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The Spoonbill, Vol. 56, No. 1, January 2007 - Image 5. January 2007. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 23, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/4419/show/4415.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 56, No. 1, January 2007
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  • Shultz, Al
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date January 2007
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  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
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Transcript Field Trip Report Sheldon Lake State Park - November 18, 2006 Damien Carey, a board member of the Friends of Sheldon Lake State Park, led 26 participants through the Park. We couldn't have asked for better weather ~ it was a beautiful day and we saw some great birds. Before we started birding, Damien took time to explain a little bit about the history of Sheldon Lake and how it became a state park. We started out by working our way around the fish ponds near the Environmental Learning Center, looking for ducks and sparrows. We did not see any ducks but did encounter one Golden-crowned Kinglet that a few of the participants got a look at, and an Orange-crowned Warbler. We hit one good sparrow hole where some the participants got looks at Lincoln's, Swamp, Song, and Savannah Sparrow. Damien thinks he may have had a brief look at a Lark Sparrow as well. After birding the fish ponds, we went out and trudged through the prairie, hoping to scare up some Le Conte's Sparrows. Without too much work or trudging, we managed to scare up some Le Conte's Sparrows and push them into an area that all the participants could surround. We had great looks at at least six Le Conte's Sparrows. We also got a good opportunity to observe the Le Conte's Sparrow behavior of preferring to run on the ground rather than fly. It was truly the moment of the trip. I believe it was a life bird for most of the participants and what an experience they got to have with a lifer Le Conte's. Le Conte's Sparrows can be very tough to get good looks at. Other highlights in the prairie included good looks at two Sedge Wrens, and a few of the participants got a brief look at a Marsh Wren, Vesper Sparrows, fleeting glimpses of more Lincoln's and Swamp Sparrows, and half the group got a good look at a White-throated Sparrow. Damien believes he may have seen a Grasshopper Sparrow in that area as well. After wearing ourselves out walking through the prairie we stopped for lunch. After lunch we decided we would go and try and find where the ducks were and finished the day birding around Sheldon Reservoir. We did manage to find a few Ring-necked, Ruddy, and Wood Ducks as well as a Canvasback, a few Gadwalls and Northern Shoveler on the reservoir. I would like to thank Damien for doing an excellent job leading this trip and sharing his knowledge about Sheldon Lake Stlite Park with us.ft is truly a nice place tog69ah.cfbird, and it is hot that far from Houston. I would also like to thank everybody who participated in this trip and helped to make it a truly wonderful one. Let's keep these good turnouts going. I hope to see everybody on future trips. The list ofbirds seen during the trip is below (71 species). Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 10 Greater White-fronted Goose 50 Snow Goose 100 Wood Duck 2 Gadwall 6 Northern Shoveler 6 Canvasback1 Ring-necked Duck 7 Ruddy Duck 3 Pied-billed Grebe 15 American White Pelican 15 Neotropic Cormorant 4 Double-crested Cormorant 3 Anhinga 5 Great Blue Heron 2 Great Egret 3 Snowy Egret 1 Little Blue Heron 1 Tricolored Heron 1 Cattle Egret 1 White Ibis 1 (Flyover) Black Vulture 2 Turkey Vulture 7 Osprey 3 Northern Harrier 5 Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 Red-shouldered Hawk 5 Red-tailed Hawk 1 American Kestrel 3 Common Moorhen 10 American Coot 200 Killdeer 9 Laughing Gull 150 Ring-billed Gull 25 Belted Kingfisher 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2 Downy Woodpecker 5 Northern Flicker 5 Eastern Phoebe 10 Vermilion Flycatcher 1 Blue Jay 2 Tree Swallow 50 Northern Rough-winged Swallow 5 Carolina Chickadee 2 (Heard) Tufted Titmouse 2 (Heard) Carolina Wren 2 Sedge Wren 2 Marsh Wren 1 Golden-crowned Kinglet 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 10 American Robin 5 Northern Mockingbird 5 Brown Thrasher 1 American Pipit 5 (Flyovers) Cedar Waxwing 5 Orange-crowned Warbler 2 Yellow-rumped Warbler 20 Common Yellowthroat 1 Vesper Sparrow 6 Lark Sparrow 1 Savannah Sparrow 25 Grasshopper Sparrow 1 Le Conte's Sparrow 10 Song Sparrow 3 Lincoln's Sparrow 5 Swamp Sparrow 5 White-throated Sparrow 1 Northern Cardinal 15 Red-winged Blackbird 5 Eastern Meadowlark 2