NEBirds
Received From Subject
7/21/18 10:57 am Gary Lingle <pelicanlingle...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Yard Birds
7/21/18 5:39 am Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Yard Birds
7/20/18 8:14 pm Loren Padelford <lpdlfrd...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Sarpy Birds
7/20/18 7:05 pm 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] RE: it's the middle of July - so ...........
7/20/18 4:26 pm 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] RE: it's the middle of July - so ...........
7/19/18 9:21 pm 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] it's the middle of July - so ...........
7/19/18 7:27 pm 'Lanny and Robin' <snowbunting...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] July 07 Norfolk area
7/15/18 10:06 pm 'Lanny and Robin' <snowbunting...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Madison County 7/6/18
7/12/18 7:35 am Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] My error
7/11/18 8:02 pm 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] eBird or no eBIrd?
7/11/18 5:35 pm Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Late sightings report
7/11/18 4:59 pm 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] eBird or no eBIrd?
7/10/18 5:20 pm renosmom <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Hummingbirds
7/9/18 2:46 pm Allen <allenreyer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Green Heron nest-Sarpy County
7/8/18 2:48 pm 'Lanny and Robin' <snowbunting...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] July 05 Platte Co
7/5/18 3:08 pm Keith Dyche <kadyche...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Purple Martins breeding in Valentine?
7/5/18 7:33 am Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Dodge and Saunders
7/5/18 6:37 am Ruth Stearns <ruthstearns...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Red-breasted Nuthatches
7/4/18 12:12 pm 'nratzlaff' <nratzlaff...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Purple Martins breeding in Valentine?
7/4/18 11:21 am Jonathan Nikkila <jonathannikkila...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Purple Martins breeding in Valentine?
7/4/18 11:19 am <c.j.hall...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Purple Martins breeding in Valentine?
7/4/18 10:40 am Mark Brogie <mabrogie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Purple Martins breeding in Valentine?
7/4/18 10:06 am 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Purple Martins breeding in Valentine?
7/4/18 9:53 am <c.j.hall...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Purple Martins breeding in Valentine?
7/4/18 9:33 am 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Purple Martins breeding in Valentine?
7/3/18 1:56 pm 'Alice Kenitz' <akenitz...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Scotts Bluff and Banner Counties
7/2/18 11:41 am 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Another "300 for 2018"
7/2/18 11:15 am Mark Brogie <mabrogie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Another "300 for 2018"
6/30/18 9:29 pm <wmollhoff...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] McPherson County water spot
6/30/18 7:02 pm <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] McPherson County water spot
6/30/18 6:46 pm <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Trumpeter Swans at Ravenna
6/29/18 6:26 pm Boni Edwards <boni.edwards...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: Black-bellied Whistling Duck
6/29/18 6:23 pm <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: Black-bellied Whistling Duck
6/29/18 5:46 pm <tgannon2...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] REEG; BUOW
6/29/18 1:10 am John Carlini <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Reddish Egret, BBWD, and a few other things
6/28/18 6:14 pm 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Reddish Egret, BBWD, and a few other things
6/27/18 4:24 pm Lisa Sullivan <789popbirdfine...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Haworth park
6/27/18 4:54 am Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] BB Cuckoo
6/26/18 4:45 pm Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] County Birds
6/26/18 3:01 pm Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Egret
6/26/18 9:12 am Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Reddish Egret
6/26/18 6:38 am Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Reddish Egret- Yes.
6/25/18 8:36 pm Paul Dunbar <pastorpaultdunbar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Mockingbird and Osprey nest
6/25/18 5:44 pm 'Kathy DeLara' <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Mockingbird and Osprey nest
6/25/18 5:24 pm Mark Brogie <mabrogie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Fwd: [sd-birds] Fwd: [mou-net] AOS / ABA checklist
6/25/18 11:46 am Andrew Furman <ngpc.platteaccess...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] RE: Re: Reddish Egret - Hall Co
6/25/18 9:08 am 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] RE: Re: Reddish Egret - Hall Co (NOT SEEN)
6/25/18 7:54 am Boni Edwards <boni.edwards...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Black-bellied Whistling Duck
6/25/18 6:54 am 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] eBird or no eBIrd?
6/25/18 6:38 am 'Pierson, Andrew' <apierson...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: Reddish Egret - Hall Co (NOT SEEN)
6/24/18 7:54 pm <lauren.dinan...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] RE: Reddish Egret - Hall Co (NOT LBHE)
6/24/18 1:34 pm Boni Edwards <boni.edwards...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: Black- bellied Whistling Duck - North Platte Cody Park
6/24/18 1:34 pm Boni Edwards <boni.edwards...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: Black- bellied Whistling Duck - North Platte Cody Park
6/24/18 1:30 pm Ruth Stearns <ruthstearns...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] RE: Reddish Egret - Hall Co (NOT LBHE)
6/24/18 10:01 am 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] RE: Reddish Egret - Hall Co (NOT LBHE)
6/24/18 9:06 am Matt Shurtliff <mmscornhusker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] RE: Reddish Egret - Hall Co (NOT LBHE)
6/24/18 8:04 am Jonathan Nikkila <jonathannikkila...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] RE: Reddish Egret - Hall Co (NOT LBHE)
6/24/18 8:01 am 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] RE: Reddish Egret - Hall Co (NOT LBHE)
6/24/18 6:06 am 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] RE: Reddish Egret - Hall Co (NOT LBHE)
6/24/18 5:56 am 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Reddish Egret - Hall Co (NOT LBHE)
6/23/18 5:33 pm Matt Shurtliff <mmscornhusker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Black- bellied Whistling Duck - North Platte Cody Park
6/23/18 3:13 pm Matt Shurtliff <mmscornhusker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Whistling ducks and LBH
6/23/18 3:09 pm Matt Shurtliff <mmscornhusker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Fort Robinson area - Lazuli bunting help
6/23/18 2:23 pm <wmollhoff...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Fort Robinson area - Lazuli bunting help
6/22/18 3:34 pm 'Kathy DeLara' <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Fort Robinson area - Lazuli bunting help
6/22/18 2:27 pm 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] NOU fall meeting announcement and information
6/22/18 12:30 pm Matt Shurtliff <mmscornhusker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Fort Robinson area - Lazuli bunting help
6/21/18 8:04 pm Carolyn Rieke <bcrieke...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Fulvous whistling ducks Yes
6/21/18 6:51 pm <lauren.dinan...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Fulvous Whistling-Ducks (still there)
6/21/18 10:06 am <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] RE: Black-bellied Whistling-Duck report - Atkinson
 
