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The Spoonbill, Vol. 1, No. 4, January 30, 1953 - Image 4. January 30, 1953. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 16, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/3743/show/3742.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 1, No. 4, January 30, 1953
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date January 30, 1953
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  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 9, Folder 2
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript This is thought due more to weather conditions than to any change in population, Vireos, and Warblers. - The fall vireo and warbler migration is difficult to report except to say that it was very poor. There was little of the usual type of trend in numbers from the first observation of a species to a peak and then a tapering off to its disappearance. Rather, the observations of most species were erratic and spotty and many species slipped past almost without being seen. There was only one wave encountered, this on September 20, and it was of moderate proportions. It was, however, noted both at La Porte (SGW), and Cove (AKM). The only species worth singling out is the Black-throated Blue Warbler, quite rare here, which was observed at Cove on October 25 (AKMjT Blackbirds and Finches. - The Alta Mira Oriole, which is common in the State of ■ mi ■■ i jr~ ~ 11 _ _■ ■ i- ■ 11. i n - in if ■ ■ ■ i ~ ** Tamaulipas, Mexico, to the south, is occasionally recorded in the Rio Grande Valley. An adult was seen in San Benito on September 17, and an immature on the Santa Ana Federal Wildlife Refuge on November 21. (LCG, CEH) The Pyrrhuloxia arrived in Rockport on November 29 (JH). One observation of the Rose- breasted Grosbeak was made on September 20 near LaPorte. This bird evidently arrived with the flight of Vireos and Warblers seen on that day (SGW). Single birds were also seen on September 27 and 28 at Cove (AKM). The Lark Bunting was seen in migration at Hondo in flocks of 100 to 150 on November 23 (FGW), On December 7 they were seen going through the Austin region, which is somewhat to the east of their normal route. A total of 63 birds was counted (EBK). The Lark Bunting was also recorded on the Laguna Atascosa Refuge for the first time this fall (LCG). The last observation of the Dickcissel was a group of about a dozen seen near Hockley on October 14 (MAH). In spite of the heavy influx of northern species during the fall, the Purple Finch was noted only once, that being at the Little Thicket Sanctuary near Evergreen on December 13 (JMH). V * /» Pine Siskins and Eastern Goldfinches came in much greater numbers than in previous years, going as far south as the Rio Grande Valley in sizeable flocks. The first arrival of the Pine Siskin was at Austin on November 20, and they became abundant in the upper coastal area between December 7 and December 13. Two Green-tailed Towhees were seen at Cove on November 27 (AKM). These birds were more than 200 miles east of their normal migration route. Single birds were also seen at Austin on December 7 and December 14 (MCJ, EBK). Many Austin birders saw this species for the first time this fall. The Slate-colored Junco was first noted at La Porte and at Cove on October 25 (JRS, AKM). It was not Until late November that they occurred in number at Austin (RSP), and in early December in the upper coastal area (EWM). The number present is, however, much above recent years. Clay-colored Sparrows \>rent through the Rio Grande Valley area in greater numbers than had been noted before, and Brewers' Sparrows were seen near Harlingen (CTG). A heavy wave of Field Sparrows was observed at the Little Thicket Sanctuary on December 14, hundreds of birds being counted (EWM). For the first time on record Harris1 Sparrows, came as far south as the Gulf Coast. The first arrival was found at Cove on November 1 (AKM). Numbers increased until late November, at which time this species could be found mixed with White-throated Sparrows in about equal numbers. The White Crown Sparrow was also more numerous this fall than usual. It was first seen near Austin on October 21 (RSP), and at Cove on October 25* The last observation of the White Crown Sparrow was also at Cove when two were seen on November 30 (AKM). A single Lapland Longspur was seen at Cove on October 18 (AKM), and a flock of 80 Chestnut— colXared^ Long spurs were seen on an abandoned airfield near Austin on December 14 (MCJ,SBK). Look for report of our Christmas Census soon. Houston, Texas January 30, 1953 CHARLES McNEESE, Chairman, Ornithology Group, OUTDOOR NATUidS CLUB UNITED