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The Spoonbill, Vol. 26, No. 1, May 1977 - Image 12. May 1977. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 24, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/61/show/56.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 26, No. 1, May 1977
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXVI, No. 1, May 1977
Contributor (Local)
  • Jones, Margaret
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date May 1977
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 10, Folder 28
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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 12 Merlin: Whlle driving the grass alongside my alongside for perhaps grasses. The hawk was bent at the elbow and had a dark cap, with a finely streaked and s er gray bands ending in flight for several —T. Paul Jones on "flats" at South Jetty, Galveston, two small hawks rose frot. car. One Immediately dove back Into grass. The other flew 75-100 yards at window height before dropping back into the about 12" long with a wingspan of 20-24". Wings were sharply pointed at ends; steel-gray on top, lighter gray below. Head white area around eye. Back of body was dark gray, front was Ightly buffy. The "longlsh" tall was dark like back with light- n a wide black terminal band. Excellent view of this Merlin seconds in very good light at a close distance of about 5-6'. Merlin: Gray back and banded tail clearly noted on at least one individual (8x50 binoculars), as well as falcon shape and lack of Sparrow Hawk facial markings on all birds seen migrating northward from the Gulf. Five individuals were definitely counted without duplication but probably two or three times that number actually present In this group. Observed 2.2 miles east of FM 2612 and "dump road" on south side of Tex. 87 at Magnolia Ave. (road to beach). —Noel PettingelI. Merlin: Two falcons (I male, I female) observed In Brazoria County on Hwy 35 near the Brazos River; one. female observed on Galveston Island over Sea Isle; pointed wings; heavily barred tails; steel-blue back and crown on male; heavy breast streakings on females; all three Merlins lacked any distinctive facial markings; seen from as close as 10 feet in excellent light with lOx glasses and 20x scope.—Ted Eubanks, Jr. Ra11, VirgInia: RaiIs observed in Freeport marsh near Quintana; half size of Clapper or King Rail; rich chestnut coloration and long beak eliminates both Sora and Yellow Rails; from as close as 40 feet with lOx glasses in excellent light.—Tec Eubanks,Jr. RaiI, VIrg1n1 a: All birds seen flying—long —Noel PettingelI bill and much smaller than King/Clapper. Rail, Yellow: This small, stubby-billed, yellowish rail showed a large white wingpatch as it flushed 10 feet away in good light. Consider the High Island marsh an unusual location for this bird. —David Dauphin REEVE: Observed for about 6 minutes at a range of about 12 yards while the bird was feeding. She was near 3 Lesser Yellowlegs. Appeared shorter legged, but longer bodied and heavier than the Yellowlegs. Back, wing and tail - buffy brown; back had "chain" pattern; dull orangish legs; beak - black with orangish yellow base. Upper breast and lower neck streaked with buffy brown. When the bird flew we observed white edges on the rump. Observed in bright sunlight with 8x50 and 10x50 binoculars. — Larry & Martha Ballard. Sandpiper, Baird's: Buffy-brown, peep-sized sandpiper; smaller than adjacent Pectorals; larger than Western and Semlpalmated sandpipers nearby; black tegs; wing- tips extending markedly beyond the tail; birds picked for food, never probed; Baird's walked and fed in a more horizontal position than sandpipers nearby; in flight dark rump and dark inner rectrlces observed; birds seen in short grass field bordering a mudflat; from 15 feet In excellent light with lOx glasses and 20x scopt. —Ted Eubank Baird'-s Sandpiper: Legs dark and posture less upright than Pectoral. Breast not as sharply defined as Pectoral and central tail feathers and rump dark in flight. Also picked rather than probed when feeding. Seen at NE corner of ll-mi. (Nottingham Ranch) and Stewart Roads by all observers. —Noel Pettingel I Godwlt, Hudsonian: Seen with thousands of■Dowitchers in flooded field just east of the Anahuac Refuge cut-off road. Plumage was between spring and fall, but when the bird was flushed the white at the base of the tall was the give-away. Holly Hobart, Debbie DeKeyser, Bob Moulton and Jim Morgan. Excellent DeKeyser Observers: light. —Debbie Phalarope, Wilson's: Single Wilson's Phalarope in winter plumage observed In tidal pool near swing bridge at High Island; thin, stiletto-beak; grayish back; drab brown wings; immaculate white undersides; "phaI arope-eye Iine" through eye; white rump; whitish-gray tail; bird spun In characteristic phalarope style while feeding, also fed by swishing back'and forth in water Avocet-like; in excellent light from 20 feet with 20x scope. —Ted Eubanks, Jr. Ani, Groove-biI led: Seen in Galveston near Ferry Landing. Heard calling, saw perched and flying for about 5 minutes at 50 yards with binoculars and telescope.—Fred Collin WREN, WINTER: Seen at 40 feet in shady riparian woodland. Tiny russet-colored wren with short tail held almost perpendicular to back. Gave several short notes similar to those of a song sparrow. I was not able to see It with binoculars, but a few min-