Back to top
Date: 7/21/18 10:57 am
From: Gary Lingle <pelicanlingle...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Yard Birds
That is a remarkable list Jan! I’m up to 168 species on my 40 acres along the Platte. Not sure I’ll ever reach 200 but it’s always exciting to add a new one.

Gary Lingle
Gibbon NE

> On Jul 21, 2018, at 7:37 AM, Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
> Over the years I’ve had many birds either in my yard or low flyovers. I’ve had Green Heron, Great Egret, Black-crowned Night Heron, Cattle Egret, all by my small pond. This morning I added the most common of all, Great Blue Heron. He brings my yard list total since 1980 when we moved here to 187! This is a farm but I on,y count those birds seen around the house and not on the farm ground itself.
>
> Jan Johnson
> Wakefield, Dixon County
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/bird-brained-quilter/
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 7/21/18 5:39 am
From: Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Yard Birds
Over the years I’ve had many birds either in my yard or low flyovers. I’ve had Green Heron, Great Egret, Black-crowned Night Heron, Cattle Egret, all by my small pond. This morning I added the most common of all, Great Blue Heron. He brings my yard list total since 1980 when we moved here to 187! This is a farm but I on,y count those birds seen around the house and not on the farm ground itself.

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




------------------------------------
Posted by: Jan Johnson <janbirder...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<NEBirds-digest...>
<NEBirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<NEBirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 7/20/18 8:14 pm
From: Loren Padelford <lpdlfrd...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Sarpy Birds
Hi Birders,

This evening we went birding south of Offutt to La Platte Bottoms.

