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The Spoonbill, Vol. 35, No. 1, January 1986 - Image 9. January 1986. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 29, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/312/show/308.

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(January 1986). The Spoonbill, Vol. 35, No. 1, January 1986 - Image 9. Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/312/show/308

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 35, No. 1, January 1986
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXXV, No. 1, January 1986
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Robison, B. C.
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date January 1986
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 22
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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 breast. Pinkish shoulders and flanks. Dark gray wings and tail. Tail showed white edges. Eye and.bill dark. The bird was photographed for the record. —Greg Lasley (Excellent photograph submitted uith notes, ed.) Bewick's Wren' We first became aware of this bird as it began scolding in response to a screech owl tape. A small, brown House Wren-sized bird hopped upon a branch in dear view about 15 yds. away. Viewed through 10X40 binocs, the prominent white eye-brow stripe, the whitish breast tt underparts, & rather long tail, all helping to eliminate House Wren, were clearly visible. As the bird danced about on the branch, it held its tail straight up, thus revealing the black tt white undertail pattern. This, the constant tail wagging (jerking from side-to- side while held in an erect position), It the complete lack of buffy color on the underparts eliminated Carolina Wren. 2-3 min view in good light. — Ron Braun pvenbird: Walking in dense thicket near "40 Acre Lake" at Brazos Bend SP. Large, plump warbler with brownish unmarked upperparts; orange crown bordered by dark brown stripes; bold white eye-ring; white underparts with bold dark brown streaks. Watched for 1 min, as bird walked quickly through the undergrowth. This bird is correctly listed as a rare "Winter Resident" at BBSP. Used 10x50 binocs at 25' in good light. —Derek Muschalek Lapland Lonosour: Bare dirt and stubble field N of intersection of Katy-Hockley Cut-Off Rd. with Katy- Hockley Rd., on east side of Cut-Off Rd.; This has only happened to me twice on the UTC, the other time in Jan. 1980 also near Katy: From sunrise until we left this field at noon, longspurs were continuously in view (no exaggeration); initially I noticed two large groups ("100 birds in one and "200 in the other), rising and flying and wheeling over the field, alighting briefly and suddenly all taking off again; later on were many smaller groups (10-30 individuals) presumed to be fragments of the original two: frequent dry rattle calls were the most obvious due; I also heard them give occasional "teew" notes; white outer tail feathers were seen and on a few individuals I noted a smudgy black throat (these I feel certain were Uplands); also in same field for comparison were many water Pipits and Savannah Sparrows; 10 x 50 binocs from as close as 8 meters in excellent light. —Randy Pinkston CH EDITOR'S NOTES - December, 1985 Hooded Merganser: This is one of the finest ducks, as ducks go, in my opinion tt I always enjoy seeing them. The numbers being reported by Derek at San Jacinto SP are refreshing after a lean year past. They seem to be in their traditional locations; the state park tt, in spite of its demise, the Mercury Drive site. Wesley will be reporting 70 from the west side of Mercury'Drive in the January CH. Thought you might be interested in some historical data: g Seasonal 86/85 March Feb. Jan. Dec. 99 Nov. 4 Oct. Totals ? 85/84 - - - 20 - - 20 84/83 - - 47+ 100 2 - 149 83/82 - - 27 18 - - 45 82/81 2 - - 22 - - 24 81/80 - - 38 120 3 15 176 80/79 - - 6 22 42 - 70 79/78 - 10 26 18 48 - 102 78/77 - 44 46 35 110 - 235 77/76 1 4 10 36 13 - 64 Totals 3 58 200 391 218 15 885 Clearly the Christmas Counts make Dec the most consistent month, but the narrowing of the seasonal distribution is interesting in a speculative way. Annual Christmas Count Summary: The following Christmas Count reports were received before the CH had to be closed out. I was hoping to get a few more from area compilers, & if I do before the next Spoonbill deadline, I'll include them with the January CH. Notes for sightings affecting the Checklist will be published next month. Swainson's Hawk: Seen soaring high overhead. On underside of wing, flight feathers appeared noticeably darker (gray) than white shoulders (wing linings). Wings appeared distinctly narrower and more pointed than those of a red-tailed hawk with which it was flying. —Bob Honig White-tailed Hawk: 2 at Barker Reservoir. Large buteos, seen alternately perched in central portion of transmission towers and flying approximately 100' high. Pinkish-chest and shoulders tt uniformly charcoal-gray back, top of head, tt sides of face; white throat tt underparts; short, white tail with black subterminal band. Seen by both observers for approximately 10 minutes, excellent light. —Bob Honig (Harlan's Hawk): Along U.S. Hwy 59 just west of Tx Hwy 6, in Ft. Bend Co. Plumage dark chocolate-brown, appearing almost black, except for: gray flight feathers when viewed from underneath; and gray tail with black terminal band, appearing narrowly tipped with white. ' Light bill with black tip, dark brown eye. Yellow feet. Same body size and flight posture as typical red- tailed hawk (judged both from previous experience tt subsequently by comparison with a typical Red-tailed Hawk which flew near the Harlan's). This bird was very skittish. Viewed perched at approximately 50-75 yards; then flying. Equipment: 10x40 Zeiss, 8x40 Leitz, 8x30 Zeiss. — Bob Honig. Merlin: Female eating small bird on peak of 1 1/2 story house (English House Sparrow I think). Falcon a little larger than Blue Jay. Dark brown head tt back; heavily brown streaked light belly, and legs, lite gray white and black banded tail. Doug watched falcon like bird