Here’s the report I mentioned -- from the birding hotline.
> On Aug 30, 2017, at 12:05 AM, FreeLists Mailing List Manager <ecartis...> wrote: > > texbirds Digest Tue, 29 Aug 2017 Volume: 06 Issue: 236 > > In This Issue: > [texbirds] Sabine's Gull, Lake Travis (Travis Co.) > [texbirds] Re: City of Mission passes resolution in oppositi > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > From: Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...> > Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2017 12:04:04 -0500 > Subject: [texbirds] Sabine's Gull, Lake Travis (Travis Co.) > > Hello all, > Arman Moreno discovered a juvenile Sabine's Gull on Sunday, 27 August, at > Mansfield Dam Park on Lake Travis. Despite being very difficult to pin > down, it continues today. It appeared this morning at 9:17 AM, from the > west, and worked the cove to the west of the point for a few minutes before > flying back west and out of sight. It appears to have a pattern for > foraging along the south shore of the lake in the morning and evening, at > which point it makes its way as far east as the Mansfield Dam. I believe it > was observed last evening after 7:00 PM. So within the 9 o'clock and 7 > o'clock hour will be your best odds. > > Across the lake at Windy Pt., the 4 Common Terns were actively flying back > and forth along the shoreline, though relatively high off of the water. No > Royal or Least Terns were detected during my short visit. > > Happy chasing! > Justin Bosler > Austin, TX > > -- > > [image: photo] > *Justin Bosler* > Wildlife Biologist > 512-534-9651 | <justin.bosler...> > Austin, TX 78735 > > > > ------------------------------ > > From: <bertf...> > Subject: [texbirds] Re: City of Mission passes resolution in opposition to the > Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2017 15:56:24 -0500 > > I received a number of positive comments about my post, so I thought I'd add > a few more details. Mission is not the only border city with such a > resolution. I've been told there will be 8+ more resolutions by > mid-September. Here are some published stories of resolutions already > passed: > "Brownsville City Commission passes resolution against wall" -- > http://www.themonitor.com/news/article_5e19f3bc-772c-11e7-bd36-c330732a2fdb. > html > "Mission passes anti-border wall resolution" > http://www.themonitor.com/news/article_352e6b4c-8c60-11e7-bec7-87a1ac16e685. > html > "El Paso City Council 'denounces' border wall" > http://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/politics/2017/04/04/el-paso-city-counc > il-denounces-border-wall/100028586/ > Eagle Pass City Council approves Resolution opposing President Trump's > Border Wall Executive Order > http://www.epbusinessjournal.com/2017/02/eagle-pass-city-council-approves-re > solution-opposing-president-trumps-border-wall-executive-order/ > Hidalgo County Commissioners Pass Resolution Opposing The Construction of a > Border Wall > http://www.rgvproud.com/news/local-news/hidalgo-county-commissioners-pass-re > solution-opposing-the-construction-of-a-border-wall/705145004 > If anyone wants to pass my comments on to other news agencies, > organizations, or individuals, you have my permission. > Bert Frenz > Mission, TX 78572 > <Bert2...> > www.bafrenz.com > > -----Original Message----- > From: <texbirds-bounce...> [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>] > On Behalf Of <bertf...> > Sent: Monday, August 28, 2017 6:11 PM > To: <texbirds...> > Subject: [texbirds] City of Mission passes resolution in opposition to the > border wall > > Texbirders, > This afternoon the City Council of Mission passed a strong resolution "in > opposition of building border infrastructure, including walls, levees or > fences along the US-Mexico border." > > My wife and I attended the city council meeting this afternoon. The entire > 1-1/2 page resolution was read before the council voted their approval, > followed by enthusiastic applause by a standing-room only crowd of > supporters. > > I have a printed copy of the well-worded resolution. It especially > highlights its opposition to the isolation of historic La Lomita Chapel and > the loss of revenue from ecotourism from The National Butterfly Center, The > World Birding Center Headquarters and Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park. > It states that many Winter Texans choose Mission over other locations for > its unique attractions (that is why our home is in Mission). It recognizes > the potential loss of seasonal revenues and taxes generated by popular RV > parks, restaurants and attractions south of the proposed Wall. > > The resolution further states that "additional border infrastructure would > do nothing to improve the effectiveness of deterrence, security, or any > other justification used for the construction of the wall." It states, "The > allocated resources for the infrastructure would be better utilized by > providing more cost effective methods of enforcing immigration policies, > such as technology and additional personnel." > > The next paragraph surprised me because I was not aware of how much land was > involved. The resolution states, "the proposed border wall will leave > hundreds of thousands of acres of US land on the other side of the wall, . > The border wall would cut off large swaths of land and divide > privately-owned property ." > > In another paragraph, it states, "the wall would cause serious environmental > damage to the ecosystem of the Rio Grande Valley by increasing emissions, > cutting off natural water flows, and disturbing wildlife migration routes." > > The resolution passed unanimously. > > Bert Frenz > Mission, TX > <Bert2...> > www.bafrenz.com > > > > ------------------------------ > > End of texbirds Digest V6 #236 > ****************************** >