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The Spoonbill, Vol. 32, No. 6 - 7, June - July 1983 - Image 7. June 1983 - July 1983. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 20, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/4193/show/4191.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 32, No. 6 - 7, June - July 1983
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXXII, No. 6 - 7, June - July 1983
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  • Robison, B. C.
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Date June 1983 - July 1983
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Transcript CLEARING HOUSE - JUNE, 1983 The Clearing House is a monthly record of bird sightings made on the Upper Texas Coast. How to read the CHi Speciesi Location—(how many) date. observers. Those common species which can be easily identified and are widely distributed in the UTC will also be listed, followed by the number of reports, with the highest and lowest number or individuals seen in parenthesis, i.e. (1-40). Noteworthy sightings will be underlined, capitalized, or both, according to their status. All observations reported below must be accepted by the Checklist Committee (Ben Feltner, Jim Morgan, and Noel Pettingell) before they are considered valid and included In the next edition of the UTC Checklist. Grebe, Earedi Mercury Dr—(5)8,10,WC.. .see notes Grebe, Pied-billed i Mercury Dr—(2)10,WC Pelican, White! Bolivar— (30)19,B Cormorant, Olivaceous! Bolivar—(30)19,Bi W.Galv—(20)19,B Heron, Great Bluei 3 reports (1-30) Heron, Green: 5 reports (l) Heron, Little Bluei 2 reports (1,3) Egret, Cattlei 3 reports (5-30) Egret, Reddish! Bolivar—(l6)l9,Bi W.Galv—(8)19,Bi Pelican Island—(10) 25,TE Egret, Great! 7 reports (1-12) Egret, Snowyi 3 reports (16-20) Heron, Louisiana: 2 reports (30,40)i (150)25 on Pelican Island,TE Night Heron, Black-crownedi Chamoers Co—(2)19,B; Pelican Island—(5)25, TE Night Heron, Yellow-crownedi 5 reports (1-3) Bittern, Least! High Island— (3)19,Bi Pelican Island—(l)25,TE Stork, Woodi LaMarque—(5)25,NP Ibis, White-facedi 2 reports (8,30)i (250-many nests)25. Pelican Is.iTE Ibis, White! Old River— (20)23,WC; Pelican Is—(50)25,TE Spoonbill, Roseatei 3 reports (8-14) Whistling ruck, Fulvousi Mercury Dr—(l)8,WCi Chambers Co—(7)21,WCi Pelican Island—(2)25,TE Duck, Mottled 1 4 reports (2-40) Teal, Blue-wingedi Mercury Dr— (3)10,WC; Anahuac NWR— (60)19,B Shoveler, Northern! Mercury Dr—(1)8,10,WC Scaup, Lessen Mercury Dr—(l)all month, WC Duck, Ruddyi Mercury Dr—(l)8,(2)lO,WC Vulture, Turkey1 2 reports (1,2) Vulture, Blacki Lake Houston—(3)8,WC Hawk, Swainson'si Hobby Airport—(l)l0,NP; N.Harris Co—(l)25,WC Bobwhite, Commoni 2 reports (l) Rail, King! Anahuac NWR—(8)19,B Rail, Clappen Pelican Island—(2)25,TE Gallinule, Purplet Anahuac NWR—(5)19,B Gallinule, Commoni 2 reports (2,6) Coot, Americani 2 reports (6,10) Oystercatcher, American! Bollvai:—(2)19,B Killdeen 5 reports (1-30) Plover, Black-bellied 1 Bolivar~(2)19,B Willeti 2 reports (10,30) Yellowlegs, Lessen Anahuac NWR—(3)19,B...notes needed Sandpiper. Pectoral 1 Anahuac NWR—(2)19,B.. .notes needed Sandpiper, White-rumpedi Mercury Dr~(6)8,10,WC Dowitcher, Short-bllledi Anahuac NWR— (13)19,B.. .notes needed DOWITCHER, LONG-BILLEDi Anahuac NWR— (5)19,B.. .breeding plumage! cinnamon to tail. SANDPIPER, STILTi Anahuac NWR— (5)19,B. ..notes needed GODWIT, HUDSONIANi Anahuac NWR—(l)l9,B.. .checked carefully and saw that It was not a bar-tailed godwit. Sanderlingi Bolivar— (8)l9,B Avocet, Americani Pelican Is~(l0)25,TE Stilt, Black-necked 1 3 reports (30-60) Gull, Laughingi 2 reports (l0-200); (5000 pair nesting)25 on Pelican Is. by TE Tem, Gull-billedi Anahuac NWR— (3)l9,B Tem, Forster's! 2 reports (3-10); (250 pair nesting)25, Pelican Is.,TE Tem, Least 1 2 reports (5-80) TERN, SOOTYi Redfish Island—(l)4,ELric McHenry... see notes Tem, Royal 1 2 reports (2-30) Tem, Sandwich! Bolivar—(5)19,B Tern, Caspian! Bolivar— (3)19,B Tem, Blacki 3 reports (6-40) Skimmer, Blacki 2 reports (5,20) Dove, Rocki 2 reports (5,30) Dove, Mourningi 5 reports (2-6) Dove, Inca 1 3 reports (2-5) Cuckoo, Yellow-billed 1 5 reports (1-2) Owl, Barredi White Park— (1)19,B Nighthawk, Commoni 4 reports (1-3) Swift, Chimneyi 5 reports (3-10) Hummingbird, Ruby-throated 1 Lake Houston—(1)8,WC Flicker, Common (Yellow-shafted) i White Oak Bayou—(l)all month.WC Woodpecker, Pileated1 3 reports (l) Woodpecker, Red-bellied 1 6 reports (1-3) Woodpecker, Red-headedi White Park—(2)l9,Bi Spring Creek Pk—(l)WCi Houston—(l)l6,WC Woodpecker, Downy: 6 reports (1-2) Kingbird, Eastemi J reports (1-20) Flycatcher, Scissor-tailed 1 4 reports (1-10) Flycatcher, Great-crested 1 White Oak Bayou—(1)1,12 ,WCi Memorial Park— (1)7.WC Flycatcher, Empidonax speciesi White Oak Bayou—(1)1,WC Pewee, Eastemi Yard—(1)1,WCi White Oak Bayou—(1)1,WC| Spring Creek Park— (1)14,WC Flycatcher, Olive-sidedi White Oak Bayou—(l)l,WC Swallow, Barni Tomball—(2)l4,WC; Bolivar— (5)19,B Martin, Purple: Meyerland—(40o)22,PM| 7 other reports (4-10) Jay, Bluei 7 reports (2-20) Crow, Commoni 6 reports (3-10) Chickadee, Carolina: 6 reports (1-8) Titmouse, Tufted: 5 reports (2-10) Nuthatch, Brown-headed: Spring Creek Park—(1)14,WC Wren, Carolina! 6 reports (2-8) Mockingbird, Northern: 5 reports (1-11) Robin, American! Houston—(3)all month,Glenn Cureton) (2)9,WC Thrush, Woodi White Oak Bayou—(l)l0,WC; Spring Creek Park—(l)l4,WC Shrike, Loggerhead 1 4 reports (2-3) Starling! 3 reports (2-10) Vireo, White-eyedi Memorial Park—(l)7,WCs Spring Creek Park—(l)l4,WC Vireo, Red-eyedi Memorial Park—(l)7,WCi Spring Creek Park—(1)14,WC Warbler, Prothonotaryi White Park—(1)19,B Parula, Northemi Memorial Park—(2)7,WC; Lake Houston—(l)8,WC Warbler, Pinei 2 reports (3-6) WARBLER, PALMl W.Galveston—(1)13,T4VE.. .see notes Warbler, Kentuckyi Spring Creek Park—(l)l4,wc Yellowthroat, Commoni Anahuac NWR—(8)19,B Sparrow, House 1 5 reports (3-15) Meadowlark, Easterni 2 reports (2,18) Blackbird, Red-wingedi 4 reports (l2-45) Oriole, Orchard! Houston—(l singing m.)all month.WC Grackle, Boat-tailedi Anahuac NWR—(20)19,B Grackle, Great-tailed 1 3 reports (3-40) Grackle, Commoni 3 reports (10-20) Cowbird, Brown-headed 1 4 reports (l-30) Tanager, Summer! Eisenhower Park—(1)8,WC Cardinal, Northern! 8 reports (1-10) GROSSBEAK, ROSE-BREASTED 1 W.Galv—(1 ad. m.)ll,George Clayton.. .notes needed. Bunting, Indlgoi Spring Creek Park—(2)l4,WC Bunting, Painted 1 Bolivar—(2)19,B Dickcissel! High Island~(2)19,Bi Mercury Dr—(5)8,WC| Tomball—(2)l4,WC CH CONTRIBUTORS - June, 1983 B—Bob Behrstock, Linda Graetz 1 NP—Noel Pettingell! PM—Peggy MUsteadi TE—Ted Eubanks; T&VE—Ted 4 Virginia Eubanks; WC—Wesley Cureton FIELD NOTES - June. 1983 Eared grebe 1 mostly dark grebes with thin neck, pointed beak, and light eyes. Head had tawny-colored tufts. Dove under surface of water. Several times I have seen later or early eared grebes at Mercury Drive. Seen with scope. - - Wesley Cureton — SOOTY TERN 1 large, long-bodied, long-tailed tem, approximately skimmer- sized. All white below, all blackish above. White forehead and white above eye with dark line through eye. Observed flying around Red Fish Island by John Dyes, Nev Isenberg, Elric McHenry, and George Regmund, who first spotted it. John Dyes said he had seen the bird at the same place one week earlier (May 29), but had not identified it. Strong, steady flight. Observed for approximately 1 minute during each of three times It flew by while we were on the island in excellent light with binoculars. - - Elric McHenry - - PALM WARBLER: This tail-bobbing warbler was observed feeding in the oleanders bordering my house on W.Galveston Is. I was first attracted to this bird by its call note, a surprisingly loud and ringing chip. I subsequently noted the following 1 bright yellow beneath (of the eastern race) spotting on the flanks and breast; bright rufous cap; greenish gray cheek patch with dark eyeline bordered above by yellow greenish brown back with rufous brown streaks on the back; bright greenish-yellow rump; yellow undertail coverts) bobbed the tail incessantly. Observed throughout the