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9/23/17 6:41 pm Paula Hoppe <pao.hoppe...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Sandhill Cranes at Lake Wanahoo
9/23/17 4:46 pm <pastorpaultdunbar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Black-throated Blue
9/23/17 4:40 pm 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Carolina wren and hummers
9/23/17 4:03 pm Lisa Sullivan <789popbirdfine...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Carolina wren and hummers
9/23/17 11:45 am <catpit...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Screech Owl & Hummingbirds
9/23/17 5:11 am <lutherhaige...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Screech Owl & Hummingbirds
9/22/17 10:27 am <prairysky...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Black-headed Grosbeak - Northern Bobwhite
9/21/17 9:08 pm Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Re: Banner County
9/21/17 7:39 pm <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: Banner County
9/21/17 6:07 pm 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Binocular Question
9/21/17 5:51 am silcock <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Oops
9/21/17 5:19 am silcock <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Sabine'ses
9/20/17 8:40 pm Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Banner County
9/20/17 7:52 pm Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Mercer Woods Musings 9/17-9/20
9/20/17 6:51 pm John Carlini <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Sabine's Gulls at Branched Oak Lake SRA 9/20
9/20/17 6:47 pm <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Sabine's Gulls at Branched Oak Lake SRA 9/20
9/20/17 3:01 pm <SCHMID_R...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] migrants (PHVI, MAWA, BBWA, BLBW, BTNW, CSWA)
9/20/17 1:52 pm <esaterojarvi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: Binocular Question
9/20/17 12:58 pm <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] e-Bird Alerts
9/20/17 12:34 pm 'Greg Stoiber' <gregst7...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Binocular Question
9/20/17 9:45 am <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Ogallala NOU tally updated
9/19/17 9:23 pm <jonathannikkila...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: Pine Warbler
9/19/17 9:23 pm <jonathannikkila...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: Pine Warbler
9/19/17 8:33 pm Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Pine Warbler
9/19/17 6:02 pm Marsha Nyffeler <marshanyffeler...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] nighthawks
9/19/17 2:57 pm Danny Akers <birdmandan1231...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Ferruginous Hawk - Harlan Co.
9/19/17 1:49 pm Moni Usasz <musasz...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Recent birding
9/19/17 1:14 pm 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] BTNW - Bellevue
9/19/17 12:51 pm Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Items
9/19/17 8:46 am <jim_ochsner...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Grosbeak
9/19/17 8:06 am Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Fwd: Write-up page on NOU
9/19/17 6:51 am <jim_ochsner...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] NOU News Story
9/18/17 4:47 pm Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: Green-tailed Towhees in Banner County
9/18/17 4:28 pm <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Green-tailed Towhees in Banner County
9/18/17 6:10 am 'Jerry Toll' <geritol48...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Hitchcock banding station.
9/18/17 5:05 am <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: NOU Fall Meeting
9/18/17 4:55 am <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: NOU Species Tally
9/17/17 8:35 pm William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] NOU Fall Meeting
9/17/17 7:43 pm Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] NOU Fall Meeting
9/17/17 5:26 pm Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Lake Ogallala no longer good for gulls
9/17/17 3:49 pm Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] GBBG flew
9/17/17 3:43 pm <SCHMID_R...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] migrants at Walnut Grove - 8 warbler spp
9/17/17 3:22 pm Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] GBBG in close
9/17/17 2:52 pm 'Kathy DeLara' <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] NOU Species Tally
9/17/17 1:45 pm Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL in Lemoyne
9/17/17 5:04 am <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] NOU meeting: Deuel Co field trip
9/16/17 6:26 pm 'Walker, TJ' <thomas.walker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] RFI -- SAGU at Lemoyne?
9/16/17 6:09 pm Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] RFI -- SAGU at Lemoyne?
9/15/17 6:41 am Kim Janes <kmsjanes...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Beware the fat dog
9/14/17 9:23 pm Loren Padelford <lpdlfrd...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Kimball County Birds
9/14/17 7:00 pm <prairysky...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: Southern Nebraska
9/14/17 5:23 pm Rick <urbanfishbird...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Pacific wren
9/14/17 4:53 pm 'Jim Ochsner' <jim_ochsner...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Beware the fat dog
9/14/17 4:28 pm <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Beware the fat dog
9/14/17 4:16 pm <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Deuel County
9/14/17 6:20 am William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Southern Nebraska
9/14/17 6:10 am 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Southern Nebraska
9/13/17 8:48 pm Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Southern Nebraska
9/13/17 6:56 pm Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Wilderness warblers (incl. probable 'Calaveras' Warbler)
9/13/17 7:37 am Ed Brogie <ebrogie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Wildcat Hills Banding Station report
9/12/17 7:06 pm <atziegelbauer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Wildcat Hills Banding Station report
9/11/17 9:42 pm '<jwhall2...>' <jwhall2...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Fw: eBird Report - Wehrspann/Chalco Hills, Sep 11, 2017
9/11/17 10:22 am 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Stagecoach L drawdown - late season shorebirding?
9/9/17 9:03 pm Loren Padelford <lpdlfrd...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Bellevue Birds
9/9/17 7:39 pm 'Lanny and Robin' <snowbunting...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Nuthatch and grosbeak
9/9/17 8:43 am Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] On-the-Clock Crossbill- 9/08
9/9/17 5:28 am Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Hurricanes and Birds
9/8/17 11:23 pm Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Tamora probable Glossy Ibis + Western Sandpiper photos + other nice birds
9/8/17 2:35 pm Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Western Sandpiper at Tamora
9/8/17 1:10 pm 'Lanny and Robin' <snowbunting...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Kearney County Black-headed Grosbeak
9/6/17 12:01 pm Paul Dunbar <pastorpaultdunbar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Labor Day weekend - SW Nebr.
9/6/17 11:12 am <catpit...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Labor Day weekend - SW Nebr.
9/6/17 4:03 am Mark Brogie <mabrogie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Labor Day weekend - SW Nebr.
9/4/17 6:07 pm <SCHMID_R...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] 8 warbler day (MAWA, BTNW, LOWA)
9/4/17 4:37 pm Loren Padelford <lpdlfrd...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Bellevue Yard Birds
9/4/17 2:16 pm 'Alice Kenitz' <akenitz...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Sioux County
9/4/17 1:17 pm 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Pelicans in Kansas, and . . .
9/4/17 12:59 pm <brucergr...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: Pelicans in Kansas, and . . .
9/4/17 12:55 pm JON STRONG <jon.strong...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Pelicans in Kansas, and . . .
9/4/17 12:52 pm <brucergr...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Pelicans in Kansas, and . . .
9/4/17 12:41 pm 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Pelicans in Kansas, and . . .
9/4/17 12:36 pm <brucergr...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Pelicans in Kansas, and . . .
9/4/17 8:15 am 'Jerry Toll' <geritol48...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] FW: Hitchcock Nature Center (03 Sep 2017) 50 Raptors
9/3/17 3:38 pm John Carlini <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Brickyard Hill
9/3/17 1:57 pm Susan Quinn <susan-quinn44...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Brickyard Hill
9/3/17 11:50 am John Carlini <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Wachiska Audubon field trip to Brickyard Hill CA - Mon. 9/4
9/3/17 10:18 am 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Wachiska Audubon field trip to Brickyard Hill CA - Mon. 9/4
9/3/17 8:03 am <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Wachiska Audubon field trip to Brickyard Hill CA - Mon. 9/4
9/2/17 8:26 pm Edward Allen <Sprallen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Marbled Godwit at Jack Sinn Buffies at Sod Farm
9/2/17 5:58 pm <heidtdw...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] 8 BB Magpie Madison Co.
9/2/17 12:34 pm <larryeinemannl...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Long-billed curlew and yellow crowned night-herons (not black-c...
9/2/17 12:06 pm <larryeinemannl...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Long-billed curlew and black-crowned night-herons (not yellow-crowned)!
9/1/17 8:29 pm <larryeinemannl...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Long-billed curlew and Yellow-crowned night-herons in Seward County
9/1/17 12:39 pm Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Misc. birds
8/31/17 7:40 pm 'Kathy DeLara' <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] NOU motel price
8/30/17 7:46 am 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] NOU meeting and Gage County
8/29/17 10:52 pm 'Lanny and Robin' <snowbunting...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Pressey WMA in Custer Co 8/27/17
8/29/17 1:50 pm Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Canada Warbler on City Campus
8/28/17 8:58 pm 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Bedraggled Harvey bird ID problem
8/28/17 7:44 pm 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Bedraggled Harvey bird ID problem
8/28/17 5:22 pm Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Unusual peep at Tamora
8/28/17 4:52 pm <esaterojarvi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: Unusual peep at Tamora
8/28/17 3:42 pm Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Unusual peep at Tamora
8/28/17 1:08 pm Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Local Birds
8/27/17 10:00 pm Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Tamora Ruddy Turnstone, probable Cinnamon Teal
8/27/17 9:03 am Brian <brian0918...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Alliance (Box Butte Co)
8/27/17 7:57 am Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Mississippi Kite- Mercer Woods- 8/26
8/26/17 7:03 pm Wendy Becker <wendybecker34...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] OMA Birding
8/26/17 1:08 pm Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] A few local birds
8/25/17 8:43 am Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Red Crossbill- Mercer Woods- 8/25
8/24/17 3:38 pm 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Buffies
8/24/17 3:33 pm Loren Padelford <lpdlfrd...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Buffies
8/24/17 3:24 pm <garoberts...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Buffies
 
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Date: 9/23/17 6:41 pm
From: Paula Hoppe <pao.hoppe...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Sandhill Cranes at Lake Wanahoo
​Hello,

I was driving by the sediment trap wetlands north of Lake Wanahoo this
morning when I saw 3 Sandhill Cranes fly over County Rd 17 into the
Sediment trap wetlands. They seemed to go down east of Sand Creek though I
can't be sure they didn't just continue on. I couldn't see them after they
flew over the creek. I turned east onto County Rd O but didn't observe them
again.

Paula Hoppe
Colon, Saunders County

 

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Date: 9/23/17 4:46 pm
From: <pastorpaultdunbar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Black-throated Blue
Finally! My nemesis life bird, the BTBW, showed up in my backyard after a brief afternoon rainshower today. I still need to see an adult male, but I've posted a couple pics of this lovely little female. She was accompanied by fellow migrants Swainson's Thrush, Least Flycatcher, Nashville Warbler, GC and RC Kinglet, all in the same low braches of 2 spruce trees with a brushpile inbetween.


Paul Dunbar
Hastings (Adams Co)


--- not yet on E-bird (he said shame-faced.) I'm working on it, but not today.....
 

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Date: 9/23/17 4:40 pm
From: 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Carolina wren and hummers
Where are you located Lisa?



Elliott Bedows

Bellevue, Sarpy Co.



From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Saturday, September 23, 2017 1:25 PM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Carolina wren and hummers





A Carolina wren spent a whole day in my butterfly/ hummingbird garden.There are between 6 to 10 hummingbirds around my house.A Coopers hawk took a stroll through my garden looking for dinner.




 

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Date: 9/23/17 4:03 pm
From: Lisa Sullivan <789popbirdfine...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Carolina wren and hummers
A Carolina wren spent a whole day in my butterfly/ hummingbird
garden.There are between 6 to 10 hummingbirds around my house.A Coopers
hawk took a stroll through my garden looking for dinner.

 

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Date: 9/23/17 11:45 am
From: <catpit...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Screech Owl & Hummingbirds
Hi Everybody,,,,,,We had lots of Ruby Throats too till the 2 cold
snaps went through. We had a female who was mean and wouldn't let
anybody on the south side of the house eat unless it was her son. We
put another feeder on the north side of the house, and had lots of
Hummers taking their ease there. The ones who stayed on the south side
didn't have it so easy. They kept looking at her to see if she was
coming to knock them off "Her Feeder". Marty Mathieson, Eastern
Buffalo County, NEBR.

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Sent: 23-Sep-2017 12:11:14 +0000
Subject: [NEBirds] Screech Owl & Hummingbirds

I just heard a E. Screech Owl calling from the backyard at 6:55 am
this morning. My wife saw another, or the same owl about a block away
from our house three nights ago perching in a tree.

We currently have at least 5 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds using the
feeders and feeding from the Cana Lillies. I have not seen RTHB
feeding from the flowers this much before. One was feeding on flowers
that are less that 6 feet away from the heavy traffic on the street
which passes by our house, Blondo St, during rush hour.

Robert Manning

Omaha



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Date: 9/23/17 5:11 am
From: <lutherhaige...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Screech Owl & Hummingbirds
I just heard a E. Screech Owl calling from the backyard at 6:55 am this morning. My wife saw another, or the same owl about a block away from our house three nights ago perching in a tree.


We currently have at least 5 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds using the feeders and feeding from the Cana Lillies. I have not seen RTHB feeding from the flowers this much before. One was feeding on flowers that are less that 6 feet away from the heavy traffic on the street which passes by our house, Blondo St, during rush hour.


Robert Manning
Omaha
 

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Date: 9/22/17 10:27 am
From: <prairysky...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Black-headed Grosbeak - Northern Bobwhite
Greetings Nebraska Birders,


A few weeks ago we were able to view a Northern Bobwhite for an entire afternoon from our window, at times the bird was only a few feet away and was fascinating to observe it's behavior.


A few days later, observing from the same window, was a Black Headed Grosbeak. The BH Grosbeak feels comfortable flying to the birdbath accompanied by Robins. I hadn't seen it again and thought it traveled on until yesterday afternoon when it appeared at the watering hole once again. This is a new bird for me, and I am thrilled to get an up close view of this interesting bird.


