NEBirds
Received From Subject
5/28/17 7:05 pm Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Douglas/Sarpy Co.- Weekend/ Belated Sightings
5/28/17 4:41 pm Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Thayer County, May 28, 2017
5/28/17 3:40 pm 'Phil Swanson' <pswanson19...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Fw: [NEBirds] Empids and others
5/28/17 2:09 pm 'Phil Swanson' <pswanson19...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Empids and others
5/28/17 12:52 pm 'Gubanyi,Joe' <Joseph.Gubanyi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] recent Lancaster CO flycatcher sightings
5/28/17 10:46 am Kadynn Hatfield <kkcrittercrazy...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Yellow-breasted Chat in birdbath--Council Bluffs
5/28/17 10:46 am <pella_t...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Homestead National Monument, Beatrice
5/28/17 9:35 am Esatero Jarvi <esaterojarvi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Red-winged blackbirds
5/28/17 6:01 am Harry & Phyllis Salyards <hpsalyar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Yard Birds
5/27/17 8:58 am Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Nebraska's BBA2
5/26/17 2:59 pm Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Saunders, May 26, 2017
5/26/17 11:54 am Mary Clausen <mkclausen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Blackburnian Male
5/26/17 8:31 am '<jwhall2...>' <jwhall2...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Blackburnian Male
5/25/17 6:35 pm 'Kathy DeLara' <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] NOU Auburn Species Tally
5/24/17 7:01 pm 'Lanny and Robin' <snowbunting...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] NOU great times
5/24/17 6:23 pm 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] 2017 warbler migration
5/24/17 5:09 pm Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Addendum
5/24/17 4:27 pm Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Wheeler County
5/24/17 5:26 am Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] ID on Orioles
5/23/17 9:36 pm <pjlam44...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] ID Orioles
5/23/17 9:24 pm <pjlam44...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] ID on Orioles
5/23/17 5:46 pm Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Sarpy County, NE, US, May 23, 2017
5/23/17 5:25 pm Ruth Stearns <ruthstearns...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Possible Short-billed Dowitchers
5/23/17 3:46 pm 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Possible Short-billed Dowitchers
5/23/17 3:23 pm Ruth Stearns <ruthstearns...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Possible Short-billed Dowitchers
5/23/17 3:18 pm <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Auburn Bird Species Tally
5/22/17 10:14 pm Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] NOU Weekend
5/22/17 6:46 pm 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] yard birds
5/22/17 6:36 pm Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Sarpy Count
5/22/17 2:20 pm Mary Clausen <mkclausen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] eBird -- Fontenelle Forest Nature Center -- May 22, 2017
5/22/17 7:08 am Janet Greer <janetgreer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Yellow-breasted Chat in birdbath--Council Bluffs
5/20/17 7:49 pm <SCHMID_R...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Fontenelle Forest BioBlitz birds
5/20/17 11:39 am Marsha Nyffeler <marshanyffeler...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Lazuli Bunting Platte Co.
5/19/17 8:30 pm <SCHMID_R...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Mississippi Kite in Omaha
5/19/17 7:36 pm William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Benkelman Birds
5/19/17 3:05 pm <esaterojarvi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: Wilderness Park Old Cheney Fri. 5/19
5/19/17 1:29 pm <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Wilderness Park Old Cheney Fri. 5/19
5/19/17 8:55 am Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Anhinga in Saline County
5/19/17 7:20 am Judy Kassik <jpkassik...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Anhinga in Saline County
5/18/17 9:20 pm Paul Dunbar <pastorpaultdunbar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Anhinga in Saline County
5/18/17 8:58 pm <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Anhinga in Saline County
5/18/17 8:24 pm Loren Padelford <lpdlfrd...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Sarpy County Birds
5/18/17 7:38 pm 'nratzlaff' <nratzlaff...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] May 18 birds
5/18/17 3:08 pm <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Info on NOU field trips at ICSP and rain forecast
5/18/17 12:16 pm Ruth Stearns <ruthstearns...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Wilderness Park at Old Cheney
5/18/17 11:52 am 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] NOU Auburn: a few quick notes (no sightings . . .yet)
5/18/17 11:32 am renosmom <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] NOU Auburn: a few quick notes (no sightings . . .yet)
5/18/17 11:19 am Ruth Stearns <ruthstearns...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] NOU Auburn: a few quick notes (no sightings . . .yet)
5/18/17 10:44 am 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] NOU Auburn: a few quick notes (no sightings . . .yet)
5/17/17 8:50 pm <cranewatcher2014...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Kentucky Warbler at Fontenelle Forest
5/17/17 1:39 pm 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] BBB participation milestones [no sighting]
5/17/17 10:20 am Paul Dunbar <pastorpaultdunbar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Cape May Warbler- Mercer Woods- 5/17
5/17/17 8:47 am Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Cape May Warbler- Mercer Woods- 5/17
5/16/17 9:05 pm Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] SE Neb.
5/16/17 10:28 am Daniel Leger <dleger1...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] NOU Auburn: a few quick notes (no sightings . . .yet)
5/16/17 5:06 am <hackback1...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: Late report
5/15/17 9:00 pm 'Lanny and Robin' <snowbunting...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Howard County 5/13/17 & 5/14/17
5/15/17 8:51 pm Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Sarpy Count
5/15/17 6:32 pm Matthew Sittel <mcs_birds...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Sarpy Count
5/15/17 5:47 pm Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Steve Morris
5/15/17 5:20 pm 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Sarpy Count
5/15/17 5:13 pm Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Sarpy Count
5/15/17 3:20 pm Janet Greer <janetgreer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Fledglings
5/15/17 1:34 pm Moni Usasz <musasz...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Wilderness Park - Pioneers and north of Old Cheney
5/15/17 12:02 pm <jim_ochsner...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: Lancaster Birding
5/15/17 11:56 am Mary Clausen <mkclausen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] eBird -- Fontenelle Forest Nature Center -- May 15, 2017
5/15/17 8:02 am <jpkassik...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
5/15/17 7:14 am 'Don & Janis Paseka' <paseka76...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] request for photos for Nebraska Bird Review
5/15/17 6:04 am 'Pierson, Andrew' <apierson...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: Sandhill Cranes
5/15/17 5:47 am 'Walker, TJ' <thomas.walker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Wilderness Park - BPF 100 required
5/14/17 10:16 pm 'Walker, TJ' <thomas.walker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Wilderness Park - Old Cheney parking lot
5/14/17 7:54 pm <hackback1...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Fontenelle south
5/14/17 5:11 pm 'Kathy DeLara' <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Oriole
5/14/17 2:57 pm <jim_ochsner...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Oriole
5/14/17 7:43 am Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Late report
5/14/17 7:08 am Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Dan Leger - OWH Interview
5/13/17 8:42 pm Eric Patdu <ericpatdu...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Bird ID
5/13/17 8:34 pm Jon Strong <jon.strong...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Bird ID
5/13/17 8:21 pm Eric Patdu <ericpatdu...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Bird ID
5/13/17 7:49 pm Jon Strong <jon.strong...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Bird ID
5/13/17 7:03 pm Don and Shirley Maas <snowbirds2012...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] FW: [BIRDCHAT] Warbler Code
5/13/17 7:01 pm Eric Patdu <ericpatdu...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Bird ID
5/13/17 3:54 pm Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Yard Birds, Central residential Hastings
5/13/17 3:23 pm 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] FW: [BIRDCHAT] Warbler Code
5/13/17 2:54 pm <hpsalyar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Yard Birds, Central residential Hastings
5/13/17 8:50 am <petermhill...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Yard bird #95 WFIB
5/12/17 12:49 pm 'Gary Roberts' <garoberts...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: Black-necked stilts at Lake Wanahoo!
5/12/17 11:08 am <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Wachiska Audubon field trips Sat. 5/13 & Sun. 5/14
5/12/17 10:12 am 'Gubanyi,Joe' <Joseph.Gubanyi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Whip-poor-wills at Oak Glen WMA and sedge wren in my yard
5/12/17 8:36 am 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Fw: Indian Cave State Park May 11
5/12/17 7:39 am <pao.hoppe...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: Black-necked stilts at Lake Wanahoo!
5/11/17 7:46 pm <SCHMID_R...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] southeast NE - 15 spp of warbler
5/11/17 7:28 pm 'Lanny and Robin' <snowbunting...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Sandhill Cranes
5/11/17 6:34 pm 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Sarpy Co. sightings
5/11/17 10:55 am Mary Clausen <mkclausen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] eBird -- Fontenelle Forest Nature Center -- May 11, 2017
5/11/17 10:08 am Moni Usasz <musasz...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Wilderness Park - Old Cheney - north loop
5/11/17 7:58 am Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Golden-winged Warbler- Orchard Hill Greenstrip 5/11
5/11/17 7:05 am 'Walker, TJ' <thomas.walker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Wilderness Park - Old Cheney Road
5/11/17 7:00 am <larryeinemannl...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Black-necked stilts at Lake Wanahoo!
5/10/17 9:55 pm Michael Willison <sendtomichael...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Lancaster Birding
5/10/17 12:04 pm 'nratzlaff' <nratzlaff...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Towl Park
5/10/17 9:19 am <hpsalyar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Hastings birds
5/10/17 5:44 am Janet Greer <janetgreer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks
5/10/17 5:21 am 'Jim Ochsner' <jim_ochsner...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Mississippi Kites and more
5/10/17 3:31 am David Stage <Dastage...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Walnut Grove Park, Douglas Co
5/10/17 1:19 am 'Lanny and Robin' <snowbunting...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Wheeler County 5/6/17
5/9/17 9:35 pm Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Common Nighthawk, Migrants Traps & Trapped Migrants- 5/09
5/9/17 8:38 pm Mark Brogie <mabrogie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Golden-crowned Sparrow - Knox County, NE
5/9/17 8:30 pm 'Jim Ochsner' <jim_ochsner...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Mississippi Kites and more
5/9/17 8:27 pm Loren Padelford <lpdlfrd...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Bellevue, Sarpy County
5/9/17 7:10 pm Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Dixon County
5/9/17 12:11 pm Kadynn Hatfield <kkcrittercrazy...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks
5/9/17 11:33 am 'Jo Bartikoski' <jobart...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks
5/9/17 6:58 am 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Harris sparrow
5/9/17 4:42 am Carolyn Rieke <bcrieke...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Harris sparrow
5/8/17 10:24 pm <pjlam44...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] FOY---never have seen before!
5/8/17 8:42 pm <bkgr10...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] More new arrivals
5/8/17 5:29 pm <sammanning19...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Mississippi Kites
5/8/17 12:50 pm <poaguek...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Pileated woodpecker - Cass County
5/8/17 11:30 am <sammanning19...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Glossy Ibis--Platte County
5/8/17 5:08 am 'Lanny and Robin' <snowbunting...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Birding Bonanza
5/7/17 7:48 pm <SCHMID_R...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Walnut Grove migrants (GCTH, SWTH, BLPW)
5/7/17 6:26 pm Moni Usasz <musasz...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Fontenelle Forest
5/7/17 5:51 pm <djschw...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] summer tanager
5/7/17 4:56 pm <bkgr10...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: FOY Black Headed Grosbeak
5/7/17 4:55 pm 'Kathy DeLara' <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Bullock's Oriole and others
5/7/17 3:54 pm <hackback1...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Few Fontenelle sightings
5/7/17 2:12 pm john gordon <rockjwg...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Female Wood Duck
5/7/17 1:55 pm john gordon <rockjwg...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Joseph Gubanyi has shared an eBird checklist with you from Denton Road on May 7, 2017 - 1:00 PM
5/7/17 1:13 pm Joseph Gubanyi via eBird <Joseph.Gubanyi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Joseph Gubanyi has shared an eBird checklist with you from Denton Road on May 7, 2017 - 1:00 PM
5/7/17 12:53 pm <gingerly57...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: Western Kingbird at Lake McConaughy
5/7/17 12:20 pm Penny Zahurones <pzahurones...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Female Wood Duck
5/7/17 12:14 pm Michael Willison <sendtomichael...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Gray-cheeked Thrushes
5/7/17 12:02 pm Michael Willison <sendtomichael...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Black-necked Stilt, Conestoga Lake, Lancaster Co.
5/7/17 11:20 am <jpitocch...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Request for assistance - recordings of migrating Mourning Warbler songs
5/7/17 10:07 am <gingerly57...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Western Kingbird at Lake McConaughy
5/7/17 9:55 am <catpit...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] FOY Black Headed Grosbeak
5/7/17 9:25 am 'Greg Stoiber' <gregst7...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] FOY Black Headed Grosbeak
5/7/17 7:24 am Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] FF Uplands/Wetlands- 5/06
5/7/17 5:47 am <bkgr10...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] FOY Black Headed Grosbeak
5/6/17 7:51 pm Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Shorebirds
5/6/17 3:54 pm 'Kathy DeLara' <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] First of year shorebirds
5/6/17 11:28 am Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Killdeer
5/6/17 10:53 am David Stage <Dastage...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Western Grebes-Western Saroyan Co
5/6/17 9:43 am Carol Walker <cnkoda...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Off topic
5/6/17 8:53 am Al Reyer <allenreyer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] New Warbler
5/5/17 10:53 pm Eric Patdu <ericpatdu...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Laurtizen Gardens, Etc. (Douglas Co.)- 5/05
5/5/17 9:35 pm Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Laurtizen Gardens, Etc. (Douglas Co.)- 5/05
5/5/17 7:14 pm 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Indian Cave State Park
5/5/17 6:37 pm William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Indian Cave State Park
5/5/17 6:19 pm <esaterojarvi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Pioneers Park Shorebirds
5/5/17 5:56 pm 'Phil Swanson' <pswanson19...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] New Warbler
5/5/17 5:22 pm 'nratzlaff' <nratzlaff...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Indian Cave State Park
5/5/17 12:05 pm '<jwhall2...>' <jwhall2...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Fw: eBird Report - Towl Park, May 5, 2017
5/4/17 7:34 pm <theobald.brenda...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: New Member-What I've Seen
5/4/17 7:32 pm Rick <urbanfishbird...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Towl Park notables and one oddity
5/4/17 7:18 pm <hackback1...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Towl Park notables and one oddity
5/4/17 6:18 pm Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Boone and Wheeler Counties, mostly
5/4/17 3:26 pm Esatero Jarvi <esaterojarvi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Platte River State Park
5/4/17 12:05 pm <aljdipper...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Prothonotary Warbler
5/4/17 10:47 am Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Fwd: [ia-bird] Re: Black-bellies Whistling Ducks - Council Bluffs
5/4/17 8:43 am Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] A Few Douglas Co. Migrants- TEWA, SWTH, etc.
5/4/17 7:07 am Moni Usasz <musasz...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Platte River State Park
5/4/17 5:57 am GEORGE J KLEMS <gjklems...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] FOY Baltimore Oriole
5/3/17 4:39 pm <hackback1...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Towl Park notables
5/3/17 4:08 pm <olsonch4...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Indigo Bunting
5/3/17 3:06 pm <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Krider's Hawk & Louie tribute
5/3/17 2:25 pm Eric Patdu <ericpatdu...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] New Member-What I've Seen
5/3/17 1:46 pm Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: New Member-What I've Seen
5/3/17 1:05 pm <theobald.brenda...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] New Member-What I've Seen
5/3/17 11:32 am john gordon <rockjwg...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Sarpy Bird Count oops!
5/3/17 10:38 am 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> FW: [NEBirds] Sarpy Bird Count oops!
5/3/17 10:34 am 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Sarpy Bird Count
5/3/17 9:25 am Marsha Nyffeler <marshanyffeler...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] purple martins sad
5/3/17 8:29 am Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Sarpy Bird Count
5/2/17 8:53 pm Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Ogallala/McConaughy late crane, LBBGs. etc.
5/2/17 8:25 pm Loren Padelford <lpdlfrd...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Bellevue Birds
5/2/17 2:04 pm Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Sightings
5/2/17 12:18 pm <gingerly57...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Oriole (FOS) at Lake McConaughy
5/2/17 11:04 am <corinfarwanderer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Salt Vally lakes, 1 May
5/2/17 9:34 am Allen <allenreyer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Sarpy County
5/2/17 5:39 am Moni Usasz <musasz...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] re: WP and yard birds
5/1/17 8:00 pm Mark Brogie <mabrogie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Golden-crowned Sparrow - Knox Co.
5/1/17 6:25 pm <SCHMID_R...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Towl Park Kentucky Warbler + 5 other warblers
5/1/17 3:06 pm Allen <allenreyer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Fwd: eBird -- Fontenelle Forest - Uplands -- May 1, 2017
4/30/17 6:09 pm <djschw...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] new spring migrants
4/30/17 2:01 pm Allen <allenreyer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Sarpy County
4/30/17 1:27 pm 'Lanny and Robin' <snowbunting...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Windy day Sherman Co
4/30/17 10:23 am John Carlini <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Saw-whet taunting me
4/30/17 8:31 am Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Weekend Birding- Douglas/ Sarpy Co.
4/30/17 7:27 am <petermhill...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Saw-whet taunting me
4/29/17 4:01 pm Allenreyer <allenreyer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Sarpy County
4/29/17 1:47 pm Marsha Nyffeler <marshanyffeler...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] piping plover Platte Co
4/28/17 5:10 pm Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Backyard
4/28/17 2:47 pm 'Gubanyi,Joe' <Joseph.Gubanyi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: Sightings(Scissor-tailed Flycatcher)
4/28/17 2:45 pm 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Whimbrels et al.
4/28/17 11:27 am 'Kathleen Crawford' <katcr...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Brown Thrashers
4/28/17 10:27 am Janet Greer <janetgreer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Lazuli Bunting--Council Bluffs
4/28/17 7:24 am 'Jerry Toll' <geritol48...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] sightings yesterday
4/28/17 6:56 am Marsha Nyffeler <marshanyffeler...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Platte co, wilkinson WMA
4/28/17 6:43 am 'Pierson, Andrew' <apierson...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Grand Island Yellow-rumbed Warblers
 
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Date: 5/28/17 7:05 pm
From: Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Douglas/Sarpy Co.- Weekend/ Belated Sightings
   This post will include some belated reports going back to nearly a week ago, just to inform you ahead of time, but I'll try to make it as short as possible.
   Migration has come to a slow trickle on "Nebraska's East Coast" as of 5/28.  Migrants are still being observed.  A location such as Mercer Woods is a great place to sift out actual migrants from summer residents, as the majority of these will not breed on property.
Mercer Woods- 5/27-
-1 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Photographed and heard calling Pewee-like "Perwee" ascending call).
-5 Least Flycatcher (Including one very strange broad billed bird with a long notched tail.  It was an unknown ID, and Baffled Michael Willison, EJ Raynor, and I. The odd empid  began "Che-beking" this morning (5/28).  I don't want to say hybrid empid, just yet, but it was strange.  Jokingly, I have designated it Empidonax minimus mercerii
-1 Great Crested Flycatcher
-1 Blue-headed Vireo
-3 Warbling Vireo
-5 Red-eyed Vireo
-2 American Redstart
-1 Swainson's Thrush
-1 Magnolia Warbler (female)
-1 Yellow Warbler
-1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
-1 Orchard Oriole
-4 Baltimore Oriole
-1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak

On Saturday Michael Willison, EJ Raynor and I also visited the Fontenelle Forest wetland area mainly in search of the Prothonotary Warbler, and found...
-3 Olive-sided Flycatcher
-4 Willow Flycatcher
-2 Least Flycatcher
-2 Prothonotary Warbler
-1 Mourning Warbler (female)
-1 Wilson's Warbler

    On 5/26 I did some of the trails in and around the Nature Center at Fontenelle Forest after collecting my supplies for the upcoming point-count transects.  The highlight was a male CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER along Chickadee Trail.  A single ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was also heard in the Child's Hollow area.  Other obvious migrants included a single SWAINSON'S THRUSH and a pair of LEAST FLYCATCHERS.
  At 5/24 at Mercer Woods, I heard my last singing TENNESSEE WARBLER on property.  A bird was still heard singing at Indian Creek Nursery on 5/25.
  Speaking of Indian Creek Nursery; an unexpected addition to the property's bird list was audible on 5/22 when a BELL'S VIREO was heard singing most of the morning from the canopy of a nearby honey locust. 
My two cents regarding 2017's poor warbler turnout----
If you haven't already, please read Joel Jorgenson's excellent article regarding this matter.  Not only are the recent southern storms a factor, but right around May 10th, winds nearly every day since have been from the NNW, WNW,  This may have had major impact on Iowa receiving a healthy dose of our neotropical migrants this year. The lack of storms with SSE or SE winds, or major weather systems in general over eastern Nebraska may have also been a factor.  We can hope for a better autumnal migration come September. 
Good birding.
Justin RinkMidtown Omaha, Douglas Co., <NEspindalis79...>










 

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Date: 5/28/17 4:41 pm
From: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Thayer County, May 28, 2017
Checked out a few more sheet water fields, but not much luck. Still
lots of water, but few birds. So I stopped at the
Father Hupp WMA in Thayer County and had a good mix of species. Best
birds there were:
- the close-up of the American Bittern
- Sora
- WR Sandpiper
- W. Phalarope (female in grass away from the water) - Breeding?
- Baltimore Orioles - 4 of them in the marsh area - no trees close by
- Brown Thrasher - like the Orioles - in the marsh area
- Bobolink doing his larking flight
- Pied-billed Grebes - very vocal and active - chasing each other -
wrapping their necks around one another (never saw that before)

Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE













Thayer County, Thayer, Nebraska, US
May 28, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Full time for this list was the Father Hupp WMA in Thayer County
34 species

Canada Goose X
Mallard X
Blue-winged Teal X
Northern Shoveler X
Ruddy Duck X
Ring-necked Pheasant X
Pied-billed Grebe X Lots of vocalization and mating rituals
American Bittern X Close up look for photographing (approx. 40 feet)
Turkey Vulture X
Red-tailed Hawk X
Sora X
American Coot X
Killdeer X
White-rumped Sandpiper X
Wilson's Snipe X
Wilson's Phalarope X
Mourning Dove X
Eastern Kingbird X
Barn Swallow X
American Robin X
Gray Catbird X
Brown Thrasher X
European Starling X
Common Yellowthroat X
Song Sparrow X
Dickcissel X
Bobolink X
Red-winged Blackbird X
Western Meadowlark X
Common Grackle X
Brown-headed Cowbird X
Orchard Oriole X
Baltimore Oriole X
American Goldfinch X

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Date: 5/28/17 3:40 pm
From: 'Phil Swanson' <pswanson19...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Fw: [NEBirds] Empids and others
Just one quick addendum to my previous email. When looking at the photos I do see a little peak at the back of the eye-ring, just like Joe mentioned.

Phil Swanson
Papillion

From: 'Phil Swanson' <pswanson19...> [NEBirds]
Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2017 4:09 PM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Empids and others



Like Joe Gubanyi I had a good day today with Empids. I went to Memphis State Park today hoping to hear/ see Willow Flycatchers. I drove all the way in the park and stopped where the road leaves the park and becomes low maintenance. As soon as I got out of the car, I heard at least two Willows giving their fitz-bew “song”. Occasionally they gave the whit call. Then another bird gave a completely different call that exactly matched the “wee-oo” Alder Flycatcher call on my iBird Pro app on my phone. I managed photos of this bird and two of the Willow Flycatchers. The Alder had a weak but notable white eye-ring. One Willow had no eye ring and the other a very, very weak eye-ring that I was only able to notice after I got home and put the photos on my computer. When I got home I found a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher in the yard. It was very green especially as I compared it to the Willow and Alder Flycatchers that I had seen earlier. The underside was completely yellow including the throat and the eye-ring was round and pale yellow.

Also while at Memphis I heard a Bell’s Vireo in the same spot as the flycatchers.

I visited Lake Wanahoo looking for the White-rumped Sandpipers. There were at least twenty or so, but no where near the numbers that Clem had seen a few days ago. I looked very hard for the Stilt Sandpiper but did NOT see one.

I also stopped by the sandpit lake near Linoma and found one Least Tern and one Black Tern. I had seen two Least Terns there two days ago along with one Black Tern and one Forster’s Tern.

Finally, two days ago, I was able to locate at least one Bell’s Vireo singing across the road from the entrance to the dog run at Walnut Creek Lake near Papillion.

Phil Swanson
Papillion

 

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Date: 5/28/17 2:09 pm
From: 'Phil Swanson' <pswanson19...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Empids and others
Like Joe Gubanyi I had a good day today with Empids. I went to Memphis State Park today hoping to hear/ see Willow Flycatchers. I drove all the way in the park and stopped where the road leaves the park and becomes low maintenance. As soon as I got out of the car, I heard at least two Willows giving their fitz-bew “song”. Occasionally they gave the whit call. Then another bird gave a completely different call that exactly matched the “wee-oo” Alder Flycatcher call on my iBird Pro app on my phone. I managed photos of this bird and two of the Willow Flycatchers. The Alder had a weak but notable white eye-ring. One Willow had no eye ring and the other a very, very weak eye-ring that I was only able to notice after I got home and put the photos on my computer. When I got home I found a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher in the yard. It was very green especially as I compared it to the Willow and Alder Flycatchers that I had seen earlier. The underside was completely yellow including the throat and the eye-ring was round and pale yellow.

Also while at Memphis I heard a Bell’s Vireo in the same spot as the flycatchers.

I visited Lake Wanahoo looking for the White-rumped Sandpipers. There were at least twenty or so, but no where near the numbers that Clem had seen a few days ago. I looked very hard for the Stilt Sandpiper but did NOT see one.

I also stopped by the sandpit lake near Linoma and found one Least Tern and one Black Tern. I had seen two Least Terns there two days ago along with one Black Tern and one Forster’s Tern.

Finally, two days ago, I was able to locate at least one Bell’s Vireo singing across the road from the entrance to the dog run at Walnut Creek Lake near Papillion.

Phil Swanson
Papillion
 

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Date: 5/28/17 12:52 pm
From: 'Gubanyi,Joe' <Joseph.Gubanyi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] recent Lancaster CO flycatcher sightings
?I have walked a short trail through the woods on my property most mornings this month in hopes of seeing a few spring migrants. As experienced by many birders this spring, I have seen few warblers. However, the last two mornings I had a few flycatchers in the yard. Yesterday, I heard an alder flycatcher and eastern wood-pewee (pewees did not stay on the property last year). This morning I had a great-crested flycatcher, yellow-bellied flycatcher, plus a second unidentified Empidonax flycatcher (initial impression was that it was a least flycatcher, but I was paying much more attention to the yellow-bellied flycatcher. Details of the yellow-bellied flycatcher observation (submitted to eBird) were as follows:

Walking the "bird trail" on my property, I noticed an Empidonax flycatcher after I entered into the woods. It came fairly close above me when I mimicked a screech owl. Specific characteristics observed include:

- belly and throat were yellow; I noted at the time that the shade of yellow was the same for both

- head and back were olive green, not gray

- two white wingbars contrasted with black wings

- edges of primaries on folded wings showed white

- when the bird was perched above me, the entire lower mandible was a bold yellow orange

- it had a distinct eyering, but I did not notice a teardrop at the posterior end of eyering

- I was not able to determine primary extension

- the bird did not make any vocalizations

On another note, most days of the week? I drive by SW 31st and Denton Rd where the scissor-tailed flycatcher has been seen, so I always slow down and look for the it. Several times I have stopped and walked around looking for it. My last sighting was two weeks ago on May 14, so I was beginning to think it had moved on possibly due to lack of a mate showing up. However, I checked eBird and noticed that Ed Raynor saw and photographed it on May 21, so I think it may still be around. I will keep checking and post sightings if I see it again.

