Warbler, Wilson'si Bolivar--(l)lO,E| White Oak Bayou—(1)11,21,22... .see
Warbler, Canadai Galv—(2)3.JMi (2)l6,Mj (10)8,(1)10,J; (l)7,TEJ[ (l)22,
TKJi Houston—(1)1,MK) (1-2)8-20,(3)21,W0| High Island—(22)3,PVj (l)
8,T| Bolivar—(2)1,B] Clear Lake City—(l)ll,MA| Galv. Co—(2)7,R
Kedstart, Americani Galv—(75)3,JMj (10)9,J| (125J7,TEJ| (1)22,TEJ| Brazoria Co—(l)7,Pi High lelana—(12)3,PV; W.Harris Co—(2)15,Hi Clear
lake City—(1)1,(2)11,MA| Friendswood—(2)3,11,MAi Bear Creek Pk—(l)
7,M»| Bolivar—(l)15,MA; (25)8,T| (45)10,E| (3)l.Rf Galv. Co--(76)l6,M|
(75)7,PVi Chambers Co—(l5)7,TG> Houston—(l)l,WCi (1)3.(3)19.WC
Sparrow, Housei 10 reports (4-100)
Bobollnki Galv— (l)3,JM| (20)4,KA| (1)10,Ei (20)7,G
Blackbird, Yellow-headedi Chambers Co—(15)7,H
Meadowlark, Eastern I 9 reports (1-100)
Blackbird, Red-wingedi 8 reports (100-2800)
Oriole, Orohardi Chambers Co—(200)7,TE| 11 other reports (1-35)
Oriole, Northern (Baltimore)i 19 reports (1-200)
Blackbird. Brewer'si Bear Creek Pk—(5)7,MA. ..notes needed
Grackle, Boat-tailed i 8 reports (1-100)
Grackle, Great-tailed i 11 reports (15-100)
Grackle, Common: 11 reports (2-150)
Cowbird, Brown-headed i 10 reports (2-50)
Cowbird, Bronzed! Houston—(1)27.WC
Tanager, Western! Galv—(1)3,JMi (1)7,PV
Tanager, Scarlet! Galv—(3)3,JM| (30)5,J| (l)7,TBJ| Chambers Co—(5)7.BBi
High Island—(2)3,PV| (l)l,T| Galv. CO"(4)7,BK| Friendswood—(1)3,MA|
Clear Lake City—(2)11,M*| Bolivar—(2)8,Ti (l5)l0,Ei (3)1,Rj White Oak
Tanager, Summeri 18 reports (1-20)
Cardinal! 13 reports (2-100)
Grosbeak, Rose-breastedi 19 reports (1-30)
Grosbeak, Blue! Galv—(75)3,JMi (15)l6,Mi (20)5,Ji (2)7,TEJ| Brazoria
Co—(12)7,P| Clear Lake City—(l)l,MA| Bollvar~(l)l5,MAi (3)10,Ei Galv
Co—(9)7,D| Chambers Co—(6)7,TE
Bunting, Indigo i 15 reports (1-200)
Bunting, Painted! Galv—(20)3,JMi (l5)l6,Mi (5)7,TEJ) Brazoria Co—(5)7,D
High Island—(1)3,PV| (1)8,T| W.Harris Co—(l)15,R; Armand Bayou—(6)1,
MA; Bolivar—(l)10,E| (1)1,Ri Galv. Co—(5)7,D| Chambers Co—(3)7.TE
Dickcisseli 15 reports (1-200)
Goiarinch. AmerlcanT~Houst6n--(i)l.R.. .notes needed
Towhee, Rufous-sldedi W.Galv—(l)Aprll 22.Davld Dauphin; Seabrook—(l fm)
April 23 .HP
Sparrow, Savannahi Galv—(6)3,JM| (l)l6,Mj (3)7,TEJ| W.Harris Co—(5)7,MA
Bolivax—(l)8,Ti (l)l0,Bi (l)l,R| Brazoria Co—(22)7,Pi Galv. Co—(1)7,
T| Chambers Co—(3)7,TE
Sparrow, LeConte'si W.Harris Co—(7)7.MA...notes submitted
Sparrow, Sharp-tailed! Bolivar—(4)7,NP,R
Sparrow, Seaside! Galveston—(1)7,TEJ
Sparrow, Larki High Island—(2)1,T
Sparrow, Chipping! W.Galv— (2)4,J.,.notes needed; (l)7,TEJ.. .see notes
Sparrow, White-crownedi High Island—(1)3,PVi W.Harris Co—(l)7,MA
Sparrow, White-throatedi Galv—(1)3,JM| Brazoria Co—(2)7,D
Sparrow, Lincoln's! Galv--(2)3,JM> Galv. Co—(l)7,Ti White Oak Bayou—
Sparrow, Swampi Chambers Co—(l)7,BK,. .notes needed
Sparrow. Song! Chambers Co—(1)7,BK.. .notes needed
CH CONTRIBUTORS - May, 1983
BB—Bob Behrstock) BK—Beverly Knighti BT—Baxt * Michelle Tookeri CD-
Carolyn Dill| D—Arch & Ruth Dillard, Tom & Sherry Collins, Ann Atkins;
DW—Doyle 4 Diane Wise; B—Jim Morgan, Bob Behrstock, David Matsoni
G—Gene Heltzman, Valerie Middaugh; H—Elric, Doris, 4 Heath McHenryi
HH—Mr. * Mrs. H; M. High; J—John 4 Jane Hamilton, Linda Snyder, Faye
Humphrey, Carolyn Killian, Allen Mueller; JJ—Dr. 4 Mrs. Jeremy Meyer *
Jill; JM—Jim Morgan; K—Marion £ Sue Krug; LG—Linda Graetz, Bob Behrstock! M—Jim Morgan, Ted Eubanks, Jr; MA—Mike Austin; MK—Mark Kulstadi
NP—Noel Pettingell i P—Warren Pruess, Jim Renfro, Tom Taroni; PM—Peggy
Hllstead; R—Don & Lee Richardson, Gil - Linda Douglas; S—Bob 4 Carol
Smither; T—Robert Thacker, Sam Fruehling; TB—Ted 4 Mary Eubanks; TEJ —
Ted Eubanks, Jr, i TG—Thurman 4 Jimmie Green, Warren - Galle Hardwick,
Sev. Eldon 4 Mary Reed, Joe 4 Ruby Ward; W—George 4 Charlene Wilson;