For the past few nights we have also observed an Eastern Screech Owl hunting for insects and other various items around our yard. Last night the owl was VERY vocal and didn't seem to mind our presence in the yard.


It appears the Baltimore Orioles have left for the season.


Linda Ollinger
Furnas County Nebraska
 

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Date: 9/21/17 9:08 pm
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Re: Banner County
Since I have not yet entered my sightings I will use the eBird Hotspot that
William created. Thanks for that, Bill.

God Bless.

*Paul O. Roisen*
*Woodbury County, IA*
*Mobile 712-301-2817*

On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 9:39 PM, <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <
<NEBirds...> wrote:

>
>
> Since Paul and Anna have birded the Banner County canyon along county road
> 18, which they're calling GTTO #2, I've gone ahead and entered it as an
> eBird hotspot. According to the topo map, it's "Long Canyon", so I named
> it "Long Canyon--middle" (since I've done some birding at separate
> locations at the west and east ends).
>
> Note that there's what I'm pretty sure is a Golden Eagle nest on a ledge
> on the north wall of the canyon. it's a huge stick nest, and on July 20, I
> saw two immature Goldens perched on a tree less than a quarter-mile from
> the nest. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38237394
>
> William Flack
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Date: 9/21/17 7:39 pm
From: <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Banner County
Since Paul and Anna have birded the Banner County canyon along county road 18, which they're calling GTTO #2, I've gone ahead and entered it as an eBird hotspot. According to the topo map, it's "Long Canyon", so I named it "Long Canyon--middle" (since I've done some birding at separate locations at the west and east ends).

Note that there's what I'm pretty sure is a Golden Eagle nest on a ledge on the north wall of the canyon. it's a huge stick nest, and on July 20, I saw two immature Goldens perched on a tree less than a quarter-mile from the nest. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38237394 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38237394


William Flack
Kearney



 

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Date: 9/21/17 6:07 pm
From: 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Binocular Question
Hi Greg,



I agree with Esa in that 10X binns, while providing a bit more
magnification, do not give you a whole lot more of a reach advantage. Plus,
the field of view is noticably norrower. I own a both a 10X and an 8X pair
and I often switch between them; I especially like to use the 8X's if I'm
birding in a forest.



Elliott Beodws





From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 2:35 PM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Binocular Question





I am thinking of purchasing a 10x binocular for use during migration to
identify birds in the distance. My 8x doesn't have the reach and often times
I can't use my spotting scope. Would this help in the identification
process?



Comments please.



Thanks,

Greg Stoiber

Bellevue, NE




 

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Date: 9/21/17 5:51 am
From: silcock <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Oops


Sorry about my recent sabine's post. 
Ross


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Date: 9/21/17 5:19 am
From: silcock <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Sabine'ses


Nice sighting of 2 sabine's!  It's that time of year.We'll we did indeed bite the big one, chewed. And swallowed. Great drive starating at 7 am  about 300 miles hanksville, 95 southeast over CO River at headwaters of L Powell, nat bridges (agree with you- mediocre), Dead horse point (awesome) and Canyon lands - great place, as you all said. Grandview overlook, Mesa arch, sky island, etc. Back to motel at green river at 8 pm.Extraordinary scenery. Thanksfor your tips too, very helpful. 
Tomorrow hanksville,  cap reef, torrey, overnight Bicknell so easy 215 mile day. Looking for Chukar at Cap reef, also early tomorrow north of green river.
Ross 


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Date: 9/20/17 8:40 pm
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Banner County
Anna and I left Ogallala today for Colorado. Stopped in Pine Bluff WY
(just across the border) unhooked our trailer and headed north about 20
miles to try to located at least one of the two Green-tailed Towhee that
Bill Flack reported.

The Lows and the Highs:
The LOWS
NO GT Towhee or BB Magpie for us today.

The HIGHS--9 new county birds.
Green-tailed Towhee Location #1 (503 Rd 6 area) I will use *GTTO #1* as
eBird location

Pine Siskin (7)

Sharp-shinned Hawk (1)

Blue-gray Gnatcacher (1)

Red-winged Blackbird (35)

Eurasian Collared-Dove (1)

Barn Swallow (2)

Lark Sparrow (1)

European Starling (3)

Green-tailed Towhee Location #2 (Rd 18) Gorgeous broad canyon!! I
will use *GTTO #2* as eBird location

Mountain Bluebird (8)
Field Sparrow (1) Quite friendly. As I photographed he asked me "Are
you a friend of Mr. William Flack?" It took me awhile to realized that
they must have been species 126 that Bill ran into yesterday. What a small
world.

Truthfully the birds and the canyon made up for the missed GT Towhee and BB
Magpie.

As a footnote: Had a Ferruginous Hawk along I-80 in Kimball County and I
thought I had chalked up another county tick only to find our later that it
one of the very few raptors I already had in the county 😕

God Bless and take care of Nebraska while I am gone.



*Paul O. Roisen*
*Woodbury County, IA*
*Mobile 712-301-2817*

 

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Date: 9/20/17 7:52 pm
From: Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Mercer Woods Musings 9/17-9/20
  The past week has been rather busy, so I have only had time to bird extensively on "my" property.  
  I will mention a few avian highlights beginning with this Sunday.
Sunday 9/17- A.M.-
-2 Red-eyed Vireo
-1 Nashville Warbler (FOS)
-2 Northern Parula (FOS) (Two first-fall female birds)

Sunday 9/17- Post-work P.M.-  Best day for quite a while.  Though tough birding as many migrants stuck to canopy.  31 species observed-
-1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
-1 Least Flycatcher
-1 Red-eyed Vireo
-1 Swainson's Thrush
-1 Gray Catbird
-4 Brown Thrasher
-15 Cedar Waxwing
-1 Orange-crowned Warbler 
-2 Nashville Warbler
-2 American Redstart (FOS)
-1 Lincoln's Sparrow
-1 Scarlet Tanager (FOS)

9/18- Post-work P.M.-
-1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
-1 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher-  Lemon yellow overall.  Yellow throat, pale under lower mandible.  Photo obtained though in waning light.
-1 Gray Catbird
-4 Brown Thrasher
-1 Black-and-White Warbler (FOS)
-2 Nashville Warbler
-1 American Redstart

9/19- Post-work- P.M.
-1 Cooper's Hawk
-1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
-1 Olive-sided Flycatcher (FOS)

9/20- Late morning-
-1 Empidonax spp. (Probably Least Flycatcher)
-1 Red-eyed Vireo
-5 Brown Thrasher

Of course all photos and complete lists can be seen on eBird.
Good birding.
Justin RinkMidtown Omaha, Douglas Co., <NEspindalis79...>









 

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Date: 9/20/17 6:51 pm
From: John Carlini <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Sabine's Gulls at Branched Oak Lake SRA 9/20
Whoops forgot to say (for compiler's sanity) that was also reported on eBird.

On Wednesday, September 20, 2017 8:47 PM, "<flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds]" <NEBirds...> wrote:


  Hello birders,
With the regional smattering of Sabine's Gulls reported recently we decided to swing by Lieber's Point this evening to try for some BOL eye candy and weren't disappointed.  2 immature beauties were swooping around together and later resting on the lake together.  Of course the one time we don't have the camera with us is when they do a very close flyby in impeccable light.
Quite the Franklin's Gull spectacle with massive rafts on the lake and more snow-globing overhead.
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Date: 9/20/17 6:47 pm
From: <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Sabine's Gulls at Branched Oak Lake SRA 9/20
Hello birders,


With the regional smattering of Sabine's Gulls reported recently we decided to swing by Lieber's Point this evening to try for some BOL eye candy and weren't disappointed. 2 immature beauties were swooping around together and later resting on the lake together. Of course the one time we don't have the camera with us is when they do a very close flyby in impeccable light.


Quite the Franklin's Gull spectacle with massive rafts on the lake and more snow-globing overhead.


-Shari Schwartz & John Carlini, Lincoln
 

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Date: 9/20/17 3:01 pm
From: <SCHMID_R...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] migrants (PHVI, MAWA, BBWA, BLBW, BTNW, CSWA)
On Wed Sep 20 I visited Swanson Park (Sarpy Co, Bellevue, 30th & Cornhusker) and found a very cooperative, low-foraging Magnolia Warbler.


Later I birded at Fontenelle Forest (Sarpy Co, Bellevue, 1111 Bellevue Blvd N) between the nature center and Child's Hollow and found:


Least Flycatcher
Philadelphia Vireo

Bay-breasted Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler (3)
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler (2)
Summer Tanager


On the way home I stopped at Towl Park (Douglas Co, Omaha, 94th & Center) and added a Swainson's Thrush.


Good birding - Rick
 

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Date: 9/20/17 1:52 pm
From: <esaterojarvi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Binocular Question
Greg, not very much. The magnification that we notice, when increasing, is about two fold. From 8x to 16x, 16x to 32x (scope).

I've never actually held any, but image stabilized (IS) electronic binoculars come in the middle range, they get rid of the hand shake.


I used to use 10x quite a lot, as they make good pairs in 8x and 10x. Some really heavy 10x with big lenses can be very bright to use in the field. But then you may want to use a tripod anyway as they really are not much fun except at a standing location. Bulky heavy things.


There might be some acceptable pocket 10x32 pairs out there, but they get dim very quicly at sundown.


Good luck.


Esa Jarvi
 

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Date: 9/20/17 12:58 pm
From: <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] e-Bird Alerts
Hi allSomeone at the NOU meeting asked me how to get e-Bird alerts.
Sorry, I don't remember who it was.
When you are signed into e-Bird go to My eBird. On that page, towards
the bottom in the right hand column under My Checklists there is a
link to Manage My Alerts.
You can sign up for rare bird alerts or alerts for birds you haven't
seen in a specific area. Just enter a state or county and click
subscribe.
You will get an email each time there is a "rare" bird reported. This
can be a bird seen out of it's normal time range, higher than normal
numbers or a bird that isn't normally seen in a particular area. The
email you will receive will contain information on the sighting and a
link to the check list so you can see who, where and what was seen.
Hope that helps

Kathy DeLaraMitchell NE

 

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Date: 9/20/17 12:34 pm
From: 'Greg Stoiber' <gregst7...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Binocular Question
I am thinking of purchasing a 10x binocular for use during migration to
identify birds in the distance. My 8x doesn't have the reach and often times
I can't use my spotting scope. Would this help in the identification
process?



Comments please.



Thanks,

Greg Stoiber

Bellevue, NE


 

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Date: 9/20/17 9:45 am
From: <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Ogallala NOU tally updated
I have updated the bird tally from the NOU meeting last weekend in
Ogallala. If you have any other additions or corrections please let me
know. You can find the tally on the NOU website at noubirds.org under
the Meetings tab. Choose past meetings then click on the red bar on
the left for Ogallala.
Every time I post the tallies someone will email me and say they can't
get the pdf window to work. If you are having problems with it you
might need to update your pdf reader.
So far we have 160 species seen that weekend.
Kathy DeLara



 

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Date: 9/19/17 9:23 pm
From: <jonathannikkila...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Pine Warbler
New to the group. Thanks to Bill Flack for introducing me. I have enjoyed following the posts! Hope I can contribute something.


Paul, learning how to use the message board, but I created an album and posted a photo of a potential Pine Warbler. Although I took it in Chicago last week, not Nebraska. Perhaps the image will help others with your ID? I didn't get a good shot of its back but your description sounded similar. I also wondered about the Bay Breasted comparison.

 

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Date: 9/19/17 9:23 pm
From: <jonathannikkila...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Pine Warbler
New to the group. Bill Flack introduced me. Hope I can contribute something.


Paul, it looks like I can't post photos directly to replies so I created an album and posted a potential Pine Warbler in there. Perhaps it will help you with your ID as, while I didn't get a good shot of the back, it looks like what you are describing. However, I took it in Chicago last week, not in Nebraska. I also wondered about the Bay-Breasted comparison.


-Jonathan Nikkila
Kearney


p.s. My original post didn't seem to pop up so trying attempt #2. Sorry if it is a repeat post.




---In <NEBirds...>, <roisenp1950@...> wrote :

Question on ID. Yesterday at Riverside Cemetery (Wauneta, NE Dundy County)

I have ID's this bird as a Pine Warbler but it is so far out of range I though I might ask if anyone ideas about a possible alternate ID
First of all the bird was more yellow than I expect (possibly the nice bright early PM sun) with greenish overtones alohg the back. Dark grayish wings with nice white wing bars. Yellow eye-arcs and a dark streak through the eye area. Some darker parts on the breast but streaking not very evident (maybe bright sun??)


This gave me the impression of a 1st year female Bay-Breasted. However the bird was foraging exclusively in the pine trees and avoided Cedar and the few deciduous trees in this wonderful cemetery. After taking a few notes I ran back to my car for my camera and upon return I was unable to relocate it. Last seen by the little building and water tower in the center of the cemetery.


The behavior of the bird was what I have come to expect of a Pine Warbler. However, not to many records of Pine WA


Thoughts?


Paul O. Roisen Woodbury County, IA
Mobile 712-301-2817







 

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Date: 9/19/17 8:33 pm
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Pine Warbler
Question on ID. Yesterday at Riverside Cemetery (Wauneta, NE Dundy
County)

I have ID's this bird as a Pine Warbler but it is so far out of range I
though I might ask if anyone ideas about a possible alternate ID
First of all the bird was more yellow than I expect (possibly the nice
bright early PM sun) with greenish overtones alohg the back. Dark grayish
wings with nice white wing bars. Yellow eye-arcs and a dark streak
through the eye area. Some darker parts on the breast but streaking not
very evident (maybe bright sun??)

