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The Spoonbill, Vol. 28, No. 11, March 1980 - Image 15. March 1980. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 16, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/35/show/33.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 28, No. 11, March 1980
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXVIII, No. 11, March 1980
Contributor (Local)
  • Jones, Margaret
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date March 1980
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 11, Folder 7
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Digital Collection Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript Page 15 ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD: Not positively identified, but the following characteristics were noticed: large size, glittering green back, grayish breast. There was a small amount of white on both edges of the tail. There was no rufous or buffy anywhere on the bird. Seemed +o have a few dull s+reaks or spots on the throat and, when seen from below, showed a definite large dark spot in the center of throat. At first glance I thought It might be a buff belly, because it looked so large and green. Made a clicking noise similar to that of Selaipho/uiA hummers. Fed at length on shrimp plants. —Wesley Cureton Bewick's Wren: Small, slim wren with brown upperparts and white underparts; distinct white line over eye; strongly barred tail with white outer tail spots. This bird was very skittish but with persistence it was well seen by all 3 observers at distances of 25 to 50 feet In excellent light with binocs. —Jim Morgan GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE: Found on Longenbaugh Road, west of Katy-Hockley Road, on north side (app. 150' from Intersection). Bright olive-green above and on tail; reddish cap; white throat; gray breast. Seen by all three observers as close as 20' in good light with binocs for 8-10 seconds. —Jim Morgan Grasshopper Sparrow: All 8 birds found at edge of open field along Sharp Road. All birds exhibited median stripe on crown; unstreaked light buff to very buffy breasts; strongly striped backs, some with a purplish cast. Flat-headed appearance and short tails also noted. Seen by all 3 observers in very good to excellent light with binocs as close as 20' and observation times of 5 to 30 seconds on each bird. —Jim Morgan SPECIAL REPORT TO CLEARING HOUSE: BOHEMI AN WAXWING: Bel laire— (I )20,PJ (yard) While working In the yard about 10:30 a.m. I happened to glance up +o see a small flock of Waxwlngs alight In a newly greening ash tree in the adjacent yard. Imrne-H diately on seeing the 10 or 15 birds in the tree I noted one was clearly much larger than the others. Grabbing my binoculars I focused on the larger bird. It had a much larger head and the crest was very much larger and bigger than the Cedar Waxwlngs. The face markings of all birds seemed to be +he same. The throat & bellies of all were white or light gray. The larger bird, however, had a rusty pink crissum or undertail coverts. The larger bird also had a yellow terminal band that was more than twice as wide as the other birds'. The larger bird was not positioned so that I could get a good look at the wings. As I was moving to try to ge+ a look a+ l+s wings +he flock flew from the tree. I had observed these birds, while feeding In the tree, for about 20 to 30 seconds, in good sunlight. Attempts by me and o+her birders could not loca+e this bird later on the same day or the following two or three days. Some flocks of Cedar Waxwings were found but no large one as a possible Bohemian was seen. After consulting field guides I am convinced that this one Individual was a BOHEMIAN because of Its much larger, "chunkier" size, the rusty undertail coverts and the wide yellow terminal tail band. All birders should carefully examine any flock of Waxwlngs they see. I was really Impressed wl+h the large size of this one. —T. Paul Jones FOLLOW-UP: Allen's Hummingbird The A+klns' Allen's hummer departed about February 21, without getting netted. For those of you who wondered what there was about the fall that would have proved beyond a doubt whether It was an Allen's or a Rufous, Alma Barrera has provided some information from RIdgeway's "A Manual of North American Birds", published in 1887. Rldgeway described the tails thusly: Rufous adult male....TaiI-feathers broad, the second (from middle) with a deep notch near end of inner web, and outer web slnuated near tip; outer feather more than .10 broad; Allen's adult male.. ..Tai l-feathers-.. narrow, the second (from middle) without notch or sinuation; outer feather much less than .10 broad. Drawings are from this book, from copies of pages provided by Alma. Rufous: ^tC^~~^k~*^^. Allen's: So....there's the difference, and only with the bird In hand can those tail feathers be examined.