Date: 10/9/18 9:12 am
From: Mary Clausen <mkclausen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Zorinski Lk, Douglas Co.
We do not have photos of this bird. W did compare it to pictures in Sibley
app book.

Mary Clausen
La Vista


On Tue, Oct 2, 2018, 10:09 PM Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <
<NEBirds...> wrote:

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> Wow. Intriguing sighting.
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> If confirmed it would be one of the earliest on record for the entire
> Midwest/Great Plains region.
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> Looking forward to viewing photos obtained of this bird.
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> Good birding.
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> Justin Rink
> Midtown Omaha, Douglas Co., NE
> <spindalis79...>
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> On ‎Tuesday‎, ‎October‎ ‎2‎, ‎2018‎ ‎06‎:‎41‎:‎53‎ ‎PM‎ ‎CDT, 'Elliott
> Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
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> Hello everyone,
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> This morning (and into the early afternoon), Mary Clausen and I hiked the
> entire nine [9] mile loop around Zorinski Lk in Douglas Co. The best
> finding was a *Black-legged Kittiwake* (see below for the documentation)
> but there were a number of other notable sightings as well. In total, 45
> species were seen including:
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> *Canada Gs.* [X]; a *Mute Swan* of questionable origin; *Wood Duck* [1];
> *Mallard* [X]; *DC’d Cormorant* [300]; *Amer Wht Pelican* [250]; *Grt.
> Blue Heron* [6]; *Grt. Egret* [10]; *Cattle Egret* [1]; *Snowy Egret*
> [1]; *Broad-winged Hk* [1]; *RT’d Hk* [1]; *Grt. Yellowlegs* [1]; *Willet*
> [1]; *Blk-legged Kittiwake* [1]****; *Franklin’s Gull *[250+]; *Ring-billed
> Gull* [3]; *Herring Gull* [1]; *Mourning Dove* [X]; *Belted Kingfisher*
> [1-2]; *Red-bellied Woodpecker* [X]; *Downy Woodpecker* [X]; *Hairy
> Woodpecker* [2]; *No. Flicker* [X]; *Blue-headed Vireo* [1]; *Blue Jay*
> [X]; *Amer. Crow* [X]; *Tree Swallow* [8]; *Barn Swallow* [100+]; *Blk-capped
> Chickadee* [X]; *Wht-brst’d Nuthatch* [X]; *RC’d Kinglet* [6]; *Amer.
> Robin *[X]; *Gray Catbird* [2]; *Brn Thrasher* [1]; *Org-crowned Warbler*
> [2]; *Com. Yellowtht* [1]; *YR’d Warbler* [50]; *Vesper Sparrow* [1]; *Song
> Sparrow* [2]; *Lincoln’s Sparrow* [2]; *No. Cardinal* [X]; *Com. Grackle*
> [3]; *Amer Goldfinch* [X].
>
> **= Gull sp. that was larger than the Franklin’s Gulls but slightly
> smaller than the Ring-billed Gulls that it was flying with. The wing tips
> were entirely black (i.e. with no white mirrors) and the all yellow bill
> was shorter than that of the RB’d and Franklin’s Gulls. The Gull had a
> black ear ‘smudge’ and exhibited a more buoyant flight than did the FrGu’s
> or the RBGu that were in proximity. The leg color could not be seen as the
> bird remained in flight over the Lk for the entire time (several minutes)
> that it was being observed before flying off over the Lk.
>
> Elliott Bedows,
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> Bellevue, Sarpy Co.
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