This gave me the impression of a 1st year female Bay-Breasted. However the
bird was foraging exclusively in the pine trees and avoided Cedar and the
few deciduous trees in this wonderful cemetery. After taking a few notes I
ran back to my car for my camera and upon return I was unable to relocate
it. Last seen by the little building and water tower in the center of the
cemetery.

The behavior of the bird was what I have come to expect of a Pine Warbler.
However, not to many records of Pine WA

Thoughts?

*Paul O. Roisen*
*Woodbury County, IA*
*Mobile 712-301-2817*

 

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Date: 9/19/17 6:02 pm
From: Marsha Nyffeler <marshanyffeler...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] nighthawks
Nice treat to end the day, beautiful sunset and 6 common nighthawks - more
than I have seen all summer
Marsha Nyffeler
Columbus, NE

 

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Date: 9/19/17 2:57 pm
From: Danny Akers <birdmandan1231...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Ferruginous Hawk - Harlan Co.
Hi All,


I had a light morph adult Ferruginous Hawk in northern Harlan Co. a short time ago. Specifically, west side of Hwy 183 2 miles south of Hwy 183/4 (small prairie dog town here). Luckily, the bird hung around long enough for me to turn around and obtain a short video.


Danny Akers
Ames, IA



 

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Date: 9/19/17 1:49 pm
From: Moni Usasz <musasz...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Recent birding
Went to Old Cheney entrance of Wildness Park this morning and walked north loop and then went south past the bridge. Very few migrants. Did see catbirds, brown thrasher, and house wrens and heard a vireo but it wasn’t a red-eyed or warbling.

Have had much more migration action in the backyard over past two days: female rose-breasted grosbeak, towhee, house wren, brown thrasher, 2 catbirds, Nashville warbler, 2 red-eyed vireos, ruby-throated hummingbird, and unidentified kinglets. Also, robins, blue jays, cardinals, house finches, goldfinches, mourning doves and red-bellied woodpeckers

Moni Usasz
Lincoln

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Date: 9/19/17 1:14 pm
From: 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] BTNW - Bellevue
Hi everyone,



A Blk-throated Grn Warbler was nice enough to stop by our yard to scavenge
some insects off of our pine trees this afternoon on its way south. Last
Friday, a couple [2] of Brewer's Blackbirds spent half a day here feeding
under our sunflower feeders.



Elliott Bedows

Bellevue, Sarpy Co.




 

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Date: 9/19/17 12:51 pm
From: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Items
Sorry if some of you were looking for the photos/article from the NOU
Meeting this weekend. Kathy DeLara reminded me
you can't send 'attachments' on NEBirds.

On Sunday I drove further west down I-80 to Oliver Reservoir in Kimball
County. The wind was extremely strong and so the
birding was not very productive.
Birds of note I did see there were Forster's and Black Terns and a
Nashville Warbler. Further north in the panhandle I ran into
heavy thunderstorms.

Yesterday I stopped at a couple of places in Morrill County and found
gobs of sparrows - Vesper, Savannah, Lark, Field and Spotted-
Towhees. At the Bridgeport SRA I found a lively spot with a number of
each of the following: Tennessee, Wilson's and Yellow-rumped
Warblers and two Golden-crowned Kinglets.

And a brief stop Monday afternoon at Omaha Beach at Lake Mac I added a
Willet to all of the other species there.

Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE




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Date: 9/19/17 8:46 am
From: <jim_ochsner...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Grosbeak
There were no Grosbeaks reported in the NOU weekend count, but this individual showed up at our feeder on Monday and is still here today (Tuesday). Female Black-headed or female Rose-breasted?
Photos in J.and C.O.Photos.


Jim
Ogallala
 

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Date: 9/19/17 8:06 am
From: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Fwd: Write-up page on NOU

Jim and others interested. Hope you can open the attachment. Better
coverage of NOU than we usually get.
Clem


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Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:55:09 -0600
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To: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...>



Hello Clem,

I am attaching the PDF of my page on the NOU gathering. It has both the
photos I used and the write-up I did. Please feel free to let me know if
you need anything else.

Sincerely,

*Kathryn Kellar*
Keith County News
(308) 284-7432
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Date: 9/19/17 6:51 am
From: <jim_ochsner...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] NOU News Story
Hi All,


First, Cathy and I want to say how much we enjoyed our first NOU weekend.
Our birding experience was greatly enhanced being with the knowledgeable leaders and birders.
I have added to our album, a scan of the Keith County News article that was printed yesterday (Monday).
I had to do it in two parts as it was nearly the length of a whole page. You will note the overlap, however, so nothing is missing. The Keith County News does not have an Internet site, so I could not link to it.
If anyone wants a hard copy, the actual newspaper, send me an email.


Jim
Ogallala
 

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Date: 9/18/17 4:47 pm
From: Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Green-tailed Towhees in Banner County
Congratulations on #93 of 125 counties! Wow!

Jan Johnson
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Date: 9/18/17 4:28 pm
From: <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Green-tailed Towhees in Banner County
Pleased to report Green-tailed Towhee at two different locations in southwestern Banner County this morning (September 18).


The first of these was in the shelterbelt along the south side of county road 6 west of county road 7. The bird was near the top of a ten-foot Russian olive, one of a half-dozen loosely spaced olives not far east of the lane for 503 Rd 6. Bright, sharply-defined rufous crown; bright, sharply-defined white throat and submoustachials, separated by dark lateral throat stripes. Hindneck clean gray; I only saw the breast obliquely, but it appeared to be the same gray, perhaps with poorly-defined dark streaking. Gray-green wings and tail; dark greenish-gray back, contrasting with gray hindneck. This is a bird that I know well from Arizona, although it's the first time I've seen it in Nebraska. The eBird report for this walk is at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39259808 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39259808.


The second Green-tail sighting was along county road 18, as it runs through a wide-bottomed canyon west of county road 15. I didn't get nearly so good a look at this bird, and only from behind; but the bright rufous crown and the greenish tail sufficed to identify it. Along that same stretch of 18, I found a flock of at least three Black-billed Magpies, which flew up a small side-canyon to the south. The eBird report for that walk is at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39259960 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39259960.


The magpie was my 125th Banner County bird. Later on that walk, I picked up a Field Sparrow, which is insurance in case they split Red Crossbill and I lose that one from the list.


William Flack
Kearney






 

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Date: 9/18/17 6:10 am
From: 'Jerry Toll' <geritol48...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Hitchcock banding station.
Greetings to all,

Had a visitor to the banding station midday yesterday. Watched what
appeared to be a redtail come into the lure pigeon. It was about to be
captured when it left to perch in a tree. While at the lure I noticed that
it had a pale crescent across the primary feathers. Hmm, size of a redtail,
pale crescent. Thinking red-shouldered but it didn't fit. After a few more
passes it landed on the lure pole right in front of me. A juvenile goshawk!
Patience is a virtue and I was virtuous for a half hour waiting for the bird
to descend and commit. I watched it preen and stretch and look around a lot.
I did not risk a photo preferring to band the bird which I fully expected to
do. Suddenly a redtail, coming from in from behind the goshawk, feet down,
went right to the lure blowing off the goshawk. There was nothing I could do
but capture the redtail. Normally I am very fond of redtails...

Not only did this redtail lose me a goshawk, it bit me too.

Good news thought Bethany and Sandy at the HawkWatch saw the goshawk.



Jerry Toll

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Date: 9/18/17 5:05 am
From: <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: NOU Fall Meeting
Just to hit an eBird map cell with no September reports, I birded a stretch of the Keith-Perkins county line on Sunday morning after the NOU meeting. I didn't expect to find much of interest, and was tempted to skip it and hope that TJ's party would catch the map cell in the course of their Perkins birding. Luckily, I didn't: a Rock Wren obligingly posed for me on the south side of the road, then flew north, giving me a new bird for both counties.

To hit another such map cell, birded Lisco. Didn't find anything of particular interest down by the river, but when I was a couple of blocks from the car on the way back, a Broad-winged Hawk flew out of a tree and let me look at it for a second or two before vanishing behind or into trees.


Getting out of the NOU meeting range, I'm spending a few days focusing on Banner County. I checked out Williams Gap WMA, which I only learned about a few weeks ago, yesterday afternoon. It was warm and windy and the birding was pretty poor (as in: one Mourning Dove and one White-crowned Sparrow), but I had a pleasant hike up to the saddle, and the habitat looks as though it could be productive if hit at a time when birds are more active.


William Flack
Kearney


 

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Date: 9/18/17 4:55 am
From: <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: NOU Species Tally
I've looked over Kathy's tally, and see that I made a couple of mistakes: I incorrectly reported a Hairy Woodpecker and a Horned Lark from Cheyenne County. I've let Kathy know, so she'll take them off the list. If anyone else saw one of those birds in Cheyenne, you might want to let her know so that she can add them back.

William Flack
Kearney


 

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Date: 9/17/17 8:35 pm
From: William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] NOU Fall Meeting
Paul,

Nice report. Sorry we didn’t get to bird together at all this weekend, but it was nice to chat a bit.

Dundy County is a real gem. Rock Creek SRA is wonderful, and be sure to go on to the fish hatchery on up the road. Thee WTP in Benkelman always seem to have a gem or two.

Enjoy,

Bill Kaempfer

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Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2017 8:37 PM
To: NEBirds NEBirds <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] NOU Fall Meeting


A huge thank you to all the people who put the meeting together. Thanks to all the trip leaders. It was a great event as far as my personal bird list was concerned. Cannot wait for the Spring Meeting!!

Arthur County was a new birding county for me and thanks to all the wonderful pairs of eyes I manage 65 species and county ticks.
Today I was privilege to bird with TJ Walker and company for the first several hours of the day in Perkins. I finished the AM around Perkins after the group headed out for Sutherland Reservoir.
Perkins was also a new birding county (only 5 county left before I can say I have birded all 93). Again a very nice day 40 specie/county ticks by noon.
After TJ and Company head out I check Verango WTP (actually a single small lagoon) and was surprised with 4 new species (part of the 40 total) Wilson's Snipe (1), Barn Swallow (2), Cooper's Hawk (1), and my first and only Song Sparrow during the last 10 days in NE. Later on found a Swainson's Hawk and Northern Harrier just west of Madrid and single Pied-billed Grebe in a wet area (~50X20) between the road and a cornfield also just west of Madrid.

Returned to our campground in Ogallala for lunch and a short nap (apparently I do not have Kelly McKay's stamina for staying awake even during a short day 😁)

Around 3:20 Anna and I took a turn around Lake McCouaughy. Nothing doing in the Lake Ogallala missing Sabine's, Cinnamon Teal, and Red-necked Grebe (actually very very very little on the lake at all).

Next we head to Omaha Beach in hopes of Snowy Egret and Buff-breasted Sandpipers. Upon arriving on the beach we easily found a young Snowy Egret and also what appeared to be an adult (we had several looks at what seemed like "golden feet" but eventually we left as egret species. For some reason decided to head southeast along the very sandy from the entry there. After about 800 yards my wife says "There is a car over there!" When we arrived there was a couple try desperately to dig there car out of the sand. Not a chance. Fortunately they had a brand new two strap and I got ny very first chance to try out the new 4 Wheel drive use of my truck. I am impressed as it equally pulled them 200 yards to where they could safely return to gravel. We ventured back to get better looks at the Egrets but became distracted by the number of Western/Clark's that had suddenly appeared. We were privileged to ID 1 Clark's and three that we were unable to clearly ID as either Western or Clark so...

On your return to the beach head we found decent numbers of shore-birds. Buff-breated, American Golden Plover were two new county species. 4 for Keith which I was pleasantly surprised to find I had finally crossed the 125 barrier in Keith.

Added 139 county ticks which put me back on track of for my 2017 goals in Nebraska.

Hope to cover Chase, Red Willow, Hitchcock, and first time in Furnas and Dundy with hopes of adding another 100 or so ticks before we head out on Wednesday or Thursday for to visit several family members and some old time friends who served the Iowa Ornithologists' Union for years.

Thanks again all of you for such great weekend.

God Bless,

Paul O. Roisen
Woodbury County, IA
Mobile 712-301-2817

 

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Date: 9/17/17 7:43 pm
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] NOU Fall Meeting
A huge thank you to all the people who put the meeting together. Thanks to
all the trip leaders. It was a great event as far as my personal bird
list was concerned. Cannot wait for the Spring Meeting!!

Arthur County was a new birding county for me and thanks to all the
wonderful pairs of eyes I manage 65 species and county ticks.
Today I was privilege to bird with TJ Walker and company for the first
several hours of the day in Perkins. I finished the AM around Perkins
after the group headed out for Sutherland Reservoir.
Perkins was also a new birding county (only 5 county left before I can say
I have birded all 93). Again a very nice day 40 specie/county ticks by
noon.
After TJ and Company head out I check Verango WTP (actually a single small
lagoon) and was surprised with 4 new species (part of the 40 total)
Wilson's Snipe (1), Barn Swallow (2), Cooper's Hawk (1), and my first and
only Song Sparrow during the last 10 days in NE. Later on found a
Swainson's Hawk and Northern Harrier just west of Madrid and single
Pied-billed Grebe in a wet area (~50X20) between the road and a cornfield
also just west of Madrid.

Returned to our campground in Ogallala for lunch and a short nap
(apparently I do not have Kelly McKay's stamina for staying awake even
during a short day 😁)

Around 3:20 Anna and I took a turn around Lake McCouaughy. Nothing doing
in the Lake Ogallala missing Sabine's, Cinnamon Teal, and Red-necked Grebe
(actually very very very little on the lake at all).

