TurtIe-Dove, Ri nged: Bei)ai re—(l-3)al1 month
Chambers Co.—<l-2)ail month,m. ob.
Dove, Inca: 6 reoorts i"2-100)
Barn-Owl * Common: 3 reports 'I-103
Screecn-uwl, Eastern: 4 reoorts <l-5)
Owl, Great Horned: 4 reports (1-3)
Owl, Barred: 3 reoorts (1-5)
Owl, Short-eared: 3 reports M-3)
Hummingbi rd, Rufous: 3 reports (1-3)
King-fisher, Belted: 6 reports (1-10)
Flicker, Northern! 7 reports (1-40)
Woodpecker, Pileated: 6 reports (1-6)
Woodpecker, Red-be I lied: 11 reports (1-17)
Sapsucker, Yellow-bellied: 10 reports (1-10)
Woodpecker, Hairy: NW Houston—(1)17,C.
Woodpecker, Downy: 8 reports (1-15)
Phoebe, Eastern: 6 reports (1-15)
Jay, Blue: 15 reports (1-50)
Crow, American: 6 reports (4-30).
Chickadee, Carolina: 9 reports (2-20).
Titmouse, Tufted: 7 reports (1-20).
Wren, House: 6 reports (1-8).
Wren, Bewick's: 3. reports <l-3).
Wren, Carolina: 10 reports (1-15).
Wren, Sedge: 4 reports (1-3).
Mockingbird, Northern: 13 reports (1-30).
Catbird, Gray: 4 reports (1-3).
Thrasher, Brown: 8 reports (1-15).
Robin, American: 12 reports (3-3000).
Thrush, Hermit: 5 reports (1-4).
Bluebird, Eastern: 4 reports (3-20).
Gnatcatcher, 81ue-gray: 10 reports (1-10).
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned: 13 reports (2-15).
Pipit, Water: 6 reports (1-200).
Waxwing, Cedar: 4 reports (4-30).
Shrike, Loggerhead: 15 reports (1-30).
Starling, European: 7 reports (5-5000).
Vireo, Solitary: 8 reports (1-4).
Warbler, Orange-crowned: 7 reports (1-20).
Warbler, Yellow-rumped: 14 reports (2-100).
Warbler, Pine: 6 reports (1-20).
Warbler, Palm: 4 reports (1-4).
Yellowthroat, Common: 6 reports (1-10).
Warbler, Wilson's: 4 reports (1 each).
Sparrow, House: 14 reports (1-1000),
Meadowlark, Eastern: 9 reports (1-60).
Blackbird, Red-winged: 10 reports (2-10000).
Blackbird, Rusty: 3 reports (20-250).
Blackbird, Brewer's: 6 reports (4-2500).
Grackle, Boat-tailed: 3 reports <2-20).
Grackle, Great-tailed: 11 reports (2-300).
Grackle, Common: 9 reports (10-2000).
Cowbird, Brown-headed: 7 reports (4-5000).
Tanaoer. Uestern: Houston—(1)8,A (see notes,
12 reports (1-40).
Finch, Purple: 3 reports <l-3).
Siskin, Pine: 3 reports (1-4).
Gold-finch, American: 6 reports (2-200).
Sparrow, Savannah: 11 reports (1-100).
Sparrow, Grasshopper: W. Harr is Co.—(3)21,A.
Sparrow, Seaside: 4 reports (1-10).
Sparrow, Vesper: 4 reports (2-15).
Sparrow, Lark: 3 reports (1-3).
Junco, Dark-eyed: 4 reports (1-30).
Sparrow, Ch ipping: W. Harr is Co.—(20-50)al1 month,m. ob.
Sparrow, Field: 4 reports (1-6).
Sparrow, Harris: W. Harris Co.—<1)2?,J.
Sparrow, White-crowned: 4 reports (1-10).
Sparrow, White-throated: 9 reports (2-50).
Sparow, Fox: 4 reports (1-4).
Sparrow, Lincoln's: 3 reports (1-20).
