Towhee, Eastern: (I)5,Kempner Park,JH; (1)8,Houston,WC; (I)18,Dow TraiI,SC,PH; (1)23,
Towhee, Spotted: (I)17,High I.,D&JD,TE,JMo (see notes)
Sparrow, Savannah: (20)23,Chambers Co.,R; (3)24,BolIvar.M; (3)30,Anahuac,JMo,B&AM.
Sparrow, Leconte's: (2)30,Anahuac,P (see notes).
Sparrow, Henslow's: (4)27,Mykawa Rd.,MA,MJ,N0.
Sparrow, Sharp-tailed: (1)23,BolIvar,R.
Sparrow, Lark: (30)8,Ft. Bend Co.,TE (see notes).
Junco, Gray-headed (slate-colored): (2)2,Houston City Hal I,JMo (see notes); (3)4,
Houston City Hal I,T&JE (see notes).
Sparrow, Chipping: (1-6)3,8,Ft. BendCo.,B,H; (I)5,Kempner Park,JH; (1)16,High l.,GH
Sparrow, Clay-colored: CI)I I.Jul iff,MA,MJ (see notes).
Sparrow, White-crowned: (10)17,W.Chambers Co.,D&JD; (1)23,GaIveston,A.
Sparrow, White-throated: (I0)all month, Houston City Hal I,T&JE; (8)all month,yard,
GH; (3-8)1-18,yard,JMo; (2-10)2,17,23,High l.,C,D&JD,R; (25)3,Ft. Bend Co.,H; (I)
5, Kempner Park.JH; (n/c)23,Galveston M.
Sparrow, Swamp: (4)3,Ft. Bend Co.,H; (2)8,Ft. Bend Co.,B; (I)23,Brazoria,A; (1)23,
Sparrow, Song: (3)2, Freeport Marsh,BB; (DI6,Hlgh I ., ( D25,yard,GH; (I) 26, Maner, P&MJ .
A summary of reports of abundant and fairly common species occurring throughout March
April and May in the UTC will be published in the June issue of the SPOONBILL - CH ed
CLEARING HOUSE CONTRIBUTORS: MA-Margaret Anderson; L&MB-Larry & Martha Ballard; JB-
Jerry Baker; T&SC-Tom & Sherry Collins: .W,G&PC-Wesley, Glenn & Penny Cureton; D&JD-
David & Jan Dauphin: DeK-Debbie DeKeyser; T&JE-Ted & Janet Eubanks,Jr.; JG-Johanna
Grabbe; PH-Paula Haddox; JH-Jane Hamilton; J&BH-Jean & BiI I Harwell; HH-Holly Hobart;
GH-George Howe; P&MJ-T.Paul & Margaret Jones; DM-DAvid Marrack; J&BMa-Jim & Betsy
Massey; J&KMo-Jim & Kevin Morgan; B&AM-Bob & Aileen Moulton; NO-Norma Oates; NP-Noel
PettingelI; DR-Dee Ross; JW-Josiephine Wilkin; E&BW-Edith & Bob Willman; A-par+y of
George & Jane Clayton, T&JE, Rick Goldfarb; B-party of Maryann Chapman, Marilyn Crane,
TE, P&MJ, BM; C-par+y of Fred Collins, Danna Cutts, Annette Johns,Sandy Redd; H-party
of P&MJ, J&KMo,BM; M-party of Fred Collins & Memorial Dr. Methodist Church Beginning
Birdwatching class; P-party of DD,TE,Paul Nimmons & NP; R-party of G&PC,JMo,8M;
BB-Brazosport Birders' field trip; LJ-party of Ann Atkins, PH.SC, Shirley Wright;
OG-Ornithology Group field trip.
A total of 273 species was reported by these observers. This is 31 species more
than were recorded In March, and sets a new all time high fur recent years in the
CLEARING HOUSE NOTES
Mallard: Two drakes in pond behind Galveston newspaper; gr,e'eir+heads, white breasts,
red neck bands; seen in good light from 30 to 50 feet with 20x scope. To my knowledge domestic Mallards have not been Introduced to this pond. Mallard drakes and
hens have been observed in this pond since early fall (fide G&J Clayton).—Ted Eubanks, Jr.
Canvasback: Adult male seen well In water near dike road by all 4 observers. Distinctive white body and head profile clearly noted. Species present in large numbers
at this site all winter. —Noel PettingelI
Scaup, Greater: Single scaup observed with Surf Scoters north of High Island Pier;
bird observed In flight as well as in the water; black head and neck; white breast
and belly; white wing stripe extending through majority of primaries; observed in
excellent light with lOx glasses from 100 feet. —Ted Eubanks, Jr.
Oldsquaw: Male. Slate-blue bill with pinkish, broad, subterminal band. Blackish
head, neck, and anterior belly, except for a grayish area on side of face. White
sides, dark back with rusty scapulars, black tail beginning to "pin". Seen in excellent light at 25 feet. —David Dauphin
HAWK, ROUGH-LEGGED: This hawk has been reported at this location since last fall.
Now, I am sorry to report that survey teams and markers are now in the field along
WiIcrest Dr., so this could mean the last season in this area for this hawk and
the Caracara, and the Swainson's, etc. —Debbie DeKeyser
Falcon, Peregrine: Swooped into treetop as I watched Thrushes at North Blvd. Well
over a foot in perched length; long, pointed, sharply elbowed wings; "sideburns";
five semi-definite dark bands under tall. Distance 60 feet, 5:30 p.m., excellent
light, 7x35 binoculars. —George Howe