Next we head to Omaha Beach in hopes of Snowy Egret and Buff-breasted
Sandpipers. Upon arriving on the beach we easily found a young Snowy
Egret and also what appeared to be an adult (we had several looks at what
seemed like "golden feet" but eventually we left as egret species. For
some reason decided to head southeast along the very sandy from the entry
there. After about 800 yards my wife says "There is a car over there!"
When we arrived there was a couple try desperately to dig there car out of
the sand. Not a chance. Fortunately they had a brand new two strap and
I got ny very first chance to try out the new 4 Wheel drive use of my
truck. I am impressed as it equally pulled them 200 yards to where they
could safely return to gravel. We ventured back to get better looks at
the Egrets but became distracted by the number of Western/Clark's that had
suddenly appeared. We were privileged to ID 1 Clark's and three that we
were unable to clearly ID as either Western or Clark so...

On your return to the beach head we found decent numbers of shore-birds.
Buff-breated, American Golden Plover were two new county species. 4 for
Keith which I was pleasantly surprised to find I had finally crossed the
125 barrier in Keith.

Added 139 county ticks which put me back on track of for my 2017 goals in
Nebraska.

Hope to cover Chase, Red Willow, Hitchcock, and first time in Furnas and
Dundy with hopes of adding another 100 or so ticks before we head out on
Wednesday or Thursday for to visit several family members and some old time
friends who served the Iowa Ornithologists' Union for years.

Thanks again all of you for such great weekend.

God Bless,

*Paul O. Roisen*
*Woodbury County, IA*
*Mobile 712-301-2817*

 

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Date: 9/17/17 5:26 pm
From: Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Lake Ogallala no longer good for gulls
Seems that the days of good gulling at Lake Ogallala are over... the last couple times I've been there the spillway has been shooting a huge "plume" or "fountain" of water up into the air, instead of the underwater flow it used to produce, which now seems to attract no gulls or ducks whatsoever (presumably either scaring them away or not providing any dead/injured floating fish, or both).

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Date: 9/17/17 3:49 pm
From: Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] GBBG flew
Gull flew but could still be on the sand spit or elsewhere nearby.

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Date: 9/17/17 3:43 pm
From: <SCHMID_R...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] migrants at Walnut Grove - 8 warbler spp
Fall migration continues to be more productive than spring migration was. I visited Walnut Grove Park (Douglas Co, Millard, 150th & Q) on Sun Sep 17. Highlights were:


Red-headed Woodpecker - 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 4
Northern Flicker - 4
Hairy Woodpecker - 1
Downy Woodpecker - 10
Least Flycatcher - 1
Eastern Phoebe - 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 3
Brown Thrasher - 7 (at least)
Gray Catbird - 6
Swainson's Thrush - 2
Red-eyed Vireo - 1
Blue-headed Vireo - 1
Nashville Warbler - ~45
Mourning Warbler - 1
Wilson's Warbler - 2
Common Yellowthroat - 3
American Redstart - 1
Northern Waterthrush - 1
Black-and-white Warbler - 1
Orange-crowned Warbler - 2
Lincoln's Sparrow - 3


Good birding - Rick
 

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Date: 9/17/17 3:22 pm
From: Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] GBBG in close
The bird has moved much closer and is now eating dead fish on the Admirals Cove beach in Lemoyne the beach across from the little hotel/restaurant). With Herring and Ring-billed Gulls.

What a monster bill! I wouldn't want this fellow mad at me.

Noah


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Date: 9/17/17 2:52 pm
From: 'Kathy DeLara' <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] NOU Species Tally
We had another great NOU meeting this weekend in Ogallala. Thanks to
everyone who was involved.



I have the initial tally on the NOUbirds.org website under past meetings.
Take a look at it here. https://noubirds.org/Meetings/Past.aspx



If you have additions or corrections please email them to me at
<renosmom...> <mailto:<renosmom...> by September22nd. I will
have the final tally next weekend. So far we have 148 species but I'm sure
there will be additions from today's birding. I have added a couple from
eBird reports that I saw this afternoon.





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Date: 9/17/17 1:45 pm
From: Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL in Lemoyne
I'm looking at a huge GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL with other gulls on the long sand spit at Lemoyne, just west of Admiral's Cove (on Lake McConaughy). Adult with jet-black back, bigger than adjacent Herring Gull.

Noah


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Date: 9/17/17 5:04 am
From: <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] NOU meeting: Deuel Co field trip
I've posted my reports from Saturday's NOU field trip to Deuel County and Lodgepole on eBird, and would be happy to share them with anyone else who was on the trip. If you're interested, drop me a line: <sparvophile...> I believe that in order to share, I need to know either your eBird username, or the e-mail address that you use with eBird.


I didn't record all species at each of the shorebird stops that we made along county road 189, so I didn't submit those to eBird.


Thanks to everyone who came on the field trip; I wish it'd been a more productive day, especially for migrant passerines, but hope that no one went home too disappointed.


William Flack
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Date: 9/16/17 6:26 pm
From: 'Walker, TJ' <thomas.walker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] RFI -- SAGU at Lemoyne?
Today it was sighted morning and afternoon below the diversion dam.

Go north from Roscoe, when you get to the canal turn left on the north side of the canal and go west to the diversion.

Immature bird, first year.

T. J. Walker

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On Sep 16, 2017, at 7:09 PM, Noah Arthur <semirelicta...><mailto:<semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...><mailto:<NEBirds...>> wrote:



Hey everyone!

A hotel stay was going to be just too expensive last-minute so I didn't end up coming to NOU in Ogallala... and now I'm really wishing I had just ponied up and made the trip since some of y'all scored a SABINE'S GULL at "my spot" in Lemoyne!

Does anybody know what the SAGU was doing, where it was, etc? Just flying over the lake?

I'm planning to race out there just for the day tomorrow in search of this bird or any other good stuff (e.g. jaegers) that might show up off Lemoyne... I'll be there in the afternoon; give me a call if anybody's planning to bird there!

Thanks!

Noah Arthur (Oakland, CA/Lincoln, NE)
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Date: 9/16/17 6:09 pm
From: Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] RFI -- SAGU at Lemoyne?
Hey everyone!

A hotel stay was going to be just too expensive last-minute so I didn't end up coming to NOU in Ogallala... and now I'm really wishing I had just ponied up and made the trip since some of y'all scored a SABINE'S GULL at "my spot" in Lemoyne!

Does anybody know what the SAGU was doing, where it was, etc? Just flying over the lake?

I'm planning to race out there just for the day tomorrow in search of this bird or any other good stuff (e.g. jaegers) that might show up off Lemoyne... I'll be there in the afternoon; give me a call if anybody's planning to bird there!

Thanks!

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Date: 9/15/17 6:41 am
From: Kim Janes <kmsjanes...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Beware the fat dog
My husband is a trucker and says that practice also occurs at other Fat Dog gas stations and in North Platte.It is buyer beware. Cash price may differ than credit card.
Kim Janes
LaVista
---- "<sparvophile...> [NEBirds]" <NEBirds...> wrote:
> Birders heading for the NOU meeting in Ogallala this weekend should be warned about sharp practice at the Conoco station with the Subway, at the southeast corner of the main Ogallala exit from I-80.
>
>
> The last time I gassed up in Ogallala, I pulled off at that station, whose big sign advertised a fairly low price. However, when I got to the pump, the lowest price available was something like forty cents higher than the price on the sign. It turned out that only 2 of the 10 pumps had the low-priced gas; the others were all much higher.
>
>
> As far as I know, all of the other stations at that intersection, including the TA beyond the crooked Conoco, offer their advertised gas price at all pumps—it's just the one bad apple.
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Date: 9/14/17 9:23 pm
From: Loren Padelford <lpdlfrd...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Kimball County Birds
Highlights in Kimball County today, 9/14: Bushnell Cemetery: 6 Yellow-rumped Warblers & a Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Oliver Reservoir: 3 Red-breasted Nuthatches, Wilson's Warblers

Lodgepole Creek: 8 Pine Siskins

I-80 Exit 1: 2 Cassin's Kingbirds, Rock Wren, many Vesper Sparrows, Lincoln's Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Blue Grosbeak

Yesterday on trip west, spectacular migration of Painted Lady Butterflies between I-80 Seward west bound rest area, Grand island west bound rest area and Mormon Island SRA.

Loren & Babs Padelford

Bellevue, NE
 

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Date: 9/14/17 7:00 pm
From: <prairysky...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Southern Nebraska
Paul,
Wish you could have been able to make it down to Beaver Valley in Southern Furnas County, I would have been able to show you where many species of birds are and believe me, I have plenty to view in my own spacious back yard as well as around the valley.


As the hawks are on the move, many of the song birds are hunkering down in brush or trees so as not to get eaten.


Will try to post a list of sightings soon. Last Sunday we had the opportunity to observe a Northern Bob White for several hours from my kitchen window. The bird was only about 7 feet away and was a first official Bob White yard bird for me and my husband.


Linda Ollinger
Furnas County Nebraska





 

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Date: 9/14/17 5:23 pm
From: Rick <urbanfishbird...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Pacific wren

Aaron Hulsey reported capturing a Pacific wren at the Chadron bird banding station today.
How rare are they in Nebraska?
Photo and report were posted to the Birding Nebraska page on Facebook.

Rick Eades
Lincoln




 

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Date: 9/14/17 4:53 pm
From: 'Jim Ochsner' <jim_ochsner...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Beware the fat dog
True story. Sad story. The scam has received lots of publicity.
You will find honesty at Walmart or Casey’s.

Jim
Ogallala

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Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2017 5:28 PM
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Subject: [NEBirds] Beware the fat dog



Birders heading for the NOU meeting in Ogallala this weekend should be warned about sharp practice at the Conoco station with the Subway, at the southeast corner of the main Ogallala exit from I-80.




The last time I gassed up in Ogallala, I pulled off at that station, whose big sign advertised a fairly low price. However, when I got to the pump, the lowest price available was something like forty cents higher than the price on the sign. It turned out that only 2 of the 10 pumps had the low-priced gas; the others were all much higher.




As far as I know, all of the other stations at that intersection, including the TA beyond the crooked Conoco, offer their advertised gas price at all pumps—it's just the one bad apple.



William Flack

Kearney




 

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Date: 9/14/17 4:28 pm
From: <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Beware the fat dog
Birders heading for the NOU meeting in Ogallala this weekend should be warned about sharp practice at the Conoco station with the Subway, at the southeast corner of the main Ogallala exit from I-80.


The last time I gassed up in Ogallala, I pulled off at that station, whose big sign advertised a fairly low price. However, when I got to the pump, the lowest price available was something like forty cents higher than the price on the sign. It turned out that only 2 of the 10 pumps had the low-priced gas; the others were all much higher.


As far as I know, all of the other stations at that intersection, including the TA beyond the crooked Conoco, offer their advertised gas price at all pumps—it's just the one bad apple.


William Flack
Kearney


 

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Date: 9/14/17 4:16 pm
From: <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Deuel County
Spent the morning scouting Deuel County, where I'm planning to lead field trips at this weekend's NOU meeting.


At the Big Springs cemetery, I found three Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, and had a flock of 11 Black-billed Magpies fly overhead. I've now birded the cemetery a total of four times, on two of which I've found magpies.


At various Lodgepole Creek crossings below Chappell, sightings included Red-breasted Nuthatch, Wilson's Warbler, Lincoln's Sparrow, and Hermit Thrush.


At the prairie-dog colony on the state-line road just west of Lodgepole Creek, I looked in vain for Burrowing Owls; the Ferruginous Hawk that flew up from the ground to a nearby fencepost may have scared them down into their burrows. I found a Burrowing Owl at the colony on county road 28 just east of county road 205.


I checked a number of flooded fields along county road 189, hoping for shorebirds, but found little along the water's edge beside Killdeer and Horned Lark. However, at one such field along 189 between 24 and 28, I found three Pectoral Sandpipers.


I'd intended to continue birding up Lodgepole Creek into eastern Cheyenne County, but quit not long after noon, with temperatures getting close to 90° and little bird activity. This shouldn't be a problem at the NOU meeting: the forecast high for Ogallala is 70°, and for Chappell, 71°, with clear skies and breezes of 6-9 mph.


See you in Ogallala—


William Flack
Kearney
 

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Date: 9/14/17 6:20 am
From: William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Southern Nebraska
Front arriving just in time. High about 70 in Ogallala on Saturday. Dry but 20 degree drop.

Bill Kaempfer
Boulder CO



Sent via my Samsung Galaxy, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone


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From: "'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds]" <NEBirds...>
Date: 9/14/17 7:10 AM (GMT-07:00)
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Southern Nebraska


Interesting observations. My last two trips out I had a noticeable scarcity of passerines as well (plus lots of leaves getting in the way). This should be peak migration for warblers.

Ross

Ross Silcock
Seasonal Reports Compiler
Nebraska Bird FReview
Tabor, IA

From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:41 PM
To: NEBirds NEBirds <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Southern Nebraska


Anna and I are traveling along the southern tier of Nebraska--Gage, Saline, Jefferson, Thayer, Nuckolls and Furnas county. Was looking forward adding what i thought was a very conservative goal of 50 county ticks in these five counties and then catching the same in Funas--I had Zero species in these 6 counties. Also hoped to increase the numbers in Webster, Red Willow, and Hitchcock.

