Volume V No. 1
* BLACK AND WHITE WARBLER
* Among wood warblers, only one stands per-
* fectly clear, utterly non-confusing. The
* Black and White resembles no cousin; he is
* completely himself — formally dressed,
* sensibly named, interested in good works.
* If he has not set the world on fire like
* the Prothonotary or the Cerulean, neither
* has he ever caused anyone a moment's hesi-
* tation. When he says "We see," he takes
* the words right out of your mouth.
* E. B. WHITE - Nov. 1955 Ford Times.
Published by the Ornithology Group, Outdoor Nature Club, Houston, Texas
Note from Jimmy Murray, Chairman of Ornithology Group
As the season of 1955-1956 closes, the Chairman and all O.G. members wish to
express their appreciation and thanks to those officers who have served so veil in
the past year. To Leota Stilwell who, as field trip chairman, gave us many enjoyable times long to be remembered. To Mabel Cline, our secretary and treasurer, for
excellent handling of our finances, and last but not least, to Norma Oates, who as
editor of the SPOONBILL, did such magnificent work.
June 7 — Combination Ornithology Greup business meeting and picnic to be held in
Hermann Park, Thursday, June 7, at 6:00 p.m. Bring lunch and meet at
the large pavilion in the picnic area. (Southwest section ef park -
pavilion faces Fannin Street).
June 17 — Sunday - June Ornithology Group field trip to Galveston and High Islaad.
Meet at 8:00 a.m. at Busch Stadium on Gulf Freeway.
ORNITHOLOGY GROUP REPORTS
April 8 - Field Trip to Angleton-Freeport Area - (Noel Perley j/f^,^,^^/)
This repeat visit to the same area that we covered in February was the result mt an
invitation to the O.G. by Dr. and Mrs. R. G. Carlton, who live near where the Old
Angleton-Clute Road crosses Oyster Creek. Here's how the day went:-
8:15 a.m. Left Sears (So.Main) Parking Lot.
8:15-10:45 a.m. Stops along Almeda and Miller Roads to watch Fulvous tree ducks,
Black-necked stilts, Pectoral sandpipers, Swainson's hawks, Yellow-crowned night
herons, Anhingas and a Black-and-white warbler.
10:45-11:50 a.m. Almeda Road (288) into Brazoria County; Caracara near Anchor Road
junction; Angleton 11:20-11:50 Ran into heavy rain; 12:00 Neon 58 species.
12:30 p.m. Arrived at the Carlton's - 59 species and still raining.
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch at Our genial hosts' wonderful country home. The meal turned into a celebration, ef the Fourth Anniversary of the Ornithology Greup a
beautiful cake, decorated with roses and blue birds was furnished by Josiephine
Wilkin and Dr. Carlton completed the celebration by serving cups ef delicious
1:30-2:30 p.m. Resumed birding (at Carlton's); rain had stopped and several Pre-
thonotary warblers were seen flitting amongst the trees bordering Oyster Creek -
and singing en occasion (new "lifer" for Gee. Palmer); also noted - Chipping