Joe Gubanyi

Denton


 

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Date: 5/28/17 10:46 am
From: Kadynn Hatfield <kkcrittercrazy...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Yellow-breasted Chat in birdbath--Council Bluffs
Wow! what an awesome bird! if it comes back to your bird bath a time or two

would you mind if I came to see it? thanks


- Kadynn


On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 9:08 AM, Janet Greer <janetgreer...> [NEBirds] <
<NEBirds...> wrote:


>
>
>
>
> I was astonished to see a Yellow-breasted Chat in the birdbath last
> evening about 6:30. I am used tp seeing some more unusual birds use the
> bird bath under dry conditions but my rain gauge topped out at over 5”
> while I was gone from home the last part of last week. The pasture behind
> my suburban lot is being overtaken at its edges by invasive honeysuckle.
> The honeysuckle must help the chat feel at home. I have not heard it or
> seen it this morning.
>
> Janet Greer
>
> Pottawattamie County
>
> Council Bluffs
>
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Date: 5/28/17 10:46 am
From: <pella_t...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Homestead National Monument, Beatrice
This is my first posting, so, let me know if I miss details..
Stopped at Homestead National Monument Friday about 4:00 pm and walked the perimeter trail north of the Visitor Center till about 6. Funnest thing was the many Dickcissels (at least 8) calling to each other, but also had 3 Baltimore Orioles, 2 Carolina Wrens, 2 Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks, 1 American Finch, American Robins, 2 Blue Jays, Eastern Meadowlarks, 1 Common Yellowthroat that keep reappearing to make sure I got a positive id, about 5 Clay-Colored Sparrows and a Woodpecker (I think Downy).


A nice way to stretch the legs after a long drive. Also saw a Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher in central Kansas.


Theresa Pella
Lincoln, NE




 

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Date: 5/28/17 9:35 am
From: Esatero Jarvi <esaterojarvi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Red-winged blackbirds
Went on a bike ride to Branched Oak from the NW corner of Lincoln. Coming to the Malcolm turn off, right at the corner a Red-winged blackbird decided to dive bomb me. I could see the shadow of my head and the bird a foit above for a hundred yards maybe. None of the other male blackbirds on the 1-2 miles to Malcolm took notice.

At the rest stop I took my helmet off. It's red. Could be seen as territorial? I will have to quiz the other riders about their experience.

I take care of bluebird boxes, and they do not mind nest boxes being opened. Swallows nesting in the same boxes dive bomb me too (just a black cap on then).

Esa Jarvi, Lincoln


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Date: 5/28/17 6:01 am
From: Harry & Phyllis Salyards <hpsalyar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Yard Birds
Adams co. Central residential Hastings. Sightings 5.21

Yard birds : Least flycatcher flying around shrubs, smoke bush, nine bark, and into catalpa.FOY

White winged Dove on platform feeder with black sunflower seeds. Share feeder with grackle with no fuss between them for quite sometime. It returned at least 3 times to feed. Could see bluish color around eye and black comma on cheek. Definitely was not a eurasian ring neck or a mourning dove. FOLife

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Date: 5/27/17 8:58 am
From: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Nebraska's BBA2
NEBirders,
I'm posting a very positive review of the Nebraska Breeding Bird Atlas 2
from the journal CONDOR. I think Wayne deserves
a thank you, a pat on the back and congratulations for his years of
work on this publication (and definitely a beer and/or a six pack).
Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE

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Date: 5/26/17 2:59 pm
From: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Saunders, May 26, 2017

i checked out some sheet water areas in a few local counties. Lots of
sheet water in Saunders County but the shorebirds
all seemed to be at Lake Wanahoo. There was a slew of shorebirds in
the slough area of the northern part of the lake. In fact a ton
of them - kind of surprised me some being it is May 26th. Easily
350-400 White-rumped Sandpipers and as you can see from the list
there were lots of others as well (especially Pectoral size and
smaller). Total number of shorebirds easily topped 700 (however they were
quite spread out and hard to get an accurate count)
Also s flock of about 55 Franklin's Gulls and 30-40 White Pelicans
crowded together on an island. The Stilt Sandpipers and Hudsonian
Godwits were in smaller
numbers as good as I could determine.

I also stopped at the wetland area just south of the Bar and Grill in
Memphis. It had about 45-50 White-rumped Sandpipers and 1 Hudsonian Godwit.
Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE

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Subject: eBird Report - Saunders, May 26, 2017
Date: Fri, 26 May 2017 17:40:13 -0400 (EDT)
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Saunders, Saunders, Nebraska, US
May 26, 2017 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Lake Wanahoo is the place or location - e-bird won't recognize Lake Wanahoo.
30 species

Canada Goose X
Mallard X
American White Pelican X
Killdeer X
Hudsonian Godwit X
Stilt Sandpiper X
Sanderling X
Baird's Sandpiper X
Least Sandpiper X
Pectoral Sandpiper X
Semipalmated Sandpiper X
Spotted Sandpiper X
Franklin's Gull X
Black Tern X
Eastern Kingbird X
Tree Swallow X
Barn Swallow X
Cliff Swallow X
European Starling X
Yellow Warbler X
Song Sparrow X
Dickcissel X
Red-winged Blackbird X
Western Meadowlark X
Eastern Meadowlark X
Common Grackle X
Brown-headed Cowbird X
Orchard Oriole X
Baltimore Oriole X
American Goldfinch X

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37162711

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Date: 5/26/17 11:54 am
From: Mary Clausen <mkclausen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Blackburnian Male
Phil Swanson and I checked out Walnut Grove Park at about 12:30. It was
pretty quiet.
1 Magnolia Warbler
2 Yellow Warblers
Heard a Redstart
1 Swainsons Thrush
A few flycatchers

Mary Clausen
Sarpy County

On May 26, 2017 10:31 AM, "'<jwhall2...>' <jwhall2...> [NEBirds]" <
<NEBirds...> wrote:

>
>
> Nebirders,
>
> Someone may want to at least check Walnut Grove Park today. Had a
> Swainson's Thrush land on my deck (1.5 blocks south of the park) at around
> 9 this morning. This is only my 6th Swainson's of the year. At 9:50 it was
> singing somewhere close and I went looking for it. Found a Blackburnian
> male in the tree instead, along with a Red-eyed Vireo. I will be able to
> post pictures later, as Rachel got some really good shots. Meanwhile, we
> were supposed to be on our way to Pierre, SD an hour ago.
>
> Looks like migration hit a new gear this morning.
>
> John and Rachel Hall
> Omaha NE
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Date: 5/26/17 8:31 am
From: '<jwhall2...>' <jwhall2...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Blackburnian Male
Nebirders, Someone may want to at least check Walnut Grove Park today. Had a Swainson's Thrush land on my deck (1.5 blocks south of the park) at around 9 this morning. This is only my 6th Swainson's of the year. At 9:50 it was singing somewhere close and I went looking for it. Found a Blackburnian male in the tree instead, along with a Red-eyed Vireo. I will be able to post pictures later, as Rachel got some really good shots. Meanwhile, we were supposed to be on our way to Pierre, SD an hour ago. Looks like migration hit a new gear this morning. John and Rachel HallOmaha NE
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Date: 5/25/17 6:35 pm
From: 'Kathy DeLara' <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] NOU Auburn Species Tally
I have updated the bird tally with the additions that I have received so
far. We are up to 158 species. Take a look and see if there are any
additions or corrections and send to me by Saturday.

http://noubirds.org/Meetings/Past.aspx





Kathy DeLara

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Date: 5/24/17 7:01 pm
From: 'Lanny and Robin' <snowbunting...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] NOU great times
Nebraska birders,

The Nebraska Ornithologists' Union held its annual spring
meeting May 19-21 in Auburn. The group birded the southeast
corner of Nebraska all weekend. We visited several birding
hot spots and saw many great birds. You can see the list at
http://www.noubirds.org/Meetings/Past.aspx

I wish I had time to thank everyone personally. Many people
worked together to make the weekend a big success. I learned
a lot from the field trip leaders and the speakers. I had a
blast birding with friends, old and new. NOU meetings feel
like a family reunion without the family feuds.

Our next big event will be in Ogallala, September 15-17.

Robin Harding
northern Kearney County

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Date: 5/24/17 6:23 pm
From: 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] 2017 warbler migration
A topic of discussion at the NOU meeting this past weekend was the less than stellar showing of warblers this spring. I got to wondering how much of this was perception and how much was reality, so I made some quick comparison between 2016 and 2017 using eBird data. I summarized the information on my blog and I was a little surprised with some of the results. For those interested, the post can be found at:

http://magazine.outdoornebraska.gov/2017/05/its-may-where-are-the-warblers/


Sorry for any remaining typos and good birding!

-Joel

Joel Jorgensen | Nongame Bird Program Manager
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
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Date: 5/24/17 5:09 pm
From: Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Addendum
Guess I should add that in two counties I ended with 72 species for about 4 hrs time birding.

Jan



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Date: 5/24/17 4:27 pm
From: Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Wheeler County
Not ebird

I wasn't far, twelve to be exact, from reaching the magical 125 in Wheeler County. So I left early this morning hoping to garner another half dozen anyway. It started off well when I turned north onto 500 Rd. off highway 70. Not 50 yards and I had a Snipe on a power line. A bit farther and I heard two Sora calling across from a Sedge Wren and Grasshopper Sparrow. A quarter mile in and I checked a pond with Wilson's Phalaropes and found an American Bittern standing at attention in the open. I surprised him! Before turning around I tallied 3 Loggerhead Shrikes. From there I went onto 839 Rd. at the junction of hwys 70 & 281 where I found two more Snipe on fence posts, a Swainson's Thrush and and the bird of the day, a Palm Warbler. After birding only 4 hours I had added 18 species putting me comfortably over the necessary 125.

But I wasn't done. I was planting a couple flowers I'd purchased on the way home when I heard the familiar cu-cu-cu and out of the linden tree beside me and onto the ground flew a Black-billed Cuckoo! It was definitely my day for great birds. The last two years a BB Cuckoo has shown up in the yard in July for a couple days but this one is early.

Highlights:
Wheeler Co.
Eastern Meadowlark
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Greater Prairie Chicken
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Sora
Sedge Wren
American Bittern - 2 (1 was vocalizing in the marsh south of Erickson)
Loggerhead Shrike -3
Tree Swallow
Belted Kingfisher - 3
Indigo Bunting
Willow Flycatcher - 3
Least Flycatcher - 1
Palm Warbler
Bobolink - at least a dozen along 839 Rd.
Swainson's Thrush
Warbling Vireo
Wood Duck -4
Tennessee Warbler - 1
Upland Sandpiper - 2
Am. Kestrel
Swainson's Hawk

Antelope County:
In a puddle along Hwy 70 when I went to Wheeler and gone when I returned.
Marbled Godwit
Hudsonian Godwit
Still Sandpiper - 4
Long-billed Dowitcher -2
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1

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Date: 5/24/17 5:26 am
From: Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] ID on Orioles
Patsy and others.
The bird in the honeysuckle is a first spring male ORCHARD ORIOLE.
Young males will retain their black bib during their first year.
They will begin molting into their adult plumage toward the end of
the summer.
Good birding
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On May 23, 2017 11:24 PM, "<pjlam44...> [NEBirds]"
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I attached two photos in the photo section.
Do I have a Orchard and a Baltimore Oriole?
The bird in the Honeysuckle,,,,a female or young Bullocks?

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Date: 5/23/17 9:36 pm
From: <pjlam44...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] ID Orioles
I attached two photos in the photo section.
Do I have a Orchard and a Baltimore Oriole?
The bird in the Honeysuckle,,,,a female or young Bullocks, with the black bib?

~~Patsy
south-central Omaha

 

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Date: 5/23/17 9:24 pm
From: <pjlam44...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] ID on Orioles
I attached two photos in the photo section.
Do I have a Orchard and a Baltimore Oriole?
The bird in the Honeysuckle,,,,a female or young Bullocks?

~~Patsy
south-central Omaha




 

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Date: 5/23/17 5:46 pm
From: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Fwd: eBird Report - Sarpy County, NE, US, May 23, 2017

Report to e-bird today. A decent number of species for just birding out
the window and not birding wooded areas.
Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE

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Sarpy County, NE, US, Sarpy, Nebraska, US
May 23, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
35.0 mile(s)
Comments: I decided to drive around Sarpy County and see how much flooding or sheet water there might be. Excluded the wooded areas like Fontenelle Forest.
48 species

Canada Goose 25
Wood Duck 12
Blue-winged Teal 6
Wild Turkey 4
Turkey Vulture 2
Semipalmated Plover 22
Killdeer 5
Least Sandpiper 2
Spotted Sandpiper 11
Black Tern 15
Forster's Tern 15 In a flooded field south of Bellevue, NE
Mourning Dove 8
Red-headed Woodpecker 9
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 4
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 5
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
American Crow 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 8
Tree Swallow 12
Barn Swallow 9
Cliff Swallow 5
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 15
Gray Catbird 3
Brown Thrasher 5
European Starling 12
Common Yellowthroat 2
Yellow Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 4
Lark Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 2
Dickcissel 14
Red-winged Blackbird 35
Western Meadowlark 2
Eastern Meadowlark 3
Common Grackle 24
Brown-headed Cowbird 8
Orchard Oriole 1
Baltimore Oriole 1
House Sparrow 6

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37102338

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)


 

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Date: 5/23/17 5:25 pm
From: Ruth Stearns <ruthstearns...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Possible Short-billed Dowitchers
Thanks Joel...I see what you mean about the more extensive rufous color underneath and the barring....

Ruthie



On Tuesday, May 23, 2017 5:46 PM, "'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds]" <NEBirds...> wrote:


  Ruthie, all:
These look like Long-billed Dowitchers.  Even though the shots don't show the front the bird, the backside is actually a useful angle.  I think the salmon color of the underparts is good for Long-billed.  It is also extensive and completely encompasses the undertail coverts - also good for Long-billed.  The limited whitish hints are likely due to fresh feather edging.  On hendersoni Short-billed Dowitchers, the white on the belly and undertail coverts should be much more extensive.  There also appears to be barring on the undertail coverts - also good for Long-billed.  On Short-billed, the undertail coverts should have black spots and lack any extensive barring. The pattern of the upperparts also fits Long-billed.  I hope this is helpful.  
-Joel Joel Jorgensen|  Nongame Bird Program ManagerNebraska Game and Parks Commission2200 N.  33rd 68503 | <402.471.5440joel.jorgensen...> From: <NEBirds...> [<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 5:21 PM
To: NEBirds
Subject: [NEBirds] Possible Short-billed Dowitchers

 In reviewing photos on my camera after the NOU meeting, I noticed two pictures I'd taken at Conestoga Lake on May 8th which have me curious.  Are these Short-billed Dowitchers  (whiter belly, some spotting vs more barring on the flanks)  I posted the pictures, hopefully I did it ok, of the back sides of these two shorebirds.   I recall Michael Willison had seen some there later in the week...    Without the bills, and more useful poses, perhaps they aren't dowitchers!  

If the Yahoo group thing isn't working, I added the photos to my ebird list for the day....here....  eBird Checklist – Conestoga Lake, Nebraska – Mon May 08, 2017 – 20 species (+1 other taxa)

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Date: 5/23/17 3:46 pm
From: 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Possible Short-billed Dowitchers
Ruthie, all:

These look like Long-billed Dowitchers. Even though the shots don't show the front the bird, the backside is actually a useful angle. I think the salmon color of the underparts is good for Long-billed. It is also extensive and completely encompasses the undertail coverts - also good for Long-billed. The limited whitish hints are likely due to fresh feather edging. On hendersoni Short-billed Dowitchers, the white on the belly and undertail coverts should be much more extensive. There also appears to be barring on the undertail coverts - also good for Long-billed. On Short-billed, the undertail coverts should have black spots and lack any extensive barring. The pattern of the upperparts also fits Long-billed. I hope this is helpful.

-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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Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 5:21 PM
To: NEBirds
Subject: [NEBirds] Possible Short-billed Dowitchers



In reviewing photos on my camera after the NOU meeting, I noticed two pictures I'd taken at Conestoga Lake on May 8th which have me curious. Are these Short-billed Dowitchers (whiter belly, some spotting vs more barring on the flanks) I posted the pictures, hopefully I did it ok, of the back sides of these two shorebirds. I recall Michael Willison had seen some there later in the week... Without the bills, and more useful poses, perhaps they aren't dowitchers!


If the Yahoo group thing isn't working, I added the photos to my ebird list for the day....here.... eBird Checklist Conestoga Lake, Nebraska Mon May 08, 2017 20 species (+1 other taxa)<http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36655938>

<http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36655938>

eBird Checklist Conestoga Lake, Nebraska Mon May 08, 2017 20 species (+1 other taxa)
The premier destination for birding on the Web.




Thanks!

Ruthie Stearns
Lincoln, NE



 

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Date: 5/23/17 3:23 pm
From: Ruth Stearns <ruthstearns...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Possible Short-billed Dowitchers
In reviewing photos on my camera after the NOU meeting, I noticed two pictures I'd taken at Conestoga Lake on May 8th which have me curious.  Are these Short-billed Dowitchers  (whiter belly, some spotting vs more barring on the flanks)  I posted the pictures, hopefully I did it ok, of the back sides of these two shorebirds.   I recall Michael Willison had seen some there later in the week...    Without the bills, and more useful poses, perhaps they aren't dowitchers!  

If the Yahoo group thing isn't working, I added the photos to my ebird list for the day....here....  eBird Checklist – Conestoga Lake, Nebraska – Mon May 08, 2017 – 20 species (+1 other taxa)

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Date: 5/23/17 3:18 pm
From: <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Auburn Bird Species Tally
The Auburn NOU tally is now on the noubirds.org website under the past
meeting tab at [1]https://noubirds.org/Meetings/Past.aspx [2]
Please take a look at it and send me any additions or corrections
by Saturday, May 27th.
A Pileated Woodpecker was shown for Richardson County at a nest sight,
there was one in Nemaha county, were two different ones seen?
A few people added their sightings without adding there name to the
sign in sheet, please take a look at the tally on the website and let
me know who you are. POR, JJ (Joel is this you?)
A Pine Warbler was marked on the tally sheet for Otoe county with
initials that are illegible. If you saw it and have information on it
please let me know, it was not included on the tally sheet posted.
Kathy <DeLararenosmom...>



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Date: 5/22/17 10:14 pm
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] NOU Weekend
A huge thanks to the organizers of another wonderful NOU Spring Meeting.
Despite the rain and that some of the migrants had already flown through it
was a spectacular weekend.

Such great leaders and talented birders.

Thanks Joe G. for the presentation and the Kestrel Box. Must report that
in all the miles that Keith and I put on in Nemaha, Richardson, Johnson,
Pawnee, and brief times in Otoe and Cast only ONE (1) Kestrel was seen.
Are they more likely to be seen farther north at this time of year or...?

Some oddities:
Skunk carrying young in her mouth to higher ground.
I found only ONE (1) species of warbler today in 8.5 hours of travel
through Johnson--Common Yellowthroat (7)

Only tallied 73 species today compare to 96 on Saturday and 77 on a
shortened Sunday. Good thing Keith Dyche was there to spot the many I
would have probably missed on my own.

Two Aussie who are birding the USA for a year (bought a truck and managed
to find us at Buchard Lake). They had a great time viewing the Black Terns
and then we took them over hill and dale to located some Henslow's Sparrows
and Bobolinks (horribly winding so getting them up to be view was a real
challenge).

Picked up 9 species of shorebirds thanks to one sheetwater spot in the area
of the Osage SWMA area--6 species there including 2 Black-belleid Plover
and 5 Stilt Sandpiper.

Started the weekend with a total of 47 county tick in the 6 counties I
birded--Nemaha, Richardson, Pawnee, Johnson and then Cass and Otoe on the
way home. Ended with 354 for a gain of 307 total. I must admit that two
of the counties started at ZERO so easy pickings!

What spectacular habitat in these SE counties. So much pasture and
woodland it makes me jealous.

What a great state and thanks so much to being part of this great weekend.

18 more counties with ZERO.. and 44 more that have under 50. Looks like
my work is cut out for me. No hill for a climber!

God Bless,

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

 

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Date: 5/22/17 6:46 pm
From: 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] yard birds
Hi everyone,



Returned home from the NOU meetings yesterday to discover that there were a
pair of Summer Tanagers [m,f] snacking at out jelly feeder; and they were
back at it at least twice today. Other yard birds that have been seen
regularly at our feeders this spring including both yesterday and today are:



Baltimore Orioles [3; one each mature male., 1st yr. male, and female],
Catbirds [a pair], Hs. Finches [ad: m, f, and 2 fledglings], Chickadees,
Downy Woodpeckers, RB'd Woodpecker [1f], Cardianls, Hs. Wren, Carolina
Wrens, RT'd Hummingbirds [2f], Robins, and Hs. Sparrows.



Other birds heard/seen in the yard but not seen at the feeders include:
Grt.-crested Flycatcher, Red-eyed Vireos, Amer Goldfinch, Wht-brst'd
Nuthatch, Ea Wood Pewee and Barn Swallows.



Elliott Bedows

Bellevue, Sarpy Co.


 

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Date: 5/22/17 6:36 pm
From: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Sarpy Count
Sorry Ross, just too much going on in May. In terms of the Connecticut
Warbler. No good look but it was vocalizing its' distinct loud 'song'.
Jerry Toll immediately played his Audubon app and it was the same
identical song we had just heard. That species doesn't seem to respond
to play-backs, except when they are on territory such as in northern
Minnesota.
Clem

On 5/15/2017 7:20 PM, 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds]
wrote:
>
> Any more info on the Connecticut Warbler?
> Ross
> Ross Silcock
> Seasonal Reports Compiler
> Nebraska Bird Review
>
> *From:* Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds]
> <mailto:<ckavian...>%20[NEBirds]>
> *Sent:* Monday, May 15, 2017 7:13 PM
> *To:* NEBirds <mailto:<NEBirds...>
> *Subject:* [NEBirds] Sarpy Count
>
> This year's Sarpy County Count was one of the lowest we have had in the
> past 14 years - 134 species. Some years we have had 170+.
>
> Highlights:
> - 22 warbler species (we have had as high as 28 in some years)
> - Both Tanagers
> - Connecticut Warbler
> - Veery
> - Blue Grosbeak
> - Acadian Flycatcher
> - Sora
> - Black Tern
>
> Passerines are kind of missing this spring and with the winds and dense
> foliage it makes it even more difficult.
>
> A few of the more obvious missed species:
>
> - Shrike
> - Fewer shorebirds than usual
> - No Least or Forster's Terns (some years we also have also had Caspian)
> - No Gulls
> - Horned Lark
> - No Egrets or Green Heron
> - Yellow-billed Cuckoo missing
> - Ruby-crowned Kinglet missing
> - Ducks missing
> - No Blackburnian, Black-throated Green or Mourning Warblers
>
> Now we will have to wait and see what the NOU outings turn up this
> weekend.
>
> Clem Klaphake
> Sarpy County
>
>


 

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Date: 5/22/17 2:20 pm
From: Mary Clausen <mkclausen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] eBird -- Fontenelle Forest Nature Center -- May 22, 2017
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
May 22, 2017
7:26 AM
Traveling
3.00 miles
240 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
Trails boardwalk, ridge, hickory, hawthorne, wren.

5 Wild Turkey
2 Turkey Vulture
1 Barred Owl
1 Red-headed Woodpecker
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
1 Olive-sided Flycatcher
4 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
2 Warbling Vireo
4 Red-eyed Vireo
3 Blue Jay
5 Black-capped Chickadee
5 White-breasted Nuthatch
X House Wren -- Abundant
1 Carolina Wren
2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
7 Swainson's Thrush
2 Wood Thrush
3 American Robin
8 Gray Catbird
3 Tennessee Warbler
2 Orange-crowned Warbler
1 Kentucky Warbler -- Black auriculars, yellow spectacles, yellow undrside,
darker back.
3 Common Yellowthroat
X American Redstart -- Abundant
1 Magnolia Warbler
4 Yellow Warbler
1 Blackpoll Warbler
1 Summer Tanager -- Female.
4 Scarlet Tanager -- All males
5 Northern Cardinal
3 Rose-breasted Grosbeak -- Male
4 Indigo Bunting
1 Baltimore Oriole
2 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 38

After the trek above I went to the wetlands to look for the prothonatory
and did not find it. I then went into lower mormon hollow and saw a female
chestnut sided warbler and a kentucky warbler.

Mary Clausen
Sarpy Co.

 

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Date: 5/22/17 7:08 am
From: Janet Greer <janetgreer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Yellow-breasted Chat in birdbath--Council Bluffs

I was astonished to see a Yellow-breasted Chat in the birdbath last evening about 6:30. I am used tp seeing some more unusual birds use the bird bath under dry conditions but my rain gauge topped out at over 5” while I was gone from home the last part of last week. The pasture behind my suburban lot is being overtaken at its edges by invasive honeysuckle. The honeysuckle must help the chat feel at home. I have not heard it or seen it this morning.
Janet Greer
Pottawattamie County
Council Bluffs

 

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Date: 5/20/17 7:49 pm
From: <SCHMID_R...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Fontenelle Forest BioBlitz birds
On May 20, 2017, from 1-5pm I participated in the Fontenelle Forest BioBlitz (Sarpy Co, Bellevue). Migration continues to be very slow. There was a flock of Gray Catbirds in Child's Hollow. There are lots of Swainson's Thrushes, Yellow Warblers and Blackpoll Warblers. My whole warbler list was:


Yellow WA (numerous)
Tennesse WA (4)
Kentucky WA (1 heard)
Blackpoll WA (6 m and 3 f)
American Redstart (ubiquitous; I nearly stepped on one)
Ovenbird (2)
Northern Parula (1 singing male on Ridge Trail)
Common Yellowthroat (1 m, 1 f)


Other birds of note:


Indigo Buntings (too many to all be breeders, still migrating)
Least Flycatcher (~12)
Warbling Vireo (3)
Red-eyed Vireo (numerous)
Yellow-throated Vireo (2)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (3)
Scarlet Tanager (1 m)
Orchard Oriole (1 m)


When I returned home, there was a female Mourning WA on our patio. She had hit the glass and unfortunately did not survive.


I texted with Craig Hensley in the hill country of TX, and he says that there are still numerous migrating warblers there. Hopefully, we'll still see them in the coming days.


Good birding - Rick Schmid
 

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Date: 5/20/17 11:39 am
From: Marsha Nyffeler <marshanyffeler...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Lazuli Bunting Platte Co.
Cold, wet, windy but went out anyway. Best bird of the day was a Lazuli
bunting on Boy Scout Island (Lake Babcock area) this is the second Lazuli
I have seen this year - other was on May 10th, in Polk Co. Otherwise
birding still slow - though the numbers of Yellow Warblers was much higher
than I have been seeing. Lots of male and female Common Yellowthroats. A
small group of Blackpoll warblers - both male and female. 2 Northern
Waterthrush. 1 chickadee...they are STILL extremely uncommon in Platte
County! This is a FOS for me.
One interesting yard bird is a grackle with 1 white feather on left wing.
It will be interesting to watch it - where I can actually know it is the
same one.

