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The Spoonbill, Vol. 21, No. 3, July 1972 - Image 1. July 1972. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 28, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/4849/show/4841.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 21, No. 3, July 1972
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXI, No. 3, July 1972
Contributor (Local)
  • Wenger, Maxine
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date July 1972
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 10, Folder 13
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Digital Collection Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript I XJ3 S^ESJCfSJ^i.'-, VOLUME XXI, NO. 3 JULY, 1972 PUBLISHED BY THE ORNITHOLOGY GROUP. OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB. HOUSTON. TEX. FIELD TRIP TO SIMMONS BOTTOMS - by Paul W. Nimmons, Jr. : On a Sunday, May 28jP1972, -that became rather warm as the/_$y progressed OG members took a late spring-early summer field trip to Simmons Bottoms along the Trinity River. Our leaders, Marilyn Crane, and Mary Tigner, led 12 participants directly-foom the Dayton Stag's Bank, where we were joined by publisher and tfnief photographer Wiey Smith of ±M liberty Gazette, to the J. H. Rose Ranch on the Aver. Upon arrival , rancn foreman Mr. Martin conducted a tour of the luxurious guest facilities on the river. We all enjoyed a cup of coffee in arfalr^':■ conaitioned lounge area overlooking the river. We also 'i-^L^f^('ioppor- tuhity of posing for a group photograph by Mr. Smith, which appeared in-The Gazette the following Thursday, much to-the surpri-te1 of some of us. About 9:00 a.m. the birding began. The most exciting species, sighted were a Mississippi Kite (by Paul and Margaret Jonesfe.'__Msa1r'Horned Owl, Hairy Woodpecker1, and American'-3&g'atars.0:iI_ight Wood Ducks were seen in what might be a spurious sighting (I wouldn't say that' about anyone but myself) by the writer. AmongTthe colorful and beatftj'ful birds .seen were the'*fe!in*ed Bunting Summer Tanager} $$mern Bluebird and Parula'iWarbler. ' Bgre%¥, heron-i^Mglr. herons, and anhinga abounded to the delight of at least myself. From the hawk family, four Red-shouldered were seen~_:t one time. Around noon everyone gathered at the^ri*?5--* for Sunday6iT-netf-Jt the shade of a sycamore. Afterwards, some-hardy7 dcms returhe^^d-the-- woods for more birding, but by mid-afternoon all had returned- h-ome^^ after thanking Ma-_y.-Iig__er.-.f.or lea-i_g us to.Simmons Bottoms. -.aiifcSft-. FIRST DAY OF SUMMER - by^Bessie G. Cornelius. I have never considered the last of/June a very good birding time, but the 21st'-«£" June in the oil fields west of High Island %roves "_lrds are-where you find-them." There"hj* been lo'W of ;iari_ and in places the roads were barely drained ofifiliMartha Simmons and f'were meandering along looking at any bird that struck our fancy. We turned west off of Highway 124 north of-High IslanfPlnto tjaeSil- field, for the most part this is a good road that/wind1_i_t_ND,Eihd in the ma__i}.: but eventually ends up on beach road 87.- Right off -the bat *tfe- noticed a pugnacious kingbird usurping the utiMt-yi4i»e-r.^:-%'*as several pole lengths ahead of us but we _ could see it waefc?M>:an Eastern. It kept just ahead of the car, darting, offv-fj© _."i_*e every few fiilnutes at afiSy bird that presumed to perch on its trire. We got some prett^'good looks and because the tail was-veryodark we ruled out 5«h-e Tropical. We did think it-'-Could be an immature Western even though there was not a hint of white borders on the tail. However, it was very early in the season for an immature Western. It finally settled down long enough for us to-get the scope focused. The dark gray was' far'^p1- on the throat and far down on the belly. The chin-was pretty white; The head was dark. We had thought it a Cassia's .-.all along but after getting the scope on it we definitely felt _ur I.D. was correct';; Well^;.*i_1__'^day wa.% made if we wouldn't see another bird. We went- on through the marsh up toward the Intercoastal and in a shallow protected aool, picking and spinning as if spring was-in the making, was a female WiiS'oris Phalarope. A short distance away three White-Rumped Sandpipers flew upS'ln front of us. Two Stilt Sandpipers were lingering in this delightful pool. Were they coming or going? A bit farther, ten Common Terns seemed to be resting before continuing their late flight northward. The rest of this area was teeming with summer residents such as Willets, Black Terns and lots