At the entrance to the Base Lake there was a Bell’s Vireo singing.

There was a singing Blue Grosbeak where the railroad tracks cross Harlan Lewis Road and another singing by the bridge over the Papio Creek.

At the Bottoms, there were 5 Great Blue Herons and a pair of Redhead Ducks in the flooded area on the north side of Highway 34.


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




 

Back to top
Date: 7/20/18 7:05 pm
From: 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] RE: it's the middle of July - so ...........
As explained in BONO (URL in my signature block below), genetic studies show very little difference among the redpolls. However what is holding up a decision to lump the redpolls by AOS is that there is some evidence of assortative mating among N. American redpolls ie they tend to choose their own kind, which tends to amplify differences between them.



Ross



Ross Silcock

Seasonal Reports Compiler

Nebraska Bird Review

Tabor, IA

402-618-4933

https:// <http://www.birdsofnebraska.org/> www.birdsofnebraska.org





From: <NEBirds...> <NEBirds...>
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2018 6:27 PM
To: <mmhansen52...>
Cc: <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] RE: it's the middle of July - so ...........





Hi Matt (and others),



To answer your question “Have I read any recent studies” the answer is: no, not personally, but neither do I make these decisions. But the people (i.e. committee member(s)) who did, site the following references along with a brief summary of their conclusion that included previous committee opinions:



“Lesser Redpoll A. cabaret is split from Common Redpoll A. flammea. So doing renders taxonomic status of A. cabaret equivalent to A. hornemanni pending future analyses (Knox 2001, Ottvall et al. 2002, Marthinsen et al.. 2008, Mason & Taylor 2015, BOU, H&M4, NACC 2017-B-7)”



As to “why all the fuss”: well that’s because most birders keep lists of species that they have seen and they want to see those lists continue to grow, not shrink. That part of it is a game that most of us play, but these Committees are mostly comprised of professional ornithologists who are voicing their opinions based on the best genetic and reproductive evidence at their disposal.

Hope that this answers your query; if not, shoot me another reply.



All the best,



Elliott (Bedows

Bellevue,)







From: Matt Hansen [mailto:<mmhansen52...>]
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2018 11:42 AM
To: <ebedows...> <mailto:<ebedows...>
Subject: Re: it's the middle of July - so ...........



Question



Redpolls, genetically speaking is there a difference in lesser, common, hoary.? Do you know? Have you read any studies. I am curious as to why all the fuss. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Matt

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android <https://go.onelink.me/107872968?pid=InProduct&c=Global_Internal_YGrowth_AndroidEmailSig__AndroidUsers&af_wl=ym&af_sub1=Internal&af_sub2=Global_YGrowth&af_sub3=EmailSignature>




 

Back to top
Date: 7/20/18 4:26 pm
From: 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] RE: it's the middle of July - so ...........
Hi Matt (and others),



To answer your question “Have I read any recent studies” the answer is: no, not personally, but neither do I make these decisions. But the people (i.e. committee member(s)) who did, site the following references along with a brief summary of their conclusion that included previous committee opinions:



“Lesser Redpoll A. cabaret is split from Common Redpoll A. flammea. So doing renders taxonomic status of A. cabaret equivalent to A. hornemanni pending future analyses (Knox 2001, Ottvall et al. 2002, Marthinsen et al.. 2008, Mason & Taylor 2015, BOU, H&M4, NACC 2017-B-7)”



As to “why all the fuss”: well that’s because most birders keep lists of species that they have seen and they want to see those lists continue to grow, not shrink. That part of it is a game that most of us play, but these Committees are mostly comprised of professional ornithologists who are voicing their opinions based on the best genetic and reproductive evidence at their disposal.

Hope that this answers your query; if not, shoot me another reply.



All the best,



Elliott (Bedows

Bellevue,)







From: Matt Hansen [mailto:<mmhansen52...>]
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2018 11:42 AM
To: <ebedows...>
Subject: Re: it's the middle of July - so ...........