Marsha Nyffeler
Columbus, NE

 

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Date: 5/19/17 8:30 pm
From: <SCHMID_R...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Mississippi Kite in Omaha
Last summer there were Mississippi Kites in my neighborhood near 120th & Center (Douglas Co, Omaha). I was pleased to see a Mississippi Kite circling the neighborhood yesterday (Thu May 18) afternoon. If they do in fact return, I will post directions in case anyone needs this bird.


Have fun at NOU. Sorry to miss this year. Rick
 

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Date: 5/19/17 7:36 pm
From: William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Benkelman Birds
My path to the NOU meetings in Auburn started this morning in Benkelman (Dundy County) which is actually further south than Auburn, but a little bit further west. The water treatment ponds in town held a pair of Western Grebes, a couple dozen Wilson’s Phalaropes (I searched to no avail for a Red-necked as they were reported in large numbers in CO today), about 20 Black Terns with one Common Tern mixed in. I was hoping for some Purple Martins over the ponds, but alas, none. However in town itself at C St. and Railroad St. there is a home that advertises its back yard as “Purple Martin Drive”. I counted 57 on the two houses and associated perches.

Bill Kaempfer
Boulder CO
(Currently in Auburn)
 

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Date: 5/19/17 3:05 pm
From: <esaterojarvi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Wilderness Park Old Cheney Fri. 5/19
It was hanging out both sides of the hanging bridge that morning. It's on the branch here, a brown blob with eye brow. I have a better picture in eBird that day.

Esa Jarvi
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Date: 5/19/17 1:29 pm
From: <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Wilderness Park Old Cheney Fri. 5/19
Thanks to Ruthie for once again locating the Old Cheney Wilderness Park Louisiana Waterthrushes! I looked for them earlier in the season but struck out. Stopped by there today to try and recreate her success. Saw the pair she saw east of the bridge on an abbreviated chunk of decent habitat especially when water levels are lower than today. Couldn't find any Louies west of the bridge which is a baffling place for her to have heard them sing as there's no suitable habitat that direction, just swollen flood prone Salt Creek. Was able to hear a singer from the bridge in the distance that sounded like the locale for the singer she reported further south where the stream crosses the trail in the area he's been in previous years.


Ran into Steve K. while watching some Blackpoll Warblers by the parking lot. And had a Ruby-throated Hummingbird zing by.


Also of note was some bird there that distinctly said "Jerry" just south of the road, and sometimes repeatedly. It might be a Catbird. I heard someone saying "Jerry" on the other side of the road a year or two ago. Must be a local thing - it's really hilarious when you hear it.


will post on eBird


-Shari Schwartz, Lincoln

 

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Date: 5/19/17 8:55 am
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Anhinga in Saline County
William,
Congratulations on a mega rarity! However, you have two choices now.
Relocate the bird and make sure it stays there :-) or walk into the NOU
meeting with it perched on your shoulder.😂

GREAT JOB with the photos as my other choice would have been an African
Darter from Madagascar.

Outstanding!!

Do you think there is any chance it is still around in the area

God Bless,

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

On Thu, May 18, 2017 at 10:58 PM, <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <
<NEBirds...> wrote:

>
>
> Pleased to report a sighting of an Anhinga this afternoon (May 18) over
> Swan Creek WMA in Saline County.
>
>
> I initially found the bird circling over the lake, at a height that I'd
> estimate at about 200 ft (about twice as high as a ten-story building). My
> view was occasionally blocked by trees, but I was able to get clear views
> often enough to see the shape quite well. The sky was overcast, so the
> bird appeared mostly as a silhouette, although I may have seen yellow feet
> at one point.
>
>
> Long neck, carried with a slight cormorant-like kink; small head,
> apparently no wider than neck; long straight pointed bill. Appeared thus
> both when seen from directly below and, when the bird banked, in profile
> view. Tail about the same length as the combined neck and head; almost
> always at least slightly fanned. At one point, the bird banked enough to
> give me a poor oblique view of the upperwings; I saw some white or light
> gray there, probably in the upperwing coverts and definitely not in the
> primaries. The bird was soaring; I don't think I ever saw it flap its
> wings.
>
>
> I dashed back to the car for the camera, but by the time I got there, the
> bird was much higher and at some distance to the east. I got a few photos,
> which suffice to show the overall shape but little else. I waited for some
> time, hoping that the bird would return, but it didn't. When I left Swan
> Creek, I checked the private lake about a mile to the east, hoping that it
> might be there, but found nothing.
>
>
> I'm very well acquainted with Anhinga, both perched and in flight: I've
> done lots of birding in the South Carolina Lowcountry, where they're fairly
> common. The shape of this bird alone seems dispositive: the long neck and
> long pointed bill rule out raptors; the pointed bill and long tail rule out
> cormorants; and the long tail and lack of long legs rule out herons.
>
>
> The eBird report, with three photos, is at: http://ebird.org/ebird/
> view/checklist/S36974689
>
>
> William Flack
>
> Kearney
>
>
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 5/19/17 7:20 am
From: Judy Kassik <jpkassik...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Anhinga in Saline County
Bill, could you tell me what time you were there? Any possible way it would have landed there later in the day. My husband and I were on the north side of the lake around 7:30pm. There were 3-5 cormorants in the dead trees. I made the comment to Perry, look at that one at the top, he looks different.

On Thursday, May 18, 2017 11:19 PM, "Paul Dunbar <pastorpaultdunbar...> [NEBirds]" <NEBirds...> wrote:


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Way to go, Bill! Awesome.
Paul

Sent from my iPhone
On May 18, 2017, at 10:58 PM, <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:


  Pleased to report a sighting of an Anhinga this afternoon (May 18) over Swan Creek WMA in Saline County.
I initially found the bird circling over the lake, at a height that I'd estimate at about 200 ft (about twice as high as a ten-story building).  My view was occasionally blocked by trees, but I was able to get clear views often enough to see the shape quite well.  The sky was overcast, so the bird appeared mostly as a silhouette, although I may have seen yellow feet at one point.
Long neck, carried with a slight cormorant-like kink; small head, apparently no wider than neck; long straight pointed bill.  Appeared thus both when seen from directly below and, when the bird banked, in profile view.  Tail about the same length as the combined neck and head; almost always at least slightly fanned.  At one point, the bird banked enough to give me a poor oblique view of the upperwings; I saw some white or light gray there, probably in the upperwing coverts and definitely not in the primaries.  The bird was soaring; I don't think I ever saw it flap its wings.
I dashed back to the car for the camera, but by the time I got there, the bird was much higher and at some distance to the east.  I got a few photos, which suffice to show the overall shape but little else.  I waited for some time, hoping that the bird would return, but it didn't.  When I left Swan Creek, I checked the private lake about a mile to the east, hoping that it might be there, but found nothing.
I'm very well acquainted with Anhinga, both perched and in flight: I've done lots of birding in the South Carolina Lowcountry, where they're fairly common.  The shape of this bird alone seems dispositive: the long neck and long pointed bill rule out raptors; the pointed bill and long tail rule out cormorants; and the long tail and lack of long legs rule out herons.
The eBird report, with three photos, is at: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36974689
William FlackKearney
 





 

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Date: 5/18/17 9:20 pm
From: Paul Dunbar <pastorpaultdunbar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Anhinga in Saline County
Way to go, Bill! Awesome.

Paul

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 18, 2017, at 10:58 PM, <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
> Pleased to report a sighting of an Anhinga this afternoon (May 18) over Swan Creek WMA in Saline County.
>
>
>
> I initially found the bird circling over the lake, at a height that I'd estimate at about 200 ft (about twice as high as a ten-story building). My view was occasionally blocked by trees, but I was able to get clear views often enough to see the shape quite well. The sky was overcast, so the bird appeared mostly as a silhouette, although I may have seen yellow feet at one point.
>
>
>
> Long neck, carried with a slight cormorant-like kink; small head, apparently no wider than neck; long straight pointed bill. Appeared thus both when seen from directly below and, when the bird banked, in profile view. Tail about the same length as the combined neck and head; almost always at least slightly fanned. At one point, the bird banked enough to give me a poor oblique view of the upperwings; I saw some white or light gray there, probably in the upperwing coverts and definitely not in the primaries. The bird was soaring; I don't think I ever saw it flap its wings.
>
>
>
> I dashed back to the car for the camera, but by the time I got there, the bird was much higher and at some distance to the east. I got a few photos, which suffice to show the overall shape but little else. I waited for some time, hoping that the bird would return, but it didn't. When I left Swan Creek, I checked the private lake about a mile to the east, hoping that it might be there, but found nothing.
>
>
>
> I'm very well acquainted with Anhinga, both perched and in flight: I've done lots of birding in the South Carolina Lowcountry, where they're fairly common. The shape of this bird alone seems dispositive: the long neck and long pointed bill rule out raptors; the pointed bill and long tail rule out cormorants; and the long tail and lack of long legs rule out herons.
>
>
>
> The eBird report, with three photos, is at: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36974689
>
>
>
> William Flack
>
> Kearney
>
>
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 5/18/17 8:58 pm
From: <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Anhinga in Saline County
Pleased to report a sighting of an Anhinga this afternoon (May 18) over Swan Creek WMA in Saline County.


I initially found the bird circling over the lake, at a height that I'd estimate at about 200 ft (about twice as high as a ten-story building). My view was occasionally blocked by trees, but I was able to get clear views often enough to see the shape quite well. The sky was overcast, so the bird appeared mostly as a silhouette, although I may have seen yellow feet at one point.


Long neck, carried with a slight cormorant-like kink; small head, apparently no wider than neck; long straight pointed bill. Appeared thus both when seen from directly below and, when the bird banked, in profile view. Tail about the same length as the combined neck and head; almost always at least slightly fanned. At one point, the bird banked enough to give me a poor oblique view of the upperwings; I saw some white or light gray there, probably in the upperwing coverts and definitely not in the primaries. The bird was soaring; I don't think I ever saw it flap its wings.


I dashed back to the car for the camera, but by the time I got there, the bird was much higher and at some distance to the east. I got a few photos, which suffice to show the overall shape but little else. I waited for some time, hoping that the bird would return, but it didn't. When I left Swan Creek, I checked the private lake about a mile to the east, hoping that it might be there, but found nothing.


I'm very well acquainted with Anhinga, both perched and in flight: I've done lots of birding in the South Carolina Lowcountry, where they're fairly common. The shape of this bird alone seems dispositive: the long neck and long pointed bill rule out raptors; the pointed bill and long tail rule out cormorants; and the long tail and lack of long legs rule out herons.


The eBird report, with three photos, is at: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36974689 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36974689


William Flack
Kearney



 

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Date: 5/18/17 8:24 pm
From: Loren Padelford <lpdlfrd...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Sarpy County Birds
This afternoon we looked at some flooded fields south of Bellevue at La Platte Bottoms. We found:

Pectoral Sandpiper - 1
Least Sandpiper - 1
Spotted Sandpiper - 2
Black Terns - 8

At Haworth Park we found 6 Cattle Egrets
Bald Eagle - 1 adult

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




 

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Date: 5/18/17 7:38 pm
From: 'nratzlaff' <nratzlaff...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] May 18 birds
Deb, Rick Schmid and I birded Towl and Walnut Grove Parks this AM



Pretty slow except for an abundance of Yellow Warblers

Only other warblers seen at both sites were American Redstart, Blackpoll &
Tennessee.



This afternoon Deb and I visited SE Washington County - Sightings included:



Nathan's Lake & fields just north of it:

A surprise was not that there were only 3 ducks on NL - rather, that they
were Ruddy Ducks

1 Wilson's Phalarope in flooded field north of NL

1 Blue Grosbeak



Flooded field just west of the Nebraska portion of De Soto NWR

50 Franklin's Gulls

2 Spotted Sandpipers

2 White-rumped Sandpipers

Several Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers

1 Semipalmated Plover



The wetland area at the SW corner of the refuge had:

1 Wilson's Phalarope

2 Greater Yellowlegs

3 Savannah Sparrows



complete list on e-bird

Neal & Deb Ratzlaff


 

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Date: 5/18/17 3:08 pm
From: <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Info on NOU field trips at ICSP and rain forecast
The weather forecast is predicting rain for the Indian Cave State Park area on Friday possibly lasting right up to Sat. morning. Just wanted to give field trip participants the heads-up on trail conditions for appropriate footwear. The steep hill trails will likely be somewhat muddy with a few short sections that may require off trail navigation through knee-high vegetation to avoid slipping on a slope. (Nothing a bunch of savvy birders like yourselves can't handle no doubt!) Those birds should really feel like singing after that rain ends.


See ya there,
-Shari Schwartz, Lincoln
 

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Date: 5/18/17 12:16 pm
From: Ruth Stearns <ruthstearns...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Wilderness Park at Old Cheney
Been out of the state a few days, plus it seems to rain here when I'm home, so it wasn't until today that I got many of the usual FOY's birding the trails north and south of Old Cheney Road in Wilderness Park this morning, between around 10 and 12:30 pm.  Briefly ran into Esa Jarvi, who alerted me to Louisiana Waterthrush south of the road, which eventually I found singing away and sashaying along and above the stream that heads east from the walking bridge.   Heard at least two more west of the bridge as I watched the east pair.   Also heard one further south along the trail where the water can sometimes cross the trail.  I first saw LOWA's here in 2013, and then again in the same spot in 2015 and 2016.  At this point Larry Einemann had joined me on the bridge.  I saw a flash of red while on the bridge, but the bird did not fly like a cardinal...I spotted a Summer Tanager and it stayed long enough for Larry to see as well.  
A couple of other FOY's that I particularly enjoyed were the Yellow-throated Vireo and a cooperative little Magnolia Warbler, only the second time I've seen one in Nebraska.  It was quite south of the walking bridge, after the part where the loop trails meet coming from the west, and just after an east trail joins coming down from the high point.  It was flitting low to the ground, (just like the one I found Monday morning in Scanlon, MN!)  
Not many warblers (5) that's for sure.  It's funny how long it takes me to realize one of the incessant singers isn't a House Wren, but the Tennessee Warblers, but I relearned that again this year.  Lots of catbirds  

eBird Checklist here:  http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36962704
Slow but steady good birding!  
Ruthie StearnsLincoln, NE  
 

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Date: 5/18/17 11:52 am
From: 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] NOU Auburn: a few quick notes (no sightings . . .yet)
Thanks Ruthie & Kathy!



From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2017 1:20 PM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] NOU Auburn: a few quick notes (no sightings . . .yet)





Elliott et al: it's the Auburn Senior Center.



Ruthie Stearns

Lincoln NE

Sent from my iPhone


On May 18, 2017, at 12:38 PM, 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:



Hi Dan,



What is the name of the Bldg. at 1101 J St. at which we are meeting. Thanks,



Elliott



From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 12:13 PM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] NOU Auburn: a few quick notes (no sightings . . .yet)





Hi folks,



For those planning to join the NOU at it’s annual spring meeting in Auburn, here are a few announcements.



Most importantly, dinner on Friday is at 6:00 p.m. If you’re there early, great. We’ll be setting up and settling in beginning at 5:00 p.m. The address is 1101 J Street (highway 75, 1 block north of highway 136).



Several members have asked that we have a silent auction of bird-related items, such as books. That will commence Friday evening and will close Saturday at the conclusion of dinner. Proceeds go to the NOU coffers, so if you have something to donate, please do.



Saturday field trip details will be announced after dinner on Friday. If you arrive too late to hear the announcements, we generally head out by 7:00 a.m. Also, allow time to pick up sack lunches on Saturday morning. I’d recommend showing up by about 6:30 a.m. Saturday.



I’m looking forward to seeing you in Auburn this weekend.



Dan Leger

NOU President




 

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Date: 5/18/17 11:32 am
From: renosmom <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] NOU Auburn: a few quick notes (no sightings . . .yet)
We are meeting at the Senior Center which is in the Auburn City Hall building. 
Kathy DeLara


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-------- Original message --------From: "'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds]" <NEBirds...> Date: 5/18/17 12:38 PM (GMT-06:00) To: <NEBirds...> Subject: RE: [NEBirds] NOU Auburn: a few quick notes (no sightings . . .yet)

 

















Hi
Dan,

 

What
is the name of the Bldg. at 1101 J St. at which we are meeting.   Thanks,


 

Elliott

 





From: <NEBirds...>
[mailto:<NEBirds...>]

Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 12:13 PM

To: <NEBirds...>

Subject: [NEBirds] NOU Auburn: a few quick notes (no sightings . . .yet)





 

 









Hi folks,





 





For those planning to join the NOU at it’s annual
spring meeting in Auburn, here are a few announcements.





 





Most importantly, dinner
on Friday is at 6:00 p.m.   If you’re there early, great.  We’ll
be setting up and settling in beginning at 5:00 p.m.  The address is 1101 J Street (highway 75, 1 block north of highway
136). 





 





Several members have asked that we have a silent auction of
bird-related items, such as books.  That will commence Friday evening and
will close Saturday at the conclusion of dinner.   Proceeds go to the NOU
coffers, so if you have something to donate, please do.





 





Saturday field trip details will be announced after dinner
on Friday.  If you arrive too late to hear the announcements, we generally
head out by 7:00 a.m.  Also, allow time to pick up sack lunches on
Saturday morning.  I’d recommend showing up by about 6:30 a.m.
Saturday.





 





I’m looking forward to seeing you in Auburn this
weekend.





 





Dan Leger





NOU President

























 

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Date: 5/18/17 11:19 am
From: Ruth Stearns <ruthstearns...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] NOU Auburn: a few quick notes (no sightings . . .yet)
Elliott et al: it's the Auburn Senior Center.

Ruthie Stearns
Lincoln NE

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> On May 18, 2017, at 12:38 PM, 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
> Hi Dan,
>
>
>
> What is the name of the Bldg. at 1101 J St. at which we are meeting. Thanks,
>
>
>
> Elliott
>
>
>
> From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 12:13 PM
> To: <NEBirds...>
> Subject: [NEBirds] NOU Auburn: a few quick notes (no sightings . . .yet)
>
>
>
>
>
> Hi folks,
>
>
>
> For those planning to join the NOU at it’s annual spring meeting in Auburn, here are a few announcements.
>
>
>
> Most importantly, dinner on Friday is at 6:00 p.m. If you’re there early, great. We’ll be setting up and settling in beginning at 5:00 p.m. The address is 1101 J Street (highway 75, 1 block north of highway 136).
>
>
>
> Several members have asked that we have a silent auction of bird-related items, such as books. That will commence Friday evening and will close Saturday at the conclusion of dinner. Proceeds go to the NOU coffers, so if you have something to donate, please do.
>
>
>
> Saturday field trip details will be announced after dinner on Friday. If you arrive too late to hear the announcements, we generally head out by 7:00 a.m. Also, allow time to pick up sack lunches on Saturday morning. I’d recommend showing up by about 6:30 a.m. Saturday.
>
>
>
> I’m looking forward to seeing you in Auburn this weekend.
>
>
>
> Dan Leger
>
> NOU President
>
>
>

 

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Date: 5/18/17 10:44 am
From: 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] NOU Auburn: a few quick notes (no sightings . . .yet)
Hi Dan,



What is the name of the Bldg. at 1101 J St. at which we are meeting.
Thanks,



Elliott



From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 12:13 PM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] NOU Auburn: a few quick notes (no sightings . . .yet)





Hi folks,



For those planning to join the NOU at it's annual spring meeting in Auburn,
here are a few announcements.



Most importantly, dinner on Friday is at 6:00 p.m. If you're there early,
great. We'll be setting up and settling in beginning at 5:00 p.m. The
address is 1101 J Street (highway 75, 1 block north of highway 136).



Several members have asked that we have a silent auction of bird-related
items, such as books. That will commence Friday evening and will close
Saturday at the conclusion of dinner. Proceeds go to the NOU coffers, so
if you have something to donate, please do.



Saturday field trip details will be announced after dinner on Friday. If
you arrive too late to hear the announcements, we generally head out by 7:00
a.m. Also, allow time to pick up sack lunches on Saturday morning. I'd
recommend showing up by about 6:30 a.m. Saturday.



I'm looking forward to seeing you in Auburn this weekend.



Dan Leger

NOU President




 

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Date: 5/17/17 8:50 pm
From: <cranewatcher2014...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Kentucky Warbler at Fontenelle Forest
While birding on the boardwalk at Fontenelle Forest this evening, I spotted (after my son pointed it out to me) a Kentucky Warbler. It was near Hickory Trail.


American Redstarts were all over the boardwalk.


Sylvia Hanson
Millard (Sarpy County)


 

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Date: 5/17/17 1:39 pm
From: 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] BBB participation milestones [no sighting]
In the latest Breeding Bird Survey - Summer 2017 - Memorandum to Cooperators, Nebraska BBS participants Mace Hack and Kathy Schwery are recognized for ten years of service. Many thanks to them for their dedication and contributions. If you want to see the full newsletter, it can be found at the following link:



https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/bbsnews/Memos/BBSMemoSummer17.pdf



Passerine (warbler) migration has been notably slow this year, hopefully we have a late surge this weekend at the NOU meeting.


-Joel

Joel Jorgensen | Nongame Bird Program Manager
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
2200 N. 33rd 68503 | 402.471.5440
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Date: 5/17/17 10:20 am
From: Paul Dunbar <pastorpaultdunbar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Cape May Warbler- Mercer Woods- 5/17
Good bird! I haven't been out at all (shame on me!) but yesterday morning in my backyard I did have a beautiful, eye-level, singing male Bay-breasted Warbler.

Paul Dunbar
Hastings (Adams Co)

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> On May 17, 2017, at 10:43 AM, Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
> As the subject implies I found a singing male CAPE MAY WARBLER on the Mercer Woods property this morning. I took me about ten minutes to locate the high pitched songster, but after sifting through warblers in the locust, I was able to observe the bird. This is the property's second record for this warbler. It seems as though migration is finally beginning to pick up. However a single YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was also spotted in the same area. Warblers appear to be partial to Honey Locust trees this time of year. Perhaps a certain larvae is relished by the vanquished migrants on their way through.
>
> Other species today included....
>
> Mercer Woods (restricted access), Douglas, Nebraska, US
> May 17, 2017 8:14 AM - 9:53 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.09 mile(s)
> Comments: Cloudy. Temp 62F-69F.
> 31 species
>
> Wood Duck 2
> Mourning Dove 2
> Chimney Swift 14
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Least Flycatcher 1
> Warbling Vireo 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 1
> Blue Jay 2
> Black-capped Chickadee 2
> House Wren 1
> Gray-cheeked Thrush 1 Slightly burry nyrrr call heard diagnostic of species.
> Swainson's Thrush 2
> American Robin 2
> Gray Catbird 1
> European Starling 1
> Ovenbird 1
> Tennessee Warbler 4
> Cape May Warbler 1 Five or six high pitched seep notes with last lowering slightly in pitch. Unmistakable yellow breast with heavy streaking. Chestnut auriculars. White wing panels. Thin dark bill. Recording made of song. Photo taken.
> Magnolia Warbler 1
> Yellow Warbler 7
> Blackpoll Warbler 3
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 1
> Wilson's Warbler 1
> Northern Cardinal 3
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
> Indigo Bunting 2
> Common Grackle 5
> Brown-headed Cowbird 1
> Baltimore Oriole 3
> House Finch 4
> House Sparrow 3
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36932340
>
> Good birding.
>
> Justin Rink
> Midtown Omaha, Douglas Co., NE
> <spindalis79...>
>
>
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Date: 5/17/17 8:47 am
From: Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Cape May Warbler- Mercer Woods- 5/17
   As the subject implies I found a singing male CAPE MAY WARBLER on the Mercer Woods property this morning.  I took me about ten minutes to locate the high pitched songster, but after sifting through warblers in the locust, I was able to observe the bird.  This is the property's second record for this warbler.  It seems as though migration is finally beginning to pick up.  However a single YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was also spotted in the same area.   Warblers appear to be partial to Honey Locust trees this time of year.  Perhaps a certain larvae is relished by the vanquished migrants on their way through.
  Other species today included....
Mercer Woods (restricted access), Douglas, Nebraska, US
May 17, 2017 8:14 AM - 9:53 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.09 mile(s)
Comments:    Cloudy. Temp 62F-69F.
31 species

Wood Duck  2
Mourning Dove  2
Chimney Swift  14
Downy Woodpecker  1
Least Flycatcher  1
Warbling Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  2
Black-capped Chickadee  2
House Wren  1
Gray-cheeked Thrush  1    Slightly burry nyrrr call heard diagnostic of species.
Swainson's Thrush  2
American Robin  2
Gray Catbird  1
European Starling  1
Ovenbird  1
Tennessee Warbler  4
Cape May Warbler  1    Five or six high pitched seep notes with last lowering slightly in pitch.  Unmistakable yellow breast with heavy streaking. Chestnut auriculars. White wing panels.  Thin dark bill.  Recording made of song.  Photo taken.
Magnolia Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  7
Blackpoll Warbler  3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  1
Wilson's Warbler  1
Northern Cardinal  3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  2
Common Grackle  5
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
Baltimore Oriole  3
House Finch  4
House Sparrow  3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36932340
Good birding.
Justin RinkMidtown Omaha, Douglas Co., <NEspindalis79...>


 

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Date: 5/16/17 9:05 pm
From: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] SE Neb.
I did a little scouting today (17th) for my field trip on Saturday for
the NOU get together. It was hotter than heck (90 degrees)
and windy (gusts of 30 mph).

I did get a FOY bird - Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Also saw and heard a Kentucky Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush,
Yellow-throated Warbler, and Yellow throated Vireo
This was not in Indian Cave State Park.

Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE



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Date: 5/16/17 10:28 am
From: Daniel Leger <dleger1...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] NOU Auburn: a few quick notes (no sightings . . .yet)
Hi folks,

For those planning to join the NOU at its annual spring meeting in Auburn, here are a few announcements.

Most importantly, dinner on Friday is at 6:00 p.m. If youre there early, great. Well be setting up and settling in beginning at 5:00 p.m. The address is 1101 J Street (highway 75, 1 block north of highway 136).

Several members have asked that we have a silent auction of bird-related items, such as books. That will commence Friday evening and will close Saturday at the conclusion of dinner. Proceeds go to the NOU coffers, so if you have something to donate, please do.

Saturday field trip details will be announced after dinner on Friday. If you arrive too late to hear the announcements, we generally head out by 7:00 a.m. Also, allow time to pick up sack lunches on Saturday morning. Id recommend showing up by about 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

Im looking forward to seeing you in Auburn this weekend.

Dan Leger
NOU President

 

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Date: 5/16/17 5:06 am
From: <hackback1...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Late report
We really appreciate your time birding the Niobrara Valley Preserve, Clem. Others on this list may not be aware that this 52,000-acre preserve and almost all The Nature Conservancy properties in Nebraska are open to the public for birdwatching and other nature viewing at no charge. We like to know what's out there, so please share your sightings if you do come out.

