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The Spoonbill, Vol. 6, No. 11, March 1958 - Image 9. March 1958. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 30, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/4974/show/4968.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 6, No. 11, March 1958
Contributor (Local)
  • Aiken, Carl H., III
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date March 1958
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 9, Folder 9
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Original Collection Outdoor Nature Club Records
Digital Collection Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript Page 5 western half of the island and oould often be found in flooded ditches beside the road. At the corner of 8-Mi. Road and S Road we found three Long-billed Marsh Wrens and four Swamp Sparrows. About a dozen Purple Martins flew over a nearby farm house and we first noticed the small floeks of Tree Swallows flying low over the fields. At 8-Mi. Road we also ended our long and diligent search for the CATTLE EGRET when two individuals were found - one feeding near dairy cattle and the other In a diteh not five feet from the road. We particularly noted the bright orange bill3, dark greenish legs, yellow Iris, and the peculiar waving motion of their stubby necks. After adding a floek of 40 White Ibis to our list, we returned to the east end. At the marsh on S Road (near the oorner of S and 61st Street) we again found the Common Gallinules as well as two Sora Ralls, An added attraction this time was a small Muskrat feeding on cattails beside his conical home. At Kempner Park we met Norma Oates, Leota Stilwell, and Ruth Moorman. They saved us much time and trouble by pointing out the hard to find Inca Doves - which had already started their courtship. Before Ronald and I"left kempner, we recorded an .Olive-backed Thrush,(evidently a young bird because of extremely short tail and ruffled appearance). Ruddy Turnstones and two Brown Pelicans were found at the east jetties but the wind had come up again; making observation difficult. We rode around the beaches a short while and then decided to call it a day. We left Galveston with 76 speoies and added one on the way home - a Black Duck at Highland Bayou. This gave us a grand total of 77 species and a much brighter outlook on the coming spring migration. ********************** Audubon's Shearwater - (Mrs. Bessie Reid, Silsbee) ""TTshermen along the western side of the Intracoastal Canal and on Taylor's Bayou used to pick up and bring me all kinds of birds that had been washed there after battering themselves to death against the Sabine lighthouse tower. One specimen was of the general size, shape and coloring of the lighter hued terns. But no tern has a bill like that of the dainty seabird, new to me. Being still alive, he went to the bath tub where he surprised us all by recovering from what had appeared necessarily fatal injuries. When he could again use his long, lovely wings, we took him down to Keith's Lake, within a few miles of the Gulf, and released him. He played on the lake for a few minutes then headed for the Gulf. I sent a detailed description of him to the B.B.S. at Washington, and was told in reply that our visitor might have been a pelagio species frequenting the vicinity of Bermuda and neighboring shores. Accidental on the Florida east coast, it had not been reported further west. Were another to turn up, I was to be sure to send it along. Many years passed before a second bird rode into the pass on a storm, and was blown against the lighthouse. We could not regret No. 2«s dying in spite of our trying to save it. Washington got lt promptly and B,B,S. Identified it as an Audubon's Shearwater. * * * ******* Report from Arlie K. McKay - Cove Area The following are, for the commoner species, the peak estimates from January 16 to February 28, Common Loon, 1 on Jan. 19; Pied-billed Grebe, 8 on Feb, 9; Anhinga, 4 on Jan. 19} Green Heron, 1 off Nov. 30, Jan, 1, and Feb, 2j American Bittern, one found deadoa Feb, 23; White-fronted Goose, 40 on Feb, 23; Mallard, 500 on Jan. 21; Mottled Duok, 7 on Feb. 9} Gadwall, 3 on Feb, 15; Baldpate, 50 on Jan. 18; Pintail, 1500 on Feb. 14j Green-winged Teal, 1000 on Feb, 22; Blue-winged Teal, 7 on Feb, 23} Shoveler, 90 on Jan. 26; Common Goldeneye, 50 on Jan. 25; Ruddy Duck, 3 on Jan. 19; Red-breasted Merganser, 75 on Jan. 25; Sharp-shinned Hawk, 2 on Feb. 23} Cooper's Hawk, 1 on Jan. 19; Red- tailed Hawk, 13 on Feb. 15; Red-shouldered Hawk, 7 on Feb. 15; Caracara, 2 on Jan. 25} Sparrow Hawk, 22 on Jan. 19; Least Bittern, 1 on Dec. 29 and Feb. 23; King Rail, one found dead on Feb. 24} Common Gallinule, 3 on Dec. 28 and 29; Coot, 16 on Jan. 26; Semipalmated Plover, 2 on Jan, 25; Black- bellied Plover, 100 on Jan. 26; Turnstone, 11 on Feb. 15; Common Snipe, 19 on Jan. 19} Short-billed Dowiteher, 500 on Jan. 26; Long-billed Dowiteher, 10 on Jan. 26; Spotted Sandpiper, 1 on Jan. 18, 2 on the 25th, 1 on Feb. 1, and 2 on the 15th} Willet, 28 on Feb. 15; Greater Yellowlegs, 26 on Jan. 19;