Bun+Ing, Indigo: W.Harris Co. —(1)8,J&MBo.
Finch, Purple: Bel laire—(12) I,PJ; Bol Ivar—(I) 14,B; W.Harris Co.—(2) I7.JT; Houston—
(1)28,WC (White Oak Bayou).
Siskin, Pine: Bel laire— (40) 1 ,PJ; Houston—(100+) 1,2,WL (yard), (5)all mon+h,WC (Whi+e
Oak Bayou), (6) I 5, (I 5-20) 16-31,JMo (yard), (25)20,J&BH (yard); F+.Bend Co.—(25)6,
KB,TG; Galveston Co. Park—(I) I4,PK,NP; Cooling Ponds—(1)21,OG; Anahuac NWR—(1)28,
WC; High I . — (4)29,N.
Goldfinch, American: Many repor+s (2-150).
Towhee, Rufous-sided: W.Harris Co. — (1) 17,(I-spotted) 23, J T; Ft.Bend Co.-0)28,JT; (4)
Sparrow, Savannah: Many reports (1-300).
Sparrow, LeConte's: Ft. Bend Co.—(I )6,KB,TG; Freepprt— (2) 19,L&MB.
Sparrow, Sharp-tailed: Bol Ivar—(2)7, (I )29,N; Freeport—(6) 7, EM.
Sparrow, Seaside: Freeport—(4)7,EM; Anahuac NWR—(10)7,N; Galveston I .State Park—
Sparrow, Vesper: W.Harris Co. —(I )8,1 5,TE; Brazoria Co. —(10) 14,Brazoria Co.—TE,JMo;
W.Harris Co. —(6) 17,JT, (n/c)26,J&BH.
Junco, Dark-eyed (Slate-colored): Ft.Bend Co.—(5)14,H, (3)28,JT, (5)29,C.
Sparrow, Chipping: Ft.Bend Co. — (I )6,KB,TG, (15)14,H, (DI7.JT.
Sparrow, Field: W.Harris Co. —(I) 17,JT.
Sparrow, White-crowned: W.Harris Co. —(I )8,MC, (I5)8,WL,JK, (50)17,JT, (4)26,J&BH.
Sparrow, White-throated: Many reports (1-60) (numbers low, C H Ed.)
Sparrow, Fox: Ft.Bend Co. —O ) I 4,H, CD29,PJ,EM; W.Harris Co.—(I) I 5, TE, (2)17,JT.
Sparrow, Lincoln's: Many reports (1-15).
Sparrow, Swamp:. Many reports (3-40).
Sparrow, Song: Many reports (1-5) (numbers low, C H Ed.).
Longspur, Lapland: W.Harris Co. —(I00+)7,MA,NO (no field no+es), (750)8,(75) 15,TE
(see no+es); (12)17,JT (no field no+es).
Longspur, species: W.Harris Co.—(600)I5,TE.
CLEARING HOUSE CONTRIBUTORS: '>'.
M&WA - Margaret & Wllmer Anderson; GA - Dr. Glenn Aumann; L&MB - Larry & Martha Ballard; LBk - Leron Bielak; J&MBo - Janice & Mary Bourgeois; KB - Kelly Bryan; MC - Mary
Ann Chapman; FC - Fred Collins; S&TC - Sherry & Tom Collins; VC - Virginia Courtney;
WC - Wesley Cureton; DD - David Dauphin; DeK - Debbie DeKeyser; A&WE - Ann & WII lard
Elston; TES - Ted Eubanks, Sr.; TG - Tony Gallucci; JH - Jane Hamilton; J&BH - Jean
& Bill Harwell; P&MJ - T.Paul & Margaret Jones; JK - J. Klarqulst; WL - W. Llndeman;
DMc - Doug MacLean; DM - Cavld Marrack; EM - Elric McHenry; PM - Peggy Milsfead; JMo-
Jim Morgan; PN - Paul W. Nimmons; NO - Norma Oates; NP - Noel PettingelI; JT - John
Trochet; B&EW - Bob & Edith Willman; B - Par+y of Charles & Prise!lie Bauer, DM, NP &
Ka+hleen Orr; C - Par+y of Alma Barrera & MC; E - Par+y of A&WE, Pa+ Lonnecker; H -
Par+y of TE, JMo, JT; M - Par+y of Polly & Chill Moore, Ellen Red; N - Par+y of DD,
TE, JMo; 0G - Orni+hology Group field +rip (fide TE); TE - Ted Eubanks, Jr.
CLEARING HOUSE NOTES
ARCTIC LOON: Small loon wl+h shor+ +hin straight bill. Dark gray crown running down
through the eye. Neck straight, more erect than Common Loon. Observed at range of
30 yards scope and binocs for about 15 minutes on overcast day. —Larry & Martha Ballard.
Horned Grebe: Dark cap at eye level. Strong.contrast with white cheeks, back of
neck dark. Birds had white wing patches when wings extended. Seen at about 20
yards on both days, observed with telescope and binocs. —Larry & Martha Ballard
All the Horned Grebes observed were in typical winter plumage, which Is distinguishable from the Eared Grebe by the following characteristics: 1) Foreneck and cheeks
of the Horned are white, on the Eared they are dingy gray. 2) The Horned Grebe is
a wedge-headed grebe, with the head proportionately larger in relation to the neck
than that of the round-headed Eared. 3) The neck of the Horned appears relatively
shorter than that of the Eared. Seen In excellent light, scope and binocs, from
as close as 30 yards, for as long as 20 minutes. —Ted Eubanks, Jr.
Seen very close to dike, white face and "chin" clearly visible with binocs. —Doug
Whist Iing Swan: This is presumably the bird released on January 23 after being rfursed
back to health. Very large, all white bird with very long neck and black bill.
Dwarfed nearby Snow geese. Seen with binocs and scope from 100 yards by all observers for 5 minutes. —Jim Morgan
Bird had been released into this pond five days earlier. Very large white bird witl
long neck, black bill, yellow spot visible at base of bill. —Mary Ann Chapman