Date: 5/15/17 6:32 pm
From: Matthew Sittel <mcs_birds...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Sarpy Count
Timing is everything. I found a pair of yellow billed cuckoos Sunday morning on Boardwalk Trail in Fontenelle Forest. One day late admittedly, but I heard them calling and visually saw a pair take flight.

Matthew C. Sittel
<matthewsittel...>

> On May 15, 2017, at 19:13, Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
> This year's Sarpy County Count was one of the lowest we have had in the
> past 14 years - 134 species. Some years we have had 170+.
>
> Highlights:
> - 22 warbler species (we have had as high as 28 in some years)
> - Both Tanagers
> - Connecticut Warbler
> - Veery
> - Blue Grosbeak
> - Acadian Flycatcher
> - Sora
> - Black Tern
>
> Passerines are kind of missing this spring and with the winds and dense
> foliage it makes it even more difficult.
>
> A few of the more obvious missed species:
>
> - Shrike
> - Fewer shorebirds than usual
> - No Least or Forster's Terns (some years we also have also had Caspian)
> - No Gulls
> - Horned Lark
> - No Egrets or Green Heron
> - Yellow-billed Cuckoo missing
> - Ruby-crowned Kinglet missing
> - Ducks missing
> - No Blackburnian, Black-throated Green or Mourning Warblers
>
> Now we will have to wait and see what the NOU outings turn up this weekend.
>
> Clem Klaphake
> Sarpy County
>

 
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