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The Spoonbill, Vol. 11, No. 1, May 1962 - Image 1. May 1962. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 16, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/391/show/383.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 11, No. 1, May 1962
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XI, No. 1, May 1962
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Snyder, Linda
Contributor (Local)
  • Snyder, Clinton
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date May 1962
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
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Digital Collection Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters
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Transcript VOLUME XI No. 1 MAY 1962 *********************** * IN MEMORIAM # Mrs. Bruce Reid beloved Texas folk- * * lorist, naturalist, conservationist, * * writer and lecturer who passed away in * * Beaumont April 28. The many friends of * * Mrs "Bess" Reid in the Ornithology Group * * will feel her loss greatly and wish to * * extend their sympathy to Mr. Reid in his * * loss. * *********************** PUBLISHED BY THE ORNITHOLOGY GROUP, OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB, HOUSTON, TEXAS COMING EVENTS JUNE 7 - 0. G. PICNIC - 7:00 P.M., Memorial Park Picnic Area. Bring your own supper. JUNE 10 (Sunday) - FIELD TRIP to be led by newly-ordained leader (baptism by Curlew Watch) Jim Ellis to pine woods near Spring. Meet at 8:00 A.M. at intersection of Hwy 75 and North Shepard. SUMMER VACATIONS - news of special birding interest will be appreciated by your editors. PASSERINES OBSERVED OFFSHORE TEXAS submitted by Harvey L. Patten On March 29, 1962 Paul Kaminsky, a Shell Oil Company geologist observed a small yellow bird with black wings in a room of one of the buildings of an offshore drilling rig, then drilling a well for Shell. The location is in the Federal Lease Block 391 at the approximate coordinates 28° 37' N. Lat. and 95° 05' W. Long. The bird was quite tame and could be approached to within arms length. Early on Saturday morning, March 31, 1962, two days later, Tom Zimmerman, a Shell Oil Company paleontologist, observed, at the same location, a person sweeping "many birds" into the gulf from the drilling platform. They were all very small and among them were some red birds with black wings. Offshore drilling rigs, just as those on land, are well lighted at night to permit round the clock operations. Apparently the dead birds observed by Tom Zimmerman on Saturday morning were part of a very large migrating flock which were attracted to the lights mistaking them for a land installation. The coast, however, was still about 40-50 miles away. How many birds perish during their northward flight even before approaching the coast? **-X-3Hf*****-X-tt****-*-*-X XXXXXXXX*XXXXXXXXXXXX xx****** A DAY IN AUSTIN April 21, 1962 by Dudley Deaver Take two Feltners (one Ben and one Ann), add one Deaver (a Dudley), mix well in Austin and a good days birding results. Add to this mixture a liberal amount of Webster (one Fred) and the yield was a total of twenty-seven species added to various life lists (Ann thirteen, Dudley ten, and Trevor four). Fred took us to Zilker Park and pointed to a tree. Immediately, a Golden-fronted Woodpecker flew to the appointed place. We then drove through the hills West of Austin (over roads going mostly straight up or straight down) to areas rich in Austin specialities. Fred stopped the car, said, "Listen", and a Golden-cheeked Warbler began to sing. At this point we began to wonder whether Fred was lucky. Bewitched, or had a superior knowledge of the area and the birds in it. After several more stops with lifers at almost every .place, we ruled out luck; but to this day have not decided between the latter two choices. Around 11 O'clock, we drove to the flat lands East of Austin to look for the Bell's Vireo, but he wasn't singing. We were rewarded with Verdins and Clay-coloured Sparrows, however. A little after 1 O'clock, the god returned to his mountain and we returned to Houston with sixty