Date: 7/16/17 7:51 pm From: 'Lanny and Robin' <snowbunting...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Subject: [NEBirds] Hamilton,Polk and York Counties
Hello Nebraska birders,
Saturday July 15, Robin and I looked in the three corners area of Hamilton, York and Polk Counties for birds, with a little bit of success. I will show you a list of our highlights followed by their details.
Northern Bobwhite (many) Upland Sandpiper (1) Lark Sparrow (at least 2) Song Sparrow (several) Blue Grosbeak (2) Indigo Bunting (2)
We started out our day with dueling Bell's Vireos at the edge of our yard. Saturday's field trip in Hamilton, York and Polk Counties we made at least six stops where we heard at least one Northern Bobwhite each stop. In northeastern Hamilton County we saw an immature male Blue Grosbeak that showed a blue head and blue spots on its otherwise tan breast. Where the three counties come together one mile north of the Big Blue River we heard an Upland Sandpiper. A mile south near the Big Blue River Bridge we saw and heard an Indigo Bunting. Four miles south of the Big Blue River Bridge we saw and heard a Lark Sparrow. On and off for more than twenty minutes Robin could hear it, but we could only catch glimpses of it. Then it flew and landed in bare branches across the ditch from us. We studied it with a scope. Further south we heard another Blue Grosbeak, saw another Indigo Bunting and Robin heard more Lark Sparrows. We heard and/or saw several Song Sparrows through out our bird trip.
Robin added a Lark Sparrow to her Hamilton County list for a new total of 170. I already had Lark Sparrow on my Hamilton County list my total remained at 167. We both added Lark Sparrow to our York County lists. Robin's new total is 156 while mine is 152.
May your birds be lifers and your troubles temporary.
good birding and goodbye,
Lanny Randolph 2028 34th Rd. Minden Nebraska south central Nebraska north central Kearney County snowbunting(at)rcom-ne.com 308-216-0427