Well...... Very disappointing number of species during the 6 days I have put in so far. It appears to me that there is an incredible absence of birds (except for large numbers of Mourning Dove, Blue Jay, Eastern Bluebirds, and European Starlings. Long days and many miles. Occasional I have run into nice groups but few and far between. Sparrows and shorebirds are basically absent. Virtually nothing on the fence wires and posts. Some of the "hotspots" are just plain "dead". Managed an average of less than 40 species a day despite many hours and miles covering every hotspot and a number of my own in each county.

4 species of waterfowl
4 species of warbler (only one of each)
4 species of sparrow (not a single Song Sparrow)
No crackles at all
1 vireo species

Nice weather and some incredible habitat, but, certainly the most discouraging week of birding I can remember for September.

So what gives:
I have lost my ability to find birds.
Maybe just in-between migration waves.
Hurricane related.
All the birds have moved to Kansas.
??? 🤔

Can only hope that the birds are all staging in Ogallala just waiting for the NOU Fall meeting.

I am taking tomorrow off in preparation for the onslaught of birds I am going to find during the NOU meeting.

We will visit the Beatrice Library where there is a Plein Air Art Exhibit. There is a piece of Art by Steven Dinsmore--I will be interested find out if this is by Steven Dinsmore of Iowa State.

See you all there. God Bless and be safe during your travels.

Paul O. Roisen
Woodbury County, IA
Mobile 712-301-2817


 

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Date: 9/14/17 6:10 am
From: 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Southern Nebraska
Interesting observations. My last two trips out I had a noticeable scarcity of passerines as well (plus lots of leaves getting in the way). This should be peak migration for warblers.



Ross



Ross Silcock

Seasonal Reports Compiler

Nebraska Bird FReview

Tabor, IA



From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:41 PM
To: NEBirds NEBirds <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Southern Nebraska





Anna and I are traveling along the southern tier of Nebraska--Gage, Saline, Jefferson, Thayer, Nuckolls and Furnas county. Was looking forward adding what i thought was a very conservative goal of 50 county ticks in these five counties and then catching the same in Funas--I had Zero species in these 6 counties. Also hoped to increase the numbers in Webster, Red Willow, and Hitchcock.



Well...... Very disappointing number of species during the 6 days I have put in so far. It appears to me that there is an incredible absence of birds (except for large numbers of Mourning Dove, Blue Jay, Eastern Bluebirds, and European Starlings. Long days and many miles. Occasional I have run into nice groups but few and far between. Sparrows and shorebirds are basically absent. Virtually nothing on the fence wires and posts. Some of the "hotspots" are just plain "dead". Managed an average of less than 40 species a day despite many hours and miles covering every hotspot and a number of my own in each county.



4 species of waterfowl

4 species of warbler (only one of each)

4 species of sparrow (not a single Song Sparrow)

No crackles at all

1 vireo species



Nice weather and some incredible habitat, but, certainly the most discouraging week of birding I can remember for September.



So what gives:

I have lost my ability to find birds.

Maybe just in-between migration waves.

Hurricane related.

All the birds have moved to Kansas.

??? 🤔



Can only hope that the birds are all staging in Ogallala just waiting for the NOU Fall meeting.



I am taking tomorrow off in preparation for the onslaught of birds I am going to find during the NOU meeting.



We will visit the Beatrice Library where there is a Plein Air Art Exhibit. There is a piece of Art by Steven Dinsmore--I will be interested find out if this is by Steven Dinsmore of Iowa State.



See you all there. God Bless and be safe during your travels.



Paul O. Roisen

Woodbury County, IA

Mobile 712-301-2817




 

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Date: 9/13/17 8:48 pm
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Southern Nebraska
Anna and I are traveling along the southern tier of Nebraska--Gage, Saline,
Jefferson, Thayer, Nuckolls and Furnas county. Was looking forward adding
what i thought was a very conservative goal of 50 county ticks in these
five counties and then catching the same in Funas--I had Zero species in
these 6 counties. Also hoped to increase the numbers in Webster, Red
Willow, and Hitchcock.

Well...... Very disappointing number of species during the 6 days I have
put in so far. It appears to me that there is an incredible absence of
birds (except for large numbers of Mourning Dove, Blue Jay, Eastern
Bluebirds, and European Starlings. Long days and many miles.
Occasional I have run into nice groups but few and far between. Sparrows
and shorebirds are basically absent. Virtually nothing on the fence wires
and posts. Some of the "hotspots" are just plain "dead". Managed an
average of less than 40 species a day despite many hours and miles covering
every hotspot and a number of my own in each county.

4 species of waterfowl
4 species of warbler (only one of each)
4 species of sparrow (not a single Song Sparrow)
No crackles at all
1 vireo species

Nice weather and some incredible habitat, but, certainly the most
discouraging week of birding I can remember for September.

So what gives:
I have lost my ability to find birds.
Maybe just in-between migration waves.
Hurricane related.
All the birds have moved to Kansas.
??? 🤔

Can only hope that the birds are all staging in Ogallala just waiting for
the NOU Fall meeting.

I am taking tomorrow off in preparation for the onslaught of birds I am
going to find during the NOU meeting.

We will visit the Beatrice Library where there is a Plein Air Art Exhibit.
There is a piece of Art by Steven Dinsmore--I will be interested find out
if this is by Steven Dinsmore of Iowa State.

See you all there. God Bless and be safe during your travels.

*Paul O. Roisen*
*Woodbury County, IA*
*Mobile 712-301-2817*

 

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Date: 9/13/17 6:56 pm
From: Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Wilderness warblers (incl. probable 'Calaveras' Warbler)
I took a short and mosquito-tormented wander at Wilderness Park this evening, taking the trail that heads into the jungle from the parking lot at the end of Calvert Street (where Calvert curves northward and becomes 1st Street). Most of the birds were in the bottomlands right around the swamp that's spawning all the mosquitoes... First warbler I saw was a NORTHERN PARULA, followed by a few BLACK-THROATED GREEN and NASHVILLE WARBLERS. Most interesting was a Nashville that shows characteristics of 'CALAVERAS' WARBLER (western Nashville -- a potential future split), a noticeably long-tailed individual that was consistently bobbing and flipping its tail. 
Video here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/99231652@N07/37043279022/in/dateposted-public/
As you all may remember, I reported two or three potential Calaveras Warblers here in fall 2015; I'm wondering if this subspecies isn't really a rare western vagrant here at all, but instead is a regular -- though often-overlooked -- migrant...
Bring on the warblers!
Noah Arthur (Oakland, CA/Lincoln, NE)<semirelicta...>
 

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Date: 9/13/17 7:37 am
From: Ed Brogie <ebrogie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Wildcat Hills Banding Station report
Hope you have fun banding
I was just there a week or so ago
many birds coming to the water and feeders

Ed

On Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 6:04 PM, <atziegelbauer...> [NEBirds] <
<NEBirds...> wrote:

>
>
> Hello Everyone,
>
>
> My name is Amanda Ziegelbauer, I work for Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.
> I am the bander at Wildcat Hills Recreation Area this fall.
>
>
> Since the first day of the banding station on Aug 29th, we have caught 166
> birds of 21 species. The most numerous species so far have been the Red
> Crossbill and Spotted Towhee. Most notable was a Green-tailed Towhee last
> week - first of its species banded at this station, and one of only a few
> observations in this area (according to ebird). Also of note, we have also
> caught a Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting, and a Townsend’s Warbler.
>
>
> I am at the station outside the nature center from 6am till around 11am,
> Tuesday through Saturday (except Saturday, Sept. 23rd we are closed.) The
> last day of banding is Oct. 13th. The station is open to the public; please
> stop by and say hello!
>
>
> Thanks!
>
>
> Amanda Ziegelbauer
>
> Biologist
>
> Wildcat Hills Nature Center Banding Station
>
> Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
>
>
>
>



--


Ed M. Brogie
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319 West 6th Street
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AJAS/AAAS Meetings, Austin Texas, February Feb. 14th-18th, 2018
AJAS/AAAS Meetings, Washington, DC February 13th-17th, 2019
AJAS/AAAS Meetings, Seattle, WA February 12th-16th, 2020

AJAS Boston. DC Delegates (2017) - 74 females/49 males = 123
AJAS Wash. DC Delegates (2016) - 82 females/61 males = 143
AJAS San Jose Delegates (2015) - 73 females/65 males = 138
AJAS Chicago Delegates (2014) - 89 females/67 males Total = 156
http://www.aaas.org/aaas-affiliates

 

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Date: 9/12/17 7:06 pm
From: <atziegelbauer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Wildcat Hills Banding Station report
Hello Everyone,


My name is Amanda Ziegelbauer, I work for Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. I am the bander at Wildcat Hills Recreation Area this fall.


Since the first day of the banding station on Aug 29th, we have caught 166 birds of 21 species. The most numerous species so far have been the Red Crossbill and Spotted Towhee. Most notable was a Green-tailed Towhee last week - first of its species banded at this station, and one of only a few observations in this area (according to ebird). Also of note, we have also caught a Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting, and a Townsend’s Warbler.


I am at the station outside the nature center from 6am till around 11am, Tuesday through Saturday (except Saturday, Sept. 23rd we are closed.) The last day of banding is Oct. 13th. The station is open to the public; please stop by and say hello!


Thanks!


Amanda Ziegelbauer
Biologist
Wildcat Hills Nature Center Banding Station

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies


 

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Date: 9/11/17 9:42 pm
From: '<jwhall2...>' <jwhall2...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Fw: eBird Report - Wehrspann/Chalco Hills, Sep 11, 2017

Made a short dog walking trip to Wehrspann before noon. There were not a lot of birds available, but the ones there were good. Started with a calling Red-breasted Nuthatch in the big pines just off the picnic area by the boat dock. Then found a Pine Warbler further down the trail where parking lot C trail meets the main trail. Still lots of Painted Lady butterflies on the boneset flowers. Wednesday of this week we saw at least a million at Wehrspann, with diminishing numbers everyday since.

Wehrspann/Chalco Hills, Sarpy, Nebraska, US
Sep 11, 2017 11:15 AM - 1:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
20 species

Canada Goose 12
Mallard 3
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Mourning Dove 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Kingbird 2
Warbling Vireo 3
Blue Jay 4
Purple Martin 3
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Winter Wren 1 Heard and seen at the base of a small locust, moved up the truck about a foot and flew off about 4 feet. Seen vaguely for about half a second again.
American Robin 8
Brown Thrasher 2
Pine Warbler 1 Slow moving bird, no vocals at all.
Field Sparrow 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39138310

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) Pictures of the Pine Warbler and Winter Wren are in the eBird checklist. John and Rachel HallOmaha NE.

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Date: 9/11/17 10:22 am
From: 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Stagecoach L drawdown - late season shorebirding?
NEbirders:

I'm passing along this NGPC news release since the drawdown may create some late-season shorebirding opportunities, in addition to the fishing opportunities.

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Liberalized fishing regulations declared for Stagecoach Reservoir

LINCOLN, Neb. - Stagecoach Reservoir will be drawn down this fall for the construction of a new boat launch facility. In addition, the fishery will be renovated and a public salvage will be allowed.

A 10-foot drawn-down will allow for the construction of a new, lighted boat ramp, gravel kayak launch, and a new breakwater to protect the ramp and increase access for shoreline anglers.

Stagecoach's fishery has been degraded by the presence of common carp and gizzard shad. The renovation will be followed by restocking of largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, black crappie and walleye next spring.

From now until Nov. 22, 2017, anglers may salvage fish from Stagecoach for human consumption by any legal method, including snagging, hand fishing, spearing, legal baitfish seines, and landing nets. Use of electricity, explosives, poisons, chemicals, fish toxicants, firearms, and seines or nets not meeting legal specifications are prohibited. Length limits will be rescinded during this period but daily bag limits will be maintained.

In addition, due to concerns about the spread of aquatic invasive species and other unwanted species, salvaged fish cannot be sold or used for stocking into any other public or private water bodies. Anglers at Stagecoach must have appropriate fishing licenses and a park sticker.

As materials and equipment are moved onto Stagecoach State Recreation Area, roads to the boat ramp and dam area will be closed beginning Sept. 25.

The Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration Fund provides funding for this project. Contact Jeff Jackson at 402-471-7647 for more information.

Stagecoach is located south of Hickman in Lancaster County.


-Joel

Joel Jorgensen | Nongame Bird Program Manager
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
2200 N. 33rd 68503 | 402.471.5440
<joel.jorgensen...><mailto:<joel.jorgensen...>


 

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Date: 9/9/17 9:03 pm
From: Loren Padelford <lpdlfrd...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Bellevue Birds
There was a lot of bird activity in the yard today. Here are the highlights:

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1 female
Eastern Wood-pewee - 1
Carolina Wren - 1
Swainson’s Thrush - 1
Cedar Waxwing - 10
Gray Catbird - 2
Magnolia Warbler - 1
Wilson’s Warbler - 1


Loren and Babs Padelford
Bellevue, NE
<lpdlfrd...>




 

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Date: 9/9/17 7:39 pm
From: 'Lanny and Robin' <snowbunting...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Nuthatch and grosbeak
Nebraska birders,

On Friday, September 08, I heard a Red-breasted Nuthatch in a
pine tree on the west campus of the University of Nebraska,
Kearney.

The female Black-headed Grosbeak continues to visit our backyard
north of Minden. I saw her again today (9/9/17).

See you in Ogallala next weekend.

NO eBird

Robin Harding
northern Kearney County

September 15-17 birding event based in Ogallala, Nebraska
Organized by dedicated volunteers of the Nebraska Ornithologists'
Union http://www.noubirds.org
Field trips are planned to Lake McConaughy and other great birding
areas in the area.