See our website: https://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/nebraska/placesweprotect/index.htm https://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/nebraska/placesweprotect/index.htm


Mace Hack
State Director, The Nature Conservancy
Omaha, NE


 

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Date: 5/15/17 9:00 pm
From: 'Lanny and Robin' <snowbunting...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Howard County 5/13/17 & 5/14/17
Nebraska birders,

Lanny and I birded in Howard County both Saturday and Sunday.
Steve Morris joined us on Sunday. Following our list of
highlights are some details.

Eastern Kingbirds
Warbling Vireos
Dickcissels
Bank Swallows
Common Yellowthroats
Red-eyed Vireos
Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Northern Bobwhites
Bobolinks
Bell's Vireos
Eastern Phoebes
Wilson's Phalarope
Least Flycatcher
Black-headed Grosbeak
Blackpoll Warbler
Great Crested Flycatcher
Tennessee Warbler

Saturday, May 13, Lanny and I birded in Howard County for just
a few hours in the morning. We stopped at Dannebrog for a few
minutes and saw Eastern Kingbirds. We heard Warbling Vireos.
Along the highway north of Dannebrog, we saw and heard
Dickcissels.

We looked for St. Paul's sewage lagoons. We found the gate
locked and we could not see the water. We did see a pair of
Bank Swallows (new county bird) and we heard a Common
Yellowthroat.

At North Loup Recreation Area, north of St. Paul, we heard and
saw a Red-eyed Vireo, three Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and an
Eastern Wood-Pewee.

At the Lake of the Woods subdivision northwest of St. Paul,
we saw two Northern Bobwhite magically appear in the middle
of the road right in front of us. We also saw and heard two
Bobolinks. Along Twin Forks Road between Lake of the Woods
and Marsh Wren Wildlife Area, we heard a Bell's Vireo. At
Marsh Wren, we saw a pair of Eastern Phoebes at a small
bridge.

Sunday, May 14, Lanny and I birded with Steve Morris at
Dannebrog's nature trail and cemetery in the morning only.
We heard several Red-eyed Vireos. The trail goes around the
sewage lagoons. That's where we saw a Wilson's Phalarope
(new county bird). We heard a Least Flycatcher, a Bell's
Vireo, a Great Crested Flycatcher and a Tennessee Warbler.
We saw a Black-headed Grosbeak and a female Blackpoll Warbler.

The female Blackpoll Warbler was very cooperative. She
foraged in a tree without lots of leaves and at eye level
for a few minutes. The Tennessee Warbler was not very
cooperative. We could hear it singing loudly from a bush
low to the ground. We got close but could not see it.

Lanny added one bird each day to his Howard County for a
new total of 176. As did I. We are tied in Howard County.

NO eBird

Robin Harding
northern Kearney County

May 19-21 birding event based in Auburn, Nebraska
Brought to you by the Nebraska Ornithologists' Union
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Date: 5/15/17 8:51 pm
From: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Sarpy Count
No Ross,
We heard it do its loud song/call and then it was gone on the NRD
property. It was on this property some 5/6 years ago that
Jer Toll and I heard one on this property also. They seem to hang
around very briefly, and then move on.
I know some of these misses will show up, or have already, but they
weren't there on Saturday when we did the count. There is no pre-count
week, or count week observation. Either we saw them on Saturday or they
didn't exist.
I'm sure some of the 'misses' we had Saturday will show up, or already
have, but this is not a 'Spring count', it is a specific spring day count.
Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE


On 5/15/2017 7:20 PM, 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds]
wrote:
>
> Any more info on the Connecticut Warbler?
> Ross
> Ross Silcock
> Seasonal Reports Compiler
> Nebraska Bird Review
>
> *From:* Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds]
> <mailto:<ckavian...>%20[NEBirds]>
> *Sent:* Monday, May 15, 2017 7:13 PM
> *To:* NEBirds <mailto:<NEBirds...>
> *Subject:* [NEBirds] Sarpy Count
>
> This year's Sarpy County Count was one of the lowest we have had in the
> past 14 years - 134 species. Some years we have had 170+.
>
> Highlights:
> - 22 warbler species (we have had as high as 28 in some years)
> - Both Tanagers
> - Connecticut Warbler
> - Veery
> - Blue Grosbeak
> - Acadian Flycatcher
> - Sora
> - Black Tern
>
> Passerines are kind of missing this spring and with the winds and dense
> foliage it makes it even more difficult.
>
> A few of the more obvious missed species:
>
> - Shrike
> - Fewer shorebirds than usual
> - No Least or Forster's Terns (some years we also have also had Caspian)
> - No Gulls
> - Horned Lark
> - No Egrets or Green Heron
> - Yellow-billed Cuckoo missing
> - Ruby-crowned Kinglet missing
> - Ducks missing
> - No Blackburnian, Black-throated Green or Mourning Warblers
>
> Now we will have to wait and see what the NOU outings turn up this
> weekend.
>
> Clem Klaphake
> Sarpy County
>
>


 

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

Matthew C. Sittel
<matthewsittel...>

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

 

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Date: 5/15/17 5:47 pm
From: Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Steve Morris
Steve Morris,
Would you contact me off list please? Thanks!
<janbirder...>

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




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Date: 5/15/17 5:20 pm
From: 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Sarpy Count
Any more info on the Connecticut Warbler?

Ross

Ross Silcock
Seasonal Reports Compiler
Nebraska Bird Review


From: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds]
Sent: Monday, May 15, 2017 7:13 PM
To: NEBirds
Subject: [NEBirds] Sarpy Count



This year's Sarpy County Count was one of the lowest we have had in the
past 14 years - 134 species. Some years we have had 170+.

Highlights:
- 22 warbler species (we have had as high as 28 in some years)
- Both Tanagers
- Connecticut Warbler
- Veery
- Blue Grosbeak
- Acadian Flycatcher
- Sora
- Black Tern

Passerines are kind of missing this spring and with the winds and dense
foliage it makes it even more difficult.

A few of the more obvious missed species:

- Shrike
- Fewer shorebirds than usual
- No Least or Forster's Terns (some years we also have also had Caspian)
- No Gulls
- Horned Lark
- No Egrets or Green Heron
- Yellow-billed Cuckoo missing
- Ruby-crowned Kinglet missing
- Ducks missing
- No Blackburnian, Black-throated Green or Mourning Warblers

Now we will have to wait and see what the NOU outings turn up this weekend.

Clem Klaphake
Sarpy County



 

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Date: 5/15/17 5:13 pm
From: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Sarpy Count
This year's Sarpy County Count was one of the lowest we have had in the
past 14 years - 134 species. Some years we have had 170+.

Highlights:
- 22 warbler species (we have had as high as 28 in some years)
- Both Tanagers
- Connecticut Warbler
- Veery
- Blue Grosbeak
- Acadian Flycatcher
- Sora
- Black Tern

Passerines are kind of missing this spring and with the winds and dense
foliage it makes it even more difficult.

A few of the more obvious missed species:

- Shrike
- Fewer shorebirds than usual
- No Least or Forster's Terns (some years we also have also had Caspian)
- No Gulls
- Horned Lark
- No Egrets or Green Heron
- Yellow-billed Cuckoo missing
- Ruby-crowned Kinglet missing
- Ducks missing
- No Blackburnian, Black-throated Green or Mourning Warblers

Now we will have to wait and see what the NOU outings turn up this weekend.

Clem Klaphake
Sarpy County


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Date: 5/15/17 3:20 pm
From: Janet Greer <janetgreer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Fledglings

On Saturday May 13 parent Carolina Wrens and Blue Jays were feeding fledglings in the yard here in Council Bluffs, IA. Seems early to me.

Janet Greer
Pottawattamie Co
Council Bluffs, IA

 

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Date: 5/15/17 1:34 pm
From: Moni Usasz <musasz...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Wilderness Park - Pioneers and north of Old Cheney
Sunday, may 14
Lots of red-eyed vireos, some warbling vireos and a yellow-throated vireo. Indigo buntings singing. Two red-headed woodpecker, Tennessee warbler (lots), 1 blackpoll, 1 Wilson’s warbler, yellow warblers (much less than last week) and common yellowthroats singing. FOY Eastern peewees calling. Also a mink wandering over downed trees in the creek.

Friday, May 13
pair of blackpoll warblers, yellow and Tennessee in the neighbor’s tree.

Moni Usasz
Lincoln, NE




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Date: 5/15/17 12:02 pm
From: <jim_ochsner...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Lancaster Birding
Michael and All,

A single White-winged Dove showed up at the feeder today, feasting on sunflower and relaxing on a nearby branch.


Jim
Ogallala
 

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Date: 5/15/17 11:56 am
From: Mary Clausen <mkclausen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] eBird -- Fontenelle Forest Nature Center -- May 15, 2017
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
May 15, 2017
7:15 AM
Traveling
3.50 miles
240 minutes
All birds reported? No
Comments:

1 Great Horned Owl
2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
4 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Yellow-throated Vireo
4 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
3 Swainson's Thrush
2 Wood Thrush
3 Tennessee Warbler
1 Orange-crowned Warbler
1 Nashville Warbler
1 Mourning Warbler -- No eye ring, gray head and bib, yellow under neath.
Skulking in low vegetation. On hawthorn trail between wren trail and linden
trail.
1 Kentucky Warbler -- Black auriculars, yellow underneath, yellow
spectacles.
10 American Redstart
3 Yellow Warbler
3 Blackpoll Warbler
3 Indigo Bunting

Number of Taxa: 16

 

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Date: 5/15/17 8:02 am
From: <jpkassik...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
Wanted to show a picture of the Rose-Breasted Grosbeak that was in my yard on Saturday (5-13). Was surprised when he turned around and had a yellow breast. I know nature can do that sometimes, but was excited to see one.
Picture uploaded to Judy Bird Album.


Judy
Friend
 

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Date: 5/15/17 7:14 am
From: 'Don & Janis Paseka' <paseka76...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] request for photos for Nebraska Bird Review
NEBirders,

It's time for the 10th annual color issue of the Nebraska Bird Review, the
quarterly journal of the Nebraska Ornithologists' Union. We are requesting
good quality bird photos to be published in the upcoming issue.

This is not a photo contest, but there are rules:

1. Images must be of birds and must have been taken in Nebraska.

2. Images must be of good quality: sharp focus and high enough resolution
to look good when printed.
*Please send the highest resolution version you have. *
3. The subjects don't need to be rare birds, but images that document
something interesting about a species (behavior, date, nesting, etc.) are
more likely to be selected. *This year we are especially looking for
photos of birds in unexpected and unusual settings.*

4. *A maximum of 5 images per photographer may be submitted.* Please do
not expect us to look through dozens of photos you have posted on a website.

5. The following information must be provided with each image:
SPECIES
DATE PHOTO WAS TAKEN
SPECIFIC LOCATION
COUNTY

6. The final selection of images to be published is solely the decision of
the NBR editors (see #3).

Please email your images to me at

<paseka76...>

or send me a URL for images posted on a website. If you have a number of
photos posted, please direct me to the specific 5 images you are suggesting
for publication.

Contributors will be credited in the photo captions.

DEADLINE: JULY 15, 2017.

Thanks,

Janis Paseka
Ames NE
Editor, The Nebraska Bird Review

 

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Date: 5/15/17 6:04 am
From: 'Pierson, Andrew' <apierson...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Sandhill Cranes
Robin and all,

About a week ago now, while out and about working at Rowe Sanctuary (SE of Kearney), we saw a group of about 12 cranes on one of the meadows and shortly thereafter a family group of 3 birds at a different location. Like you said, a small family group is not that unusual if for example one of the mated pair is injured but its getting pretty late for the larger group. Maybe all part of a straggler group heading north last week.


Andrew Pierson

Director of Conservation
44450 Elm Island Rd.
Gibbon, NE 68840
Ph 308-468-5282
Fax 308-468-5627


[NicolsonHrgb]

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Date: 5/15/17 5:47 am
From: 'Walker, TJ' <thomas.walker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Wilderness Park - BPF 100 required
Spent about 30 minutes at Wilderness Park, Old Cheney Road area this morning. Was fairly active with birds, but more active with mosquitos. You didn't miss anything rare - but missed me slapping my face fifty times and waving my arms around like a lunatic.....

Warblers - Tennessee, Blackpoll, Yellow and Common Yellowthroat.

No Tanagers

Lots of Vireos - mostly Red-eyed, a couple Warbling.

Wouldn't go in there on a calm morning again without BPF 100 (Bug Protection Factor)....

Following that I took 1st street N along the west side of Wilderness Park, not much to report along there, but lots of Dickcissels along that road.

T. J. Walker
Assistant Division Administrator
Wildlife Division - Partners Section
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Lincoln, NE 68503-0370
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Date: 5/14/17 10:16 pm
From: 'Walker, TJ' <thomas.walker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Wilderness Park - Old Cheney parking lot
I am going to TRY to be there in the morning around sunrise (Monday) if anyone wants to join me for some fairly brief birding before work. Would love to have another set of eyes and ears (or more) to assist my searching for birds I only dreamed of seeing in the Brady/North Platte area.

T. J. Walker
Assistant Division Administrator
Wildlife Division - Partners Section
2200 N 33rd St.
Lincoln, NE 68503-0370
Office (402) 471-5439
Cell (308) 530-7659


 

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Date: 5/14/17 7:54 pm
From: <hackback1...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Fontenelle south
Birded Fontenelle Forest today from Camp Wakonda to Hidden Lake, around the Lake and up Mormon Hollow. 56 species, details on eBird. Not great warbler diversity - mostly redstarts and yellow warblers, but had two blackpolls (Hidden Lake, Mormon Hollow). Most notable bird was an ACADIAN FLYCATCHER at the bottom end of Mormon Hollow.


Mace Hack
Omaha, NE
 

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Date: 5/14/17 5:11 pm
From: 'Kathy DeLara' <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Oriole
Jim, it’s a Baltimore Oriole, just not as orange as some of them



Kathy DeLara

Mitchell, NE



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Subject: [NEBirds] Oriole





What is the ID on this yellow bird added to our album J.and C.O.?





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Date: 5/14/17 2:57 pm
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Subject: [NEBirds] Oriole
What is the ID on this yellow bird added to our album J.and C.O.?
 

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Date: 5/14/17 7:43 am
From: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Late report
Last Thursday (11th) I birded the Niobrara Valley Preserve. On my way
(May 10th) I stopped at a flooded field in Butler
County where there was a mix of species: Franklin's Gulls, Wilson's
Phalaropes, Sanderling, White-rumped Sandpipers,
Semipalmated Sandpipers, Pectoral Sandpipers, Lesser Yellowlegs and 8
Cattle Egrets.

I stopped at a few other places but most sightings were fairly common.

The Niobrara Valley Preserve is located in both Brown and Keya Paha
Counties. Some of the roads were not passable because
of recent rains - if any of you have driven up in that part of the state
know that the dirt roads (gravel is rare) after a rain can be
dicey to drive on. A few highlights from the preserve:

- 9 Warbler species
- 2+ Eastern Whip-poor-wils (Common Poorwills not back since the 2012
fires)
- Both Rose-breasted and Black-headed Grosbeaks
- Upland Sandpipers on every other fence post
- Bobwhite Quail calling from numerous directions
- Yellow-breasted Chats everywhere - talk about confusion when they get
going along with Gray Catbirds and Brown Thrashers!!!

- Mammals: Porcupine (in a tree next to the cabin), raccoon, deer,
cottontails, coyotes yipping every evening and morning.

At Spencer Dam on the Holt/Boyd County line were:
- Piping Plovers, Sanderling, Least Sandpipers, Spotted Sandpipers, Bald
Eagle (feeding on a large fish).

Picked up 11 FOY species on this trip.

Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE




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Date: 5/14/17 7:08 am
From: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Dan Leger - OWH Interview
In the Sunday Omaha World Herald today there is a very nice article of
an interview with Dan Leger discussing
the NOU as an organization, birds, and birders. See below.

Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE

http://www.omaha.com/outdoors/with-migration-season-starting-nebraska-ornithologists-union-meeting-will-gather/article_1e4f7343-7661-5f92-850c-44592424efcc.html



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Date: 5/13/17 8:42 pm
From: Eric Patdu <ericpatdu...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Bird ID
Thanks again Jon! I need to learn how to tell thrushes apart. 😊

Regards,
Eric Patdu
Millard (near 120th and Q)



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Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Bird ID



Eric, that second pic looks like a good candidate for a Swainson's Thrush.
Jon S.
Omaha, NE

---- "Eric Patdu <ericpatdu...><mailto:<ericpatdu...> [NEBirds]" <NEBirds...><mailto:<NEBirds...>> wrote:

=============
Hi Jon,

Thanks for the ID.

I have another photo this afternoon of what I believe was a Hermit Thrush by the stream bathing but after enlarging the photo, I think I see a white eyebrow (I guess I am just too eager to see a Louisiana Thrush. LOL). Can you confirm if it is a HT or a LW? 😊

The quality of the photo is not great as it was taken from the bridge and I had to heavily crop it.

Thanks,
Eric Patdu
Millard (near 120th and Q)

From: <NEBirds...><mailto:<NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:49 PM
To: <NEBirds...><mailto:<NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Bird ID

Hi Eric:
Nice photo. Your bird kind of looks like a Red-Eyed Vireo.
Jon Strong
Omaha, NE

---- "Eric Patdu <ericpatdu...><mailto:<ericpatdu...><mailto:<ericpatdu...>%3cmailto:<ericpatdu...>> [NEBirds]" <NEBirds...><mailto:<NEBirds...><mailto:<NEBirds...>%3cmailto:<NEBirds...>>> wrote:

=============
Hi,

Went to Platte River State Park this afternoon to do a short birding and hiking. Saw one Tufted Titmouse and was also hoping to see a Louisiana Waterthrush. I saw a bird by the stream that has a white eyestripe but no stripes on the underside so I'm not sure what bird it is.

I posted a photo under the album EricP.

Thanks,
Eric Patdu
Millard (near 120th and Q)

 

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Date: 5/13/17 8:34 pm
From: Jon Strong <jon.strong...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Bird ID
Eric, that second pic looks like a good candidate for a Swainson's Thrush.
Jon S.
Omaha, NE


---- "Eric Patdu <ericpatdu...> [NEBirds]" <NEBirds...> wrote:

=============
Hi Jon,

Thanks for the ID.

I have another photo this afternoon of what I believe was a Hermit Thrush by the stream bathing but after enlarging the photo, I think I see a white eyebrow (I guess I am just too eager to see a Louisiana Thrush. LOL). Can you confirm if it is a HT or a LW? 😊

The quality of the photo is not great as it was taken from the bridge and I had to heavily crop it.



Thanks,
Eric Patdu
Millard (near 120th and Q)



From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:49 PM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Bird ID



Hi Eric:
Nice photo. Your bird kind of looks like a Red-Eyed Vireo.
Jon Strong
Omaha, NE

---- "Eric Patdu <ericpatdu...><mailto:<ericpatdu...> [NEBirds]" <NEBirds...><mailto:<NEBirds...>> wrote:

=============
Hi,

Went to Platte River State Park this afternoon to do a short birding and hiking. Saw one Tufted Titmouse and was also hoping to see a Louisiana Waterthrush. I saw a bird by the stream that has a white eyestripe but no stripes on the underside so I'm not sure what bird it is.

I posted a photo under the album EricP.

Thanks,
Eric Patdu
Millard (near 120th and Q)




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Date: 5/13/17 8:21 pm
From: Eric Patdu <ericpatdu...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Bird ID
Hi Jon,

Thanks for the ID.

I have another photo this afternoon of what I believe was a Hermit Thrush by the stream bathing but after enlarging the photo, I think I see a white eyebrow (I guess I am just too eager to see a Louisiana Thrush. LOL). Can you confirm if it is a HT or a LW? 😊

The quality of the photo is not great as it was taken from the bridge and I had to heavily crop it.



Thanks,
Eric Patdu
Millard (near 120th and Q)



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Sent: Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:49 PM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Bird ID



Hi Eric:
Nice photo. Your bird kind of looks like a Red-Eyed Vireo.
Jon Strong
Omaha, NE

---- "Eric Patdu <ericpatdu...><mailto:<ericpatdu...> [NEBirds]" <NEBirds...><mailto:<NEBirds...>> wrote:

=============
Hi,

Went to Platte River State Park this afternoon to do a short birding and hiking. Saw one Tufted Titmouse and was also hoping to see a Louisiana Waterthrush. I saw a bird by the stream that has a white eyestripe but no stripes on the underside so I'm not sure what bird it is.

I posted a photo under the album EricP.

Thanks,
Eric Patdu
Millard (near 120th and Q)

 

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Date: 5/13/17 7:49 pm
From: Jon Strong <jon.strong...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Bird ID
Hi Eric:
Nice photo. Your bird kind of looks like a Red-Eyed Vireo.
Jon Strong
Omaha, NE

---- "Eric Patdu <ericpatdu...> [NEBirds]" <NEBirds...> wrote:

=============
Hi,

Went to Platte River State Park this afternoon to do a short birding and hiking. Saw one Tufted Titmouse and was also hoping to see a Louisiana Waterthrush. I saw a bird by the stream that has a white eyestripe but no stripes on the underside so I'm not sure what bird it is.

I posted a photo under the album EricP.



Thanks,
Eric Patdu
Millard (near 120th and Q)



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Date: 5/13/17 7:03 pm
From: Don and Shirley Maas <snowbirds2012...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] FW: [BIRDCHAT] Warbler Code
I Totally Agree

Don Maas

On Sat, May 13, 2017 at 5:23 PM, 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds]
<NEBirds...> wrote:

>
>
> Hi everyone,
>
> After battling leaves, wind, etc. trying to up my Warbler list for the year
> this spring, the email that Al Schirmacher sent out on Birdchat today seems
> worthy of being forwarded to all. Enjoy!
>
> Elliott Bedows
> Bellevue, Sarpy Co.
>
> ============================================================
> ================
> =========================================
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: National Birding Hotline Cooperative (Chat Line)
> [mailto:<BIRDCHAT...>] On Behalf Of Al Schirmacher
> Sent: Saturday, May 13, 2017 10:40 AM
> To: <BIRDCHAT...>
> Subject: [BIRDCHAT] Warbler Code
>
> Warbler Code
>
> 1) Warblers are meant to be heard, not seen. Occasionally. Faintly.
> Most often by others.
>
> 2) When chasing a warbler, remember to check terrain. Hospital visits
> after falls can last throughout migration.
>
> 3) When warblers are personally seen, others will not see them.
>
> 4) When warblers are seen by others, your chances run between 0-5%. 5%
> might be optimistic.
>
> 5) "Right there" does not constitute a direction.
>
> 6) Most of us do not know our tree species. "The Chestnut-sided is 20
> feet up in the purple gallinaceous sumac" is not helpful.
>
> 7) Warblers songs cross over. Yellow and Chestnut-sided are
> particularly apt to get you in trouble. American Redstarts revel in their
> ability to sound like others.
>
> 8) Those who recognize warblers by chip notes are worth their weight in
> gold. Follow them discretely, like within 18 inches.
>
> 9) Others will not hear what you hear. When you point out a song,
> warblers interpret your pointing as "shut up".
>
> 10) When all else fails, enjoy the cardinals. Or orioles.
>
> Al Schirmacher, Muscotah, KS
>
> Al
>
> For BirdChat Guidelines go to
> http://www.ksbirds.org/birdchat/
> For BirdChat archives or to change your subscription options, go to
> Archives: https://listserv.ksu.edu/birdchat.html
> To contact a listowner, send a message to
> <birdchat-request...>
>
>
>



--
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The Snowbirds have migrated from
AZ to OK for the summer.

 

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Date: 5/13/17 7:01 pm
From: Eric Patdu <ericpatdu...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Bird ID
Hi,

Went to Platte River State Park this afternoon to do a short birding and hiking. Saw one Tufted Titmouse and was also hoping to see a Louisiana Waterthrush. I saw a bird by the stream that has a white eyestripe but no stripes on the underside so I'm not sure what bird it is.

I posted a photo under the album EricP.



Thanks,
Eric Patdu
Millard (near 120th and Q)

 

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Date: 5/13/17 3:54 pm
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Yard Birds, Central residential Hastings
Some nice birds. So... Who are you and where are you from?

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 13, 2017, at 4:54 PM, <hpsalyar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
> Hastings, Adams co. pssmd
>
> This has been a somewhat strange year for migration. Have had a rose Breast Grosbeak in yard for 3 days. Saw a Swainson's thrush this morning. A week ago had a white crowned sparrow and before that had what I believe was a Lincoln Sparrow. Baltimore Orioles came back five days ago.
>
>
>
> Have both species of wren, house and Carolina, and have had both species of nuthatch, white breast and red breast. The house wren totally disappeared during the winter but returned late in April and now we have both.
>
> We have many goldfinches, house finches, blue jays, cardinals, cat bird and brown thrashers.
>
> For warblers we had yellow, orange crowned and yellow rumped. Still no sign of a chickadee though ever since West Nile.
>
> Regularly have downy woodpecker and flicker. One day in mid April that was warm and slightly foggy I also had briefly a red-headed woodpecker and a red bellied woodpecker but they didn't stay.
>
> It seems like migration is strung out a bit and they are straggling through in unusual order
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 5/13/17 3:23 pm
From: 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] FW: [BIRDCHAT] Warbler Code
Hi everyone,

After battling leaves, wind, etc. trying to up my Warbler list for the year
this spring, the email that Al Schirmacher sent out on Birdchat today seems
worthy of being forwarded to all. Enjoy!

Elliott Bedows
Bellevue, Sarpy Co.

============================================================================
=========================================


-----Original Message-----
From: National Birding Hotline Cooperative (Chat Line)
[mailto:<BIRDCHAT...>] On Behalf Of Al Schirmacher
Sent: Saturday, May 13, 2017 10:40 AM
To: <BIRDCHAT...>
Subject: [BIRDCHAT] Warbler Code

Warbler Code


1) Warblers are meant to be heard, not seen. Occasionally. Faintly.
Most often by others.



2) When chasing a warbler, remember to check terrain. Hospital visits
after falls can last throughout migration.



3) When warblers are personally seen, others will not see them.



4) When warblers are seen by others, your chances run between 0-5%. 5%
might be optimistic.



5) "Right there" does not constitute a direction.



6) Most of us do not know our tree species. "The Chestnut-sided is 20
feet up in the purple gallinaceous sumac" is not helpful.



7) Warblers songs cross over. Yellow and Chestnut-sided are
particularly apt to get you in trouble. American Redstarts revel in their
ability to sound like others.



8) Those who recognize warblers by chip notes are worth their weight in
gold. Follow them discretely, like within 18 inches.



9) Others will not hear what you hear. When you point out a song,
warblers interpret your pointing as "shut up".



10) When all else fails, enjoy the cardinals. Or orioles.


Al Schirmacher, Muscotah, KS


Al


For BirdChat Guidelines go to
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For BirdChat archives or to change your subscription options, go to
Archives: https://listserv.ksu.edu/birdchat.html
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Date: 5/13/17 2:54 pm
From: <hpsalyar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Yard Birds, Central residential Hastings
Hastings, Adams co. pssmd
This has been a somewhat strange year for migration. Have had a rose Breast Grosbeak in yard for 3 days. Saw a Swainson's thrush this morning. A week ago had a white crowned sparrow and before that had what I believe was a Lincoln Sparrow. Baltimore Orioles came back five days ago.


