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The Spoonbill, Vol. 10, No. 12, April 1961 - Image 2. April 1961. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 20, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/6101/show/6090.

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(April 1961). The Spoonbill, Vol. 10, No. 12, April 1961 - Image 2. Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/6101/show/6090

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 10, No. 12, April 1961
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. X, No. 12, April 1961
Contributor (Local)
  • Deshayes, Mabel
  • Deshayes, Bob
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date April 1961
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 15
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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 2 SPRING COUNT, contd. Menu:- Filet Mignon w/ Baked Potato $2.75. Assorted Sea Food or Chicken Platter w/ French Fries $1.75. All.meals come w/ Shrimp Cocktail, Chefs Salad Bowl and Dessert. Bring correct change for meal plus tip. Checkers for SPRING COUNT are Joe Heiser Armand Yramategui. Compiler for SPOONBILLS J. R. Deshayes. May 9 May 21 May 28 (Tuesday) Regular Meeting of ONC. social hour and refreshments. Annual meeting, installation of new officers, (Sunday) ONC Field Trip, A Visit to the Spoonbills, led by Trevor Ben Feltner and Dudley A. Deaver. (Sunday) OG Field Trip under the leadership of Mrs. Linda Snyder, be announced in May SPOONBILL. Details to LETTERS'. TO, THE EDITOR Dear Bob and Mabels Your quote of Roger Barton (flewark-Sun. News 31/27/60 was interesting. He say3' "list keeping can present problems if it gets out of hand". How true I I confine my lists to aivery limited area> thus eliminating the more expensive field trips. I have 34 volumes of notes. If I did not use a. fixed system together with cheek- list numbers instead of name and symbols for words, etc., the notes would be 50 times as lengthy,, entirely "out of hand" and worthless.- - Arlie K. McKay Dear Mabel and Bobs: Our bird came back, the "Eskimo Curlew". We had seen it from March 22 through April 26, 1959 (?it" or several — but never more than one at a time). We got a- good sight record on April 4, I960, and a report on April 7. No photographs were taken. This year we laid plans for the "Ourlew watch" as we dubbed it. Got a photographer interested, set up a blind, contacted property owners, and arranged for regular coverage by competent birders. One of the watchers, Mr.Harvey Patton, contacted me at 3;00 p.m. Friday, March 31, saying he had sighted the bird at 31:15 a.m. that day. He is an excellent field■observer but had not seen the bird before. After questioning him, I was convincedihat he had a "strange curlew". Dr. George Lowery of LouisianaState University had come over from Baton Rouge in I960 to look for the bird, but he had not seen it. He had asked me to contact him if we had a.1961 record. I immediately telephoned him and then called Horace Jeter at Shreveport, who is a really great field man. We made plans to meet on Galveston Island the next day,-Saturday, April 1, 1961, at noon, or as soon as they eould make the trip. We got to Galveston Island, Nancy and 1 and ax friend photographer, Mr. Charles Melhtire with aa400 MM Leicailoaded with Ektachrome. We found the bird by 9:00 aim., observed it until 11:00 am., flushed it three times, took a few pictures from too far away. Dr. & Mrs. Lowery, Jeter, and Jim Stewart from Shreveport, another excellent field man, arrived about 1:00 p.m. Charles, Nancy and 1 had relocated the bird again and had it under observation at 100 yards. (We were concealed in a pig sty, complete with a sow and litter - and aromas; the things we do for Ornithology.) We escorted George and Jean Lowery, Jeter, Stewart, and John O'Neill to the hospitality of our sty. At first a-depression set in on me as the light was poor and the bird fed farther away and all they could see was a small mandible. My dreams began to fade. We decided to erawl on all fours to approach the flock. The four of us (Lowery, Jeter, Stewart, and me), set out from our pig haven crawling on all fours across a cow pasture on Galveston Island (with its inherent hazards present in good numbers). Charles Melntire took another route for better light. John O'Neill, Nancy and Jean cheered us on (They, disloyally, moved out of the sty to a fence). We compressed the floek, composed of four L. B. Curlews, two Whimbrels, and of all things, a Marbled Godwit (which soon deserted us, although he was with the flock all morning and on the previous day). There were Golden Plovers and Pectoral Sandpipers about. The flock fed rear a. fence line with some salt cedars in the background. It was brilliant sunlight with the sun to our back. We were at 175". We could see the thin small curlew mandible, the distinct buffy color, the small delicate size. We compared it directly with a. L. B. Curlew and Whimbrel in our 3OXBAL. We eould see the median stripe, finer than on a, Whimbrel. The indistinct but clean eye stripe was buffy.. The bird was a bit darker, overall, than the Whimbrel and L. B.. Ourlew. The crissum was ochre.