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Date: 9/9/17 8:43 am
From: Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] On-the-Clock Crossbill- 9/08
  Yesterday morning I was rather surprised to hear a RED CROSSBILL at Indian Creek Nursery (Midtown Omaha).  At first the call perplexed me as it sounded like a very active Least Flycatcher, making whit vocalizations.  However the spacing of the phrases was very crossbill-like.  It wasn't until an hour later when I was watering and the CROSSBILL landed in the parking lot about ten (10) feet away.  This was an immature bird and the streaky plumage, pale rump, large, dark bill, and heavily notched tail was very apparent.  
  When I approached the bird a few minutes later drinking at a puddle with House Sparrows, I noticed a bit of "blonde" plumage coming in on the crown,  The last sighting of the day is when the bird buzzed my head while I was watering.
  What Type?-
Upon studying and examining RED CROSSBILL vocalizations, I have narrowed down the vocalization to either Type 4 (Douglas Fir Crossbill) or Type 10 (Sitka Spruce Crossbill).  Though Type 4 is much more likely, the Empidonax-like vocalizations made it sound much more like a type 10.  Ostensibly Type 4 can sound very much like Type 10.  
  I must also mention this is the first time I have observed a RED CROSSBILL with no large spruce/pines in sight in the state.  
Good birding.
Justin RinkMidtown Omaha, Douglas Co., <NEspindalis79...>


 

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Date: 9/9/17 5:28 am
From: Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Hurricanes and Birds
Interesting article if you care for some reading.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2017/09/08/where-do-birds-go-in-a-hurricane/#40147d06254a

Jan Johnson
Wakefield
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bird-brained-quilter/



 

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Date: 9/8/17 11:23 pm
From: Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Tamora probable Glossy Ibis + Western Sandpiper photos + other nice birds
Hey everyone!
Tamora provided some of the best birding of my life this afternoon (Sept. 8, 2017). The flooded field on the east side of Highway 80G at the intersection with Alvo Rd. was the hotspots, containing hundreds of shorebirds. Best shorebird was the WESTERN SANDPIPER I reported earlier. Here are some photos of that shapely West Coast girl: https://www.flickr.com/photos/99231652@N07/albums/72157685757763561
Other shorebirds in this field were KILLDEER, SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, STILT SANDPIPERS, PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS, BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS, SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, LEAST SANDPIPERS, WILSON'S SNIPE, unidentified DOWITCHERS, one WILSON'S PHALAROPE, and one RED-NECKED PHALAROPE. 
Later in the early evening a flock of WHITE-FACED IBISES showed up in this field, and in with them was a bird that appears to be a subtle GLOSSY IBIS, showing dark brown eyes and dark facial skin edged by distinct pale lines. Photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/99231652@N07/albums/72157685757778381.If anyone objects to this ID, let me know! :) 
The last nice bird of the day was an up-close SORA along the grassy edge of the flooded field.
Good Shorebirding and Happy Fall Migration!
Noah Arthur (Oakland, CA/Lincoln, NE)<semirelicta...>
 

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Date: 9/8/17 2:35 pm
From: Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Western Sandpiper at Tamora
I'm looking at a juvenile (presumably female, judging by the long bill) WESTERN SANDPIPER in with other small Sandpipers in the flooded field on the east side of Highway 80G at the intersection with Alvo Rd, just south of Tamora.

Noah


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Date: 9/8/17 1:10 pm
From: 'Lanny and Robin' <snowbunting...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Kearney County Black-headed Grosbeak
Hello Nebraska birders,

No ebird

Thursday, September 7, Robin's Birthday, on a suet dough feeder in our
yard, nine miles northeast of Minden, we both saw a female
Black-headed Grosbeak. Happy birthday Robin. I saw it again today
9/8/17. We will see many of you in Ogalalla in a week.

May your birds be lifers and your troubles temporary.

good birding and goodbye,

Lanny

Lanny Randolph
2028 34th Rd.
Minden Nebraska
south central Nebraska
north central Kearney County
snowbunting(at)rcom-ne.com
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Date: 9/6/17 12:01 pm
From: Paul Dunbar <pastorpaultdunbar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Labor Day weekend - SW Nebr.
Great birds! Nice work.
FYI, I just received a bona fide report of a female Painted Bunting seen well on August 16 (but not since) near Marsland,NE, about 15 mi east of the Agate Fossil Beds.

Paul Dunbar
Hastings (Adams Co)

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> On Sep 5, 2017, at 1:38 PM, Mark Brogie <mabrogie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
> Ed Brogie, Dave Stage and I did some county birding this weekend. Nearly 130 sp.
>
> Notables included:
>
> Little Blue Heron 1 (imm.) Cheyenne Co., NE 09/02/17 (photo in my NEBIRDS album)
> Black-crowned Night-Heron 1 Deuel Co., NE 09/02/17
> Peregrine Falcon 1 Cheyenne Co., NE 09/02/17
> Virginia Rail 1 Cheyenne Co., NE 09/02/17
> Sora 1 Cheyenne Co., NE 09/02/17
> Swanson’s Thrush 3 Deuel Co., NE 09/02/17
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Deuel Co., NE 09/02/17
> American Pipit 1 Cheyenne Co., NE 09/02/17
> Black-headed Grosbeak 1 Deuel Co., NE 09/02/17
> Great-tailed Grackle 1 Deuel Co., NE 09/02/17
>
> Calliope Hummingbird 1 Scott’s Bluff Co. 09/03/17
> Townsend’s Warbler 1M Scott’s Bluff Co. 09/03/17
> Ferruginous Hawk 1 Banner Co. 09/03/17
> American Pipit 3 Garden Co. 09/03/17
> Lesser Goldfinch 4 Scott’s Bluff Co. 09/03/17
> Tennessee Warbler 1M Garden Co. 09/03/17
>
> Merlin 1 Perkins Co. 09/04/17
> Osprey 1 Boone Co. 09/04/17
> Red Crossbill 4 Boone Co. 09/04/17
>
> Mark A. Brogie
> Creighton, NE 68729
>
> no ebird
>
>

 

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Date: 9/6/17 11:12 am
From: <catpit...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Labor Day weekend - SW Nebr.

Hi Everybody! On Labor Day we saw 20-25 Turkeys on Stuhr Road in East
Grand Island. Young, Old, Teenagers, Yup they were all there! Marty
Mathieson, Eastern Buffalo County, Nebraska

-----------------------------------------From: "Mark Brogie
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To: "Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds]"
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Subject: [NEBirds] Labor Day weekend - SW Nebr.

Ed Brogie, Dave Stage and I did some county birding this weekend.
Nearly 130 sp.

Notables included:

Little Blue Heron 1 (imm.) Cheyenne Co., NE 09/02/17 (photo in my
NEBIRDS album)
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1 Deuel Co., NE 09/02/17
Peregrine Falcon 1 Cheyenne Co., NE 09/02/17
Virginia Rail 1 Cheyenne Co., NE 09/02/17
Sora 1 Cheyenne Co., NE 09/02/17
Swanson’s Thrush 3 Deuel Co., NE 09/02/17
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Deuel Co., NE 09/02/17
American Pipit 1 Cheyenne Co., NE 09/02/17
Black-headed Grosbeak 1 Deuel Co., NE 09/02/17
Great-tailed Grackle 1 Deuel Co., NE 09/02/17

Calliope Hummingbird 1 Scott’s Bluff Co. 09/03/17
Townsend’s Warbler 1M Scott’s Bluff Co. 09/03/17
Ferruginous Hawk 1 Banner Co. 09/03/17
American Pipit 3 Garden Co. 09/03/17
Lesser Goldfinch 4 Scott’s Bluff Co. 09/03/17
Tennessee Warbler 1M Garden Co. 09/03/17

Merlin 1 Perkins Co. 09/04/17
Osprey 1 Boone Co. 09/04/17
Red Crossbill 4 Boone Co. 09/04/17

Mark A. Brogie
Creighton, NE 68729

no ebird



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Date: 9/6/17 4:03 am
From: Mark Brogie <mabrogie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Labor Day weekend - SW Nebr.
Ed Brogie, Dave Stage and I did some county birding this weekend. Nearly 130 sp.

Notables included:

Little Blue Heron 1 (imm.) Cheyenne Co., NE 09/02/17 (photo in my NEBIRDS album)
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1 Deuel Co., NE 09/02/17
Peregrine Falcon 1 Cheyenne Co., NE 09/02/17
Virginia Rail 1 Cheyenne Co., NE 09/02/17
Sora 1 Cheyenne Co., NE 09/02/17
Swanson’s Thrush 3 Deuel Co., NE 09/02/17
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Deuel Co., NE 09/02/17
American Pipit 1 Cheyenne Co., NE 09/02/17
Black-headed Grosbeak 1 Deuel Co., NE 09/02/17
Great-tailed Grackle 1 Deuel Co., NE 09/02/17

Calliope Hummingbird 1 Scott’s Bluff Co. 09/03/17
Townsend’s Warbler 1M Scott’s Bluff Co. 09/03/17
Ferruginous Hawk 1 Banner Co. 09/03/17
American Pipit 3 Garden Co. 09/03/17
Lesser Goldfinch 4 Scott’s Bluff Co. 09/03/17
Tennessee Warbler 1M Garden Co. 09/03/17

Merlin 1 Perkins Co. 09/04/17
Osprey 1 Boone Co. 09/04/17
Red Crossbill 4 Boone Co. 09/04/17



Mark A. Brogie
Creighton, NE 68729

no ebird




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Date: 9/4/17 6:07 pm
From: <SCHMID_R...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] 8 warbler day (MAWA, BTNW, LOWA)
I apologize in advance that this report includes some birds from across the river in IA, but they were good ones...


Fall migration is looking better than spring migration did, and last night's north wind apparently blew in some birds. On Sun morning Sep 4, I visited Hitchcock Nature Center (Crescent IA) with Craig Hensley, Seth Keith and Scott Bradley. We found 46 species; highlights were:


Osprey
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-headed Woodpecker (numerous adults and juvs)
Yellow-throated Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Gray Catbird
Wilson's Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Indigo Bunting
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (numerous)
Summer Tanager
Eastern Towhee


After lunch I visited Hummel Park alone and found:


Broad-winged Hawk
Warbling Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Gray Catbird
Wilson's Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush (peach flanks, unstreaked throat, supercilium flared out behind eye)
Indigo Bunting
Summer Tanager


All birds at Hummel were along the stream that parallels Ponca Rd on the north end of the park. The disk golf course has opened up the area on the north side of the stream for good birding, so...Good Birding - Rick
 

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Date: 9/4/17 4:37 pm
From: Loren Padelford <lpdlfrd...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Bellevue Yard Birds
Yesterday and today a few warblers showed up at our birdbath:

2 Nashville Warblers
Male and female American Redstart
Chestnut Sided Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler

This morning about 100 American White Pelicans flew over the house.


Loren and Babs Padelford
Bellevue, NE
<lpdlfrd...>




 

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Date: 9/4/17 2:16 pm
From: 'Alice Kenitz' <akenitz...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Sioux County
NEBirders,
A few of us from Wildcat Audubon Society made a trip to Gilbert-Baker WMA and Sowbelly Canyon in Sioux County on Saturday. We had a total of 57 species which includes a few species in Scotts Bluff County.
Fun day!!
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Osprey
Northern Harrier
Swainson’s Hark
Red-tailed Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
Virginia Rail
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Great Horned Owl
Rufous Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Lewis’s Woodpecker
Red-headed Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Western Wood-Pewee
Say’s Phoebe
Western Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Horned Lark
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Mountain Bluebird
Townsend’s Solitaire
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Waterthrush
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Yellow Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Spotted Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Western Tanager
Western Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch

Alice Kenitz
Gering
 

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Date: 9/4/17 1:17 pm
From: 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Pelicans in Kansas, and . . .
Thanks Bruce. I’m very paranoid about scams, phishing, etc, but I’m very glad to see your name pop up!



Ross



From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Monday, September 4, 2017 2:52 PM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Pelicans in Kansas, and . . .





Sorry-- forgot your rules. It isn't a scam & I'm so sorry you thought so, truly--



Bruce Mellberg

Lincoln




 

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Date: 9/4/17 12:59 pm
From: <brucergr...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Pelicans in Kansas, and . . .




--if there's doubt, of course, about the legitimacy of a link, one might try searching for "pelicans" "Cheyenne Bottoms" ""Wichita Pelicans" etc. to verify....

Scholarship trumps suspicion every time, no?

B. Mellberg, Lincoln, NE

 

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Date: 9/4/17 12:55 pm
From: JON STRONG <jon.strong...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Pelicans in Kansas, and . . .
Hi Ross and others. The Pelican article is legit, I just read it. It is dated Aug. 31 from the Wichita Eagle newspaper. Unfortunately, I understand the talented author of the piece, Michael Pierce, was let go from the paper last week.

Jon Strong

Omaha, NE
 

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Date: 9/4/17 12:52 pm
From: <brucergr...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Pelicans in Kansas, and . . .
Sorry-- forgot your rules. It isn't a scam & I'm so sorry you thought so, truly--

Bruce Mellberg
Lincoln
 

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Date: 9/4/17 12:41 pm
From: 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Pelicans in Kansas, and . . .
Hi folks,



The post below needs a name and address. As it stands it looks like a scam. Don’t hit the link until the sender fixes it. I didn’t, so don’t know what’s behind the link.