Question



Redpolls, genetically speaking is there a difference in lesser, common, hoary.? Do you know? Have you read any studies. I am curious as to why all the fuss. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Matt

Sent <https://go.onelink.me/107872968?pid=InProduct&c=Global_Internal_YGrowth_AndroidEmailSig__AndroidUsers&af_wl=ym&af_sub1=Internal&af_sub2=Global_YGrowth&af_sub3=EmailSignature> from Yahoo Mail on Android


 

Back to top
Date: 7/19/18 9:21 pm
From: 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] it's the middle of July - so ...........
Hi everyone,



I took a walk along the upland trails in Fontenelle Forest this past week
where the mosquitoes were so thick and thirsty that I literally was attcked
by swarms of them every time I stopped to look at a bird. While I heard an
Acadian Flycatcher and 2-3 Yellow-billed Cuckoos, many Wood Thrushes other
usual suspects, there was nothing to post about. Great hike and workout
though!



I have been going thru the most recent iteration of the 2018 IOC
(International Ornithologists Committee) World checklist updates and
discovered a couple of things that may be of interest locally. Turns out
that the IOC, but not the ASO/ABA has now accepted the un-lumping of the
Yellow-rumped Warbler complex. This means that YRWA now 'splits/unlumps'
into: Myrtle and Audubon's Warblers locally. And for those who care, the
non-migratory Guatemalan (former race) of YRWA is elevated to full species
status as Goldstein's Warbler, but that the non-migratory Mexican (S.
nigafrons) Warbler remains a race of Audubon's Warbler. If history is any
indication, it is likely that the two Societies will agree with this
decision within a year or two.



Another IOC decision that may interest some NEBirders, especially those who
venture to foreign lands like Minnesota J in the wintertime is that the IOC
not only has refused to endorse he lumping of Com. & Hoary (aka Arctic)
Redpolls, but actually split off a race of Redpoll (the Lesser Redpoll,
which is a resident of upland areas of Britain and the Czech & Slovakia
Republics of mainland Europe). I personally find this interesting because
the argument of whether or not to lump the Redpolls has been going on since
I was a grad student in the mid-1970's and it looks like it won't happen any
time soon.



Stay cool everyone.



Elliott Bedows

Bellevue, Sarpy Co.








 

Back to top
Date: 7/19/18 7:27 pm
From: 'Lanny and Robin' <snowbunting...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] July 07 Norfolk area
Nebraska birders,

On July 07, Lanny and I spent a little more time birding in the
Norfolk area before heading for home. Below are the highlights:

Northern Bobwhite
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Lesser Yellowlegs
Krider’s Red-tailed Hawk
Black-capped Chickadee
Bobolink
Indigo Bunting

We did some county listing in Wayne County at the Hoskins
sewage lagoons and cemetery. Both are good birding areas.
At the sewage lagoon, we saw a Bobolink. At the cemetery,
we heard and saw a Yellow-billed Cuckoo and a Black-capped
Chickadee. This seems to be a good year for cuckoos.
I mention the chickadee because we don’t see them in our part
of Nebraska.

We saw a Krider’s Red-tail along 853 Road between 558 and 559
Avenues. It was perched on a power pole. Nearby, we heard
and saw an Indigo Bunting.

In Pierce County, we saw ten Lesser Yellowlegs in a flooded field
a little east of Pierce.

For the two days Lanny added ten species to his Wayne County
life list for a new total of 57 and I added nine species for
a new total of 59. Lanny added two to his Pierce County list
for a new total is 73. I added one species to Pierce County
for a new total of 76.
ebird yes

Robin Harding
northern Kearney Co.

