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The Spoonbill, Vol. 27, No. 11, March 1979 - Image 12. March 1979. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 21, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/5688/show/5681.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 27, No. 11, March 1979
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXVII, No. 11, March 1979
Contributor (Local)
  • Jones, Margaret
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date March 1979
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 11, Folder 4
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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
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections/
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Transcript Page 12 Meadowlark, Eas+ern: 16 repor+s (3-700) Blackbird, Red-winged: 13 repor+s (8-2000) Oriole, Northern: Freeport—(I Bui lock's)JanJ2 to Mar.3,Shirley Wright (see notes) Blackbird, Rus+y: W.Harris Co. —(88)3,R&MB, (5)3,MAC, (5)3,WC, (15) 19,JEy Blackbird, Brewer's: 5 reports (8-20) Grackle, Boat-tailed: Maner Lake— (I) 10,JEy; Galveston—(35)25,BG Grackle, Great-tailed: II reports (1-400) Grackle, Common: 9 repor+s (20-2000) Cowbird, Brown-headed: 13 reports (3-6000) Cardinal: 18 reports (2-50) Grosbeak, Black-headed: Angleton~( Ddai ly,MR (see notes) Goldfinch, American: 6 reports (1-25) Towhee, Rufous-slded: Algoa—(Dall month,DW; High I. — (D20.JT Sparrow, Savannah: 8 reports (1-500) Sparrow, Grasshopper: W. Galveston—(1)15,JHa (no field notes) Sparrow, LeConte's: W.Harris Co. — (5)3,WC Sparrow, Sharp-tailed: Brazoria Co.—(1)8.JM Sparrow, Vesper: W.Harris Co. —(D3,WC, (6)7,PJ, (30)I8,JT, (75)25,TE.JMo Sparrow, White-crowned: W.Harris Co. — (D3.WC Sparrow, White-throated: Houston—C5-6)al I month,ERe(yard); Brazoria Co. —(1)3,MR; W.Harris Co. — (10) 18,JT, (20)25,TE,JMo Sparrow, Fox: W.Harris Co. —(I )3,WC, (1)25,TE,JMo Sparrow, Lincoln's: W.Harris Co. —(3)3,WC, (30)I8,JT, (1)25,TE.JMo Sparrow, Swamp: 5 reports (1-4) Sparrow, Song: 10 reports (1-12) Longspur, Lapland: W.Harris Co.—C225)11,WR (see notes) Clearing House Contributors, February 1979 MA—Margaret Anderson; R&MB—Ron & Marcia Braun; J&PC--Steve & Sandra Calver; MAC— Mary Ann Chapman; VC—Virginia Courtney; G&WC—Glenn & Wesley Cureton; TE—Ted L. Eubanks, Jr.; JEy—John Eyre; BG—Bernd Gravenstein; JHa—John & Jane Hamilton; MH—Malcolm Hodges; CJ—Charlie Jensen; P&MJ—T.Paul & Margaret Jones; DMa—David Matson; JM—Jackie May; PM—Peggy Milstead; JMo—Jim Morgan; NO—Norma Oates; MR— Mary Reed; ERe—El len Reed; WR—Will Risser; JT—John Trochet; DW—Diane Wise; A— par+y of TE, Rick Goldfarb,JMo, Allan Mueller CLEARING HOUSE NOTES, February 1979 Ross' Goose: S+andlng In a field of mixed Snows and Blues, +hls goose was 1/2 +o 2/3 +he size of +he others. In addition, its neck was proportionately shorter and Its bill was smaller. Seen by both observers with scopes at 200 feet for 5 min. Jim Morgan White-tailed Hawk: Seen perched on short telephone pole on roadside. Very dark blackish brown back, upper wings, head, neck and throat; whitish breast with some dark streaks or flecks, broad, black belly band extending down to leggings; dark beak with yellowish green base; basal third of tail snow white with remainder of tail finely barred black and brown. In flight the wings were held in a radical dihedral and primary tips were markedly curved upwards. At rest, the bird was extremely approachable, easily to within 30-40 feet. Seen by both observers at rest and in flight from 30 to 500 feet for 5 to 10 minutes, using binocs and scopes in fair to good light. Both observers believed this bird to be an intermediate phase Rough-legged Hawk! However, when Ted Eubanks looked at the excellent photographs he had taken, he noticed that the tarsi were not feathered to the toes which should rule out the Rough-legged Hawk. We considered,, immature Harris Hawk because there was a noticeable chestnut patch on the ulders, but this was not correct either. Fred Collins suggested a close look at the tail and this was the clue. At rest, the photographs show the folded wings to be as long (or longer) than the tall. Only one buteo in our area has a tail this short....the White-tailed Hawk. A close look at a detailed description of immature White-tailed Hawk tn Oberholser showed agreement with the above plumage description. Also, White-tailed Hawks often fly (soar) with a dihedral In the wings. Therefore, we have concluded that this beautiful hawk was an immature White-tail, a plumage neither of us had ever seen before. —Jim Morgan Bald Eagle: We have been keeping a watch on two Eagle's nests. The eaglets in a nest on the Brazos river (2) were born on Jan 19, and have been growing very rapidly since....in spite of rifles and pistols being fired many times nearby. An adult was nesting at the Bar X Ranch nest as late as 2-10-79. On this date, however, she seemed more active, si++ing higher in +he nes+ and s+re+chlng more, than at any other sighting lately. As far as we can determine the Bar X pair nested at a later day than the Brazos nest. On 2-3-79 both adults from the Brazos river nest were seen flying together In trees around the nest, fishing, feeding and perching nearby. The eaglets were beginning to lose some of their white appearance but were still mostly downy. —Mary Reed