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The Spoonbill, Vol. 18, No. 5, September 1969 - Image 1. September 1969. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 18, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/911/show/901.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 18, No. 5, September 1969
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XVIII, No. 5, September 1969
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date September 1969
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 10, Folder 4
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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 VOLUME XVIII, No. 5 September, 1969 _ PUBLISHED BY THE ORHITHOLOGY GROUP, OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB, HOUSTOH, TEXAS GREEK VIOLET-EAR IH AUSTIN SEEN BY MANY HOUSTON BIRDERS - by Noel Pettingell On August 24 a strange hummingbird was discovered by Nila Ruth (Mrs, Ken) Copeland among the many Ruby-throats feeding around her house at 4404 Stearns Lane, Three days later (Aug, 27) Mexican bird expert Edgar Kincaid identified the vagrant hummer as a Green Violet-ear (Colibri thalassinus), also confirming it as a fully "sanitary" stray (i.e., not an escapee) in excellent adult male plumage. The normal range of this species is central Mexican mountain forests at about 6,000 feet (from Jalisco and San Luis Potosi southward). Mr, Kincaid's announcement started an immediate "bird rush" to the site of the "discovery". Scores of local and out-of-town birders converged upon Mrs. Copeland0s home overlooking the picturesque Barton Creek Valley in order to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! adding an accidental species to their life lists. On Sept, 2 numerous colored portraits of the Violet-ear were taken by two photographers from Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine, one of which may appear on the cover along with others accompanying an article in a forthcoming issue. Having never seen an accidental species in the U.S., the writer took advantage of this splendid opportunity on Sept. 3 and was rewarded by five appearances of Lifer #492 at a feeder in the Copelands' beautifully-planted back yard from 8840 to 10s55 AM. By noon of this day at least 82 people had taken advantage of Mrs. Copeland's hospitality and viewed this exquisitely-plumaged feathered visitor from Mexico, The only other published record of this species north of Mexico occurred on April 14, 1964 near San Benito (Cameron Co.), Texas when C, E„ Hudson, Jr. and Ray Fleetwood (of Santa Ana Refuge) saw a hummingbird which Mr. Hudson described in a letter to Edgar Kincaid as a Green Violet-ear, The letter with complete details of the observation was published in the Texas Ornithological Sooie-byNewsletter of June 15, 1964 (page 8) and the report appeared in Audubon Field Notes, Aug.1964 (page 470). RESULTS OF EIGHT-MONTH STUDY OF THE GOLDEH EAGLE - Published by Dept. of Interior A Texas Technological College research team of scientists — including a biologist, ornithologist, wildlife management expert and livestock specialist ~ issued a length/report based upon an eight-month study of the golden eagle as a predator. Although many things were learned, the scientist pointed out the necessity for further study before definite conclusions can be reached. The study was sponsored by the Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife, the National Audubon Society and the Rational Wool Growers Association through a grant to Texas lech's International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies. Participating in the 1968 study were Biology Professor Robert L. Packard and Wildlife Management Professor Eric G. Bolen as project leaders. Working with them were Professor M. Kent Rylander, ornithologist, and Professor Frank A, Hudson, professor of animal science.