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The Spoonbill, Vol. 26, No. 10, February 1978 - Image 8. February 1978. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 29, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/5082/show/5069.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 26, No. 10, February 1978
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXVI, No. 10, February 1978
Contributor (Local)
  • Jones, Margaret
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date February 1978
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 11, Folder 1
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Original Collection Outdoor Nature Club Records
Digital Collection Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters
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Transcript Page 8 Dr. Jlnne+te's 8 year old daughter, Alison, was very concerned and went down with.her father when he went down to see about the bird at II o'clock that night. The temperature was below freezing and the live Cedar Waxwing had gone deeper down in+o the hedge but had not left its post. "It sat there until 11:30 the morning of the 13th, then it fluttered up into a nearby tree, sat there a couple of hours, flew a little farther, s+ayed +here close +o an hour and then left for good." ** Doro+hy spoke in her letter of Pine Siskins, and everyone knows by now that this is Indeed the year +o see them. Her former Bay+own neighbor, John Tve+en, who has a banding permit, has been doing some mist netting and banding in his yard recently. In the third week of January he netted the first Pine Siskin he had ever had In his yard, but before he could remove It from the net a flock had swarmed in to keep it company. He had so many Siskins he had problems getting the net furled later In order to keep an appointment! From then to the first of February, John banded 371 Pine Siskins, an unbelievable number. He says he found them incredibly tame, occasionally perching briefly on his shoulder, sitting on the .top of the net watching him remove another from the net, landing on his hand, following him Into the garage, and perching on the workbench! He is gathering a great deal of information on them (diet, weight loss and gain, etc.) which he plans to Incorporate In a paper for some ornithological journal in the future. ** Susie Lower of Nacogdoches tells me these birds are everywhere up there also, and has the same thing to say about their fearlessness—she has even had one walk across her foot! ** The "cloud" gets black. In January 1977 we had an ar+icle in THE SPOONBILL dealing wl+h the creeping development of West Harris County (specifically the possibility of an airport in the Katy vicinity). Titled "A Cloud on the Horizon", the article mentioned the For Sale signs popping up everywhere in West Harris County. One sale sign we've looked at askance for several years will soon come down and one "cloud" will touch earth. The corner of Katy Hockloy and Jack Road has been sold to a landfill management firm, which plans a landfill garbage dump on the 900-odd acres, and Is already preparing the earth for future trenching and buI I dozing that will be needed This Is the spot where we find Woodcocks and Harris Sparrows every winter, a place just a mile from Warren Lake, a part of an area dear to our hearts In winter. On page 2 of this Issue a quote from the Dow News mentions "the hazards of progress", in +ha+ ins+ance drainage for a communl+y. Now we find another "hazard of progress" in this landfill, which Is a place to put a community's trash. The Investors In this project plan a twenty-year use of the land In this fashion will raise the surface above the flood-plain level, at which time housing development would take place. It seems a commendable plan for all but birds and birders. In trying to find some brighi spot in this cloud, one can't help but be grateful that 900+ acres of concrete and townhouses is +ha+ far in +he fu+ure. Maybe we can reloca+e some of +he Beaumont Dump. Fish Crows?!!! ** Tagged Eagles have been seen at Warren Lake. Ted Eubanks noted a mature Bald eagle with a tag on the front edge of both wings, a different color on each wing. Bill and Jean Harwell noted an immature Bald eagle with a bright red tag on the front edge of the right wing. Both sightings have been sent to the proper bird study group In Laurel, Maryland. If you see any eagles in our area which are tagged, please make note of the following: adult or Immature, location and color of tag; time of day seer location of sighting (longitude and latitude, if possible—Warren Lake Is approximately 95°5I'W - 29°59' N). Send the information to: Migratory Bird & Habitat Research Laboratory U.S. Dept. of Interior U.S. Fish & WiIdlife Service Laurel, Maryland 2081 I A++: Migra+ory Non-Game Bird S+udy PLACES TO GO This Is a good place for the editor to remind you of our "Unusual Bird Check", which David Dauphin handles, along with the Rare Bird Alert. It works thusly: when an unusual bird (one not really rare, but one many members would like to see) Is seen and reported to David (or Jan), the information is then available to anyone planning a birding outing who calls to check on what Is being seen. (A somewhat scrambled sentence, but I hope the meaning Is clear!) To be effective, the "check" must have contributors as well as birders enjoying the benefits. ** a Red-breasted Nuthatch has been a regular visi+or to the feeder at Betsey and Jim Massey's house since December 3 (and has been netted and banded by Fred Collins in their yard, along with 22 other species during the past month).. The feeder may be observed in the driveway at 443 Wilchester (near ELMNS).' -