December 23 (Saturday) Houston Christmas count. Harvey Patten,Chairman.
In order the more adequate coverage is given each area this
year, your Christmas Count chairman is making the area assignments rather
than letting the area leaddcs select their team members. The following is a
tentative listing of the assignments. Prospective area leaders are underlined.
Area IA - Trevor Ben Feltner, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Deshayes,
Mr, and Mrs. Bill Pettet, Dudley Deaver.
Area IB - L. A. M. Barnette, Mrs. L. A. M. Barnette, Sid Barnette,
Joe Heiser, Doug Stein.
Clayton Gilman, Mrs.
Eva Gilman, Helen Wolfer, Ella Wolfer,
Louise Hoffman, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Harwell,
Area 3B - Harvey Patten, Carl Aiken, Mrs. C, F. Baker
Area 4 - Victor Emanuel, Arlie McKay.
Area 5 - Steve Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kokesh, Dr. Hardin Craig.
Area 6 - Jerry Strickling, Nancy Strickling, Mr. and Mrs. Jack N. Smith,
Area 7 - Linda Snyder, Clinton Snyder, Drew Snyder.
If any of the following persons are planning to participate in
this year's census, please contact Harvey L. Patten at ID 3-1425 so you may be
assigned to an area. All new members are also encouraged to participate.
WE NEED EVERYONEt
Dr. Otis Cook, Mrs. H. G. Corey, Mrs. Carl Dodge, Stuart
Kershner, Mrs. Stuart Kershner, Harry McElroy, Edna Miner, Mr. and Mrs. Frazer
Morian, Harry Ohlendoff, Pat Sullivan, Skippy Wehner, and Josiephine Wilkin.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Because of my father's bad health I have been in the field very little
since July 29. Carla brought a Sooty Tern to my mailbox, dead, Sept. 13, and
Arnold McKay saw another dead and two live ones. While the wind was high, I
saw a hummingbird land on the ground and feed on a fallen Althea flower.
Carl Fitzgerald, who has a ranch near East bay, saw more Mallards Sept.
16 than ever before in September, and more Shovelers than at any time ever
before. Many have commented on the abundance of Mottled ducks.
In mid-October, S. L. Griffith twice saw an Albino Roadrunner.
Arlie K. McKay
Editor's Note: Arlie reports some interesting sightings for the three day
period beginning with "Carla" through Oct. 13, as follows: (3) Mag. Frigate
birds, (l) Fulvous tree duck, (46) King Rails.
Dear Spoonbills: Oct. 29, 1961
Nancy and I counted 442 Cattle Egret flying into a roost today at Sundown. It is located 6J miles-north of West Columbia in Brazoria, Texas.
We also estimated 1500 White Ibis flew into the same roost.
An estimated 2,000 swallows passed over in the lj hours we were there.
(After looking at ome of them at 30' perched on a wire, I have concluded that
Fall swallows (some) are difficult to distinguish.) I thought they were mostly
Rough-winged. When perched, we discovered they were about 50$ immature Tree
swallows. Beware of quick identification of R.W. and T. swallows in the Fall.
Also saw (among the 2,000) about 500 Barn swallows, 2 Scissor-tailed flycatchers
1 Bittern, and 1 Horned owl.
Jerry and Nancy Strickling