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The Spoonbill, Vol. 25, No. 9, January 1976 - Image 2. January 1976. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 23, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/6876/show/6863.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 25, No. 9, January 1976
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXV, No. 9, January 1976
Contributor (Local)
  • Jones, Margaret
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date January 1976
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 10, Folder 25
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Original Collection Outdoor Nature Club Records
Digital Collection Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript Page 2 PAST EVENTS by Glenn Cureton The Ornithology Group's December 13 field trip to the Houston Lighting & Power cooling ponds turned out to be educational as well as exciting. Our able leader, Ben Feltner, pointed out two identification difficulties: double-crested versus olivaceous cormorants, and horned versus eared grebes. Double-crested and olivaceous cormorants flew side by side, perched on adjacent posts, and swam near each other, magnifying their differences in size, color, and form. One horned grebe was seen and compared with the much more numerous eared grebes. The highlight of the day came fairly early, before we even entered the locked gates: a male olds<?uaw duck, lacking full adult plumage, gave every observer close, detailed looks, both in the water and in flight. Other noteworthy sightings were several common goldeneyes, buffleheads, and an osprey (at Old River). Although no western grebes or rock wrens were seen, the day could certainly be called successful with a total of 70 species. UNUSUAL VISITORS AT SEA For several months Marilyn Crane's job (Paleontologist for Exxon) has taken her, for a week each time, several times to an exploration rig, Pacesetter III, 40 miles south of Grand Isle, La. During the week of October 13 to 20, last fall, with north winds blowing, Marilyn was surprised (to say the least!) to see the following birds appear during this time: Cattle Egrets (2), Green Heron, American coot. House Wren, Winter Wren, Long-billed Marsh Wrens (2), Mourning dove, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Mockingbird, Catbird, Brown Thrasher, Kentucky Warbler, Yellowthroat (4), Cape May Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Redstart, Myrtle Warbler, NashviIle Warbler, Palm Warbler, Slate-colored Junco, Lincoln's Sparrow. During a subsequent week, sometime later, with no north wind, she saw only five visitors: Mockingbird, Cape May Warbler, Groove-billed Anl, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Black- throated Green Warbler. Marilyn says there were insects aplenty during this time (especially during the north winds), and some of the birds stayed several days, some the entire week she was'there. AROUND AMD ABOUT ** Last month we reported that Nancy Moore of Wichita FalIs had sent word of their visitor, the Northern Shrike, via ham radio operators. For the information of any of our readers outside the Houston area who have access to this means of communication about a rare bird in the state, we want to say that in the Houston area, Margaret Anderson - 2913 Amherst, Houston, Texas 77005, AC7I3 668-6405 - will relay the message to birders on our Rare Bird Alert list; and Bessie Cornelius - 720 Wade, Beaumont, Texas 77706, AC7I3 892-6930 - will do the same In the Beaumont-Orange area. And many thanks to the hams in the state who are so obliging. ** A youngster close to your editor received as a Christmas gift, a Little Golden Book, that is delightful, called "Birds, A Child's First Book About Our Most Familiar Birds" by Watson & Wilkin. If you have a young one who Is a Little Golden Book age, get this for him (her - them?), it is a delightful way to introduce them to the joys of birding. ** Avis Brister is fast gaining a well-deserved reputation as a spokesman (pardon! - spokeswoman.? — spokesbirder??) at various organizations, schoolrooms, or garden clubs on "Hbw to Attract Birds to Your Garden'.'. This month she has given her slide-talk shov to the Texas Star Garden Club of Spring Branch, and the Inverness Forest Garden Cluk, near Spring, Texas. We need some more volunteers eager to spread "the word". If you are interested in working up an informative program (alone, or as a team) on any aspect of birding, contact Avis - 681-6456. There are many, many organizations eage" for speakers at'.their meetings, and the more on our "speaker team", the more people we can reach with our message that "Birding is a Fun Hobby". ** Of all the birds resident in our area, none Is more exotic or more desired by visitors than the Jacanas at Maner Lake. On a recent visit, P&MJ saw 8 adults and 3 irom. while out In a boat with Joe DeLeon, guide (we were searching for tbe Masked Duck, reposed by Barbara and John Ribble of Austin, unfortunately with-no luck). Mike Wicker, the manager, told us that at least 35 Jacanas, including many young, had been seen during the summer. Maner Lake, as most of you know, is a private Brown & Root hunting and fishing preserve. If there Is a guide and boat available they are happy to take