Ross



Ross Silcock

Moderator,

NEBIRDS



From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Monday, September 4, 2017 2:36 PM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Pelicans in Kansas, and . . .





good article on recent pelican flocks at Cheyenne Bottoms WA, Quivira NWR, FYI ----



http://www.kansas.com/news/state/article170603887.html






 

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Date: 9/4/17 12:36 pm
From: <brucergr...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Pelicans in Kansas, and . . .
good article on recent pelican flocks at Cheyenne Bottoms WA, Quivira NWR, FYI ----


http://www.kansas.com/news/state/article170603887.html http://www.kansas.com/news/state/article170603887.html



 

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Date: 9/4/17 8:15 am
From: 'Jerry Toll' <geritol48...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] FW: Hitchcock Nature Center (03 Sep 2017) 50 Raptors
The Hitchcock Hawkwatch began on September 1. Here are the results from
yesterday's count. Ospreys have been moving regularly already and are off to
a good start. We are initiating submitting our data electronically on a
tablet this fall and working through start-up glitches so expect some
delays in our postings. I will try to post twice a week, as in the past or
more during the peak season or if there is a particularly good day. The
banding station usually opens around the 8th of September but will probably
be delayed this year due to the lack of available pigeons and starlings.

Jerry Toll

Hitchcock Nature Center

From: <reports...> [mailto:<reports...>]
Sent: Monday, September 4, 2017 7:05 AM
To: <geritol48...>
Subject: Hitchcock Nature Center (03 Sep 2017) 50 Raptors



Hitchcock Nature Center
Honey Creek, Iowa, USA


Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 03, 2017


Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total


Black Vulture

0

0

0


Turkey Vulture

46

77

77


Osprey

3

14

14


Bald Eagle

0

1

1


Northern Harrier

0

0

0


Sharp-shinned Hawk

1

1

1


Cooper's Hawk

0

1

1


Northern Goshawk

0

0

0


Red-shouldered Hawk

0

0

0


Broad-winged Hawk

0

2

2


Red-tailed Hawk

0

0

0


Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0


Swainson's Hawk

0

0

0


Ferruginous Hawk

0

0

0


Golden Eagle

0

0

0


American Kestrel

0

0

0


Merlin

0

0

0


Peregrine Falcon

0

0

0


Prairie Falcon

0

0

0


Gyrfalcon

0

0

0


Mississippi Kite

0

0

0


Unknown Accipiter

0

0

0


Unknown Buteo

0

0

0


Unknown Falcon

0

0

0


Unknown Eagle

0

0

0


Unknown Raptor

0

0

0


Total:

50

96

96




Observation start time:

07:30:00


Observation end time:

16:00:00


Total observation time:

8.5 hours


Official Counter

Bethany Thornton


Observers:

Sandy Reinken




Visitors:
71

Weather:
Heavy fog in the morning; hazy but cloudless skies later in the morning and
afternoon. Moderate winds out of the S.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
American White Pelican: 54 Red-headed Woodpecker: 362

_____

Report submitted by Mark Orsag (<morsag...> <mailto:<morsag...> )
Hitchcock Nature Center information may be found at:
http://www.pottcoconservation.com/html/hitchcock.html
More information at hawkcount.org <http://hawkcount.org> : [Site Profile
<http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=172> ] [Day Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=172&ryear=2017&rmonth=09&rday=03
> ] [Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=172&ryear=2017&rmonth=09> ]

_____





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Date: 9/3/17 3:38 pm
From: John Carlini <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Brickyard Hill
Hi Susan,
We'll plan to make a quick stop so you can rendezvous with us at the Cubby's Cenex gas station on the south side of Highway 2 just west of I-29.  The estimated time would be around 8:30 a.m.  We plan on birding for at least a few hours but participants are welcome to quit sooner than that if they want.  We're unaware of Ross planning to attend but who knows.  See you tomorrow, weather looks pretty good!
-John & Shari

On Sunday, September 3, 2017 3:57 PM, "Susan Quinn <susan-quinn44...> [NEBirds]" <NEBirds...> wrote:


  Hi John & Shari,
I am interested in going. Brickyard Hill is close to Nebraska City, but I've never been there.

Are you traveling via Highway 2 to get to I-29? If so, perhaps I could meet up with you at one of the truck stops just before I-29. If I could, what time?

How long are you planning to spend at Brickyard Hill? Will Ross be along?

Thanks,
--Sue
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Date: 9/3/17 1:57 pm
From: Susan Quinn <susan-quinn44...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Brickyard Hill
Hi John & Shari,
I am interested in going. Brickyard Hill is close to Nebraska City, but I've never been there.

Are you traveling via Highway 2 to get to I-29? If so, perhaps I could meet up with you at one of the truck stops just before I-29. If I could, what time?

How long are you planning to spend at Brickyard Hill? Will Ross be along?

Thanks,
--Sue


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Date: 9/3/17 11:50 am
From: John Carlini <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Wachiska Audubon field trip to Brickyard Hill CA - Mon. 9/4
Hi Elliot,  
We anticipate arriving at the Brickyard CA just north of Rock Port Missouri some time around 9:15 a.m.  Our destination parking lot is accessed from the east side of the unit, and is at the dead end of the entrance road that heads west from G Ave. just north of where 185th St. curves to the north.
If needed here's the steps to get you to the entrance road:  Exit I-29 at Rockport MO and take Hwy. 136 east.  Turn north/left on Hwy. 275 to 185th St. then turn west/left and follow that road until it curves around to the north after which you'll soon see the entrance sign on your west/left side.  Our parking lot's at the dead end of that road.
-John & Shari
 

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Date: 9/3/17 10:18 am
From: 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Wachiska Audubon field trip to Brickyard Hill CA - Mon. 9/4
Hi John,



If I was planning on joining the group but starting from Bellevue, how would I get there and at what time. Thanks,



Elliott



From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
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Subject: [NEBirds] Wachiska Audubon field trip to Brickyard Hill CA - Mon. 9/4





Hello birders,



As the days start to shorten, neotropical migrants move through our area on their way from breeding grounds in the north to warmer wintering grounds where insects are still available. Many species have undergone a significant population decline with habitat loss and degradation suspected to be the primary culprit. We'll take a hike through a protected forest at the Brickyard Hill Conservation Area by Rock Port, Missouri to search for some of those migrants that may be lurking in the oak trees that abound in the Loess Hills. A bur oak more than 300 years old has been found on a remote part of the area. Despite t he convenient location 10 miles closer than Indian Cave State Park and right off of I-29, this tract of forest is unknown to many birders who have unwittingly driven right past it.



We'll meet at 7:30 a.m. Monday, September 4 in Lincoln at the Wachiska office parking lot located at 4547 Calvert Street. Participants can either carpool or caravan for the 80 mile drive to the Brickyard Hill CA. The trails are mowed but hiking shoes are recommended. Other suggested items are water bottle, insect repellant, and binoculars if you have them. There is no fee and the public is welcome. Anyone preferring to join the group closer to our destination can contact us for details.





John Carlini, Lincoln






 

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Date: 9/3/17 8:03 am
From: <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Wachiska Audubon field trip to Brickyard Hill CA - Mon. 9/4
Hello birders,


As the days start to shorten, neotropical migrants move through our area on their way from breeding grounds in the north to warmer wintering grounds where insects are still available. Many species have undergone a significant population decline with habitat loss and degradation suspected to be the primary culprit. We'll take a hike through a protected forest at the Brickyard Hill Conservation Area by Rock Port, Missouri to search for some of those migrants that may be lurking in the oak trees that abound in the Loess Hills. A bur oak more than 300 years old has been found on a remote part of the area. Despite the convenient location 10 miles closer than Indian Cave State Park and right off of I-29, this tract of forest is unknown to many birders who have unwittingly driven right past it.


We'll meet at 7:30 a.m. Monday, September 4 in Lincoln at the Wachiska office parking lot located at 4547 Calvert Street. Participants can either carpool or caravan for the 80 mile drive to the Brickyard Hill CA. The trails are mowed but hiking shoes are recommended. Other suggested items are water bottle, insect repellant, and binoculars if you have them. There is no fee and the public is welcome. Anyone preferring to join the group closer to our destination can contact us for details.


John Carlini, Lincoln

 

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Date: 9/2/17 8:26 pm
From: Edward Allen <Sprallen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Marbled Godwit at Jack Sinn Buffies at Sod Farm


Friends,

I was at the Sod Farm fields at 252nd and Center in western Douglas County this afternoon about 4:30. There were two Buff-breasted Sandpipers on the field south-west of the intersection, but they were far out in the middle of the grass. On the field to the north-east about 1/2 mile north of Center on 252nd I found another two much closer to the road. See ebird list for photo.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38961794

I then went to Jack Sinn WMA which is 1 mile south of A on 14th Rd. in Saunders County about 6 miles due east of Ceresco. There I found a solitary Marbled Godwit. See list for four photos.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38964968

Edward Allen
Lincoln, Lancaster County






 

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Date: 9/2/17 5:58 pm
From: <heidtdw...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] 8 BB Magpie Madison Co.
Hi all,
had the group of 8 black-billed magpie half a mile North of 836 Road on 552 Avenue.


For those of you who are county listers, this is the general area where I found 3 in December 2015. I had found a single in January of 2016, but had made a dozen trips into the area during the rest of 2016 without success and hadn't tried since. Hopefully the size of the group means that they should stay in the area. So you can keep this location in mind if you're working on your Madison county list.



The last time I saw a group this big would have been in the 1990's (and that was in Western Nebraska).




David Heidt
Norfolk
 

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Date: 9/2/17 12:34 pm
From: <larryeinemannl...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Long-billed curlew and yellow crowned night-herons (not black-c...
Hi!
I am sorry about the most recent posting. I checked my photos and
they were indeed immature yellow-crowned night herons. I was basing my
identification on the spotting size as indicated in Sibley (tiny versus large).
The thin white wing linings (greater coverts) and dark bills make it
yellow-crowned as I originally posted on September 1. Sorry about the
confusion--old age at work.
Larry
Lincoln

In a message dated 9/2/2017 2:06:49 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
<NEBirds...> writes:




Hi!
I am sorry about the earlier report of yellow-crowned night herons;
they were 4 immature black-crowned night-herons instead. Sorry about the
slip-up in posting.
Larry Einemann
Lincoln, Nebraska


In a message dated 9/1/2017 10:29:10 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
<NEBirds...> writes:


Hi!
Just a quick report of a Long-billed curlew at Tamora Marsh, east of
road on private sheet water, on Friday, September 1, 2017. I was able to
observe it for about 15 minutes before it flew off to the west--calling
"coooLI". I was unable to relocate it to the west and later on in the afternoon
when I returned to see if anything new arrived.
I found 4 immature Yellow-crowned night herons at North Lake Basin
WMA. They were in cedars on private property/WMA line.
Larry Einemann
Lincoln, NEbraska


In a message dated 8/29/2017 3:50:49 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
<NEBirds...> writes:


Just saw a female CANADA WARBLER flitting around in the big oaks between
Love Library and R Street on UNL City Campus (in Lincoln), accompanied by a
CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER sidekick.

Noah












 

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Date: 9/2/17 12:06 pm
From: <larryeinemannl...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Long-billed curlew and black-crowned night-herons (not yellow-crowned)!
Hi!
I am sorry about the earlier report of yellow-crowned night herons;
they were 4 immature black-crowned night-herons instead. Sorry about the
slip-up in posting.
Larry Einemann
Lincoln, Nebraska


In a message dated 9/1/2017 10:29:10 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
<NEBirds...> writes:




Hi!
Just a quick report of a Long-billed curlew at Tamora Marsh, east of
road on private sheet water, on Friday, September 1, 2017. I was able to
observe it for about 15 minutes before it flew off to the west--calling
"coooLI". I was unable to relocate it to the west and later on in the afternoon
when I returned to see if anything new arrived.
I found 4 immature Yellow-crowned night herons at North Lake Basin
WMA. They were in cedars on private property/WMA line.
Larry Einemann
Lincoln, NEbraska


In a message dated 8/29/2017 3:50:49 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
<NEBirds...> writes:


Just saw a female CANADA WARBLER flitting around in the big oaks between
Love Library and R Street on UNL City Campus (in Lincoln), accompanied by a
CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER sidekick.

Noah








 

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Date: 9/1/17 8:29 pm
From: <larryeinemannl...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Long-billed curlew and Yellow-crowned night-herons in Seward County
Hi!
Just a quick report of a Long-billed curlew at Tamora Marsh, east of
road on private sheet water, on Friday, September 1, 2017. I was able to
observe it for about 15 minutes before it flew off to the west--calling
"coooLI". I was unable to relocate it to the west and later on in the afternoon
when I returned to see if anything new arrived.
I found 4 immature Yellow-crowned night herons at North Lake Basin
WMA. They were in cedars on private property/WMA line.
Larry Einemann
Lincoln, NEbraska


In a message dated 8/29/2017 3:50:49 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
<NEBirds...> writes:




Just saw a female CANADA WARBLER flitting around in the big oaks between
Love Library and R Street on UNL City Campus (in Lincoln), accompanied by a
CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER sidekick.

Noah




 

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Date: 9/1/17 12:39 pm
From: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Misc. birds
Last evening there were numerous Common Nighthawks migrating over
Bellevue - they were quite low and difficult
to count since they keep circling around - minimum of 35.
Also last evening I had 2 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds at my flowers and
feeders (1 female and the other a female also or juvenile)'

Today I drove a bit around Sarpy County, but birding was very slow.
Best birds were:
- Osprey migrating south over Wehrspann Lake
- Cooper's Hawk on the west side of Wehrspann Lake
- Olive-sided Flycatcher near sand pits north of Linoma Beach

None reported to e-bird.

Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE


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Date: 8/31/17 7:40 pm
From: 'Kathy DeLara' <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] NOU motel price
Hi all

I noticed that the price at the Quality Inn in Ogallala, which will be our
headquarters for our fall NOU meeting, has gone done considerably since the
information was sent out in the newsletter.

