In addition to the above-mentioned species, the following were observed:
Anhinga, Red-winged Blackbird, Bluebird, Cardinal, Coot, Double-erested
Cormorant, Mourning and Rock Doves, Baldpate, Ring-necked Duck (8), Fulvous
Tree Duck (1), Common Egret, Marsh, Red-tailed, Sharp-shinned and Sparrow
Hawks, Little Blue Heron, Killdeer, Belted Kingfisher (2), Ruby-crowned
Kinglet, Eastern Meadowlark, Eastern Phoebe, Robin, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
(4), Loggerhead Shrike, Chipping, White-erowned, Swamp, and Vesper Sparrow,
Tree Swallow, Blue-winged Teal, Brown Thrasher, Hermit Thrush (3), Tufted
Titmouse, Red-headed Woodpecker, Avooet (25), Gadwall, Common Gallinule (1)
and a Rufous-sided Towhee.
Those making the trip were. Horace Jeter, Carl H, Aiken, Jimmy Murray,
Carrie Holcomb, Ruth Moorman, Norma Oates, Leota Stilwell, Thelma Smith,
John O'Neill, Louise Hoffman, Henry Hoffman, Nancy Strickling, Jerry
Strickling, Ernest P, Edwards, Katrina Thompson, Jerry Baker, Mabel Edwards,
Klela Klaische, Mary Clark, Rita Mattei, C. R. Mattei, Eva Gilman,
Josiephine Wilkin, C, B, Gilman.
ABC Sale - December 4 - (Carl Aiken)
On December 4, 1957, the Ornithology Group held an A B C sale for the
purpose of acquiring funds enough to pay for the recently purchased
Balscope, Everyone cooperated to the fullest extent and made this effort
one of the greatest successes the group has ever experienced.
A few brought cakes, pies, or coffee, while others brought plants,
records, books, or anything else that might appeal to a prospective buyer,
of whieh there were many.
A wonderful movie on the Bahama Islands was the highlight of the
Intermission, but as soon as it was over the buying startatd just as
vigorously as before.
Counting total sales we made approxomently -4156, and, although rent
and several other minor bills must be paid, we-afijjf have enough to pay for
the Balseope, buy another eyepietse, and secure ajp?ipod.
I, along with the Balscope Committee, wpuld<like to take this opportunity to thank each and every individual who contributed to this cause.
Without the help of everyone it could not ha%s been the success that It was.
Thank you very much.
September 15 - Mr, Jerry Strickling found a Blue-faced Booby while fishing
near the 60-mile banks off Galveston Island.
October 19 - Osprey seen by John Barton at Freeport. (Austin Evans
reported this speoies from the same irea three times
between Sept. 28 and Oct, 19) John also noted a Frigate-
bird in Christmas Bay.
November 7 - A large number of Avocets were noted at the San Jaeinto
Battlegrounds by Norma Oates.
November 9 - Norma Oates recorded two Vermilion Flycatchers on Miller Road
near the San Jaeinto Battlegrounds.
November 11 - Mr. and Mrs. Henry Aldrich observed a pair of Red-breasted
Nuthatches in their yard at 431 Knipp Road, The birds
are still visiting the feeding stations regularly.
November 13 - One Common Nighthawk recorded by Carl Aiken and Klela
Klaische on Fannin Street In downtown Houston.
November 16 - John O'Neill found several Hairy Woodpeckers, one Connecticut
Warbler, Golden-crowned Kinglets, a Hermit Thrush, and
large flocks of Robins at Double Lake In East Texas.
November 17 - Birds seen by the group attending the field trip to the
Little Thioket included White-thr, and Vesper Sparrow,
Brown Thrasher, Ruby-cr, Kinglets, and three Slate
November 30 - John O'Neill and Mr. Ho Co McElroy recorded Pigeon Hawks
(2 or 3), Peregrine Falcons (2), two melanistic Red-
tailed Hawks, one Avooet, and a possible White-winged '.--,;,'
Seoter (they saw a solid black duck with white wing
patches fly out over the Gulf)