Have both species of wren, house and Carolina, and have had both species of nuthatch, white breast and red breast. The house wren totally disappeared during the winter but returned late in April and now we have both.
We have many goldfinches, house finches, blue jays, cardinals, cat bird and brown thrashers.
For warblers we had yellow, orange crowned and yellow rumped. Still no sign of a chickadee though ever since West Nile.
Regularly have downy woodpecker and flicker. One day in mid April that was warm and slightly foggy I also had briefly a red-headed woodpecker and a red bellied woodpecker but they didn't stay.
It seems like migration is strung out a bit and they are straggling through in unusual order


 

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Date: 5/13/17 8:50 am
From: <petermhill...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Yard bird #95 WFIB
Not an unusual bird in the state/region, but, I was excited to see a flock of 9 White-faced Ibis fly low right over my house today for yard species 95! Probably the most unexpected species on my land list, as there is not any suitable habitat for many miles around. Was odd to see them flying so low over the ponderosa-covered hills that they were practically in the forest.


Down in our valley, the Saw-whet Owl continues to vocalize at night, and it is very possible that it is breeding on the land. Wayne Mollhoff and Jerry Toll will be coming out on Tuesday to try and band it. According to Wayne, if it is indeed breeding, it would be the first documented natural (non-nest box) nest reported in the state, thus proving that the birds also nest naturally, and aren't just moving in to take advantage of "free housing". One of our 2 NSWO nest boxes is occupied, but by a nesting kestrel incubating eggs, not by owls.


Common Poorwills have also returned and are calling at night down the hill. Good birding, everyone!


Peter Hill
Rural Whiteclay
Sheridan County


 

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Date: 5/12/17 12:49 pm
From: 'Gary Roberts' <garoberts...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Black-necked stilts at Lake Wanahoo!
Thanks to Larry for first locating the stilts and to Paula for relocating
and posting about them. Went down this morning and after about an hour and
45 min. was able to locate one Black Necked Stilt west of the bridge and a
short distance south along the west edge of the lake. Suspect the other
bird was hanging out in the reeds and never showed itself.



Gary Roberts

Dodge County


 

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Date: 5/12/17 11:08 am
From: <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Wachiska Audubon field trips Sat. 5/13 & Sun. 5/14
Birders are treated to a brand new soundscape in springtime as winter's silence is replaced by the birdsong of feathered performers warbling and chirping their hearts out. Field trips on Wachiska Audubon's Birdathon weekend coincide with a window of time when unpredictable songs can be heard occasionally due to migrants moving through our area in the midst of residents still returning. The goal for this annual fundraiser is to compile a list of the maximum number of species that can possibly be observed as some donors base their pledge amount on the final species tally. Any birders can help meet this fun challenge by contributing their lists of species observed on May 13 & 14 at <office...> to maximize the final count. The two weekend field trips to unique habitats will offer additional opportunities to expand the list total while enjoying the sights and sounds of the natural world. The public is welcome. Recommended items to bring include water bottle, insect repellent, and binoculars if you have them. If you have questions call John at 402-475-7275.


Platte River State Park, Saturday May 13, 8:00 a.m.
Despite its handy proximity to Lincoln, the hilly terrain of this unusual state park offers habitat that attracts species more typically found in eastern forests. The "Big 5" species we hope to observe at this location are Louisiana Waterthrush, Tufted Titmouse, Summer Tanager, Scarlet Tanager, and Kentucky Warbler. Turn south at exit #426 from I-80 and follow S13E past South Bend to park entrance. We'll meet in the parking lot next to the restaurant and observation tower. A vehicle entry permit is required and a daily pass is available for $6.


Lincoln Saline Wetlands Nature Center, Sunday May 14, 7:30 a.m.
The rare Saline Wetlands of Lancaster County can attract a host of interesting species ranging from migrating sparrows to breeding rails. This unit is conveniently located in the middle of Lincoln and provides habitat for both wetlands and prairie species. We'll have our ears and eyes peeled for Marsh Wrens, Sedge Wrens, Soras, and Meadowlarks. From Sun Valley Blvd. turn west onto Westgate Blvd. and follow it to its union with W. Industrial Lake Drive. Turn west/left and continue a short distance to the gravel parking lot located just past the railroad tracks.



 

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Date: 5/12/17 10:12 am
From: 'Gubanyi,Joe' <Joseph.Gubanyi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Whip-poor-wills at Oak Glen WMA and sedge wren in my yard
Last night, Jen Fruend, Brisco Schaefer and I conducted the Oak Glen WMA nightjar survey. This is the earliest I have done the count by two weeks, but because of time commitments and available dates based on moon phases, I had little choice. I checked eBird and nightjars had already been reported well north of Nebraska. Conditions were ideal with clear skies, a small breeze, and near full moon. We heard 14 eastern whip-poor-wills, no chuck-wills-widows or common nighthawks. We also heard barred owls at more than one stop including as many as 3 at one stop. I put the total count at 6. I also found a sedge wren in my yard about 30 ft from our house yesterday morning. It spent most of the day there. I got a couple of nice photos, one of which I posted on eBird. It was new yard bird and not one I had on my expected to see list.

I posted both sightings on eBird.

Joe Gubanyi

Denton

 

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Date: 5/12/17 8:36 am
From: 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Fw: Indian Cave State Park May 11
For some reason this message did not go through last night.

Ross

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From: "Ross Silcock" <silcock...>
Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:09 PM
To: "NEBIRDS" <NeBirds...>
Subject: Indian Cave State Park May 11

> Hi all,
>
> Had a great day at the park today- all birding within the
> forest, Shari Schwartz and I scouting for upcoming NOU
> field trips and checking the local Louisiana
> Waterthrushes. Only a couple of migrant warblers-
> Tennessee and Blackpoll, but 10 species of warbler
> overall. Highlights were mostly the numbers- 34
> Swainson's Thrushes, numerous Summer and Scarlet Tanagers,
> numerous Eastern Towhees, three Pileated Woodpeckers. Also
> an adult Bald Eagle, a Ruby-crowned Kinglet, the southern
> specialties Acadian Flycatcher and Kentucky Warbler,
> Blue-headed and Philadelphia Vireos, singing Cerulean
> Warbler, three species of Zonotrichia sparrows.
>
> eBird checklist at
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36751781
>
> The NOU field trips should be fun!
>
> Ross
>
> Ross Silcock,
> Seasonal Reports Compiler
> Nebraska Bird Review




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Date: 5/12/17 7:39 am
From: <pao.hoppe...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Black-necked stilts at Lake Wanahoo!
Good Morning,


Thank you Larry for the report on the Black-necked Stilts, I went out early this morning and was able to locate them. I walked the mowed path east of the bridge on County Rd. O and followed it till it overlooks the wetland on the northeast side of the lake. I finally observed them as I looked toward the west, near the old creek bed. Many, many shore birds, but the best, besides the Black-necked stilt was an American Golden Plover. He was straight south of my position, though after awhile flew to the west side of the lake.


I tried to relocate the Black-necked stilts from County Rd. O but was unable to find them from there.


Paula Hoppe
Colon, Saunders, County

 

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Date: 5/11/17 7:46 pm
From: <SCHMID_R...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] southeast NE - 15 spp of warbler
Mace Hack and I spent all day Thu May 11 birding in extreme southeastern NE. Highlights are presented below.


Richardson County, Rulo, Rulo Bluffs Preserve - We spent about six hours hiking the property


Yellow-billed Cuckoo (1)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (2)
Least Flycatcher (numerous)
Acadian Flycatcher (2)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (~5)
Eastern Phoebe (1)
Great Crested Flycatcher (~5)
Yellow-throated Vireo (2 - heard only)
Blue-headed Vireo (1)
Red-eyed Vireo (numerous)
Warbling Vireo (numerous)
Swainson's Thrush (numerous)
Wood Thrush (3)
Golden-winged Warbler (1 m)
Blackburnian Warbler (1 m)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (1)
Wilson's Warbler (1 m)
Yellow Warbler (numerous)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (numerous, mostly f)
Blackpoll Warbler (~6 m & 1 f)
Ovenbird (numerous)
Nashville Warbler (5)
Orange-crowned Warbler (3)
Kentucky Warbler (~6 but only one seen)
American Redstart (~8)
Northern Parula (~8)
Scarlet Tanager (~6)
Summer Tanager (1 pair)
Indigo Bunting (~10)


Pawnee County, Dubois, Pawnee Prairie WMA - What a beautiful place...


Northern Bobwhite (5)
Bell's Vireo (1 heard only)
Northern Waterthrush (1)
Common Yellowthroat (2)
Chipping Sparrow (~12)
Vesper Sparrow (1)
Lark Sparrow (2)
Grasshopper Sparrow (2)
Harris' Sparrow (1)
Dickcissel (4)
Orchard Oriole (1 m)


Good birding - Rick and Mace




 

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Date: 5/11/17 7:28 pm
From: 'Lanny and Robin' <snowbunting...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Sandhill Cranes
Nebraska birders,

Thursday, May 11, I walked across a parking lot at Univ. of
Nebraska Kearney during the lunch hour. I thought I heard a
Sandhill Crane. No, it can't be. Then I heard it
again. I looked up and saw four Sandhill Cranes flying fairly
low over the campus. I have heard that Rowe Sanctuary has
records of Sandhill Crane sightings in every month of the year.
Summertime sightings are usually crippled birds. So what in
heck are they doing here now?

NO eBird

Robin Harding
northern Kearney County

May 19-21 birding event based in Auburn, Nebraska
Brought to you by the Nebraska Ornithologists' Union
http://www.noubirds.org
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areas in southeastern Nebraska.



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Date: 5/11/17 6:34 pm
From: 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Sarpy Co. sightings
Hi everyone,



Included are some birds from today, earlier in the week that never got
posted and some backyard sightings.



After a rather benign morning in the Forest - nothing that Mary Clausen's
reported other than: Harris' Sparrow [10], Linc. Sp. [1], CC'd Sparrow [2],
Orchard Oriole [3], Chim. Swift [15] and Le. Flycatcher in the floodplain,
afterwhich, I went home and took a nap J!



After noon, I went for a walk around Prairie Queen Rec Area (PQRA) where the
notable sightings included: more Orch. & Balt. Orioles, a Sora that did not
vocalize, but boldly walked around the little marshy area on the east side
of the Lk just north of the trees [and this at 1:30 in the afternoon] and a
Blue Grosbeak {FOY].



On the homefront, RT'd Hummingbirds [2] are being seen daily and we added a
new yard bird yesterday: a Wood Thrush was singing in our garden.



Finally, yesterday after the T-storms rolled thru I birded areas along
Harlen-Lewis Rd. where I saw: an Osprey (circling over Base Lk), more
Harris', Linc. & Wht-thrt'd Sparrows and a Solitary Sandpiper at Base Lk,
and a Willet at La Platte Bottoms. Along Missouri River Rd on the east side
of the sod farms I saw my FOY Killdeer chicks [3]. And those rains produced
acres of new sheet water that may revaeal many Shorbs for the Saturday
count.



Elliott Bedows

Bellevue, Sarpy Co.






 

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Date: 5/11/17 10:55 am
From: Mary Clausen <mkclausen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] eBird -- Fontenelle Forest Nature Center -- May 11, 2017
Fontenelle Forest boardwalk
May 11, 2017
7:30 AM
Traveling
2.00 miles
120 minutes
All birds reported? No
Comments:

2 Red-headed Woodpecker
1 Pileated Woodpecker
3 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Tufted Titmouse
4 Swainson's Thrush
1 Wood Thrush
1 Black-and-white Warbler
1 Orange-crowned Warbler
1 Nashville Warbler
5 American Redstart
2 Yellow Warbler
1 Blackpoll Warbler
4 Yellow-rumped Warbler
2 Eastern Towhee
1 Scarlet Tanager
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
1 Indigo Bunting
1 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 18

 

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Date: 5/11/17 10:08 am
From: Moni Usasz <musasz...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Wilderness Park - Old Cheney - north loop
Well I’m wishing I’d been where T.J. was. Oh, well.

Lots of red-eyed vireos and catbirds, several rose-breasted grosbeaks, maybe a towhee chink, baltimore oriole’s heard,

Warblers: Yellow-rumped, orange-crowned, yellow, FOY Tennessee and FOY common yellowthroat. Think I heard a least flycatcher as well.

Moni Usasz
Lincoln


> On May 11, 2017, at 9:04 AM, 'Walker, TJ' <thomas.walker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
>
> Spent a half hour in the parking lot at Wilderness Park on Old Cheney Road this morning starting pretty much right at sunrise, then hiked towards the bridge and along the creek for a while.
>
>
>
> Highlights included:
>
>
>
> Mourning Warbler – beautiful male singing (no recording….sorry) and skulking at low levels just NW of the parking lot (between the north orange cable gate thing and the first little log you see farther from the parking lot).
>
>
>
> Summer Tanager – singing male between the parking lot and the bridge.
>
>
>
> Other warblers – Blackpoll – maybe 5 total – singing a lot, Yellow – a bunch, Yellow-rumped – surprisingly still a lot, Common Yellowthroat.
>
>
>
> Vireos – many Red-eyed, one Warbling. Had a brief glimpse of what looked like a vireo with spectacles and saw another with a noticeable eyering – did not get good looks at either though.
>
>
>
> Pair of Blue-gray Gnatcatchers.
>
>
>
> A silent empid with yellowish belly that flicked it’s wings a fair amount – haven’t really ever noticed empids do that before.
>
>
>
> T. J. Walker
>
>
>
> T. J. Walker
>
> Assistant Division Administrator
>
> Wildlife Division – Partners Section
>
> 2200 N 33rd St.
>
> Lincoln, NE 68503-0370
>
> Office (402) 471-5439
>
> Cell (308) 530-7659
>
>
>
>
>


 

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Date: 5/11/17 7:58 am
From: Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Golden-winged Warbler- Orchard Hill Greenstrip 5/11
   This morning I birded both my property at Mercer Woods and Orchard Hill Greenstrip.  Orchard Hill yielded a lot more birds including a singing male GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER.  Seven other warbler species were heard/observed including an OVENBIRD and a BLACKPOLL WARBLER. 
    Yesterday morning (5/10) after the rains, I was rather disappointed in the lack of migrants that I expected to be "dripping" off of the trees.  With birds seeming a bit behind, and winds from the NNE, I suppose that is to be expected.  However a few highlights from yesterday's walk around Mercer Woods included....
-4 Blue-headed Vireo
-1 Red-eyed Vireo
-7 Swainson's Thrush
-5 Gray Catbird
-3 Brown Thrasher
-1 Tennessee Warbler
-1 American Redstart
-6 Yellow Warbler

Orchard Hill's Unusual Triller-
 While exploring Orchard Hill Greenstrip yesterday before the second round of morning storms began, I started to hear a very dry trill coming from an overgrown brushy slope.  As I mentioned, the trill was very dry, rapid fire fast paced, with intermittent pauses.  When I was able to get close enough to possibly get a recording, from behind me a van pulled up blaring Tejano music.  Shortly after this, the heavy rains and thunder started. 
  The reason I bring this up is the dry quality and the pseudo-habitat (brushy overgrown "rocky" slope seemed perfect for a wayward WORM-EATING WARBLER.  However unfortunately I did not hear the bird again, and I never could find it.  For this reason I cannot rule out a rapid-fire CHIPPING SPARROW.  Even if I did obtain a recording, would it have been enough to rule out a rapid-fire Chipper? 
Orchard Hill Greenstrip, Douglas, Nebraska, US
May 11, 2017 8:01 AM - 9:19 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.12 mile(s)
Comments:    Mostly cloudy. Temp 57F.  GWWA a nice surprise.
35 species

Turkey Vulture  1
Mourning Dove  1
Chimney Swift  8
Red-headed Woodpecker  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Least Flycatcher  3
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Warbling Vireo  2
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  1
Black-capped Chickadee  2
House Wren  2
Swainson's Thrush  5
American Robin  3
Gray Catbird  2
Brown Thrasher  1
European Starling  4
Ovenbird  1
Northern Waterthrush  1
Golden-winged Warbler  1
Tennessee Warbler  3
Orange-crowned Warbler  8
Nashville Warbler  3
Yellow Warbler  5
Blackpoll Warbler  1
Chipping Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2
Common Grackle  4
Baltimore Oriole  3
American Goldfinch  2
House Sparrow  3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36730819

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Good birding.
Justin RinkMidtown Omaha, Douglas Co., <NEspindalis79...>


 

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Date: 5/11/17 7:05 am
From: 'Walker, TJ' <thomas.walker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Wilderness Park - Old Cheney Road
Spent a half hour in the parking lot at Wilderness Park on Old Cheney Road this morning starting pretty much right at sunrise, then hiked towards the bridge and along the creek for a while.

Highlights included:

Mourning Warbler - beautiful male singing (no recording....sorry) and skulking at low levels just NW of the parking lot (between the north orange cable gate thing and the first little log you see farther from the parking lot).

Summer Tanager - singing male between the parking lot and the bridge.

Other warblers - Blackpoll - maybe 5 total - singing a lot, Yellow - a bunch, Yellow-rumped - surprisingly still a lot, Common Yellowthroat.

Vireos - many Red-eyed, one Warbling. Had a brief glimpse of what looked like a vireo with spectacles and saw another with a noticeable eyering - did not get good looks at either though.

Pair of Blue-gray Gnatcatchers.

A silent empid with yellowish belly that flicked it's wings a fair amount - haven't really ever noticed empids do that before.

T. J. Walker

T. J. Walker
Assistant Division Administrator
Wildlife Division - Partners Section
2200 N 33rd St.
Lincoln, NE 68503-0370
Office (402) 471-5439
Cell (308) 530-7659


 

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Date: 5/11/17 7:00 am
From: <larryeinemannl...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Black-necked stilts at Lake Wanahoo!
Hi!
I am sorry about getting this out sooner. It has been busy and
hectic. I won't get the sightings of May 8, 9 and 10 added to ebird for a few
days as I was out-of-town since Monday. On my way back to Lincoln, I stopped
briefly at Lake Wanahoo on Wednesday afternoon, May 10, 2107. At the
sediment trap on O Road I found 2 black-necked stilts on the mud flats south of
the bridge. A scope was needed to see the stilts and other shorebirds. I
missed finding the black-necked stilt at Conestoga Lake on Monday,
although a number of birders searched the area on the morning of May 8, 2017.
That sighting was first reported on Sunday. There were many shorebirds on the
mudflats south of the road and a scope is needed to seed the shorebirds.
The strong cold wind from the north and the drizzle did not help in
viewing. The muddy road forced me to stay in the middle as the sides were very
smeary.
Migrants (warbler, vireos, etc.) were sparse; however, I had my first
blackpoll warbler, blue grosbeak and bobolinks in Cuming County.
Good birding!
Larry Einemann
Lincoln, Nebraska

In a message dated 5/10/2017 11:55:19 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
<NEBirds...> writes:





My dad and a friend of ours, both from Washington State, are on a visit to
do some birding with me. We hit Wilderness Park and the Lancaster County
Lakes today. Minimal success with warblers. Very few total individuals
and only the most expected 7 species. Very few vireos and missed a number of
species I would have expected on an average “May 10th”. Conestoga Lake
held MASSIVE numbers of shorebirds (16 species we noted) that were probably
kicked out the sky by the storms that passed through.
The only real highlight of the day was a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher at
Conestoga and the previously reported-by-others Scissor-tailed Flycatcher east
of Denton. Photos of the YB Flycatcher embedded in the eBird checklist
below.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36725214
Overall, we managed to find 120 species for the day.
Good Birding,
Michael Willison
Lancaster Co.





 

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Date: 5/10/17 9:55 pm
From: Michael Willison <sendtomichael...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Lancaster Birding
My dad and a friend of ours, both from Washington State, are on a visit to do some birding with me. We hit Wilderness Park and the Lancaster County Lakes today. Minimal success with warblers. Very few total individuals and only the most expected 7 species. Very few vireos and missed a number of species I would have expected on an average "May 10th". Conestoga Lake held MASSIVE numbers of shorebirds (16 species we noted) that were probably kicked out the sky by the storms that passed through.

The only real highlight of the day was a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher at Conestoga and the previously reported-by-others Scissor-tailed Flycatcher east of Denton. Photos of the YB Flycatcher embedded in the eBird checklist below.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36725214

Overall, we managed to find 120 species for the day.

Good Birding,

Michael Willison
Lancaster Co.


 

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Date: 5/10/17 12:04 pm
From: 'nratzlaff' <nratzlaff...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Towl Park
Birding in Towl Park after the rain yielded:



A number of Yellow-rumped and Yellow Warblers along with a number of

Common Yellowthroats and a nice surprise - A Mourning Warbler along

the back side of the far end of the oxbow.



A nice look at two calling Barred Owls.



Neal & Deb Ratzlaff


 

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Date: 5/10/17 9:19 am
From: <hpsalyar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Hastings birds
Adams co, central residential Hastings. yard birds.
Birds continue to straggle in . This morning highlight was rose breasted grosbeak who seemed quite tame. Hung around for at least two hours and visited three different feeder locations. Have been blessed with two sets of wrens. All winter only heard Carolina wrens then in April they disappeared and we have at least three pairs of house wrens. Just recently have heard the Carolina wrens too. Also catbird and brown thrasher have returned. Had orange crowned , yellow, and yellow rumped warblers. Heard Oriole on Monday morning. Downy woodpecker and flicker, mourning dove and ringed dove, scads of house finches and some house sparrows. Had a Lincoln Sparrow about three weeks ago I'm pretty sure. Blue Jays, cardinals gold finches,grackles round out the birds that have been pretty steady. Warblers were sparse. Also red and white breasted nuthatches.
 

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Date: 5/10/17 5:44 am
From: Janet Greer <janetgreer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks
With the exception of Monday, I have been looking for the ducks and haven't found them. I hope that someone else can locate them. I have been looking in a rather wide area between 10th St and Avenue G and Big Lake Park.
Janet Greer
Council Bluffs

> On May 9, 2017, at 1:54 PM, Kadynn Hatfield <kkcrittercrazy...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
> I do not know, but I will be looking for it tomorrow around noon.
>
>> On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 12:57 PM, 'Jo Bartikoski' <jobart...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>>
>> Does anyone know if the Black-bellied Whistling Ducks are still in Council Bluffs? Same location?
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>> Jo Bartikoski
>>
>> Midtown, Omaha
>>
>
>

 

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Date: 5/10/17 5:21 am
From: 'Jim Ochsner' <jim_ochsner...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Mississippi Kites and more
I apologize for two omissions:

Western Kingbird
and
Jim Ochsner
Ogallala, NE


From: mailto:<NEBirds...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 9:30 PM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Mississippi Kites and more



We observed our first Mississippi Kites, five of them, this late afternoon while sitting on the deck. About the same time a frantic squawking was headed directly toward me, I ducked and they swerved just in time to miss me. “They” were a male Baltimore Oriole chasing a male Orchard Oriole, the latter slamming into the glass patio door. He fluttered on the deck dazed for a few moments and than took flight again.

Some of the more interesting backyard visitors, and regulars, in the last couple days include:



Baltimore Oriole

Orchard Oriole

Lazuli Bunting

Northern Cardinal (at least two pairs nesting)

American Goldfinch (many and in brilliant yellow)

Yellow Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

White-crowned Sparrow

Spotted Towhee

Swainson’s Thrush

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Robins

Doves

House Finches

Grackles


 

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Date: 5/10/17 3:31 am
From: David Stage <Dastage...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Walnut Grove Park, Douglas Co
I birded about an hour late this afternoon at Walnut Grove park in Omaha-Blackpoll, Yellow, Yellow-rumped Warblers; Ovenbird; Several Swainson's Thrush, Broad-winged Hawk, E and W Kingbirds, Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks, RT Hummingbird, B Orioles
> Dave Stage, Gretna, NE
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Date: 5/10/17 1:19 am
From: 'Lanny and Robin' <snowbunting...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Wheeler County 5/6/17
Hello Nebraska birders,

No ebird

Saturday, May 6, Robin and I looked for birds in Wheeler County. I
will show you a list of our highlights followed by their details.

Cattle Egret (5)
Cooper's Hawks (2)
Sora (2)
Solitary Sandpiper (2)
Greater Yellowlegs (about 6)
Willet (2)
Lesser Yellowlegs (many)
Upland Sandpiper (2 or 3)
Hudsonian Godwit (6)
Long-billed Dowitcher (at least 150)
Wilson's Phalarope (about 20)
Forster's Tern (1)
Empidonax Flycatcher (1)
Western Kingbird (1)
Yellow Warbler (a few)
Clay-colored Sparrow (more than 3)
Lark Sparrow (3)
Lincoln's Sparrow (2)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (about 10)

Along our way to Wheeler County we saw a Coopers Hawk. After the end
of this message is Robin's account of possible Coopers Hawk nesting
evidence in Hall County at Wood River. In Wheeler County at Pibel
Lake we saw a Forster's Tern and Robin heard a few Yellow Warblers.
At the Bartlett Sewage Lagoon we saw about twenty Wilson's
Phalaropes. At the north end of where highways 281 and 70 come
together we heard two Willets. Along the stretch of road from there
and three miles east on highway 70 we saw at least 150 dowitchers. We
managed to identify three of them by sight and one more by its keek
call as Long-billed Dowitchers. We are assuming most if not all of
the rest of the dowitchers were Long-billed Dowitchers as well. Most
of the dowitchers were concentrated near the intersection of the two
highways. In the three mile stretch of highway 70 east of there we
saw many Lesser Yellowlegs, saw two Clay-colored Sparrows and Robin
heard a few more. FOY (first of year) for us we saw and heard about
ten Yellow-headed Blackbirds, saw five Cattle Egrets, saw and heard
two or three Upland Sandpipers, saw two Lincoln's Sparrows, saw our
FOY Western Kingbird and we saw and heard about six Greater
Yellowlegs. Along this stretch as well Robin saw an Empidonax
flycatcher. At three miles east of the northern intersection of the
two highways E Road goes north. Along the first couple miles up Road
E we heard two Soras about a mile and a half apart and we got
excellent looks at three Lark Sparrows, including a head filled scope
view of one. Back at the northern conjunction of the two highways,
highway 281 curves and heads northwest. We walked north up the
minimum maintenance road beginning at the northern conjunction of the
two highways. Within a quarter of a mile up this road we had seen
three female and three male Hudsonian Godwits and two Solitary
Sandpipers. All close views, but not as close as the Lark Sparrows.

Both Robin and I added six birds to our Wheeler County lists. We
remain tied at 148. We both added Sora, Greater Yellowlegs, Willet,
Hudsonian Godwit, Long-billed Dowitcher and Clay-colored Sparrow to
our Wheeler County lists. We would like to send a special thanks to
Jan Johnson for her timely posting of results of her and Richard's
shorebird Thursday. We read her message Friday and changed our plans
for Saturday. If we would have gone where we had planned to go we
would have picked up zero, one or at the most two county birds.
Certainly not six.

