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The Chat Volume 44 Number 4 (Fall 1980)

Front Matter

Cover of The Chat Volume 44 Number 4 (Fall 1980)Cover J. Foster Scott, of the Dare County Tourist Bureau, Manteo, N.C., photographed an immature Bridled Tern in the flooded campground at Buxton on 7 September 1979, following the passage of Hurricane David. The picture first appeared in The Coastland Times.

Table of Contents


Bird Sightings Associated with Hurricane David. John O. Fussell III and Alice Allen-Grimes pp 89–100

Backyard Birding

...with Gail T. Whitehurst pp 101–102

CBC Roundtable

...with Louis C. Fink pp 103,120

General Field Notes

Two Records of the Prairie Falcon for Northwestern South Carolina Harry E. LeGrand Jr. pp 104–105

Probable Sight Record of an Ivory Gull in North Carolina David S. Lee pp 105–106

First North Carolina Record of a Band-tailed Pigeon. Maxilla Evans pp 106–107

Nectar Robbing by Orchard Orioles Joseph M. Wunderle Jr. pp 107–108

Second Winter Record of Indigo Bunting in South Carolina. Paul B. Hamel, Ellen D. Ketterson, and Val Nolan Jr. pp 108–109

Dark-eyed (Carolina) Junco Nest on Sassafras Mountain in South Carolina Paul B. Hamel, Sidney A. Gauthreaux Jr., and Ethel Floyd pp 109–111

Distraction Display of Chipping Sparrow David S. Lee pp 111–112

Red-tailed Hawk Snatches Bird in Flight Gail T. Whitehurst p 112

Briefs for the Files

Spring 1980 Harry E. LeGrand, Jr. pp 113–118


Book Reviews pp 118–120


Index to The Chat—Volume 44 pp 121–126

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