Sparrow, Swamp: 4 reports (1-8).
Sparrow, Song: W. Harris Co.—(2)29,J.
Longspur, Lapland: 4 reports (25-100).
A<Tommy Michael); B(Randy
D(Maurice Ac Virginia G
Douglas); F(Don Ac Ruthie
H<Marguente Guice Ac Yett
Morgan); Mary Ann Chapman
Bob Ac Peggy Mi I stead; Don
Douglas; Linda Douglas
Pett i nge 1 1 ; Daw i d 8c Jan 0
Edith Willman; Pat Smith
Bob Honig; OG Field Tr
Pinkston); C<Steve Wi11iams);
atltn); E(Don Richardson Ac Gil
Mel ton); G(Jerry Carav iot i s);
a Chapman); KMal Hodges); J(Jim
Emery Froelich; Alma Barrera;
Richardson; Lee Ri chardson; Gil
ark Magruder; Ed Rozenburg; Noel
auphinj Margaret Anderson; Bob Ac
Laura Singleton; Noreen Damude;
p; HAS Field Trip; U.S. Coast
Black Duck: Green bi 1 I , purple speculum; dark body-head
contrast; close to Mottled Duck; seen from 10 yds. in
good light. - Steve Williams.
Harr i s Hawk: Medium size hawk sitting in a tree. Black
■from head to his yellow toes except -for...white leggings.
Black tail with narrow white band seen at base of tail;
rusty wing linings and shoulders. Telescope, binocs; good
light; 150 -ft. - Don Ac Ruthie Melton.
Western Tanager: Dirty yellow head, no eyestripes or
eyer i ngs; con i cal bill - 1arger than Sparrow's, sma)1er
than Grosbeak's; Bird was 6.75 - 7 in. long. Belly was
dirty white. Tail slightly forked. Dark wings with two
th i n, wh i t i sh wingbars. Responded to
rump not seen. 12-25 ft., 5 min.
good 1i gh t.
SPECIAL REPORT TO THE CLEARING HOUSE:
****Poss ible Spotted Redshank**** Sharp Road-W. Harr i s
Co. - Jan. 8, 1984.
Time: 11:30 am
Distance: 150-200 yds.
Optics: Binocs Ac 20X telescope.
Length of observation: 20 min.
Habitat: Rice stubble field with water in furrows.
Appearance: This bird had a stance simi
It was vwry dark both back and front wh
overcast light. The head and neck were
but at first glance out into the field,
an all charcoal colored bird. The
"smooth" color, so possibly there were
By "smooth" I think of a dove's color,
with Lesser Yellowlegs and Killdeer.
about our looking and began to bob
Redshanks bob often when disturbed. It
once appeared to feed with his back t
unable to flush the bird so cannot desc
1ar to yellowlegs.
en seen in bright,
i t appeared to be
col or was not a
some bars on it.
It was in an area
It became nervous
qu i te a bit. All
ialked around and
oward us. We were
r i be the wi ngs.
Size: Length estimated to be 13" - 14". Fairly long legs.
Double the si ze of Kill deer, substant i al1y 1arger than
Lesser Yellowlegs in same fields of view through scope.
Bill: About 2-2 1/2 X the length of the head. Dark
except for a light area near the case, making a somewhat
two-toned bill. It resembled the Greater Yel1 owlegs,
being either straight or sIi oh 11y upturned.
Head and neck: Dark, but not as dark as the body. Faint
Body: Dark charcoal on back with some speckling or at
least some variation. Where wings joined body it seemed
to be pure black. Tail was darker on top than the back.
Front of bi rd was as dark, perhaps darker than back,
perhaps with some barring.
Legs: Orange-red in color - seen several times.
Conclusion: Probable juvenile Spotted Redshank. It had
all the correct markings plus behavior.
- Margaret Anderson
The fol1owi ng bi rds were
details; and, contributors
member of the checklist committee:
submitted without sufficient
shou1d submi t notes to a
Northern: r-reeport jetties—(1)1,Mary Ann
Emery Froelich, Alma Barrera.