA-1/2000 CH-8/18326 GA-5/505 VI-3/630 Heron, Grn-backed 1-30 19/60 U-2/13 BR-2/8 CA-1/2 CH-4/10 GA-6/22 MA-1/1 VI-3/4 Nt-Heron, Blk-crn 1-30 10/105 U-1/10 BR-1/60 CA-1/2 CH-2/2 GA-4/25 MA-1/6 Nt-Heron, Yel-crn 1-16 10/116 BR-2/21 CA-1/15 CH-1/1 GA-5/78 VI-1/1 Ibis, Uhite 1-30 19/619 U-1/90 BR-2/75 CA-2/45 CH-7/318 CO-1/24 GA-4/63 HA-1/2 MA-1/2 Ibis, White-faced 1-30 14/1324 U-2/7 BR-2/25 CA-2/120 CH-6/867 CO-1/300 HA-1/5 ibis, sp. (dark) 1-27 3/69 CH-2/68 GA-1/1 Spoonbill, Roseat 1-30 18/401 U-1/50 BR-1/50 CA-2/40 CH-4/55 FB-1/20 GA-8/166 HA-1/20 Stork, Uood 1-30 11/237 CA-1/2 CH-1/1 FB-1/20 GA-1/13 HA-1/6 JE-1/6 VI-5/189 Uhsl-Duck, Fulvs 3-16 5/38 CA-(12)8,PR; CA-(15)13,RMV; CH-(1)8,A; CH-(7)16,RC; FB-DE(3)3,BB Uhsl-Duck, Blk-bd 1-13 7/253 U-1/12 CA-2/25 CO-1/200 GA-1/12 VI-2/4 Goose. Snow 3-3 1/1 FB-DE(1)3,BB Duck, Uood 3-9 3/7 BR-(2)3,BB; BR-(3)9,RU; HA-HA(2)3,DRY Teal, Green-wing 13-13 1/10 CA-(10)13,RMV Duck, Mottled 1-30 15/181 U-2/8 BR-1/14 CA-2/8 CH-5/84 CO-1/24 GA-3/41 MA-1/2