Nebraska Ornithologists' Union
http://www.noubirds.org
Next birding event based in Ainsworth, September 14-16, 2018
Follow NOU on web site, facebook and twitter


__._,_.___

---------------------------------------------------------------------

Posted by: "Lanny and Robin" <snowbunting...>

---------------------------------------------------------------------

[IMAGE]

Visit Your Group

* New Members 1

Yahoo! Groups • Privacy • Unsubscribe • Terms of Use
__,_._,___
 

Back to top
Date: 7/15/18 10:06 pm
From: 'Lanny and Robin' <snowbunting...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Madison County 7/6/18
Hello Nebraska birders,

ebird

Friday, July 6, Robin and I looked around Madison County for birds,
with Dave Heidt's expert guidance. Dave not only helped us find the
birds that we needed but he is very entertaining. Hold still and I
will show you a list of highlights followed by details.
Ruddy Duck (2)Northern Bobwhite (several)Wild Turkey (some)Green Heron
(2)Broad-winged Hawk (1)Willow Flycatcher (1)Eastern Phoebe (1)Red-eyed
Vireo (1)Black-capped Chickadee (1)Eastern Bluebird (1)
Lark Sparrow (1)Grasshopper Sparrow (1)Swamp Sparrow (some)Bobolink
(1)Great-tailed Grackle (1)Indigo Bunting (1)
Near Yellowbanks WMA we heard a Northern Bobwhite. At Yellowbanks we
identified a Willow Flycatcher, saw some Wild Turkeys, saw an Eastern
Phoebe, two Green Herons, an Eastern Bluebird, heard and saw a
Red-eyed Vireo, a Grasshopper Sparrow, an Indigo Bunting and some
Swamp Sparrows. Also there Robin and Dave heard a Yellow-billed
Cuckoo. Near Meadow Grove we saw some Bobolinks. At Ueker Lake near
Battle Creek we saw two Ruddy Ducks. In Norfolk at the Wall Mart
parking lot we saw a Great-tailed Grackle. At the Lutheran Cemetery
on Maple Robin and Dave saw a Broad-winged Hawk. In southeastern
Pierce County we saw and heard a Lark Sparrow.
Robin added five birds to her Madison County list for a new total of
129. I also added five birds to my Madison County list for a new
total of 125. Robin will probably post soon about our adventures in
Pierce and Wayne Counties the next day. Robin's new Madison County
birds were the Willow flycatcher, the Wild Turkeys, the Ruddy Ducks,
the Broad-winged Hawk and the Great-tailed Grackle. My new Madison
County birds were the Wild Turkeys, the Swamp Sparrows, the Ruddy
Ducks, the Great-tailed Grackle and Blue-winged Teal.

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
308-216-0427

__._,_.___

---------------------------------------------------------------------

Posted by: "Lanny and Robin" <snowbunting...>

---------------------------------------------------------------------

[IMAGE]

Visit Your Group

* New Members 1

Yahoo! Groups • Privacy • Unsubscribe • Terms of Use
__,_._,___
 

Back to top
Date: 7/12/18 7:35 am
From: Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] My error

I just reread the message I posted yesterday and it should be a Spotted Towhee not Eastern Towhee in Harlan County.

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




------------------------------------
Posted by: Jan Johnson <janbirder...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<NEBirds-digest...>
<NEBirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<NEBirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 7/11/18 8:02 pm
From: 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] eBird or no eBIrd?
Hi Elliott,



Yes I gather up your sightings from NEBIRDS for Seasonal Reports. I think I
get at least 95% of my data now from eBird!



Keep sending to NEBIRDS- your reports are good value.



Ross



From: <NEBirds...> <NEBirds...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 6:59 PM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] eBird or no eBIrd?





HI Ross,



We just got back from two weeks in northern Europe and am just now catching
up with emails. I think that you already know that I DO NOT list on ebird,
but wanted to reiterate that.



Elliott



From: <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...>
[mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2018 8:39 AM
To: NEBIRDS
Subject: [NEBirds] eBird or no eBIrd?





Hi all,



Just a friendly reminder to type "ebird" or "no ebird" on your NEBIRDS
sighting reports. I'm working on the Spring Seasonal Report (March-May) for
Neb Bird Review and having those notations allows me to comb through and put
on my spreadsheet the non-eBird March-May reports much more quickly, since I
download what's on eBird anyway.



