barely near enough together to appear as a continuous line, and appeared to stick
above other feathers. This is all new to me.
Lesser Seaups Many are saying, "What happened to the 'bluebills'"? S, L. Griffith
told me the club he works for had killed more (5) Hooded Hergansers than Scaup,
They killed thousands a year. A few years ago my brother, Arnold, saw the greatest
duck migration I ever heard of. All Scaup. Several million flying northeast in
winter. He said he saw more ducks in minutes than in the preceding fifty years.
CONTRIBUTORS TO CLEARING HOUSE
AKM Arlie K McKay
NB Nettie Busby
NP Noel Pettingell
D&DL Dorothy and David Lefkovits
The chairman and editors feel that enough time and space have been given to the controversial gull which has been seen at Texas City. Enough of the conflicting opinions has
been published in The Spoonbill for anyone seeing the gull to decide for himself, so we
have decided not to include any more material on this bird.
Some of the contributions for The Spoonbill have been reaching us late enough so that
we have either been late with publication or have to save the article until the following month. For uniformity and because of a tight schedule caused by our other activities,
nothing received after the seventh of each month will be included in that month's issue.
We will appreciate the cooperation of our contributors.
Thursday, February 5s
Saturday, February 7s
Monday, February 23s
Regular OG meeting, Downtown Recreational Center, 7830 P. M.
Harry Brister will show his slides of birds, as we were all confident he would after our efficient program chairman announced at
the last meeting that she was trying to persuade him. These wives
OG field trip to McClure's Woods and Bear Creek Park, Leaders
will be Bill McClure and Harry Brister. Meet at 8:00 A. M. at the
HcClure residence at 6215 Queenswood in Houston, Bring lunch and
a tank full of gas. Depending on the condition of the weather,
the time, and our leader the trip may include Spring Creek Park.
Audubon Wildlife Film, presented by ONC and Audubon Society. The
film will be "Island Treasure" by Dr, Walter J, Breckenridge at
8800 P„ H,, Houston Homebuilders Auditorium, 2710 W, Alabama, Heet
and eat with Dr. Breckenridge and other nature lovers at 6;00 P. M.
at Suzanne Cafeteria, 2912 S. Shepherd. Dr. Breckenridge is director of the Hinnesota Museum of Natural History and is a distinguished
scientist and artist. His film is a wildlife study of Hinnesota.
Mr. Wallace C. Mebane, Jr,, 7106 Mobud, Houston, Texas 77036
Dr, John Tveten, 512 Inwood Drive, Baytown, Texas 77520
Hrs, Bill (Katrina) Ladwig, 3303 Sunset Blvd., Houston, Texas 77005
Hiss Sarah Gordon, 1746 Wroxton Court, Houston, Texas 77005
Mrs Harry L, (Avis) Brister, 2314 Saxon, Houston, Texas 77018
Mr, and Hrs. David (Dorothy) Lefkovits, 1601 Woodlawn, Baytown,