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The Spoonbill, Vol. 28, No. 3, July 1979 - Image 13. July 1979. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 3, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/445/show/443.

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(July 1979). The Spoonbill, Vol. 28, No. 3, July 1979 - Image 13. Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/445/show/443

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 28, No. 3, July 1979
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXVIII, No. 3, July 1979
Contributor (Local)
  • Jones, Margaret
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date July 1979
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 11, Folder 4
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Original Collection Outdoor Nature Club Records
Digital Collection Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections/
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Transcript Page II upper breast was heavily spotted and the flanks were very prominently barred. The bird was also moderately long-billed. My Identification rests mainly on the pattern of heavy breast spotting and flank barring. The only similarly sized and shaped shorebirds which are similar (Yellow-legs and Wlllet) are not rusty below. The dowltchers were observed for approzlmately five minutes at a distance of about 50 yards with a 20-45X Scope. The day was clear and the birds were due west of my observation point, putting the sun directly at my back. —Mike Austin Dowitcher, species: Birds did not call when flying about, at least not loud enough to be heard above all the other birds that were making noise, but during their circles about the area I got the Impression from the aspect of the bllI that most, If not all, were short-billed dowltchers. Holly Hobart WILSON'S PHALAROPE: Bird just standing In same salt marsh as Dunlin. Very white chest, sides and front of neck—rusty stripe on side of neck—small head and thin beak. White over and below eye. Much smaller bird than nearby Willet. Seen In excellent light with 20-45 scope for about 5 minutes. —Ruthle Melton The two phalaropes were in breeding plumage, feeding on some mudflats on the mainland side of the bay. The tide was still on the ebb at this particular location and the birds were walking around stirring the surface of the mud with their bills. One of the birds had only one leg, but was apparently having little difficulty feeding. The date was 8 June, the light was excellent, the birds were at 35m distance and were observed with 9x36 binocs for 15 minutes. —Holly Hobart Western-kingbird: As mentioned last month first seen on 5/26. Saw only one bird untlI 6/9 when 2 were seen. One flew onto a nest on a power pole. Starting on 6/16 observed both adults feeding young In nest which numbered 5. Saw 2 additional adults on 6/24. One of the young had left the nest on 6/26 and was sitting on power pole near nest. On 6/28 four young being fed out of the nest. One remaining in nest also being fed. Young were like adults In pattern and colors, only duller. Even have white outer tail feathers on short tail! No second nest found but have seen 2 to 4 adult birds every time. Location is 1/2 mile north of Memorial Drive on Tully, which Is one block east of Da Iry-Ashford. Power pole is located on edge of football field near Tully road. On 6/30 all five young on power lines across road from nest, being fed by both parents. —Florence Bennett Cliff Swallow: This Cliff Swallow was reported and described last month, it stayed with our martins thru the 22nd and we did not see after that date. It seemed to be accepted by the martins and they did not try to discourage it from sitting on the wires with them, or landing on our martin houses. Very Interesting arrangement. Hope it will return next year. —Bob and Edith Willman Whimbrel: Was seen at a distance of lOm for 3 minutes. Clearly seen were the somewhat shorter bill than would be expected on a long-billed curlew, a distinct light and dark striping on the head at and above the eye, and a complete lack of any cinnamon color on the underparts. HAS 5 YEARS BEEN TOO LONG? Is a question from your Editor With this issue I have completed 5 years as Editor of your newsletter, and I need your help in evaluating THE SPOONBILL and my editorship. When one Is close to a project over a period of time the fear of unconsciously getting "stuck in a rut" Is a very real one. So I am asking you to send in your comments, Ideas, and suggestions for the betterment of THE SPOONBILL. One disappointment to me is that I have not consistently had items for The Learning Corner section, which was planned to present monthly identification aids submitted by the readers. The response has been rather underwhelming! Perhaps I should have solicited problems first, rather than gratuitous answers. It would be a great help if someone would step forward and volunteer to edf+ this project....decide on monthly subjects, find contributors, do any research necessary, in order to provide the newsletter with this valuable service. Any offers? Please fill out and return to Margaret Jones, 4902 Fern, Bellaire, Texas 77401 THE SPOONBILL needs more_ THE SPOONBILL needs less I would like to read about