Date: 11/4/17 1:11 pm From: Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Subject: [NEBirds] Douglas Co. - W-w Dove, Etc.
On 11/1 I paid a visit to Jon and Rachel Hall in search of their White-winged Dove (an elusive county nemesis of mine). After a few waves of feeder birds and a couple rounds of perched Accipiters, the WHITE-WINGED DOVE finally made an appearance at 12:56pm.
On my way back I stopped briefly at Lake Zorinsky. While scanning for a brief time, a flock of seven RED CROSSBILLS flew over.
During the afternoon I made my way to Carter Lake- A few species included....
-1 Lesser Scaup
-26 Hooded Merganser
-5 Bonaparte's Gull (FOS)
-18 Ring-billed Gull
-1 Herring Gull (1st cycle)
-1 Yellow-rumped Warbler
With the sun beginning to sink in the west, I zipped over to Bennington Lake.
-3 Cackling Goose (FOS)
-11 Northern Shoveler
-2 Ruddy Duck
-4 Franklin's Gull
-500 Ring-billed Gull
-5 Herring Gull (3 first cycle, 1 second cycle, 1 adult)
I tried my luck at Lauritzen Gardens hoping for a Red Crossbill. However, their inventory of flora focuses mainly on deciduous trees and herbaceous perennials, leaving little room for cone-yielding conifers. I did however find an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER among 27 species.
I tromped around Forest Lawn Cemetery during the afternoon. A noticeable decrease in RED CROSSBILLS was observed when compared to the immense numbers last week. I only discovered eleven (11) RED CROSSBILLS. It seems that House Finches have now taken the place of these birds, as these finches were quite numerous.
I ended up tallying 31 species, but I had to diligently work for them. Among these were both KINGLETS, WINTER WREN, TUFTED TITMOUSE, and a heard only YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER.
If you wish, you can view these lists in detail on eBird.
Justin RinkMidtown Omaha, Douglas Co., <NEspindalis79...>