Sparrow, White-erowneds (5+)l4„, Cove, AKM.
Lincoln'ss (1)21, Cove, AKMs (2)14, Sheldon, J&BH.
Songs (2)9, Cove, AKM,
CLEARING HOUSE CONTRIBUTORS
Arlie K, HcKay
Jean and Bill Harwell
Victor L. Emanuel
Dorothy and David Lefkovits
Jack P, Barrett (T.O,S,„ Ponea City, Oklahoma)
W, Klabunde (Lewiston, N„ I„)
Robert L„ Mills
William G. Reese (Pacific Grove,
Arnold Small (Los Angeles, Calif
CLEARING HOUSE NOTES
Yellow Rails were seen and captured on both morning and afternoon marsh excursions on
March 22 (AS and LC in morning, NP and LC in afternoon), Houston Chronicle of April 1
(News-Life Station) contains details of March 20 "Marshland Wagon Ride" as well as other
descriptions and photographs of the Anahuac Refuge and its natural attractions, including a photo of the Ameriean Bittern by Dirk Hagemeyer,
After returning to California and having added four North American "lifers" in Texas,
Arnold Small wrote me as follows concerning the Texas City dike gulls "Vic showed me
the gull which I have no doubt is the race of the Lesser Blaek-baeked Gull (Larus Fus-
Miss Rose Ana Rowlett, a student at Hayward College in California, writes that Dr. Harold G, Cogswall, author of the two-volume work, Birds of California, stated when asked
about the Texas City gull "Western Gull adults never get streaked heads in winter," Dr,
Cogswell is an authority on gulls and is currently engaged on a major research project
on gulls in the San Francisco area.
On Harch 21, 1970, I showed THE GULL to Hr, Arnold Small, former editor of the Southern California section of Audubon Field Notes, member of the "600" club, and vice-president of the Ameriean Birding Association, Mr. Small is very familiar with the Western and The Lesser Blaek-baeked Gulls. He stated that it was his opinion that the
Texas City bird, was definitely not a Western Gull because of the streaks on the head.
The bird was too small to be a Western, it's bill was too small and the mantle was too
dark. He believes the bird is a Lesser Black-backed Gull and accordingly added it to
his A, 0, U, checklist area life list as bird number 635, Ha added the Yellow Rail
the following day,
Victor L. Emanuel
Regular 0, N„ C, meeting. Robert A. Vines will
on "Poisonous and Edible Plants,"
0, N, C, field trip, "East Texas Tree
by Luther Pow~
•11. See Nature Club Notes for details.
Sines the pienie at Gladys Galbraith's
a big \
last year, another is in the pluming
will be announced later, but set asidi
good birding and