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The Spoonbill, Vol. 26, No. 10, February 1978 - Image 17. 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/5078.

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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
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript Page 17 In flight they had no noticeable wing stripe. Their tail markings were a dark inverted "T" on a white background. Legs of two of the sandpipers were dull greenish- yellow; legs of the other four were dark. —Paul Nimmons BLACK-NECKED STILT: Found in same area where they were on Bolivar Xmas Count. This area is a regular breeding spot for these birds. All 12 birds were black on upper head, hindneck, wings and back. White throat, foreneck and underparts. White spot oyer eye and thin black bill. Long, dark pink legs. Seen at 50-150 yards with binocs for 3 minutes by all 3 observers. —Jim Morgan Glaucous GulIL Very large gull,, larger than nearby Herry Gulls. Plumage all white with exception of some very light mottled brown on lower chest and belly and top forward part of wings which could be seen in flight. White tail with a hint of brown barring which was so subtle It was not seen by one of the observers. Dark HtL T^X~P,™kJSgS and b,M' +he la++er wi+h black SP°+ on +IP- Seen a+ dis ™ e. ofJ? -'°° t!e+ ^ a" 3 observers wl+h binocs in fair light for 2 minutes. Kossibly th s Is the same gull seen last month at Bolivar but with advanced plumage changes. —J Im Morgan Franklin's Gull: Single Franklin's Gull observed at Blackle Tyler's Fish and Fowl pond on Porter Road in West Harris County; this Individual was practically molted ' ^h?HP l mP T,9!' ?'th the black head nearlV complete; distinguishable from a Laughing Gull (which, in West Harris County, would be a real find!) by the black wlng+lps bordered by white "slashes"; observed for 10 minutes in excellent light scope from 100 yards. —Ted Eubanks, Jr. BLACK TERN: Small, uniformly dark tern. Dark wings with light linings. Splotchy head and breast. Slightly forked, relatively short tall. Bird was smaller than nearby Forster's Tern. Seen by all 3 observers for 5 minutes at 150-300 yards with binocs and scope. —Jim Morgan Whip-Poor-WlO: Bird found at edge of Scout Woods was ina s+a+e of torpor or exhausted from fighting the elements. Bird was picked up and examined. Plumage was a beautiful combination of dark brown, golden brown and some black lines. No white In wings or tall. Buffy chin and golden buff undertail coverts. Bird measured 8 1/2 inches. Bird was put in open box to be taken for care, but after one hour it recovered and flew Into Smith Woods. —Jim Morgan Common (Red-shafted) Flicker: On Clay Road, just west of Hwy 6. Bird was first observed sitting on a wire. When car stopped it flew away toward nearby trees and red wing-linings were clearly visible. —Mary Ann Chapman Flycatcher, Empidonax: Small size—larger than nearby kinglet—greenish back. White eyerlng—I ight wlngbars—yel lowlsh lower mandible. No tall feathers. Actions: sitting on twig on outer edge of small tree. Moved several times, somewhat sluggish. —Elric McHenry Sprague's Pipit: Light olive green head and back, the latter with rusty brown streaking. Buffy underparts with brown streaking on chest and sides, light orange legs, white outer tail feathers. Call notes distinctly difference from water pipit. Seen with binoculars by all three observers for 10 minutes in excellent light. — J Im Morgan YELLOW WARBLER: Immature bird. Sharp black bill, yellowish green head, yellow throa' and chest, greenish back, dark tail, black wing with two yellow wingbars. Observed moving around in oak and elm trees for about 8 minutes. Seen with binoculars at about 22 feet. —Larry Ballard Black-throated Blue Warbler: Immature bird. Sharp black beak, dark crown, short light stripe over eye, greenish yellow chest, dark back and tall. No wingbars but had a white spo+ on wing. On both occasions 1+ was observed feeding wl+h yel- low-rumped warblers and associating with chickadees. Observed for about 8 minutes on the 8th and 10 minutes on the 10th. Observed at ranges from 8 to 12 yards with binoculars In fair light. —Larry Ballard Western Meadowlark: Unseen. Heard in field just south of Cypress Creek on east of Katy-Hockley Road. Song clear, loud musical liquid notes. Two introductory notes, not slurred, second note on lower pitch, followed In fairly rapid succession of four or five clear notes treading up the scale and terminating with a lower note. Repeated 4 or 5 times per minute for several minutes until rains began again. Eest ern Meadowlarks audible simultaneously nearby. —John Trochet Yellow-headed Blackbird: John and I spotted solid brownish bird with yellow throat extending down into breast with a flock of female Red-wings. Viewed for approxl-