Much appreciated,

Ross



Ross Silcock

Seasonal Reports Compiler

Nebraska Bird Review

Tabor, IA

402-618-4933






 

Back to top
Date: 7/11/18 5:35 pm
From: Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Late sightings report
No eBird

We were in Colorado visiting family and decided to bird the southern row of counties from west to Nuckolls County on Monday and Tuesday. I rarely get that far south so it was easy to add several species to all of those County lists. Below are a few highlights:

July 9th:
Perkins County:
Great-tailed Grackle
Lark Bunting
Burrowing Owl (west of Grant in a prairie dog village at the se intersection of hwy 23 &
326 Rd.)
Grasshopper Sparrow

Chase County:
Grasshopper Sparrow
Great-tailed Grackle
Blue Grosbeak
Black-crowned Night Heron (in a nearly dry irrigation pond hole along Hwy 61 @
N40 33 22, W101 37 43)

Dundy County:
Rock Creek SRA:
Grasshopper Sparrow
Brewer’s Blackbird
Warbling Vireo
Bell’s Vireo - at least 5

Harlan County:
Reservoir:
Great Blue Heron - 25+
Wood Duck - 6
Franklin’s Gull - 120+/-
Blue Grosbeak
Eastern Towhee
Eastern Wood Peewee
Catbird
Bell’s Vireo

Nuckolls County:
Eastern Wood Peewee
Purple Martin
Ovenbird
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

I also reached #11 Killdeer and #12 Red-winged Blackbird in all 93 counties in Nuckolls)


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




------------------------------------
Posted by: Jan Johnson <janbirder...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<NEBirds-digest...>
<NEBirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<NEBirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 7/11/18 4:59 pm
From: 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] eBird or no eBIrd?
HI Ross,



We just got back from two weeks in northern Europe and am just now catching
up with emails. I think that you already know that I DO NOT list on ebird,
but wanted to reiterate that.



Elliott



From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2018 8:39 AM
To: NEBIRDS
Subject: [NEBirds] eBird or no eBIrd?





Hi all,



Just a friendly reminder to type "ebird" or "no ebird" on your NEBIRDS
sighting reports. I'm working on the Spring Seasonal Report (March-May) for
Neb Bird Review and having those notations allows me to comb through and put
on my spreadsheet the non-eBird March-May reports much more quickly, since I
download what's on eBird anyway.



Much appreciated,

Ross



Ross Silcock

Seasonal Reports Compiler

Nebraska Bird Review

Tabor, IA

402-618-4933






 

Back to top
Date: 7/10/18 5:20 pm
From: renosmom <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Hummingbirds

The hummingbirds are starting to show up, I just had a Broad-tailed at my feeder and a Rufous was seen today in Gering. 
Broad-tailed will be on eBird
Kathy DeLaraMitchell NE

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
 

Back to top
Date: 7/9/18 2:46 pm
From: Allen <allenreyer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Green Heron nest-Sarpy County
Played golf this morning, as usual. Heading down to the first tee at Tregaron GC, I saw a Green Heron fly by with nesting material. She landed in a Crab Apple tree right by the front door. After my round, went and checked on her and found her still working on the nest. Nearest water is almost a half mile away. In past years, I have found them nesting in a honey locust grove near the #11 tee box. Again, close to a half mile from water, but in a quieter, more isolated spot than by the front door.

Al Reyer
Bellevue, NE

Sent from my iPad


------------------------------------
Posted by: Allen <allenreyer...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<NEBirds-digest...>
<NEBirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<NEBirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 7/8/18 2:48 pm
From: 'Lanny and Robin' <snowbunting...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] July 05 Platte Co
Nebraska birders,

On Thursday, July 05, Lanny and I were traveling to Norfolk.
We stopped at the Duncan sewage lagoons (Platte Co.) for a
quick look. The only birds on the water was a small flock of
Redheads. We saw three adult males and nine female/immature.
I must admit that I didn’t try very hard to positively ID the
female/immature ducks. Since they were the only ducks on the
lagoon and they were swimming around together, I assumed they
were all the same species.

We also stopped in Platte County at Lakes North and Babcock.
There were some people fishing and boating so there were not
many birds. In the park on the north side of the lakes were
15 white Snow Geese and 4 blue morphs. We drove around the
dike between the lakes and saw six Black Terns, seven Forster’s
Terns, an adult Bald Eagle and Great Blue Herons.

ebird - Yes

Robin Harding
northern Kearney Co.

