Date: 9/6/20 1:52 pm
From: Keith Arnold <kbarnold2...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Travis County's First Red Phalarope - McClendon notes
Ouch - right species, wrong record: TPRF no. 0171 is the correct entry, but
discoverer is given as person(s) unknown

My apologies for the confusion.

KAA


On Sun, Sep 6, 2020 at 3:38 PM Keith Arnold <kbarnold2...> wrote:

> The 1975 Red Phalarope, TPRF no. 0098, was discovered by Alma Barrera; Ed
> Kutac took the 5x7 color photo as and is credited As submitting the (only)
> report.
>
> If any of these details are incorrect, please let me know.
>
> Keith Arnold
>
> On Sun, Sep 6, 2020 at 9:47 AM Chuck Sexton <gcwarbler...>
> wrote:
>
>> TexBirders,
>>
>>
>>
>> On behalf of Travis Audubon and Texas Ornithological Society, I am
>> currently the custodian of the personal bird records of Mary Ann McClendon,
>> one of the best records keepers in the history of TAS through the 1950s,
>> 60s, and 70s. Two pieces in this collection address Travis County’s first
>> Red Phalarope:
>>
>>
>>
>> (1) Mary Ann maintained a long series of 3x5 notecards by individual
>> bird species on which she made hand-written notes of her own sightings and
>> other interesting records. The two cards for Red Phalarope are transcribed
>> below. Note: “Platt’s” refers to Hornsby Bend Wastewater Treatment
>> Facility; “Walenta’s” refers to the former Williamson Creek Wastewater
>> Treatment Facility in south Austin, now part of the Jimmy Clay Golf
>> Course. You’ll note that she mentions an apparent photo (by whom?) in the
>> Texas Photo Record File at TAMU:
>>
>> - - - - -
>>
>> Phalarope; Red
>>
>> - - - - -
>>
>> 1st report* Sept. 16, 1963 @ Platt’s ponds. Caught by John Rowlett &
>> identified by Edgar Kincaid.
>>
>> * In A&M’s Bird Photo Record File (see list in T.O.S. - March 1980)
>>
>> - - - - -
>>
>> Sept. 13, 1975 - Report. (I did not see.)
>>
>> - - - - -
>>
>> 1 Red at Platt’s - 3rd week of Sept. 1975. I saw it Sept. 23.
>>
>> - - - - -
>>
>> I identified one @ Walenta’s Sept. 9, 1974. Andrew Stewart said it was a
>> Northern.
>>
>> - - - - -
>>
>> A Red Phalarope was at Platt’s for at least a week. I saw it Sept. 23,
>> 1975.
>>
>> - - - - -
>>
>> One Red Phalarope was seen at Mitchell Lake (San Antonio Sewage disposal
>> lake) Nov. 18, 1975.
>>
>> - - - - -
>>
>> Sept. 25, 1965 - I saw 1 fem @ Platt’s again on Sept. 27, 1965.
>>
>> [Ed. Note: This entry is out of sequence and may refer to 1975. ???]
>>
>> - - - - -
>>
>> One collected by Terry Maxwell at San Angelo, Oct. 9, 1976.
>>
>> - - - - -
>>
>> Oct. 11, 1969 - I saw 1 (larger than Northern) at Platt’s.
>>
>> - - - - -
>>
>> Sept. 19, 1973 - I saw 1 with B. Ribble, Bob Hill, Rhea Williams, Ed
>> Kutac, Rose Ann Rowlett, & Susan [sic] Winkler at Platt’s.
>>
>> - - - - -
>>
>> Oct. 5, 1976 - Nila Copeland & I saw one at Platt’s.
>>
>> - - - - -
>>
>>
>>
>> (2) Mary Ann also compiled type-written chronological notes of her own
>> daily birding highlights. For Sept. 16, 1963 (not “Sept. 15”), she lists:
>>
>> “Red phalerope, Northern phalerope, Ruddy turnstone; [at] Sewer
>> (Platt’s), [with] Poncho/ John R.”
>>
>> [“Poncho” = Frank Oatman; “John R.” = John Rowlett]
>>
>>
>>
>> Chuck Sexton
>>
>> Austin, TX
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