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The Spoonbill, Vol. 2, No. 3, September 1953 - Image 1. September 1953. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 27, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/3068/show/3058.

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(September 1953). The Spoonbill, Vol. 2, No. 3, September 1953 - Image 1. Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/3068/show/3058

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 2, No. 3, September 1953
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. II, No. 3, September 1953
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Pettingell, Noel
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date September 1953
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 2
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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 f ♦ * Volume II Number j. <( SEPTEMBER 1953 • ($KSftL<b^£rSX) * It has been said that when Eisenhower * landed in Italy he wrote to his brother * for a book on Italian birds * (Peterson!s Birds Over America - P. 13. # # * # # # # * * * # * * * i tt ■ft .. •><- /s SCHEDULEDi September 13 September 18 September 21-22 September 23 0. 0. Field Trip Elementary Bird Study Class Lunar Observations 0. G. Meeting and Program 8:00 AM 7:30 PM 8-10 PM 7:30 PM Before proceeding to other matters at hand your Editor would like first to gratefully acknowledge the many favorable comments he has received regarding this publication. Much of the credit, however, belongs to our Chairman, Armand Yramategui, and our Secretary-Treasurer, Betty Crowley, for their tireless aid and encouragement; and to Nance Cunningham who is doing such a fine job of helping with the printing and distribution of The Spoonbill. 0» G. MEETING AND PROGRAM, This will be the first business meeting of the year and will take place at the Julia Ideson (Central) Library on Wednesday, September 23rd, 7:30 PM. A number of forthcoming projects will be outlined anH plans for the yearfs activities will be discussed. . •• One of the highlights of the program to be presented will be the actual recorded voice of "The Man with the Bird»s Throat", Charles Kellogg (1869-19U9). This remarkable man not only had the ability to imitate the song of any bird he heard, but could also extinquish a flame through doors and over the radio. The unusual construction of his throat (like a bird!s syrinx, or "sound-box") enabled him to achieve a range of 12^ octaves (Yma Sumacfs is k octaves) and a frequency of over lU,000 cycles (normal is under U,000 cycles) — higher than that of any bird and inaudible to the human ear. Kellogg was a close friend of John Burroughs and the California naturalist, John Muir. ... An informal showing of bird slides made by Franklin Smith and Armand Yramategui will conclude the program. LUNAR OBSERVATIONS. Sept. 21st and 22nd will be target nights for the lunar observations this month so if you can participate, come to the Memorial Park baseball field on Memorial Drive, either or both of these nights, at 8 PM. Observations will last until 10 PM unless there is a great deal of bird activity in which case those who wish may remain longer. ... Due to inclement weather our August observations were cancelled, however, the night of Sept. Uth many chipping birds were heard overhead throughout the night and it is believed that the peak of the migration wave for Houston area occurred that night. ELEMENTARY BIRD STUDY CLASS. Armand will start an elementary bird study class on the 18th and if you have any friends you think will be interested in attending tell them about it. He requests members of our Group who want to aid in conducting field trips for beginners to call Mrs. Massingill, FA-7766. For further information see Nature Club Notes. SEPTEMBER 13th FIELD TRIP. Weather permitting, this field trip will consist of a boat ride to the recently discovered Spoonbill colony on a pair of islands near Morgan's Point. There will be no nesting birds but the nests should still be in faifcLy good condition and an accurate count of the total number of nests of the Herons as well as an accurate count of the Spoonbill nests is expected* This is the only time that such a census can be taken because during the nesting season the disturbance would be too great and some of the young or the eggs might be sacrificed, whereas later in the year the nests will have begun to disintegrate. ... Members should bring along the following: boots, 6-12 xxpci- lent, sun hat, sun glasses, canteen or thermos jug, pencil and paper, and: since we expect to see some Spoonbills as well as herons feeding in the shallows, bring your binoculars along, too* Due to the nature of the trip, only hardy souls * willing to undertake this serious project are urged to attend, as we expect to cover the islands thoroughly and complete the census by noon. If you are interested in doing some birding in the afternoon, bring a lunch — as we expect to maJ' a trip to Seabrook and Galveston. MEETING PLACE* Morgans1 Point Perry Landing at 8:00 AM. ... For further details call Ella Wolfer or Darris Massingill, MI-0$22 and FA-7766, respectively.