If you have already booked a room there I'm sure you can get the new price.



Hope to see many of you in Ogallala in a couple of weeks.



Kathy DeLara

Mitchell NE




 

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Date: 8/30/17 7:46 am
From: 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] NOU meeting and Gage County
Nebraska birders:

One quick reminder to please send in your registration for the Nebraska Ornithologists' Union fall meeting in Ogallala so that it reaches its destination by 1 September - this means you should get your registration in the mail today, if not sooner :). The meeting will take place the weekend of 15-17 September and it should be a hoot. The registration form can be found here:
http://www.noubirds.org/Meetings/Registration/115.pdf
While traveling back from Manhattan, KS, late yesterday (8/29), I made a couple brief stops in southern Gage County. One stop along a road in a wooded area yielded a Canada Warbler and a couple of Tufted Titmice (http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38894366). This same location yielded a Summer Tanager and a Black-and-white Warbler Sunday evening (http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38856940). Yesterday, at Big Indian Recreation Area, I found an Olive-sided Flycatcher and a Summer Tanager (photos; http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38895087), among other common species.

Good birding!

-Joel

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Date: 8/29/17 10:52 pm
From: 'Lanny and Robin' <snowbunting...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Pressey WMA in Custer Co 8/27/17
Hello Nebraska birders,

No ebird

Sunday, August 27, Robin, Steve Morris and I looked in Dawson and
Custer Counties for birds. I will show you a list of highlights
followed by details.

Northern Bobwhite (1)
Great Crested Flycatcher (2)
Black-capped Chickadee (4)
American Redstart (4)

In Dawson County, south of Bitterns Call WMA we saw at least two
Black-tailed Jack-Rabbits. At Bitterns Call WMA we heard a Northern
Bobwhite. In Custer County, at Pressey WMA Robin and Steve saw four
Black-capped Chickadees and two Great Crested Flycatchers. We saw
four American Redstarts.

Robin and I both added one bird to our Custer County lists, American
Redstart. Robins new Custer County total is 160, while mine is now
158.

May your birds be lifers and your troubles temporary.

good birding and goodbye,

Lanny

Lanny Randolph
2028 34th Rd.
Minden Nebraska
south central Nebraska
north central Kearney County
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Date: 8/29/17 1:50 pm
From: Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Canada Warbler on City Campus
Just saw a female CANADA WARBLER flitting around in the big oaks between Love Library and R Street on UNL City Campus (in Lincoln), accompanied by a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER sidekick.

Noah


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Date: 8/28/17 8:58 pm
From: 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Bedraggled Harvey bird ID problem
I'm sorry. NEBIRDS doesn't take attachments.



Ross



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To: NEBIRDS <NeBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Bedraggled Harvey bird ID problem





Hi folks,

My daughter sent this for ID. I've seen a couple of other similar pics from
Houston taken during Harvey of birds in strange places, including a hawk
that flew into a cab through the window.

I think it's a hen pheasant. Any ideas?

Thanks,

Ross

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Date: 8/28/17 7:44 pm
From: 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Bedraggled Harvey bird ID problem
Hi folks,



My daughter sent this for ID. I've seen a couple of other similar pics from
Houston taken during Harvey of birds in strange places, including a hawk
that flew into a cab through the window.



I think it's a hen pheasant. Any ideas?



Thanks,

Ross



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Date: 8/28/17 5:22 pm
From: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Unusual peep at Tamora
Noah,
I can't seem to open any of your sites you post.
Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE

On 8/28/2017 5:38 PM, Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] wrote:
> Another interesting bird at Tamora WPA yesterday was this
> peep: https://www.flickr.com/photos/99231652@N07/albums/72157685748038734
>
> This was one of only two peeps present (the other being a Least), and
> I initially ID'ed this bird as a Semipalmated Sandpiper. However,
> looking at the photos later on, I realized that the bill is rather
> sharp-tipped (unlike the blunt tip I would expect on Semi), and the
> back is bright rusty with prominent white lines (unlike the more
> monotone back I would expect on Semi), and the supercilium is somewhat
> "forked" or "split". When I posted one picture on Facebook, all votes
> were in favor of Least Sandpiper -- which it clearly isn't, based on
> the black legs and overall shape visible in other photos. So this is
> an interesting bird. By now I'm sure some of you know which two very
> unlikely species I'm thinking of as remote possibilities, which I
> won't mention by name yet... I'm awaiting expert opinions and I fully
> expect it'll turn out to be a slightly unusual Semipalmated Sandpiper,
> but thought I'd get the word out so that if anyone is at Tamora you
> can be on the lookout for this bird...
>
> And as always, any input on the bird's ID is much appreciated!
>
> Thanks!
>
> Noah
>


 

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Date: 8/28/17 4:52 pm
From: <esaterojarvi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Unusual peep at Tamora
I have some trouble with the fall shorebirds as I am not that familiar with the juveniles. On top of that, just looking at photos does not tell one what size the bird is. (I try to get two species in one photo). So my firm ID in the field is usually more reliable than anything at home. I had one that looked odd in this list, but I think it's just another least. I wonder how much size variation there is in leasts? https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38714964 https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38714964



Good luck with the ID. Most of mine fall into least and semipalmated. I've had some folks at
http://www.birdforum.net/ http://www.birdforum.net/ help me ID a few. And they too go for least and semipalmated almost always.

Esa Jarvi, Lincoln


 

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Date: 8/28/17 3:42 pm
From: Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Unusual peep at Tamora
Another interesting bird at Tamora WPA yesterday was this peep: https://www.flickr.com/photos/99231652@N07/albums/72157685748038734
This was one of only two peeps present (the other being a Least), and I initially ID'ed this bird as a Semipalmated Sandpiper. However, looking at the photos later on, I realized that the bill is rather sharp-tipped (unlike the blunt tip I would expect on Semi), and the back is bright rusty with prominent white lines (unlike the more monotone back I would expect on Semi), and the supercilium is somewhat "forked" or "split". When I posted one picture on Facebook, all votes were in favor of Least Sandpiper -- which it clearly isn't, based on the black legs and overall shape visible in other photos. So this is an interesting bird. By now I'm sure some of you know which two very unlikely species I'm thinking of as remote possibilities, which I won't mention by name yet... I'm awaiting expert opinions and I fully expect it'll turn out to be a slightly unusual Semipalmated Sandpiper, but thought I'd get the word out so that if anyone is at Tamora you can be on the lookout for this bird...
And as always, any input on the bird's ID is much appreciated!
Thanks!
Noah
 

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Date: 8/28/17 1:08 pm
From: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Local Birds
I birded in the Bellevue area this morning. My total lists can be seen
on e-birds.

Best birds:

City of Bellevue Nature and History Trail:

- Blue-gray Gnatcatchers
- Canada Warbler
- Osprey
- Least Flycatcher
- American Redstarts

Base Lake:

- Bell's Vireo

Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE


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Date: 8/27/17 10:00 pm
From: Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Tamora Ruddy Turnstone, probable Cinnamon Teal
Hey friends!
I'm back in town for the upcoming year, and have been hitting shorebird spots around Lincoln over the last couple days. This afternoon there was a dull immature(?) RUDDY TURNSTONE just south of Tamora, in a pond on the east side of Highway 80G just south of the intersection with Alvo Rd. In the Tamora WPA, in flooded stubble at the intersection of Alvo Rd. and County Rd 371, was a nice aggregation of shorebirds that also included a few ducks, one of which was a female teal with a rather dark, warm-colored head, weak face-patterning, and big bill that looks to me like a CINNAMON TEAL. 
Photos of turnstone: https://www.flickr.com/photos/99231652@N07/albums/72157685790216243
Photos of teal: https://www.flickr.com/photos/99231652@N07/albums/72157685701084384
I'd be interested to hear any opinions for or against Cinnamon on this teal... She looks good for Cinnamon to me but my photos are bad and I don't have much experience with this tough ID...

Good Shorebirding!
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Date: 8/27/17 9:03 am
From: Brian <brian0918...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Alliance (Box Butte Co)
A non-birder photographed an immature YCNH in their yard this morning in
Alliance (northwest NE). They didn't want to provide the exact location,
and the bird is no longer present.


Link to photo: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bx76AbFvNQtjT2lBRGgwWEZ1bVU


Brian Tinker
Akron, OH

 

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Date: 8/27/17 7:57 am
From: Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Mississippi Kite- Mercer Woods- 8/26
  Upon viewing intermediate pods of migrant COMMON NIGHTHAWKS between about 6:15pm and 6:40pm last night (8/26), a certain "nighthawk"caught my eye.  Trailing two birds was a large uniformally dark raptor with heavily bent wrists.  My first thought was "wow, that's a large dark nighthawk", but a moment later came to the realization that I was watching a MISSISSIPPI KITE (FOY) sail over the property.  Subsequent attempts to snap photos ended up as a blurry streak thanks to the cloud cover and lighting conditions (I guess).  The bird caught a thermal and drifted off toward the east. 
  44 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were counted in total.

8/25-
During the evening I took another trip around the property and had 19 PURPLE MARTINS coast overhead.  They all seemed to be heading toward the east.  Perhaps they were headed to the Lake Manawa roost or some as of yet unknown roost site closer to the river.  
  The highlight of the evening was a first fall female BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER (FOY) that was observed in the northwest corner of the property.  At one point a RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD flew up right in her face as though to say "what are you supposed to be?" A female YELLOW WARRBLER was in the same vicinity.  A GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER and EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE were also audible. 
Everything mentioned in this post can be found on eBird.
Good birding.
Justin RinkMidtown Omaha, Douglas Co., <NEspindalis79...>


 

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Date: 8/26/17 7:03 pm
From: Wendy Becker <wendybecker34...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] OMA Birding
Hi all,
I am going to be working near Eppley Field in Omaha later this week. Can
anyone give me some suggestions for a safe place to bird after work? I
have never been to Omaha, so I am not familiar with the neighborhoods.
I'd love to pick up some migrants that may be passing through your end of
the state.
Thanks...happy birding
Wendy
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Date: 8/26/17 1:08 pm
From: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] A few local birds
Last evening after 6:00pm I decided to check out the sod farms south of
Bellevue. But before I go there I usually make a
quick stop in Haworth Park in south Bellevue. And before I realized
what I was looking at (a target bird I had hoped might
be in the sod fields) there were 2 Killdeer and a Buff-breasted
Sandpiper along the road on the east side of the old marina.
Never expected to see a BBSA there. I checked around the grassy area
on the west side of the marina and found 32 Canada
Geese, 14 Killdeer and about 150 E. Starlings.

I then went to check the the sod fields out south of the Base Lake (sod
fields are limited in number this year and in one place
they are a long way from the road with a soybean field in between),
Found (many with a scope):
- 3 BBSA
- 8 PESA
- 750+ E. Starlings
- 75+ Killdeer

Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE
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Date: 8/25/17 8:43 am
From: Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Red Crossbill- Mercer Woods- 8/25
   This morning shortly after the storms moved on, I went outside just on the chance that something had arrived prior to the storms onto the property.  Upon walking near a Black Hills Spruce loaded on the canopy with cones, I heard a harsh "jip jip jip." vocalization.  I was rather shocked to hear this RED CROSSBILL (FOY) so early in the season.  However this species is quite nomadic.  She then flew off calling to another spruce on the east end of the property.  Here I could see the olive-green plumage.  I attempted a photo, however she shortly flew off from that more distant position.  
  Among the numerous American Robins gorging themselves on hackberries, a flash of gray and yellow was glimpsed, which upon closer view turned out to be a hatch year female CANADA WARBLER (FOY).  A female YELLOW WARBLER was discovered in a different part of the property.  
eBird-  http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38812754
Good birding.
Justin RinkMidtown Omaha, Douglas Co., <NEspindalis79...>
 

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Date: 8/24/17 3:38 pm
From: 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Buffies
Glad Gary got to see them. The sod farm is located a few miles east of Wahoo, Saunders Co. eBird checklists (with link to a map) is here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38798431 .

-Joel

Joel Jorgensen | Nongame Bird Program Manager
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
2200 N. 33rd 68503 | 402.471.5440
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Gary,

Where were the Buff-breasted Sandpipers this morning? We did not see Joels report on NEBirds.

Thanks,

Loren & Babs Padelford
Bellevue, NE
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On Aug 24, 2017, at 5:24 PM, <garoberts...><mailto:<garoberts...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...><mailto:<NEBirds...>> wrote:





Went out this afternoon and located the Buff Breasted Sandpipers Joel reported late this morning. Found 9 Buffies. FOY for me. Thanks Joel for the report to ebirds!!


Gary Roberts

Dodge County





 

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Date: 8/24/17 3:33 pm
From: Loren Padelford <lpdlfrd...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Buffies
Gary,

Where were the Buff-breasted Sandpipers this morning? We did not see Joel’s report on NEBirds.

Thanks,

Loren & Babs Padelford
Bellevue, NE
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> On Aug 24, 2017, at 5:24 PM, <garoberts...> <mailto:<garoberts...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...>> wrote:
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> Went out this afternoon and located the Buff Breasted Sandpipers Joel reported late this morning. Found 9 Buffies. FOY for me. Thanks Joel for the report to ebirds!!
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> Gary Roberts
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Date: 8/24/17 3:24 pm
From: <garoberts...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Buffies

Went out this afternoon and located the Buff Breasted Sandpipers Joel reported late this morning. Found 9 Buffies. FOY for me. Thanks Joel for the report to ebirds!!


Gary Roberts
Dodge County
 

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