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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Nebraska birders,

On Saturday, May 06, Lanny and I were driving through Wood
River in Hall County on our way to other birding destinations.
We just happened to see a Cooper's Hawk fly by with sticks in
its talons. We turned around, drove back and parked with a
view of the tree it landed in. We watched the hawk for a
while in the top of the large tree then we saw another bird
about the same size moving around nearby but behind leaves
and branches so no clear view. I suspect that they are
building a nest or maybe adding to their nest.

Robin Harding



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Date: 5/9/17 9:35 pm
From: Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Common Nighthawk, Migrants Traps & Trapped Migrants- 5/09
   From my apartment on the Mercer property, I just heard my FOY COMMON NIGHTHAWK vocalize its nasal call around 11:14pm. 
Migrant Traps-    Today I checked out both Mercer Woods and Orchard Hill Greenstrip before heading to a fairly early day at work. 

Mercer Woods- 17 spp. including...
-1 Blue-headed Vireo (FOY)
-3 Swainson's Thrush
-4 Gray Catbird (Including an individual with nesting material)
-2 Yellow Warbler
-2 Baltimore Oriole

Orchard Hill Greenstrip- 27 spp. including---
-1 Least Flycatcher (FOY)
-1 Great Crested Flycatcher (FOY)
-1 Warbling Vireo
-2 Swainson's Thrush
-1 Nashville Warbler
-4 Yellow Warbler
-3 Baltimore Oriole

Trapped Migrants-
    Shortly after 6pm at Indian Creek Nursery I noticed a bit of commotion in the black mesh shade perennial coldframe. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW and male NASHVILLE WARBLER had trapped themselves temporarily inside at the same time.  Luckily, they flew out the opposite direction due to my presence, and were immediately free. 
Mercer Woods and Orchard Hill list submitted to eBird.
Good birding.

Justin RinkMidtown Omaha, Douglas Co., <NEspindalis79...>




 

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Date: 5/9/17 8:38 pm
From: Mark Brogie <mabrogie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Golden-crowned Sparrow - Knox County, NE
Posted a photo (taken this evening - 05/09/17) of the Golden-crowned Sparrow in my album.
Notice the crown coloration difference since January.

White-crowned Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, and Harris’s Sparrow also present at the seed pile this evening!


Mark A. Brogie
Creighton, NE

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Date: 5/9/17 8:30 pm
From: 'Jim Ochsner' <jim_ochsner...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Mississippi Kites and more
We observed our first Mississippi Kites, five of them, this late afternoon while sitting on the deck. About the same time a frantic squawking was headed directly toward me, I ducked and they swerved just in time to miss me. “They” were a male Baltimore Oriole chasing a male Orchard Oriole, the latter slamming into the glass patio door. He fluttered on the deck dazed for a few moments and than took flight again.

Some of the more interesting backyard visitors, and regulars, in the last couple days include:



Baltimore Oriole

Orchard Oriole

Lazuli Bunting

Northern Cardinal (at least two pairs nesting)

American Goldfinch (many and in brilliant yellow)

Yellow Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

White-crowned Sparrow

Spotted Towhee

Swainson’s Thrush

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Robins

Doves

House Finches

Grackles

 

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Date: 5/9/17 8:27 pm
From: Loren Padelford <lpdlfrd...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Bellevue, Sarpy County
This morning we walked the American Heroes Park nature trail and found a few flycatchers:
Alder, Least, Great Crested. Also had several Warbling Vireos and Baltimore Orioles. The only warbler was a Yellow Warbler. Across the highway in Haworth Park we saw Eastern and Western Kingbirds.


Loren and Babs Padelford
Bellevue, NE
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Date: 5/9/17 7:10 pm
From: Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Dixon County
Not EBird

The birds are gradually filtering northward. * indicates FOS. In my yard:
Monday:
*Rose-breasted Grosbeak
* and White Warbler
* Warbler
Baltimore Oriole
White-crowned Warbler
Wood Duck, male and female
Harris's Sparrow (numbers have been much lower than past years)
Tuesday:
Great Horned Owl - 3
Wood Duck pair
Yellow Warbler - 4
Harris' Sparrow
*Least Flycatcher
*Blackpoll Warbler
*Chimney Swift - 2
*Eastern Kingbird

Then I walked around Ponca State Park for a couple hours hoping to remind the Hooded Warbler reported yesterday. I checked all picnic areas since I'm not sure which was referred to but no luck. Did find:
*Yellow-throated Vireo
*Swainson's, *Wood, and *Gray-cheeked Thrushes
Eastern Towhee
*American Redstart
*Blue-gray Gnatchatcher
Least Flycatcher
*Northern Waterthrush- 2
*Louisiana Waterthrush - 1
Red-headed Woodpeckers are all over this week

In Sioux City, Iowa I saw a *Western Kingbird close to the Mall.

Jan Johnson
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Date: 5/9/17 12:11 pm
From: Kadynn Hatfield <kkcrittercrazy...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks
I do not know, but I will be looking for it tomorrow around noon.


On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 12:57 PM, 'Jo Bartikoski' <jobart...> [NEBirds] <
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> Does anyone know if the Black-bellied Whistling Ducks are still in Council
> Bluffs? Same location?
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> Thank you,
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> Jo Bartikoski
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> Midtown, Omaha
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Date: 5/9/17 11:33 am
From: 'Jo Bartikoski' <jobart...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Black-bellied Whistling Ducks
Does anyone know if the Black-bellied Whistling Ducks are still in Council
Bluffs? Same location?

Thank you,

Jo Bartikoski

Midtown, Omaha


 

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Date: 5/9/17 6:58 am
From: 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Harris sparrow
Hi Carolyn,

There are numerous Nebraska Harris's Sparrow records in May; actually, peak numbers are seen in early May, although this year the peak migration may have been a bit earlier. The latest consensus records are in early June.

Thanks for posting!

Ross

Ross Silcock
Seasonal Reports Compiler,
Neb Bird Review


From: Carolyn Rieke <bcrieke...> [NEBirds]
Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 6:42 AM
To: NE Birds
Subject: [NEBirds] Harris sparrow



I just had a Harris sparrow in my backyard last evening. I don't think I've had one here before and surprised to see it this late?



Carolyn Rieke
Lincoln


 

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Date: 5/9/17 4:42 am
From: Carolyn Rieke <bcrieke...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Harris sparrow
I just had a Harris sparrow in my backyard last evening. I don't think I've
had one here before and surprised to see it this late?

Carolyn Rieke
Lincoln

 

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Date: 5/8/17 10:24 pm
From: <pjlam44...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] FOY---never have seen before!
We have lived here for 13 years and was thrilled to see a Rose Breasted Grosbeak! He sat in our birch singing for quite a while. Sounding similar to a robin. I think I heard a reply off in the distance. He later sat on the safflower feeder, filling up for a long time. I posted two picture. One shows the back of his neck, which shows a brown coloring. Don't know if that is typical.

~~Patsy
South-Central Omaha

 

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Date: 5/8/17 8:42 pm
From: <bkgr10...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] More new arrivals
Birded Garfield, Loup and Brown counties on Sunday. Found several FOY birds: Purple Martins, Yellow Rumped Warblers, Yellowthroat, Eastern and Western Kingbirds, Grasshopper Sparrow and Upland Sandpipers. Also today we had Rose Breasted Grosbeaks at our feeders.

B & K Gerten, Burwell, NE


 

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Date: 5/8/17 5:29 pm
From: <sammanning19...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Mississippi Kites
At 6:30 this evening while sitting on my parents' front porch, I was very surprised to see a pair of Mississippi Kites fly over and land in the cottonwood tree across the street. The pair stayed for about 30 minutes, either perched in the tree or flying over the area. While we watched them, at least one bird was successful in catching insects several times. The pair eventually flew off to the northwest with the second bird being chased off by one of the resident Red-tailed Hawks.










Sam Manning
Omaha, Douglas County, NE
 

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Date: 5/8/17 12:50 pm
From: <poaguek...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Pileated woodpecker - Cass County
Hi,
Just a note that we had a report of two pileated woodpeckers in the Buccaneer Bay development NW of Plattsmouth.


The usual birds showing up here at Spring Creek Prairie, finally got orioles and grosbeaks, it took them a while. A mockingbird was a nice surprise last week, so were a northern parula, and a sanderling.


Kevin Poague
Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center (3 miles south of Denton)
 

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Date: 5/8/17 11:30 am
From: <sammanning19...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Glossy Ibis--Platte County
My father and I just found a single adult Glossy Ibis in a group of 13 White-faced Ibises at the Wilkinson WMA in Platte County. They were feeding at the east end of the wet area on the east side of 280th Avenue.



Sam Manning
Omaha, Douglas County, NE

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Date: 5/8/17 5:08 am
From: 'Lanny and Robin' <snowbunting...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Birding Bonanza
Nebraska birders,

In just a little more than one week, you will have an opportunity
to bird with like-minded folks in southeastern Nebraska. The
Nebraska Ornithologists' Union is holding its annual meeting/birding
bonanza in Auburn (Nemaha County). Six excellent birders
plan to lead field trips and we have two interesting presentations
scheduled. The event starts Friday evening, May 19 and concludes
whenever you want to stop birding on Sunday. See this web site
for more: http://www.noubirds.org/Meetings/Next.aspx

Field trip leaders are Joe Gubanyi, Joel Jorgensen, Clem Klaphake,
Justin Rink, Shari Schwartz and Ross Silcock. Field trip
destinations to area hot spots include Indian Cave State Park,
Verdon Lake, Kirkman's Cove, Peru Bottoms. The leaders are
in the process of scouting other hot spots. There is also one
night time trip to listen for Chuck-wills-widow, Whip-poor-will,
Barred Owl and other nocturnal birds. In addition to these
organized trips, there will be opportunities to hook-up with
other birders and do your own trip. If you enjoy county listing,
this will be a great time to add to your county totals in
Nemaha, Johnson, Pawnee, Richardson Counties.

Friday evening, May 19, Kevin Holliday will speak with us about
management of Indian Cave State Park. He is the superintendent
of the park. Saturday evening, May 20, Joe Gubanyi is our
featured speaker. He will talk with us about his American Kestrel
nesting project.

I hope to see you there.

Robin Harding
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Date: 5/7/17 7:48 pm
From: <SCHMID_R...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Walnut Grove migrants (GCTH, SWTH, BLPW)
On Sun May 7 I visited Walnut Grove Park (Douglas Co, Omaha/Millard, 150th & Q Sts) in the late afternoon. There were very few birds (except for robins), but I did find:


Swainson's Thrush (1)
Gray-cheeked Thrush (1 - no eyering whatsoever and no gold/buff in the lores, face, chin or throat)
Yellow Warbler (3 males)
Blackpoll Warbler (1 male)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (~12)


I also had a male Baltimore Oriole at my jelly feeder in my yard this morning (May 7).



I neglected to report this previously, but on Apr 24, I added two new birds to my Walnut Grove list: Great Horned Owl and Carolina Wren. That brings my list to 116 spp for the park.


I suspect the south winds will blow in more migrants overnight, so good birding this week - Rick Schmid




 

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Date: 5/7/17 6:26 pm
From: Moni Usasz <musasz...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Fontenelle Forest
Terri and I walked from the parking lot down to Hidden Lake. Lots of migrants today - rose-breasted grosbeaks, baltimore orioles, orchard oriole, indigo bunting, eastern kingbird, lots of catbirds and bunches of yellow warblers. Also saw two male redstarts and 1 Nashville warbler as well as yellow-rumps.. For sparrows: white-throated, Lincoln’s, song and 1 lovely white-crowned.

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Date: 5/7/17 5:51 pm
From: <djschw...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] summer tanager
Today when I did an ebird count along the gravel roads west of Plattsmouth, I heard and saw about a half dozen dickcissels. Yesterday the first summer tanager of the season was in our backyard.
Kathy Schwery, Plattsmouth,NE

 

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Date: 5/7/17 4:56 pm
From: <bkgr10...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: FOY Black Headed Grosbeak
A thousand mea Culpas for committing the most aggravating sin of NEbird posters --- no name and location!!

Bob and Kathi Gerten, Burwell, NE western Garfield County.
 

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Date: 5/7/17 4:55 pm
From: 'Kathy DeLara' <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Bullock's Oriole and others
I had a FOY Bullock's Oriole at the jelly/orange feeder this morning. Also a
couple Cedar Waxwings showed up for a drink, hadn't seen any around for a
couple months. I have been seeing the Red-bellied Woodpecker pair every day
the past week or so.

White-crowned Sparrows seem to be gone from my yard, they were here Friday
evening, didn't see any today.



This afternoon I saw a Golden Eagle eating a prairie dog near the
intersection of Hiway 385 & 62A (Angora hill)



Reported on eBird



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Date: 5/7/17 3:54 pm
From: <hackback1...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Few Fontenelle sightings
Birded just incidentally this morning (Sunday) 9:45-11:45 while hiking the uplands and valleys with my wife. A few birds of note:


Red-shouldered hawk circling over the visitor's center
Wood thrush
Blue-gray gnatcatchers in abundance
Couple of yellow-throated vireos
Red-eyed vireo

American redstarts in abundance
Singing blackpoll
Orange-crowned warblers
Yellow-rumped warblers
Ruby-throated hummingbird in a fly-by
Rose-breasted grosbeak pair


Mace Hack
Omaha, NE




 

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Date: 5/7/17 2:12 pm
From: john gordon <rockjwg...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Female Wood Duck


On May 7, 2017, at 2:20 PM, "Penny Zahurones <pzahurones...> [NEBirds]" <NEBirds...> wrote:



Hello birders,

I am staying in north Omaha off of 48th Street. I saw a female wood duck and ducklings that apparently had just fledged. I am not near water and I was wondering if anyone knows if they have a good chance of survival?
How will they manage?

Thank you,

Penny
North Omaha



 

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Date: 5/7/17 1:55 pm
From: john gordon <rockjwg...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Joseph Gubanyi has shared an eBird checklist with you from Denton Road on May 7, 2017 - 1:00 PM


On May 7, 2017, at 3:13 PM, "Joseph Gubanyi via eBird <Joseph.Gubanyi...> [NEBirds]" <NEBirds...> wrote:



To accept this checklist into your eBird account, click on the link below:

http://ebird.org/ebird/shared?subID=UzM2NjI5MzM3&s=t

You will then be able to view, edit, or delete it. Learn more about eBird's checklist sharing process at

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After Joel Jorgensen shared that Ted LaGrange saw a scissor-tailed flycatcher along Denton Rd, I have been looking for them when I drive the road. Today I saw one perched on the power line just west of SW 31st which was the same place a pair nested last year. Maybe they will nest again this year.
Joe Gubanyi
Denton



 

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Date: 5/7/17 1:13 pm
From: Joseph Gubanyi via eBird <Joseph.Gubanyi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Joseph Gubanyi has shared an eBird checklist with you from Denton Road on May 7, 2017 - 1:00 PM
To accept this checklist into your eBird account, click on the link below:

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You will then be able to view, edit, or delete it. Learn more about eBird's checklist sharing process at

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After Joel Jorgensen shared that Ted LaGrange saw a scissor-tailed flycatcher along Denton Rd, I have been looking for them when I drive the road. Today I saw one perched on the power line just west of SW 31st which was the same place a pair nested last year. Maybe they will nest again this year.
Joe Gubanyi
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Date: 5/7/17 12:53 pm
From: <gingerly57...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Western Kingbird at Lake McConaughy
Just had a Lazuli Bunting (FOS) on the birdbath. Photo posted to our Lake McConaughy album

Jay & Ginger Belsan
K-1 Cabin Area
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Date: 5/7/17 12:20 pm
From: Penny Zahurones <pzahurones...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Female Wood Duck
Hello birders,


I am staying in north Omaha off of 48th Street. I saw a female wood duck and ducklings that apparently had just fledged. I am not near water and I was wondering if anyone knows if they have a good chance of survival?
How will they manage?


Thank you,


Penny
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Date: 5/7/17 12:14 pm
From: Michael Willison <sendtomichael...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Gray-cheeked Thrushes
We are closing in on the small window where we have the opportunity to possibly detect a few Gray-cheeked Thrush passing through our area.

I'm leery of reports of Gray-cheeked's described as having an eye ring regardless of color or thickness (thin, thick, white or buff) as they are likely Swainson's. All of the Gray-cheeked Thrushes I've observed have had anywhere from at most 1/3rd of an eye ring on the back side of the eye, to as little as a mere dot on the rear of the eye.

I had a very grayish-faced Swainson's yesterday and that had a white eye ring that momentarily had me thinking "Gray-cheeked". However, the eye ring was complete and obvious and just a touch of buff in the face under the lores sealed the ID. (unless someone can convince me otherwise!)

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36594744

Michael Willison
Lincoln


 

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Date: 5/7/17 12:02 pm
From: Michael Willison <sendtomichael...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Black-necked Stilt, Conestoga Lake, Lancaster Co.
Had a Black-necked Stilt at Conestoga Lake in Lancaster County a couple hours ago. Good bird for the county and for Eastern NE. Just wanted to get the word out.

Ebird checklist below with photos:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36626328

Michael Willison
Lincoln


 

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Date: 5/7/17 11:20 am
From: <jpitocch...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Request for assistance - recordings of migrating Mourning Warbler songs
I am writing once again to ask the birding community for recordings of Mourning Warbler songs during spring migration. It is an opportunity to participate in a Citizens Science Project with two specific goals. 1) Evaluate the use of birdsong as a new tool for studying bird migration. 2) Determine whether different song populations of Mourning Warblers (Western, Eastern, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland) migrate together or separately to their respective areas of the species’ breeding range. This posting is for year three of this project. I am making substantial progress and want to thank everyone who has contributed so far.

All you need to contribute is a smartphone with a voice recording app and some luck. The web page link below describes the project and how to make recordings on your Smartphone in more detail (note - I have also been able to make recordings from videos that birders have sent me).

MOWA song mapper
http://www.anselm.edu/homepage/jpitocch/ornithology/MOWAmapper/MOWASongmapper.html http://www.anselm.edu/homepage/jpitocch/ornithology/MOWAmapper/MOWASongmapper.html

Here is a link to the recent national Audubon Society story on this research.

Audubon Society reporting
http://www.audubon.org/magazine/spring-2017/this-guy-mapping-how-warblers-migrate-just

If you manage to get some recordings, please send them to the Mourning Warbler Sound Lab (jpitocchATanselm.edu). I would really appreciate your help and contributions to this Citizens Science Project.

Dr. Jay Pitocchelli
Biology Department
Saint Anselm College
Manchester, NH 03102


 

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Date: 5/7/17 10:07 am
From: <gingerly57...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Western Kingbird at Lake McConaughy
I have been having Baltimore Orioles on the feeders everyday. There are two on the feeders right now. I posted a shot. I have been seeing many new birds including House Wren, Tree and Barn Swallows, and what I believe was a Say's Phoebe. Today I saw my first Western Kingbird of the season.


Jay & Ginger Belsan
K-1 Cabin Area
Lake McConaughy
Keith County
 

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Date: 5/7/17 9:55 am
From: <catpit...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] FOY Black Headed Grosbeak
Where are you? We haven't had any Chickadees for ages! Marty
Mathieson, Eastern Buffalo County, Nebraska

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Subject: [NEBirds] FOY Black Headed Grosbeak

We were pleased to see a Black Headed Grosbeak visit our feeders
today. Also had a FOY Gray Catbird today. Sparrows in abundance also
present, (Song, Harris, White Throat, White Crowned, Chipping and Clay
Colored). Have had House Wrens for about a week along with a few
Spotted Towhee, Brown Thrashers, and a Red Headed Woodpecker making
appearances recently. Lots of Red Wings and grackles. Red Bellied,
Downy, and Hairy Woodpeckers. White Breasted Nuthatches and Black
Capped Chickadees are frequent visitors also.

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Date: 5/7/17 9:25 am
From: 'Greg Stoiber' <gregst7...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] FOY Black Headed Grosbeak
I have no idea where (location) the sightings occurred other than your feeders.



Greg

Bellevue, NE



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Sent: Sunday, May 07, 2017 7:39 AM
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Subject: [NEBirds] FOY Black Headed Grosbeak





We were pleased to see a Black Headed Grosbeak visit our feeders today. Also had a FOY Gray Catbird today. Sparrows in abundance also present, (Song, Harris, White Throat, White Crowned, Chipping and Clay Colored). Have had House Wrens for about a week along with a few Spotted Towhee, Brown Thrashers, and a Red Headed Woodpecker making appearances recently. Lots of Red Wings and grackles. Red Bellied, Downy, and Hairy Woodpeckers. White Breasted Nuthatches and Black Capped Chickadees are frequent visitors also.




 

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Date: 5/7/17 7:24 am
From: Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] FF Uplands/Wetlands- 5/06
   Yesterday 5/06 I was a substitute for Clem's bird class.  We mostly stuck around the upper trails birding our way down to Child's Hollow, and then up again.  Highlights included....
-1 Broad-winged Hawk
-1 Pileated Woodpecker
-1 Yellow-throated Vireo (FOY)
-1 Wood Thrush (FOY)
-1 Ovenbird (FOY)
-9 Orange-crowned Warbler
-2 Nashville Warbler
-1 Kentucky Warbler (Heard singing in Child's Hollow)
-1 American Redstart (FOY) (Good looks were had by all)
-3 Rose-breasted Grosbeak (audible)
-1 Indigo Bunting (Audible)

  After the class I met up with S. Meester and we birded the lowland trails to Hidden Lake Trail and then up to History Trail, down to Mormon Hollow...A few species included....
-2 Broad-winged Hawk
-3 Solitary Sandpiper
-1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
-1 Pileated Woodpecker
-1 Eastern Kingbird
-1 Yellow-throated Vireo
-7 Warbling Vireo
--3 Sedge Wren
-1 Marsh Wren
-3 Swainson's Thrush
-1 Wood Thrush
-3 Ovenbird
-1 Northern Waterthrush
-1 Prothonotary Warbler (Heard singing from near Great Marsh Trail  Would have gone for it had it not been for the noisy band of Cub Scouts).
-4 American Redstart
-2 Northern Parula
9 Yellow Warbler
-1 Yellow-throated Warbler (Redbud Trail)
-5 White-crowned Sparrow
-10 Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Mostly audible, though a couple observed)
-2 Baltimore Oriole
All sightings submitted to eBird.
Good birding.

Justin RinkMidtown Omaha, Douglas Co., <NEspindalis79...>




 

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Date: 5/7/17 5:47 am
From: <bkgr10...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] FOY Black Headed Grosbeak
We were pleased to see a Black Headed Grosbeak visit our feeders today. Also had a FOY Gray Catbird today. Sparrows in abundance also present, (Song, Harris, White Throat, White Crowned, Chipping and Clay Colored). Have had House Wrens for about a week along with a few Spotted Towhee, Brown Thrashers, and a Red Headed Woodpecker making appearances recently. Lots of Red Wings and grackles. Red Bellied, Downy, and Hairy Woodpeckers. White Breasted Nuthatches and Black Capped Chickadees are frequent visitors also.
 

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Date: 5/6/17 7:51 pm
From: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Shorebirds
I came across a nice mix of shorebirds today (6th) in Washington County.
Several FOY species.

Not sent to e-birds.

- White-rumped Sandpipers FOY
- Dunlin FOY
- Wilson's Phalaropes FOY
- Pectorals
- Semipalmated Sandpipers
- Sanderlings
- Least
- L. Yellowlegs
- Bairds
- Long-billed Dowitchers (tried to make them into Short-billed for
another FOY, but couldn't do it,
characteristics weren't there).

Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE


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Date: 5/6/17 3:54 pm
From: 'Kathy DeLara' <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] First of year shorebirds
Finally some shorebirds are showing up. They are late this year. Below is the birds I saw at a wetland just west of Minatare today, I also saw 8 White-faced Ibis at Spotted Tail Wildlife Complex a couple miles west of Mitchell today. It was hot and windy today. Most of these birds were also at the pond yesterday and seen by Rod and Marie Smith

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Subject: eBird Report - Wetland west of Minatare (east of Chilibaba), May 6, 2017

Wetland west of Minatare ,Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, US May 6, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Protocol: Stationary
15 species

Canada Goose 4
Blue-winged Teal 7
Northern Shoveler 2
White-faced Ibis 1
American Avocet 3
Black-bellied Plover 1 FOY
Killdeer 2
Stilt Sandpiper 3 FOY
Least Sandpiper 3 FOY
Long-billed Dowitcher 31 FOY
Wilson's Phalarope 46
Willet 2 FOY
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Red-winged Blackbird 14
Common Grackle 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36593349

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



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Date: 5/6/17 11:28 am
From: Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Killdeer
Saw the first Killdeer chick today. He isn't more than a day or two old.

Jan Johnson
Dixon County
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Date: 5/6/17 10:53 am
From: David Stage <Dastage...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Western Grebes-Western Saroyan Co
Two Western Grebes at large sandpit lake Southwest corner of intersection of Fairview Road and 252nd Street

12:35 pm, Saturday May 6, 2017

Dave Stage, Gretna, NE

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Date: 5/6/17 9:43 am
From: Carol Walker <cnkoda...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Off topic
Off the usual topic but hope you can help. I have a dry creek bed filled with rock that I would like to spray with weed and grass killer. The birds sometimes like to find the bugs and worms in the bed. Will it harm the birds if i spray it? How about if i use preen?

Thank you, Carol Walker
Buccanner Bay, Plattsmouth, NE

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Date: 5/6/17 8:53 am
From: Al Reyer <allenreyer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] New Warbler
Nice!

Al

Sent from my iPhone

On May 5, 2017, at 7:56 PM, 'Phil Swanson' <pswanson19...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:



I just had a Black-throated Green Warbler in my yard trying to come down to the waterfall, but successfully scared off by our local Robin. And here I thought that Robins were so friendly.

This is a first for my yard.

Phil Swanson
Papillion



 

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Date: 5/5/17 10:53 pm
From: Eric Patdu <ericpatdu...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Laurtizen Gardens, Etc. (Douglas Co.)- 5/05
Hi Justin,

How do you easily differentiate a Spotted from an Eastern Towhee? Saw a towhee today at Fontenelle that I believe is an Eastern but when I saw your report, I just thought that it could also be a Spotted.

Also, for both the 234th and 264th Wetlands, are those open to the public? If so, can you share their exact locations? Would love to try to visit those birding spots too. 😊



Regards,
Eric Patdu
Millard (120th & Q)



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Sent: Friday, May 5, 2017 11:32 PM
To: NEBirds <nebirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Laurtizen Gardens, Etc. (Douglas Co.)- 5/05


This morning Clem Klapake and I had a fairly early start birding Lauritzen Gardens. A few species included....