WOOD STORK i heavy, large white birds with black tails, primaries and
secondaries. Rough brown heads. Dark, heavy, large beaks. Seen overhead in good light. David Dauphin, John Penhallurick, Ed Rozenburg.
Lesser nighthawk! seen feeding low over pond at dusk as close as 10 ft.
These birds were silent, but at the same time I could hear a common
nlghthawk calling from high overhead. One of these three birds had the
brownish upperparts and buffy indistinct wing bands of a typical female,
while the other two had pure white wing bars that were clearly closer
to the wingtips than those of the common nighthawk. The three birds'
flight was noticeably more graceful and buoyant than that of the common
nlghthawk, and none of them ever flew higher than 20 ft. - - Noel Pettingell.
TROPICAL/COUCH'S KINGBIRD! dark, wide flycatcher beak. Gray head.
Olive back and tail. Light throat. Yellow breast, belly and crissum.
Tail notched with no white at all. Observed on wire for 15 mins. with
binocs. - - David Dauphin, John Penhallurick, Ed Rozenburg.
SULFUR-BELLIED FLYCATCHBRi size of mockingbird. Prominent black stripe
through eye and black whisker stripe. Pure white above eyestripe. A
white triangle between eyestripe and whiskerstripe. Top of head streaked
with brown. Eyes black. Straight black kingbird-type bill. Tail very
bright rufous. Back and nape brown-streaked. Throat white between
whisker stripes. Upper breast dirty white with very heavy streaks.
Belly and undertail coverts pale yellow. Wings dull brown with faint
white wingbars. White streaks in secondaries very noticeable. Made no
noises. Seen three times during a period of about 2 hrs. for a total
of 6y mins. with binocs. Perched 10-20 ft. on bare branches. Flew up
to catch insects as well as down to pick them off weeds. I have seen
both this species and the piratic flycatcher several times in Mexico and
the streaked flycatcher in Tobago. Identification as sulphur-bellied
based on bright rufous tail, heavy breast streaks, pale yellow belly and
undertail coverts, and very distinct black and white face pattern.
- - Peter Vennema.
ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER! bird called. Slightly smaller than nearby
great crested. Small dark beak. Olive back. Rufous in tail and primaries. Pale yellow-white-gray dingy breast and be_l_v Very, very pale
throat. Seen at 10-ftO ft. in excellent light with binocs for 5 mins.
— David Dauphin, John Penhallurick, Ed Rozenburg.
Philadelphia Vireo i This rather delicate vireo was observed feeding in
the live oak at Old House on Galveston Island. Generally gray-green
above, white with a yellow wash below, whitish eyeline and dark lores
noted. Observed in excellent light from as close as 30 feet with 10X
binoculars for 30 seconds. I believe this to be a new late spring departure date for the UTC. - - Ted Eubanks, Jr.
WILSON'S WARBLERi small yellow warbler with greenish back and black cap.
Apparently never before recorded during 4th week in May. — Wesley Cure-
Chipping Sparrowi This clear-breasted sparrow was observed perched on
a barbed wire fence In the Indian Trails subdivision on West Galveston
Island; generally brown above with white wing bars, whitish beneath,
black eyeline bordered above by a white stripe off setting a bright
rufous crown. Observed for 30 seconds in excellent light with 10X binoculars. - - Ted Eubanks, Jr.
FIELDNOTES - May, 1983
Least grebei judged to be smaller than Pled-billed. Body nearly unlform-
ly black, but not as black as coot. Head also dark without tufts or
crest. Byes red. Bill small, thin, short, black in color, and without
curves or tilt. Neck short, but not slender. Flew scuttling across
pond, feet extending behind body and dipping in water as it flew. Very
stubby tail. Watched for 10 mins. with binocs. - - Carolyn Dill - -