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The Spoonbill, Vol. 5, No. 2, June 1956 - Image 1. June 1956. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 20, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/5265/show/5255.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 5, No. 2, June 1956
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. V, No. 2, June 1956
Contributor (Local)
  • Oates, Norma C.
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date June 1956
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 9, Folder 5
ArchivesSpace URI /repositories/2/archival_objects/9841
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
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections/
Use and Reproduction No Copyright - United States
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Transcript z Volume V No. 8 June 1956 i ****** ***************** * RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD * * No marsh is complete without this touch * * of color, this flashing stoplight in the * * rushy rushes. The Redwing is a commuter * * by choice — his home in the swamp, his * * business in the orchard. Like many males * * he is uncertain as to the ideal number of * * wives, but he is very sure about the best * * place to live. When the last swamp is * * drained, where will he go to sing "Con- * * ka-ree"? * * E. B. WHITE - Nov. 1955 Ford Times * ************************ Published by the Ornithology Group,, Outdoor Nature Club, Houston, Texas FORTHCOMING ACTIVITIES June 17 Sunday - June Ornithology Group field trip to Galveston and High Island, Meet at 8:00 aja. at Busch Stadium on Gulf Freeway. ************* ORNITHOLOGY GROUP REPORTS May 19-20 - Outdoor Nature Club Trip to Austin - (Vic Emanuel) The Houston participants of this field trip met at a roadside park just north of Columbus and proceeded to Monument Hill to join the Travis Audubon Society group. Lunch was eaten by the two groups among the pine trees at Bastrop State Park. One stop was made between Bastrop and Austin where an attempt was made to locate a Verdin in a mesquite covered area. Upon leaching Austin the group went to Zilker Park and birded around the low water bridge'. Some went on the Bee Creek Nature Trail. Birds seen included golden- fronted woodpeckers, black-chinned hummingbirds, cliff swallows and a Bullock's oriole. A barbecue supper in Zilker Park Saturday night was followed by an interesting program of slides. Sunday morning many of the field trippers met at the Austin Breeding Census area to see the exclusive Edwards Plateau bird, the golden-cheeked warbler. Our leader, Fred Webster, had hardly finished his talk about the area when a golden-cheeked warbler was seen in a nearby bush. Other birds found here included the white-eyed vireo, Empidonax flycatchers, black-and-white warblers, Bewick's wren, black crested titmice and several more golden-cheeks. Hr. Webster told us that becauso of the drough there were fewer birds here than in previous years. Other birds seen in Austin Sunday morning included a gray-cheeked thrush and several Western Kingbirds (newly discovered residents). About 9:00 ajn. some of the group went to Mount Benel while others prepared to leave for Box Canyon. After a very dusty drive from Austin, Box Canyon seemed like an oasis in a desert. The surrounding country was barren and hot but within the canyon were tall trees giving deep cool shade. Walking up the canyon we saw another golden-cheeked warbler, also canyon wrens, a yellow-throated vireo, eastern phoebes and other birds. At the end of the canyon is a steep cliff where erosion has formed a cave. Here numerous springs give a steady flow of lime water and there are many beautiful mosses carpeting the ground about the pools of water. Exploring a shallow nearby cave we found beautiful formations of stalactites and stalagmites. The canyon was more beautiful than the pictures we had seen of it. After returning to the cars the group broke up - some staying, others leaving to eat at a nearby roadside park. Everyone enjoyed this visit into the hill country and appreciated all the Austin group did to make this an enjoyable week-end.