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[[blank page]] [[end page]] [[start page]] [[underlined]] April 18 [[/underlined]] Went down to Flour Point, 12 miles below Corpus Christi, and crossed a narrow channel onto a sand island half a mile from shore to look for pelican nests. Thousands were breeding there a few years ago but all have been driven away. The island is flat & covered with grass & weeds & cactus. The pelicans used to nest among the cactus. Saw a few pelicans, herons, gulls & terns & shot an Otocoris on the island. Went over to the Oso Lagoon & waded out to an island where the Great blue herons were breeding, about 50 nests [[strikethrough]] on [[/strikethrough]] with 2, 3 & 4 eggs & a few young. Flour Point & the flat country back of it to the lagoon are all sandy & covered with scrub oaks dwarfed from inland species, & several shrubs, thornless shrubs including a Vaccinium. This side of the Lagoon on the hard clay soil the shrubs are all thorny. Came home in a rain after an all day trip.
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