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The Spoonbill, Vol. 38, No. 6 - 7, June - July 1989 - Image 6. June 1989 - July 1989. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 26, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/4332/show/4327.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 38, No. 6 - 7, June - July 1989
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 6 - 7, June - July 1989
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  • Price, Libby
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date June 1989 - July 1989
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  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript SPECIES DATES TOTAL BRAZ CHAM FBEND GALV HARR JEFF __LL Sparrow, Seaside 10-10 1/12 Blackbird, Red-wg 3-29 7/636 Meadowlark, East 1-30 7/83 Grackle, Gr-tall 1-30 11/212 Bt-tail 10-17 2/128 Common 1-30 5/98 Bronzed 24-24 1/2 Brn-head 3-17 8/55 G-(12)10,B 1/400 1/25 4/208 3/12 4/115 1/24 1/6 2/25 Grackle, Grackle, Cowbird, Cowbird, Oriole, Orchard Sparrow, House C-(125)10,B; F-BB(3)17,GL 1/4 2/40 5/72 4/68 1/30 10-10 1/16 1-27 8/91 H-(2)24,LB J-(15)10,B 6/37 2/16 1/1 1/4 1/2 6/86 CLEARING HOUSE CODES Bob Behrstock, • Randi Ellis, Ted Eubanks Jr, Jim Morgan Bob Honig Dennis Jones Don and Lee Richardson Don Richardson Geneva Lavern Geneva Lavern and Norma Barnes John Buckman Jerry Caraviotis Ornithology Group field trip led by Bob Honig Peggy Milstead Bill McClure B BH DJ DLR DR GL LB JB JC OGH ► PM June Location Codes: 6B = Brasos Bend State Park BF = Bolivar Flats HP = Herman Park CLEARING HOUSE NOTES - JUNE, 1989 GLOSSY IBIS Bird ocurranoe status* Vagrant on UTC Submitted by: Jim Morgan cr>Observers: Bob Behrstock. Randi Ellis, Ted Eubanks Jr, Jim Morgan Date and Time: 6 PM, June 10, 1989 Length Of Sighting: 5-10 minutes Weather: Partly cloudy, hot Light Condition: Very good Distance: 30-60 meters Optical Equipment: I0x binocs; 22x scope; Questar Habitat: Recently planted flooded rioe field Voice: — Size: Slightly smaller than 7 adjacent White-faced Ibis Behavior: Actively feeding in flooded rice field along entrance road to Anahuac NWR Description: Of the three glossy Glossy Ibis I have seen in the last two years on the UTC, this was the most intense as to high breeding plumage. This bird was brighter than nearby White-feed Ibis, with richer, shinier chestnut and glossier green and violet hues, olive bill; olive legs with red joints; bright blue facial skin at base of bill going back to eye (but not behind it) and "pinching in" (concave) towards imaginary line extending back from bill to eye; dark eye. Very easily separated from adjacent White-faced Ibis. Photographs attempted but may be poor. A sketch of head, included in report, has been filed for future reference. Similarly appearing species which are eliminated and why: White- faced Ibis eliminated by facial pattern of no white feathering, blue facial skin, dark eye, red leg joints and duller, olive bill, this is not a difficult ID at this time of year. HUDSONIAN GODWIT Bird ocurrance status: No previous UTC record 2nd week of June Submitted by: Jim Morgan Observers: Bob Behrstock, Randi Ellis, Ted Eubanks, Jim Morgan Time and date: 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM, June 10, 1969. Length of sighting: Off and on for 30 to 45 minutes Weather: Partly cloudy and hot Light Condition: Very good Distance: Variable - 60 -150 meters Optical Equipment: lOx binocs and 22x scope Habitat: Recently planted and flooded rice field Voice {if heard): Size: Fairly large wader; slightly larger than Greater Yellowlegs Behavior: Actively feeding in flooded rice field along entrance road to Anahuac NWR Description: Immaculate alternate (breeding) plumage. Very dark charcoal gray above with obvious white feather edging; very rich chestnut below with fine barring on flanks; bluish-gray legs; very long, slightly, upturned bill, pinkish-orange with darker tip. To my knowledge, this is the latest spring date for this species on the UTC. Similar appearing species which are eliminated and why: Marbled Godwit is slightly larger and tawney brown, with dark mottled appearance on upperparts. Dowitchers are smaller, shorter of leg, and possess a straighter bill, as well as lacking the charcoal gray and chestnut coloring. LEAST SANDPIPER Bird occurance status: No previous UTC record 2nd week of June Submitted by: Jim Morgan Observers: Bob Behrstock, Randi Ellis, Ted Eubanks, Jim Morgan Time and Date: 4:00 PM on June 10, 1989 Length of sighting: Two minutes Weather: Partly cloudy, hot Light condition: Very good to excellent Distance: 30 meters Optical Equipment: lOx binocs, 22x scope Habitat: Marshy ponds in oil fields at High Island Voice (if heard): Size: Very small "peep" Behavior: Standing and preening calmly at edge of water up against marsh grass Description: Very small sandpiper, brown above, white below, except for extensive, finely streaked breast; thin relatively short, black bill; fairly bright yellow legs. Similar appearing species which are eliminated and why: This is our only small, yellow legged "peep", and is easily distinguished from Western and Semipalmated Sandpipers on this feature alone. The Long-toed Stint, unknown to the Gulf Coast, lacks the heavy breast band and has a more prominent eyeline. MARBLED GODWIT Bird occurance status: Very rare on UTC at time of sighting Observer: John Buckman Notes: Saw 2 on 6/11/89. One bird seen at east beach near South Jetty, the other at Bolivar Flats, both Galveston Co., Tx. On both birds I noted the shorebird shape, very large size, upturned bi-colored bill and marbled buff-brown plumage. On one bird I noted the lightly-barred tail. The status of these birds should be revised to rare or uncommon from very rare for the summer months. Saw at leisure with 10x40 binocs and 20x scope in good light. RED KNOT Bird occurance status: Very rare on UTC at time of sighting Observer: John Buckman Notes: Saw a flock of 9 of these birds at Bolivar Flats, Galveston Co., Tx on 6/11/69. Noted slightly larger.size than accompanying Ruddy Turnstone, chunky shape, plain brownish-gray upperparts and bill intermediate between Black-bellied Plover and Dunlin. Underparts were off-white, but most birds had a little red or red wash on the flanks. One bird had a red throat. Saw these birds at leisure through 10x40 binocs and a 20x scope. Similar species eliminated by bill length, size and red wash, as well as back color. What I don't know is whether any/all of this flock attained breeding plumage and/or made the trip north. Any comments? .