-1 Solitary Sandpiper (Same area as last week)

-6 Warbling Vireo

-4 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

-2 Swainson's Thrush

-2 Black-and-White Warbler

-4 Nashville Warbler

-1 Blackpoll Warbler (FOY) (Singing male)

-1 Spotted Towhee

-1 Eastern Towhee

-2 Rose-breasted Grosbeak (FOY) (Males heard singing in canopy)

-2 Baltimore Oriole


Later in the afternoon I made my way to Towl Park with the intention of heading further west. Here I re-found the aforementioned hen RED-BREASTED MERGANSER. I also came across a single NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH. Many of the other species that I observed were to be expected. An odd call was heard across from the narrow waterway. It started out as a yelp-like chirp and continued with a downward trill decreasing in intensity. After listening for about three minutes, I noticed a RED FOX ascending the hillside. A very well fledged CAROLINA WREN was also observed with its parents. While we are on the subject of family groups; upon my departure from Towl Park, I met Danny Magruder (?) and his mother who were making their way in to bird the park.

I then proceeded to the 234th Street Wetlands. A few species here included....

-2 American Bittern (A great look at a bird in flight, and another heard calling).

-1 Great Egret

-1 White-faced Ibis (FOY)

-1 Sora (Visual- actually flew out of the reeds).

-1 Eastern Kingbird (Detected on wires upon arrival).

-1 Marsh Wren

-8 Yellow-headed Blackbird (count may be low)

-5 Great-tailed Grackle (males)

On the way to this marsh, I noticed well over 1000 FRANKLIN'S GULLS in a vortex over a large private lake.

Heading toward the Valley area I also stopped by the 264th St. Wetlands (Salerno Marsh). Here I observed three (3) BLACK TERNS (FOY), a handful of YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS, three (3) WILSON'S PHALAROPES (FOY), a flyby AMERICAN BITTERN, and various duck species.

When dusk arrived, I made one more attempt at listening for nightjars along a certain side road off of Skyline Drive. Unfortunately, no goatsuckers were audible.

All areas covered submitted to eBird.

Good birding.

Justin Rink
Midtown Omaha, Douglas Co., NE
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Date: 5/5/17 9:35 pm
From: Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Laurtizen Gardens, Etc. (Douglas Co.)- 5/05
   This morning Clem Klapake and I had a fairly early start birding Lauritzen Gardens.  A few species included....
-1 Solitary Sandpiper (Same area as last week)
-6 Warbling Vireo
-4 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
-2 Swainson's Thrush
-2 Black-and-White Warbler
-4 Nashville Warbler
-1 Blackpoll Warbler (FOY) (Singing male)
-1 Spotted Towhee
-1 Eastern Towhee
-2 Rose-breasted Grosbeak (FOY) (Males heard singing in canopy)
-2 Baltimore Oriole

    Later in the afternoon I made my way to Towl Park with the intention of heading further west.   Here I re-found the aforementioned hen RED-BREASTED MERGANSER.  I also came across a single NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH.  Many of the other species that I observed were to be expected.  An odd call was heard across from the narrow waterway.  It started out as a yelp-like chirp and continued with a downward trill decreasing in intensity.  After listening for about three minutes, I noticed a RED FOX ascending the hillside.  A very well fledged CAROLINA WREN was also observed with its parents.  While we are on the subject of family groups; upon my departure from Towl Park, I met Danny Magruder (?) and his mother who were making their way in to bird the park.
  I then proceeded to the 234th Street Wetlands.  A few species here included....
-2 American Bittern (A great look at a bird in flight, and another heard calling).
-1 Great Egret
-1 White-faced Ibis (FOY)
-1 Sora (Visual- actually flew out of the reeds).
-1 Eastern Kingbird (Detected on wires upon arrival).
-1 Marsh Wren
-8 Yellow-headed Blackbird (count may be low)
-5 Great-tailed Grackle (males)
On the way to this marsh, I noticed well over 1000 FRANKLIN'S GULLS in a vortex over a large private lake.
Heading toward the Valley area I also stopped by the 264th St. Wetlands (Salerno Marsh).  Here I observed three (3) BLACK TERNS (FOY), a handful of YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS, three (3) WILSON'S PHALAROPES (FOY), a flyby AMERICAN BITTERN, and various duck species. 
  When dusk arrived, I made one more attempt at listening for nightjars along a certain side road off of Skyline Drive.  Unfortunately, no goatsuckers were audible. 
All areas covered submitted to eBird.
Good birding.
Justin RinkMidtown Omaha, Douglas Co., <NEspindalis79...>


 

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Date: 5/5/17 7:14 pm
From: 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Indian Cave State Park
Yes it is! Look forward to meeting you.

Ross

Ross Silcock
Seasonal Reports Compiler,
Neb Bird Review


From: William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...> [NEBirds]
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2017 8:21 PM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Indian Cave State Park




Indian Cave State Park. Isn't that one of the main destinations of the upcoming NOU meetings in two weeks in Auburn NE? Keep the reports coming! I'm really excited to be coming (all the way from Boulder, CO) for that.



Bill Kaempfer

Boulder, CO



From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2017 5:47 PM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Indian Cave State Park





Rick Schmid, Deb and I birded Indian Cave State Park for several hours today:

Birding was fairly slow, but some migrants made their appearance, mostly just 1 or 2 birds, including the following:



Warblers:

4 Yellow-rumped

1 Orange-crowned

6 Northern Parula

3 Ovenbirds

2 Yellow Warblers

1 American Redstart

1 Common Yellowthroat



Other migrants included:

2 Yellow-throated Vireos

2 Indigo Buntings

6 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks

1 Baltimore Oriole

1 Wood Thrush

1 Great Crested Flycatcher

1 Warbling Vireo

1 Western Kingbird





We saw no tanagers or flycatchers except for the Western Kingbird and Great Crested Flycatcher



A rather unexpected bird was a Red-breasted Nuthatch

We also had 1 Dickcissel on the highway west of the park entrance.

There were good numbers of Harris's, Chipping, Field and White-throated Sparrows plus 2 White-crowned.



Neal Ratzlaff

Not reported to e-bird








 

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Date: 5/5/17 6:37 pm
From: William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Indian Cave State Park
Indian Cave State Park. Isn't that one of the main destinations of the upcoming NOU meetings in two weeks in Auburn NE? Keep the reports coming! I'm really excited to be coming (all the way from Boulder, CO) for that.

Bill Kaempfer
Boulder, CO

From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2017 5:47 PM
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Subject: [NEBirds] Indian Cave State Park


Rick Schmid, Deb and I birded Indian Cave State Park for several hours today:
Birding was fairly slow, but some migrants made their appearance, mostly just 1 or 2 birds, including the following:

Warblers:
4 Yellow-rumped
1 Orange-crowned
6 Northern Parula
3 Ovenbirds
2 Yellow Warblers
1 American Redstart
1 Common Yellowthroat

Other migrants included:
2 Yellow-throated Vireos
2 Indigo Buntings
6 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
1 Baltimore Oriole
1 Wood Thrush
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
1 Warbling Vireo
1 Western Kingbird


We saw no tanagers or flycatchers except for the Western Kingbird and Great Crested Flycatcher

A rather unexpected bird was a Red-breasted Nuthatch
We also had 1 Dickcissel on the highway west of the park entrance.
There were good numbers of Harris's, Chipping, Field and White-throated Sparrows plus 2 White-crowned.

Neal Ratzlaff
Not reported to e-bird




 

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Date: 5/5/17 6:19 pm
From: <esaterojarvi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Pioneers Park Shorebirds
I was out to Pioneers Park with the Olli group this week, but as most of the group do not do eBird yet, I submitted a short incomplete list that day. There were two birds at the back of one pond. I went back and took a couple of photos. I mistakenly called the one pectoral sandpiper. It was a solitary sandpiper, which I have seen there before. The dangers of calling a bird from a small view on the back of a camera. The list is correct now:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36480536 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36480536



There may be shorebirds there overnight, but as we do not see them in the gated area past sundown, they may go unobserved. They leave as soon as lots of people enter the next day. There are not many shore birds these days. I looked in eBird and took a screen shot of the bar graphs 2000-2017
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It was more birds than I expected. But some just a few years apart. Last pectoral was 2004. In 2014 some people reported a willet and there was talk of one May 2. Hiowever, nobody posted it. It was the right time for willets as I saw them elsewhere.


If you Olli class just made a personal list based on my pectoral, it would be best to take it out.


Esa Jarvi, Lincoln


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Date: 5/5/17 5:56 pm
From: 'Phil Swanson' <pswanson19...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] New Warbler
I just had a Black-throated Green Warbler in my yard trying to come down to the waterfall, but successfully scared off by our local Robin. And here I thought that Robins were so friendly.

This is a first for my yard.

Phil Swanson
Papillion
 

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Date: 5/5/17 5:22 pm
From: 'nratzlaff' <nratzlaff...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Indian Cave State Park
Rick Schmid, Deb and I birded Indian Cave State Park for several hours
today:

Birding was fairly slow, but some migrants made their appearance, mostly
just 1 or 2 birds, including the following:



Warblers:

4 Yellow-rumped

1 Orange-crowned

6 Northern Parula

3 Ovenbirds

2 Yellow Warblers

1 American Redstart

1 Common Yellowthroat



Other migrants included:

2 Yellow-throated Vireos

2 Indigo Buntings

6 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks

1 Baltimore Oriole

1 Wood Thrush

1 Great Crested Flycatcher

1 Warbling Vireo

1 Western Kingbird





We saw no tanagers or flycatchers except for the Western Kingbird and Great
Crested Flycatcher



A rather unexpected bird was a Red-breasted Nuthatch

We also had 1 Dickcissel on the highway west of the park entrance.

There were good numbers of Harris's, Chipping, Field and White-throated
Sparrows plus 2 White-crowned.



Neal Ratzlaff

Not reported to e-bird






 

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Date: 5/5/17 12:05 pm
From: '<jwhall2...>' <jwhall2...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Fw: eBird Report - Towl Park, May 5, 2017



Towl Park, Douglas, Nebraska, US
May 5, 2017 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)
32 species Photo by Rachel Hall

Canada Goose X
Wood Duck X
Mallard X
Blue-winged Teal X
Red-breasted Merganser 1
Bald Eagle X
Red-tailed Hawk X
Mourning Dove X
Belted Kingfisher X
Red-headed Woodpecker X
Downy Woodpecker X
Eastern Phoebe X
Blue Jay X
Barn Swallow X
Black-capped Chickadee X
Tufted Titmouse X
White-breasted Nuthatch X
Ruby-crowned Kinglet X
Eastern Bluebird X
American Robin X
Gray Catbird X
Orange-crowned Warbler X
Common Yellowthroat X
Yellow-rumped Warbler X
Chipping Sparrow X
Northern Cardinal X
Red-winged Blackbird X
Common Grackle X
Brown-headed Cowbird X
Baltimore Oriole X
American Goldfinch X
House Sparrow X

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36566300

Also spotted K Hader and S Meester John & Rachel HallOmaha NE
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Date: 5/4/17 7:34 pm
From: <theobald.brenda...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: New Member-What I've Seen
Thank you everyone. Yes, It's Brenda. I thought my name would show since it's in my yahoo settings but I guess not.

I cannot figure out how to add images so here is a link to my back yard bird buffet complete w/ seed mix, oriole nectar, hummingbird nectar, a fruit tray and a bird bath.: http://imgur.com/gallery/39LSS http://imgur.com/gallery/39LSS
I tried to create a nice place for them. Open to critiques. Here are more photos: http://imgur.com/a/6f2pf http://imgur.com/a/6f2pf


Can I put grape jelly in the orange oriole nectar feeder? I'm headed to Mackey grain to get some more black oil sunflower seeds.

I will review some books for Eastern Birds. Thanks for the recommendations.

Had a female turkey in my front yard, hiding near our window wells from the rain a few days ago. Last Spring, I had about 8-10 all come up in a flock into the circle I live in.

Thanks again,
Brenda Theobald
Chalco/Millard - Sarpy County (144/Harrison)

 

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Date: 5/4/17 7:32 pm
From: Rick <urbanfishbird...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Towl Park notables and one oddity

The pond is stocked with rainbow trout for the winter; probably an easy meal for a merganser.

Rick Eades
Lincoln




-----Original Message-----
From: <hackback1...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
To: NEBirds <NEBirds...>
Sent: Thu, May 4, 2017 9:18 pm
Subject: [NEBirds] Towl Park notables and one oddity







Birded Towl Park again this morning. Good variety of birds (41 species) including some notables like SCARLET TANAGER, (FOY) DICKCISSEL (along the grassy banks of the Big Papio), and (FOY) CHIMNEY SWIFTS. Warblers were abundant but not diverse - all yellow-rumped and orange-crowned.


Something very odd though: in the main pond/fishing area there was a female merganser that my partner and I watched for 10 minutes, from quite close, which I would identify as red-breasted based on the double wispy crest, the thinner bill, and the head/neck coloring with the absence of clear white in the chin or throat. Hard to believe there would be a merganser there at all, let alone a red-breasted. I'm perplexed by it.


Mace Hack
Omaha, NE







 

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Date: 5/4/17 7:18 pm
From: <hackback1...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Towl Park notables and one oddity
Birded Towl Park again this morning. Good variety of birds (41 species) including some notables like SCARLET TANAGER, (FOY) DICKCISSEL (along the grassy banks of the Big Papio), and (FOY) CHIMNEY SWIFTS. Warblers were abundant but not diverse - all yellow-rumped and orange-crowned.


Something very odd though: in the main pond/fishing area there was a female merganser that my partner and I watched for 10 minutes, from quite close, which I would identify as red-breasted based on the double wispy crest, the thinner bill, and the head/neck coloring with the absence of clear white in the chin or throat. Hard to believe there would be a merganser there at all, let alone a red-breasted. I'm perplexed by it.


Mace Hack
Omaha, NE
 

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Date: 5/4/17 6:18 pm
From: Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Boone and Wheeler Counties, mostly
Not Ebird

Nice day so we headed west to see if we could find some shorebirds in these counties after the snow and rain presumably left water there. It did, but the shorbs were still very few. We drove through Norfolk nd decided to check a spot where we'd found some shorbs a couple years ago. Good choice. Few numbers but good bids. Next stop Boone County. We drove Beaver Creek Road and although there was lots of water there were few birds. We drove a bit through Greeley County to reach Wheeler County. We checked the lake at Spalding and around town before heading to Pibel Lake. Below are the highlights of what we found.

Madison County, from hwy. 121 east on 1/2Mile Road:
Pectoral Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs
American Avocet - a single bird
Least Sandpiper
Hudsonian Godwit - a single bird
Sanderling
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Wood Duck
2 miles north of Meadowgrove on a County road:
Forester's Tern - 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Brewer's Blackbird
Harris's Sparrow
Red-headed Woodpecker
Loggerhead Shrike

Antelope County mudhole:
Solitary Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper

Boone County:
Wood Duck
Orange-crowned Warbler (only one we saw today)
Sora- heard two
Turkey - 6
Long-billed Dowitcher - 6
Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs (mostly greater)
Wilson's Phalarope
Still Sandpiper - 3
Great Horned Owl

Greeley County - Spalding:
Turkey
Great Horned Owl
Bald Eagle - 1 adult
Ruddy Duck - 12
Double-crested Cormorant
Cooper's Hawk

Wheeler County - Pibel Lake:
Harris's Sparrow
Common Loon - 1 in basic plumage, picture available
Several Canada Geese and approximately 20 new goslings

The first three miles east of the intersection of hwys 281 and 70:
(Most of the water today was in this area)
Marbled Godwit
Hudsonian Godwit
Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs
Green-winged Teal - 2
No. Pintail - 4
Wilson's Phalarope - 8-10
Pectoral Sandpiper
Willet - 2
Stilt Sandpiper - at least 12
Wood Duck
Forester's Tern - 1
Yellow-headed Blackbird - between 75-100
Long-billed Dowitcher - over 100!!!

Jan Johnson
Wakefield, Dixon County

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



 

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Date: 5/4/17 3:26 pm
From: Esatero Jarvi <esaterojarvi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Platte River State Park
I was out in Cass county anyway so checked a few spots. At Platte River I has some yellow rumps and a pretty clear chestnut-sided warbler singing. At Louisville rec area, a number of warbling vireos. But it was not really busy with birds.Other than a huge gang of goldfinches.
Esa Jarvi, Lincoln

On Thursday, May 4, 2017 9:07 AM, "Moni Usasz <musasz...> [NEBirds]" <NEBirds...> wrote:


  Spent the morning there on Wednesday.  It was very quiet.  Did hear one Louisiana Waterthrush singing and watched him for awhile.  Only one new migrant, red-headed woodpecker, on one of the small trees along the entrance.  About 11 turkeys in a field with 5 or 6 displaying.    Of interest though was a large oblong hole with new markings around the hole (chew versus woodpecker work?) in park like area near Owens Crossing on Decker Creek.  Hole was in one of the last trees southwest from the bridge and closest to the road along the creek.  Elsewhere I watched about 5 or 6 young squirrels (gray?) exploring a tree under the occasional watchful eye of the mom.  She would pop her head out of the nest hole periodically.
Moni UsaszLincoln
  

On May 3, 2017, at 5:06 PM, <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:

Hello birders,
Saw what we think was a Krider's Red-tailed yesterday by Hickory Ridge WMA in Johnson Co.  If any hawk experts out there dispute that claim we'd welcome the input so we can edit our eBird checklist accordingly.  Hope the photos are enough to go on.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36509335

Other sightings that stand out in recent memory are a Gray-cheeked Thrush on Apr 27 at Platte River SP and a Summer Tanager there this week on May 1st.
Also on Apr 27 followed up on an eBird report and heard a Louisiana Waterthrush singing behind the east bound rest area just before exit 426.  This limited but lovely little drainage is about 5 miles as the Louie flies from Platte River SP.
And speaking of Platte River SP Louies, has anyone noticed they weren't immediately greeted by Louisiana Waterthrush song this year the moment they pulled into the Stone Creek parking lot?  Louies have strong site fidelity and that gregarious little Louie next to the parking lot didn't make it back to his old territory this season unfortunately.  He always sang incessantly all day long regardless of humans passing him on the path.  Recordings downloaded onto eBird reveal sonograms that identify individual Louies and it's clear that the territory #1 singer by the parking lot is a new guy while the territory #2 singer is same returning male.  It was easy to record comparisons of Louies counter singing on those 2 territories both last year and this year due the contentious nature of that bend behind the outhouse.
(all on eBird)-Shari Schwartz & John Carlini, Lincoln




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Date: 5/4/17 12:05 pm
From: <aljdipper...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Prothonotary Warbler
Hi Birders,
Went to Fontenelle Forest & saw a Prothonotary Warbler this morning near the blind at the marsh. First time seeing this bird for me so was pretty happy.
I have a complete list on ebird.
Have a great day.
K Kader
Omaha

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Date: 5/4/17 10:47 am
From: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Fwd: [ia-bird] Re: Black-bellies Whistling Ducks - Council Bluffs
In case anybody wants to cross the river to see these BBWDs.
Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: [ia-bird] Re: Black-bellies Whistling Ducks - Council Bluffs
Date: Thu, 04 May 2017 13:17:42 +0000
From: Tyler M. Harms <tyharms...>
To: IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>



Sorry folks, photo is now attached.

Tyler Harms
Ames, Story Co.

On Thu, May 4, 2017 at 7:05 AM Tyler M. Harms <tyharms...>
<mailto:<tyharms...>> wrote:

Birders,

On Tuesday, I received a report from a friend, DNR Biologist Matt
Dollison, of a small group of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks in
Council Bluffs (photo attached). The were seen near a grain
elevator at 8th & Ave G in Council Bluffs. Apparently they've been
there for about two weeks. Those are the only details I have as
this was a third-hand report. I apologize for the delay.

Take care,

Tyler Harms
Ames, Story Co.


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Date: 5/4/17 8:43 am
From: Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] A Few Douglas Co. Migrants- TEWA, SWTH, etc.
   Migration continues at a slow crawl on the "Central East Coast of Nebraska." 
  A few notable species yesterday morning (5/03) at Mercer Woods included a single BALTIMORE ORIOLE, a handful of vocal CHIMNEY SWIFTS, and a surprisingly rather cooperative TENNESSEE WARBLER (FOY) singing in snippets.  These were among 26 species sighted that morning.
5/02 at Orchard Hill Greenstrip had a couple of other species including a pair of SWAINSON'S THRUSH (FOY) and a male NASHVILLE WARBLER. 
At Indian Creek Nursery on the same day, a female COMMON YELLOWTHROAT was observed.
Good birding.
Justin RinkMidtown Omaha, Douglas Co., <NEspindalis79...>


 

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Date: 5/4/17 7:07 am
From: Moni Usasz <musasz...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Platte River State Park
Spent the morning there on Wednesday. It was very quiet. Did hear one Louisiana Waterthrush singing and watched him for awhile. Only one new migrant, red-headed woodpecker, on one of the small trees along the entrance. About 11 turkeys in a field with 5 or 6 displaying. Of interest though was a large oblong hole with new markings around the hole (chew versus woodpecker work?) in park like area near Owens Crossing on Decker Creek. Hole was in one of the last trees southwest from the bridge and closest to the road along the creek. Elsewhere I watched about 5 or 6 young squirrels (gray?) exploring a tree under the occasional watchful eye of the mom. She would pop her head out of the nest hole periodically.

Moni Usasz
Lincoln


> On May 3, 2017, at 5:06 PM, <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
>
> Hello birders,
>
>
>
> Saw what we think was a Krider's Red-tailed yesterday by Hickory Ridge WMA in Johnson Co. If any hawk experts out there dispute that claim we'd welcome the input so we can edit our eBird checklist accordingly. Hope the photos are enough to go on.
>
>
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36509335 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36509335>
>
> Other sightings that stand out in recent memory are a Gray-cheeked Thrush on Apr 27 at Platte River SP and a Summer Tanager there this week on May 1st.
>
>
>
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> And speaking of Platte River SP Louies, has anyone noticed they weren't immediately greeted by Louisiana Waterthrush song this year the moment they pulled into the Stone Creek parking lot? Louies have strong site fidelity and that gregarious little Louie next to the parking lot didn't make it back to his old territory this season unfortunately. He always sang incessantly all day long regardless of humans passing him on the path. Recordings downloaded onto eBird reveal sonograms that identify individual Louies and it's clear that the territory #1 singer by the parking lot is a new guy while the territory #2 singer is same returning male. It was easy to record comparisons of Louies counter singing on those 2 territories both last year and this year due the contentious nature of that bend behind the outhouse.
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Date: 5/4/17 5:57 am
From: GEORGE J KLEMS <gjklems...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] FOY Baltimore Oriole
Hi group. Had a long visit from a male Baltimore Oriole yesterday afternoon at my orange liquid Oriole feeder.
SW Lincoln, NE close to Wilderness Park.
George Klems
 

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Date: 5/3/17 4:39 pm
From: <hackback1...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Towl Park notables
Towl Park this morning was a bit sleepy but some notables included BLUE HEADED VIREO, a singing CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, and lots of yellow-rumps and ruby crowned kinglets among the usual suspects.


My backyard brown thrasher has returned too!


Mace Hack
Omaha, NE

 

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Date: 5/3/17 4:08 pm
From: <olsonch4...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Indigo Bunting
My neighbor came over to show me pictures of a bird on her feeder. It was an Indigo Bunting which I saw about 20 minutes later. I checked my eBird and had one 4 years ago on this date to my yard.


Chris Olson
Papillion
Sarpy County
 

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Date: 5/3/17 3:06 pm
From: <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Krider's Hawk & Louie tribute
Hello birders,


Saw what we think was a Krider's Red-tailed yesterday by Hickory Ridge WMA in Johnson Co. If any hawk experts out there dispute that claim we'd welcome the input so we can edit our eBird checklist accordingly. Hope the photos are enough to go on.


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36509335 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36509335



Other sightings that stand out in recent memory are a Gray-cheeked Thrush on Apr 27 at Platte River SP and a Summer Tanager there this week on May 1st.


Also on Apr 27 followed up on an eBird report and heard a Louisiana Waterthrush singing behind the east bound rest area just before exit 426. This limited but lovely little drainage is about 5 miles as the Louie flies from Platte River SP.


And speaking of Platte River SP Louies, has anyone noticed they weren't immediately greeted by Louisiana Waterthrush song this year the moment they pulled into the Stone Creek parking lot? Louies have strong site fidelity and that gregarious little Louie next to the parking lot didn't make it back to his old territory this season unfortunately. He always sang incessantly all day long regardless of humans passing him on the path. Recordings downloaded onto eBird reveal sonograms that identify individual Louies and it's clear that the territory #1 singer by the parking lot is a new guy while the territory #2 singer is same returning male. It was easy to record comparisons of Louies counter singing on those 2 territories both last year and this year due the contentious nature of that bend behind the outhouse.


(all on eBird)
-Shari Schwartz & John Carlini, Lincoln



 

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Date: 5/3/17 2:25 pm
From: Eric Patdu <ericpatdu...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] New Member-What I've Seen
Welcome Brenda! I see that you found your way to this group. There are lots of helpful experts here that can and will help you in your birding journey. Birding trips open to everyone are also posted here.




Regards,
Eric Patdu
Millard (120th & Q)



On May 3, 2017 2:46 PM, "<theobald.brenda...> [NEBirds]" <NEBirds...> wrote:


I live just south of the Douglas County line in Sarpy at 144th Street, so very close to Chalco Rec Park. I'm new to birding and feeding and was told about this group on Nextdoor. Bare with me as I learn.

I had 3 goldfinches for about 3 days and I haven't seen them in a few weeks. I assumed I wasn't feeding the right stuff. I currently have house finches (or purple maybe?), blue jays, cardinals, grackles, and an array of wrens/chickadees/sparrows (I think-these all look fairly similar to me as of now). I don't have a good camera to zoom in, but I hope to save up for one.

I have an oriole feeder and a hummingbird, though I've been told it's too early for hummingbirds. When should I put out the hummingbird feeder?

Anyone ever seen an oriole around here? I haven't. My mom gave me the feeder.

I put a bright yellow tray of fruit out but it didn't look like anyone cared for it.

I'm painting some birdhouses I was given then I will hang them. I think they are wren houses. Very small holes.

Thanks for letting me join and I look forward to learning more. What is a good book I should own? I know everyone uses the internet (I'm actually a web developer and designer) but I like books to be able to mark up and put bookmarks in, etc.



 

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Date: 5/3/17 1:46 pm
From: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: New Member-What I've Seen
Brenda (I'm assuming that is your name) it always helps if you sign your
posts with your name and where you live
(you did the latter) so people can address you.

It is not too early to put out both Hummingbird and/or Oriole feeders.
Both species are showing up here in the metro area.
Baltimore Orioles are fairly common here in eastern Nebraska every
year. There are Oriole feeders you can buy and the best
food to put in it is grape jelly. However, sometimes it can take awhile
before the birds find it - depends on the neighborhood
and habitat - new housing development with no trees or very small one
versus one that has lots of large trees.

A book for birds? If you are looking for something to help you identify
birds a Sibley Field Guide book is very useful. You can
purchase the large version of Sibley which covers all birds in North
America or he has split them into 2 smaller version - eastern
birds of North America or western birds of North America. If you are
not planning on birding much west of Kearney, Colorado, Wy, west coast
etc., the eastern version is sufficient. Most birds we see in eastern
Nebraska are in the eastern version.

If you have any other questions I would be glad to try and answer them
for you.

Welcome to NEBirds and the birding community in Nebraska.

Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE


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Date: 5/3/17 1:05 pm
From: <theobald.brenda...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] New Member-What I've Seen
I live just south of the Douglas County line in Sarpy at 144th Street, so very close to Chalco Rec Park. I'm new to birding and feeding and was told about this group on Nextdoor. Bare with me as I learn.

I had 3 goldfinches for about 3 days and I haven't seen them in a few weeks. I assumed I wasn't feeding the right stuff. I currently have house finches (or purple maybe?), blue jays, cardinals, grackles, and an array of wrens/chickadees/sparrows (I think-these all look fairly similar to me as of now). I don't have a good camera to zoom in, but I hope to save up for one.

I have an oriole feeder and a hummingbird, though I've been told it's too early for hummingbirds. When should I put out the hummingbird feeder?

Anyone ever seen an oriole around here? I haven't. My mom gave me the feeder.

I put a bright yellow tray of fruit out but it didn't look like anyone cared for it.

I'm painting some birdhouses I was given then I will hang them. I think they are wren houses. Very small holes.

Thanks for letting me join and I look forward to learning more. What is a good book I should own? I know everyone uses the internet (I'm actually a web developer and designer) but I like books to be able to mark up and put bookmarks in, etc.
 

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Date: 5/3/17 11:32 am
From: john gordon <rockjwg...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Sarpy Bird Count oops!


On May 3, 2017, at 12:39 PM, "'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds]" <NEBirds...> wrote:


Sorry for any inconvenience folks should have sent this to Clem off-line!

Elliott

From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 10:52 AM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Sarpy Bird Count



Hi Clem,

I plan to be birding the Forest in the AM anyway so Ill help out there. Wont know what my PM plans will be till I know what I didnt see in the AM (so I may or may not be available in the afternoon).

Elliott

From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 10:22 AM
To: NEBirds
Subject: [NEBirds] Sarpy Bird Count



Just a reminder that the Annual Sarpy County Spring Bird Count will be
held on Saturday May 13th.
If you are interested in helping out, any amount of time would be
appreciated. I divide the county
into 4 sectors with one designated person responsible for the final
count numbers in each sector.

Let me know if you are interested in helping by contacting me so I can
make sure the county is covered
from the Missouri River west to the Platte/Elkhorn Rivers.

Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE
<ckavian...>
402-292-2276



 

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Date: 5/3/17 10:38 am
From: 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: FW: [NEBirds] Sarpy Bird Count oops!
Sorry for any inconvenience folks – should have sent this to Clem off-line!



Elliott



From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 10:52 AM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Sarpy Bird Count







Hi Clem,



I plan to be birding the Forest in the AM anyway so I’ll help out there. Won’t know what my PM plans will be till I know what I didn’t see in the AM (so I may or may not be available in the afternoon).



Elliott



From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 10:22 AM
To: NEBirds
Subject: [NEBirds] Sarpy Bird Count





Just a reminder that the Annual Sarpy County Spring Bird Count will be
held on Saturday May 13th.
If you are interested in helping out, any amount of time would be
appreciated. I divide the county
into 4 sectors with one designated person responsible for the final
count numbers in each sector.

Let me know if you are interested in helping by contacting me so I can
make sure the county is covered
from the Missouri River west to the Platte/Elkhorn Rivers.

Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE
<ckavian...>
402-292-2276




 

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Date: 5/3/17 10:34 am
From: 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Sarpy Bird Count


Hi Clem,



I plan to be birding the Forest in the AM anyway so I’ll help out there. Won’t know what my PM plans will be till I know what I didn’t see in the AM (so I may or may not be available in the afternoon).



Elliott



From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 10:22 AM
To: NEBirds
Subject: [NEBirds] Sarpy Bird Count





Just a reminder that the Annual Sarpy County Spring Bird Count will be
held on Saturday May 13th.
If you are interested in helping out, any amount of time would be
appreciated. I divide the county
into 4 sectors with one designated person responsible for the final
count numbers in each sector.

Let me know if you are interested in helping by contacting me so I can
make sure the county is covered
from the Missouri River west to the Platte/Elkhorn Rivers.

Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE
<ckavian...>
402-292-2276




 

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Date: 5/3/17 9:25 am
From: Marsha Nyffeler <marshanyffeler...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] purple martins sad
I am afraid we lost most/all of our purple martins during the storm last
weekend. There were easily 15 to 20 using our houses - we saw them sitting
on the houses during the storm - when we could even see. As of today - I
saw 2 last evening - haven't heard any today. I found one dead martin
under the houses. I don't know if there are more around that might
re-colonize the houses.

Marsha Nyffeler
Columbus, NE

 

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Date: 5/3/17 8:29 am
From: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Sarpy Bird Count
Just a reminder that the Annual Sarpy County Spring Bird Count will be
held on Saturday May 13th.
If you are interested in helping out, any amount of time would be
appreciated. I divide the county
into 4 sectors with one designated person responsible for the final
count numbers in each sector.

Let me know if you are interested in helping by contacting me so I can
make sure the county is covered
from the Missouri River west to the Platte/Elkhorn Rivers.

Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE
<ckavian...>
402-292-2276


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Date: 5/2/17 8:53 pm
From: Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Ogallala/McConaughy late crane, LBBGs. etc.
I birded Lake Ogallala and McConaughy the last couple days, mostly focusing on the "North Coast" towns of Lemoyne and Belmar, but also making a few stops elsewhere. At Lake Ogallala on the 29th, gull numbers and diversity were very low, with just RING-BILLED, BONAPARTE'S, and FRANKLIN'S GULLS present around the spillway. I heard a crane caterwauling high overhead, and zoomed in on the circling speck to identify it as a lone SANDHILL CRANE, seemingly very late. 
The distant sandbar at Martin Bay held two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, an adult and a 2nd or 3rd-cycle bird, as well as RING-BILLED, AMERICAN HERRING, and CALIFORNIA GULLS. 
Lemoyne is a very nice birding hotspot with all habitats represented, from prairie and woods to suburbs with feeders to lake and even a little shorebird habitat around Lonergan Pond. On my two visits, the pond hosted a small loose flock of LESSER YELLOWLEGS and SOLITARY SANDPIPERS that also included a pair of WILLETS and a DOWITCHER which I have yet to successfully identify. Sparrows were flocking in the vicinity of Admiral's Cove on the Lemoyne shoreline, including CHIPPING, CLAY-COLORED, FIELD, WHITE-CROWNED, VESPER, and LARK SPARROWS. Seawatching from the bluffs around Lemoyne yielded only lots of Aechmophorus grebes and a few fly-by RING-BILLED and AMERICAN HERRING GULLS. 
I only briefly birded Belmar, which looks like another very promising multi-habitat "North Coast" town area. The only bird I added there that I hadn't seen elsewhere was a SAY'S PHOEBE. On the big peninsula that includes Cedar Vue Campground I found some phenomenal seawatching locations on the high bluff-tops overlooking the water; once again, I only saw Aechmophorus grebes and a few distant gulls, but I'm interested to see what ducks, gulls, and other winter waterbirds could be observed here during the cold months...
Noah Arthur (Oakland, CA/Lincoln, NE)<semirelicta...>
 

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Date: 5/2/17 8:25 pm
From: Loren Padelford <lpdlfrd...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Bellevue Birds
Had a good day today in our yard - 19 species. Highlights at the feeders were:

Red-headed Woodpecker
Brown Thrasher
Catbirds - 2 - FOY
Baltimore Oriole - 1 male - FOY

Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Yellow-rumped Warblers & Chipping Sparrow in the trees.


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




 

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Date: 5/2/17 2:04 pm
From: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Sightings
I birded at Fontenelle Forest this morning with Eric Scholar, Loren and
Babs Padelford. A few highlights:

- Best bird was a very vocal and cooperative YELLOW-THROATED VIREO
- Lots of Yellow-rumps and Orange-crowned Warblers
- Several Ruby-crowned Kinglets
- FOY Wood Thrush
- Spotted and Eastern Towhees
- Several Blue-gray Gnatcatchers
- Pileasted Woodpecker (heard)

Late report from yesterday:
- Sora (on the road past Hero's Park to the Bellevue Nature Trail -
cattail marsh)

Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE

None reported to e-birds


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Date: 5/2/17 12:18 pm
From: <gingerly57...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Oriole (FOS) at Lake McConaughy
We just saw the first Oriole of the season. I immediately put out the nectar feeders. I believe it was a Orchard Oriole. O. Orioles will eat from the feeders until the Yuccas bloom, and then they will avoid them. Of course the Baltimore Orioles will eat from the feeders all summer. I will post a photo as soon as I get a good one.


Jay & Ginger Belsan
K-1 Cabin Area
Lake McConaughy
Keith County
 

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Date: 5/2/17 11:04 am
From: <corinfarwanderer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Salt Vally lakes, 1 May
Monday, 1 May


Making rounds of Branched Oak Monday around 11:00 am, for reasons other than birding, still overcast and broken cloud cover, very windy with the front blowing through. Traveling North on NW 140 (West side of lake) cresting hill just before Oak Glen road and had what I at first thought was a N. Harrier due to the long straight tail, approaching from the RH side. But noted steady even wing beats into the wind and no hovering. As our paths converged, noted whiter chest with streaking, definitively swept and pointed falcon wings, dark helmet and possibly chin strap, and easily twice the size of a Merlin or Kestrel. Unable to make positive ID, but likely either Prairie or Peregrine. Osprey noted perched on snag on south side of W. Davey Road, as road crosses the creek and settling basin between camping areas 10 and 11, (North end of what I call the North bay).


Yankee Hill Lake, 17:00-17:30ish,
West access, boat ramp parking area. 14 Caspian Terns sitting on the N. rock jetty. Black tipped orange bills, reddish orange feet, snow white chest and belly, white upper tail coverts, silver grey wings when in flight without any hint of dark wing bars on leading edge or dark / black wedges in primaries.
Most of the other usual suspects present:
Cardinal - call only
Blue Jay - call only
Robins - sight and call
RW Black birds - sight and call
Tree Swallows
Barn Swallows
BW Teal
Canada Geese, with nest and clutch of five eggs visible from a good distance, not well concealed.
Coots


Not posted to E-bird


Dana Schmidt
Crete, Saline Co.
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Date: 5/2/17 9:34 am
From: Allen <allenreyer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Sarpy County
Just had my FOY RT Hummingbird at my feeder. Earlier, I had two Broad-winged Hawks circling overhead.

Al Reyer
Bellevue, NE

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Date: 5/2/17 5:39 am
From: Moni Usasz <musasz...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] re: WP and yard birds
Was out at Wilderness Park at Old Cheney Monday morning by 8am. No new migrants found. Only yellow-rumped and orange crowned warblers. Did see the blue-gray gnatcatchers I’d heard the week before.

Over the weekend we had a pair of brown thrashers in the yard and a several Lincoln’s sparrows. I sparrows are still here. Late afternoon Monday I found a black-throated green warbler in the front yard. That’s a new yard bird.

Moni Usasz
Lincoln

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Date: 5/1/17 8:00 pm
From: Mark Brogie <mabrogie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Golden-crowned Sparrow - Knox Co.
Continuing into the 5th month since its discovery on 01 January 2017, the Golden-crowned Sparrow was observed and photographed this evening (May 1).

Other sparrows found today in Knox County:
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Harris’ Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow

Spotted Towhee

Mark A. Brogie
Creighton, NE

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Date: 5/1/17 6:25 pm
From: <SCHMID_R...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Towl Park Kentucky Warbler + 5 other warblers
On Mon May 1 at about 4:30pm, I made a "quick" stop at Towl Park (Douglas Co, Omaha, 96th & Center). Three hours later I had been joined by five of my birding friends, and we were still finding birds. Things were slow when I first arrived, but once the sun came out, things started hopping...literally.


Most of the birds were clear at the north end of the park. Highlights were:


Belted Kingfisher (1 flyover)
Red-headed Woodpecker (1)
Eastern Phoebe (1)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (~6)
Kentucky Warbler (1 male - foraging low along the water)
Common Yellowthroat (1 male)
Black-and-white Warbler (1)
Northern Waterthrush (1 or 2)
Orange-crowned Warblers
Yellow-rumped Warblers
Lincoln's Sparrows
Song Sparrow (1)
Chipping Sparrow (1)
White-crowned Sparrow (1)


I didn't try to count the OCWAs, YRWAs or LISPs because I was retracing my steps looking for the KEWA for so long that my count wouldn't have been accurate.


Good birding - Rick




 

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Date: 5/1/17 3:06 pm
From: Allen <allenreyer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Fwd: eBird -- Fontenelle Forest - Uplands -- May 1, 2017
After the rains stopped, Cindy &I decided to take a quick walk on the boardwalk. Best bird was a FOY WOOD THRUSH, which we had really good looks at. Complete list below.

Al Reyer
Bellevue, NE

> Subject: eBird -- Fontenelle Forest - Uplands -- May 1, 2017
>
> Fontenelle Forest - Uplands
> May 1, 2017
> 3:30 PM
> Traveling
> 1.00 miles
> 75 Minutes
> All birds reported? Yes
> Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114
>
> 1 Wild Turkey
> 4 Turkey Vulture
> 1 Northern Harrier
> 2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
> 1 Downy Woodpecker
> 6 White-breasted Nuthatch
> 4 House Wren
> 4 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
> 1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
> 1 Eastern Bluebird
> 1 Wood Thrush
> 3 American Robin
> 1 Orange-crowned Warbler
> 7 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
> 1 Lincoln's Sparrow
> 1 Northern Cardinal
>
> Number of Taxa: 16
>
>
> Sent from my iPad

 

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Date: 4/30/17 6:09 pm
From: <djschw...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] new spring migrants
There was a rose- breasted grosbeak at our safflower feeder this evening. We also had a Baltimore oriole using the grape jelly feeder on Friday and today we saw another oriole in the back yard. A red-headed woodpecker was in the trees behind our house on Friday.
Kathy Schwery, Cass County, Plattsmouth,NE

 

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Date: 4/30/17 2:01 pm
From: Allen <allenreyer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Sarpy County
Just had a pair of FOY Rose-breasted Grosbeaks at my feeders.

Al Reyer
Bellevue, NE

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Date: 4/30/17 1:27 pm
From: 'Lanny and Robin' <snowbunting...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Windy day Sherman Co
Nebraska birders,

Lanny and I birded in Sherman County on Saturday, April 29.
The weather was not good but it was our only opportunity to
go this week. The weather on Sunday was forecast to be
much worse. The water level in Sherman Lake is fairly high.
Below is our list of highlights followed by some details.

Franklin's Gulls
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Forster's Terns
Osprey
Eared Grebes
Orange-crowned Warblers
American White Pelicans
Greater Yellowlegs
Northern Bobwhite
Black-capped Chickadees
Yellow-rumped Warblers
Trumpeter Swans

In Sherman County near the reservoir with the same name,
we saw a flock of 85-90 Franklin's Gulls flying north. As
we were driving across the reservoir's dam, we saw a Sharp-
shinned Hawk, one Forster's Tern and one lone Franklin's
Gull. We also saw a flock of shorebirds flying over the
water. Later we were able to hear a Greater Yellowlegs.
In one of the reservoir's bays, we saw an Osprey and about
100 American White Pelicans fly over. We also saw two
Eared Grebes out on the lake. In one of the campgrounds,
we saw about four Orange-crowned Warblers.

At a private lake right beside the bridge over the Middle
Loup River just south of Loup City, we saw about twenty
Forster's Terns. Across the highway in Gasteyer Sanctuary,
we saw about four Yellow-rumped Warblers and a pair of
Black-capped Chickadees. We still don't see chickadees very
often.

Along the way home, we drove slowly by the marsh south of
Ravenna. We could see a Trumpeter Swan crouched down on a
nest and another standing guard nearby.

Neither of us added any new county birds. We are tied at 175.

NO eBird

Robin Harding
northern Kearney County

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Date: 4/30/17 10:23 am
From: John Carlini <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Saw-whet taunting me
Hi Peter,
Don Poggensee is an expert at finding Saw-whet Owls annually on their wintering ground in Iowa, and he offers helpful tips on finding them when we travel there on field trips to see his owls.  Besides keying in on whitewash evidence below favorite roost sites, Don has also learned that Saw-whets have a preference for exposures that allow them to sun themselves (at least on their wintering grounds) and he considers that as well when he searches them out.  Good luck!
-Shari Schwartz, Lincoln



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  Went for a walk down in the valley behind our house this morning, and heard the No. Saw-whet Owl that I occasionally hear at night vocalizing for 5-30 seconds at a pop, at times seemingly pretty close. The habitat is "pine ridge" formation ponderosa woods, but it is not that densely forested. I searched the dozens of trees in the vicinity where it seemed to be calling - high and low - but could not locate the sneaky little sucker. Wayne Mollhoff has placed 2 owl boxes on our land, neither of which seems to be in-use, but the NSWO was calling within a couple hundred yards of one of them. I sent him an email to let him know, along with a short video I took while the owl was calling. He will be back out here in the next couple of days for a site visit, and maybe will have better luck than I. 
Pretty quiet otherwise on this frosty morning. Our resident Pygmy Nuthatches, Eastern & Mountain Bluebirds, and Red Crossbills were all being pretty active. No warblers whatsoever, although I have seen lots of Yellow-rumps (both subspecies) elsewhere in the area over this past week. 
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Date: 4/30/17 8:31 am
From: Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Weekend Birding- Douglas/ Sarpy Co.
     On 4/27 after work, I headed to Western Douglas Co. where I happened to meet up with Brian Peterson at the 234th St. Wetlands. 
A few species here included....

-2 American Bittern (One observed briefly in flight, and another calling in snippets from the reeds)
-2 Sora (Heard only.  Possibly three birds)
-3 Marsh Wren
 From there, Brian followed me to Skyline Drive to listen for Whip-poor-wills.  Unfortunately we were unable to hear any. 

4/28-
Due to the November-like weather I stuck close to home and birded Mercer Woods and Orchard Hill Greenstrip. 
At Orchard Hill a few species included...
-1 Barred Owl
-1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
-1 Gray Catbird (Present for a few days now)
-1 Black-and-White Warbler
-6 Orange-crowned Warbler
-1 Mysterious ringing song deep in the underbrush.  Only sang twice, but sounded like a cross between an unexperienced Ovenbird and the alternate song of Hooded Warbler.  I never got a visual.
4/29-
Clem Klapake and I made an early morning trek to Lauritzen Gardens where we tallied 44 species.  A few of these included...
-2 Cooper's Hawk
-1 Solitary Sandpiper (At Japanese Garden pond.  So would that make it a Terek Sandpiper?)
-1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Stepping very aggressively toward a White-throated Sparrow)
-1 Warbling Vireo (Singing rather silently from lower parking lot area)
-1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
-5 Brown Thrasher
-1 Black-and-White Warbler
-13 Orange-crowned Warbler
-3 Nashville Warbler (One visual)
-5 Clay-colored Sparrow
-1 White-crowned Sparrow
-17 Harris's Sparrow
-4 Lincoln's Sparrow
When I returned back home and walked around Mercer Woods, a male RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH was still present.

Sarpy Co.-
Still later in the evening, I went to check on Al Reyer's aforementioned Loon species which was indeed a COMMON LOON, though a bit mottled.  Other species at Heros Park included a pair of SPOTTED SANDPIPERS, and a lone SNOW GOOSE with a pair of Canada Geese. 
Good birding.
Justin RinkMidtown Omaha, Douglas Co., <NEspindalis79...>




 

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Date: 4/30/17 7:27 am
From: <petermhill...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Saw-whet taunting me
Went for a walk down in the valley behind our house this morning, and heard the No. Saw-whet Owl that I occasionally hear at night vocalizing for 5-30 seconds at a pop, at times seemingly pretty close. The habitat is "pine ridge" formation ponderosa woods, but it is not that densely forested. I searched the dozens of trees in the vicinity where it seemed to be calling - high and low - but could not locate the sneaky little sucker. Wayne Mollhoff has placed 2 owl boxes on our land, neither of which seems to be in-use, but the NSWO was calling within a couple hundred yards of one of them. I sent him an email to let him know, along with a short video I took while the owl was calling. He will be back out here in the next couple of days for a site visit, and maybe will have better luck than I.


Pretty quiet otherwise on this frosty morning. Our resident Pygmy Nuthatches, Eastern & Mountain Bluebirds, and Red Crossbills were all being pretty active. No warblers whatsoever, although I have seen lots of Yellow-rumps (both subspecies) elsewhere in the area over this past week.


Peter Hill
Rural Whiteclay
Sheridan County
 

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Date: 4/29/17 4:01 pm
From: Allenreyer <allenreyer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Sarpy County

Cindy and I birded south of Bellevue this afternoon. Best bird was a loon in basic plumage at the American Hero's Park. Bird was very pale in color. I did not have my scope, so didn't get great details. If anyone is out that way tomorrow, check it out to make sure it's just a Common Loon. Not much else of interest, with some YR Warblers and Harris's Sparrows on the south fence line of the base lake and one Greater Yellowlegs. Savanah Sparrows on LaPlatte Rd.

Not in e-bird.

Al Reyer
Bellevue, NE

 

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Date: 4/29/17 1:47 pm
From: Marsha Nyffeler <marshanyffeler...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] piping plover Platte Co
Lake North - in spite of the wind and limited beach space
2 Spotted Sandpipers
20+ American Avocets
several western sandpipers
15+ Forster's terns
1 Piping Plover - with leg bands It must not be the same bird I saw last
year - as the leg bands on both birds are different colors (it helps to
have pictures of them both so I can compare)

1 Harris sparrow in yard

Marsha Nyffeler
Columbus, NE

 

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Date: 4/28/17 5:10 pm
From: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Backyard
Despite the cool and rainy weather I have a good mix of birds at my
feeders (Sarpy County):

Tonight 4/28
- 2 Harris's Sparrows
- 3 Lincoln's Sparrows
- 1 White-crowned Sparrow
- 1 White-throated Sparrow
- 6 House Finches
- 2 A. Goldfinches
- 2 WB Nuthatches
- 1 BC Chickadee
- 2 Cardinals
- 2 DW Woodpeckers
- 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
- 2 C. Grackles
- 1 BH Cowbird (female)
- 2 Robins

Not at the feeders: 4+ Yellow-rumped Warblers and 1 Orange-crowned Warbler

Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE



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Date: 4/28/17 2:47 pm
From: 'Gubanyi,Joe' <Joseph.Gubanyi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Sightings(Scissor-tailed Flycatcher)
The scissor-tailed flycatchers were seen last year near SW 31st (not SW 131st) along Denton Rd. I checked the area today along Denton Rd between SW 33rd and 27th and did not see anything, but it was cold and raining lightly when I drove by, not the greatest conditions for scissor-tailed flycatchers to be sitting out in the open. I suspect Ted saw them near SW 31st. There is no SW 131st along Denton Rd. If SW 131st existed, it would be between SW 126th and SW 140th about 7 miles to the west. SW 140th is the county line between Seward and Lancaster Counties.

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Fellow NGPC employee Ted LaGrange reported a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher near SW 131st and Denton Road in Lancaster County on Sunday. I believe this is the same area where a pair was observed last year.

Also on Sunday (23 April), I spent a few hours at Indian Cave State Park and had 6 Northern Parulas, a Great Crested Flycatcher, 2 Sedge Wrens and a Warbling Vireo, among other species (see http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36202469)

On 21 April, I did a birding loop in northeast Nebraska and highlights included 2 Brewer's Blackbirds and a late Rough-legged Hawk in Thurston County, a Snowy Egret and 3 Brewer's Blackbirds at Kramper Lake, a Snowy Egret (but not much else) at Willow Creek Reservoir, and 105 American Avocets and a Piping Plover at Lake North/Babcock (not all reported to eBird).

On 17 April, I had a Common Yellowthroat and a Townsend's Solitaire at Meridian WMA, Thayer County (http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36057012).

Good birding!


-Joel

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Date: 4/28/17 2:45 pm
From: 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Whimbrels et al.
On 26 April, I drove out to Lake McConaughy. I made a brief stop at the North Platte sewage lagoons where I found a decent number of shorebirds. The highlight was a single Hudsonian Godwit with a group of Marbled Godwits (full eBird checklist http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36285299).

At Lake Ogallala, highlights included an adult Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Whimbrels (poor photos on the eBird checklist) and a Merlin (columbaris). The eBird checklist can be found here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36292228

I might have missed the Whimbrels had it not been for me filling out my eBird checklist on my phone. I walked out on the dike trail from the east campground and scoped everything for about 40 minutes. After filling out the checklist, I gave the exposed bars one last look before heading back to my vehicle. Out of nowhere there were Whimbrels. The only reasonable explanation is that they flew in and landed when I was staring at my phone.

Finally, on 26 April, I saw a Peregrine Falcon, Northern Mockingbird and a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher at Clear Creek WMA, Keith-Garden Counties.

On 27 April, I found three Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Martin Bay. I then heard a Western Kingbird in Arthur and saw single Blue-gray Gnatcatchers at Halsey NNF and along the Dismal River near Dunning.

Good birding!


-Joel

Joel Jorgensen | Nongame Bird Program Manager
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
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Date: 4/28/17 11:27 am
From: 'Kathleen Crawford' <katcr...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Brown Thrashers
On Ebird

The past week as been fun in our yard with lots of

Yellow-rumped Warblers and

White-throated Sparrows,

a few Orange-crowned Warblers,

Lincoln's sparrows

and one Gray-headed Catbird.

However the most fun was

3 Brown Thrashers under the feeders at one time.

2 Red-breasted Nuthatches remain

Kathleen Crawford-Rose

Bellevue, Sarpy Cnty


 

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Date: 4/28/17 10:27 am
From: Janet Greer <janetgreer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Lazuli Bunting--Council Bluffs
An adult breeding male Lazuli Bunting stopped at my safflower feeder at 12:15 pm just long enough for me to realize what he was and then left. He apparently didn't like the lunch. I haven't been able to relocate him in the neighborhood again yet, but I will try for a photo if I can find him.
Janet Greer
Pottawattamie County
Council Bluffs, IA

 

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Date: 4/28/17 7:24 am
From: 'Jerry Toll' <geritol48...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] sightings yesterday
Yesterday I saw my first western kingbird at Eppley Airfield and a juvenile
western dark morph redtail molting primaries at the North Omaha Powerplant.



Jerry Toll

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Date: 4/28/17 6:56 am
From: Marsha Nyffeler <marshanyffeler...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Platte co, wilkinson WMA
On tuesday of this week -highlights at Wilkinson WMA: 20+ Willets ,Lesser
Yellowlegs - too many to count, a small group of Ibis - too far away to ID
any better.

On Thursday - heard the first Clay Colored sparrow (in my yard)

Marsha Nyffeler
Columbus, NE

 

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Date: 4/28/17 6:43 am
From: 'Pierson, Andrew' <apierson...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Grand Island Yellow-rumbed Warblers
Yesterday morning (4/27) I strolled around the Grand Island cemetery north of Old Potash while my vehicle was being serviced across the street. The Yellow-rumped Warblers numbered in the hundreds. There were other warblers present, as well, but I was without binoculars. I saw, in much smaller numbers, Orange-crowned, Yellow and probably Wilson's Warblers. Many Chipping Sparrows, too. -Andrew Pierson, Grand Island.

 

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