Nebraska Ornithologists' Union
Next birding event based in Ainsworth, September 14-16, 2018
Follow NOU on web site, facebook and twitter



__._,_.___

---------------------------------------------------------------------

Posted by: "Lanny and Robin" <snowbunting...>

---------------------------------------------------------------------

[IMAGE]

Visit Your Group

Yahoo! Groups • Privacy • Unsubscribe • Terms of Use
__,_._,___
 

Back to top
Date: 7/5/18 3:08 pm
From: Keith Dyche <kadyche...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Purple Martins breeding in Valentine?
I found a colony of Purple Martins in Valentine on East C Street just before you cross the bike trail. The Martin house is located in a RV Park. This was 7-4-15

Keith Dyche Shenandoah Iowa
Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone


On Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 11:33 AM, 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:

 


eBird shows several Jun-July reports in the Valentine, Cherry County area, but does anyone know if there is or are breeding colonies there?  Martins have bred for many years at Ainsworth in the Elkhorn River Valley, but apparently not in the Niobrara River Valley between Valentine and Niobrara (https://birds.outdoornebraska.gov/purple-martin/).

 

Ross

 

Ross Silcock

Seasonal Reports Compiler

Nebraska Bird Review

Tabor, IA

402-618-4933

 
#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405 -- #yiv2375548405ygrp-mkp {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;font-family:Arial;margin:10px 0;padding:0 10px;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405ygrp-mkp hr {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405ygrp-mkp #yiv2375548405hd {color:#628c2a;font-size:85%;font-weight:700;line-height:122%;margin:10px 0;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405ygrp-mkp #yiv2375548405ads {margin-bottom:10px;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405ygrp-mkp .yiv2375548405ad {padding:0 0;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405ygrp-mkp .yiv2375548405ad p {margin:0;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405ygrp-mkp .yiv2375548405ad a {color:#0000ff;text-decoration:none;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405ygrp-sponsor #yiv2375548405ygrp-lc {font-family:Arial;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405ygrp-sponsor #yiv2375548405ygrp-lc #yiv2375548405hd {margin:10px 0px;font-weight:700;font-size:78%;line-height:122%;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405ygrp-sponsor #yiv2375548405ygrp-lc .yiv2375548405ad {margin-bottom:10px;padding:0 0;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405actions {font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;padding:10px 0;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405activity {background-color:#e0ecee;float:left;font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;padding:10px;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405activity span {font-weight:700;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405activity span:first-child {text-transform:uppercase;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405activity span a {color:#5085b6;text-decoration:none;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405activity span span {color:#ff7900;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405activity span .yiv2375548405underline {text-decoration:underline;}#yiv2375548405 .yiv2375548405attach {clear:both;display:table;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;padding:10px 0;width:400px;}#yiv2375548405 .yiv2375548405attach div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv2375548405 .yiv2375548405attach img {border:none;padding-right:5px;}#yiv2375548405 .yiv2375548405attach label {display:block;margin-bottom:5px;}#yiv2375548405 .yiv2375548405attach label a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv2375548405 blockquote {margin:0 0 0 4px;}#yiv2375548405 .yiv2375548405bold {font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;font-weight:700;}#yiv2375548405 .yiv2375548405bold a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv2375548405 dd.yiv2375548405last p a {font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv2375548405 dd.yiv2375548405last p span {margin-right:10px;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv2375548405 dd.yiv2375548405last p span.yiv2375548405yshortcuts {margin-right:0;}#yiv2375548405 div.yiv2375548405attach-table div div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv2375548405 div.yiv2375548405attach-table {width:400px;}#yiv2375548405 div.yiv2375548405file-title a, #yiv2375548405 div.yiv2375548405file-title a:active, #yiv2375548405 div.yiv2375548405file-title a:hover, #yiv2375548405 div.yiv2375548405file-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv2375548405 div.yiv2375548405photo-title a, #yiv2375548405 div.yiv2375548405photo-title a:active, #yiv2375548405 div.yiv2375548405photo-title a:hover, #yiv2375548405 div.yiv2375548405photo-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv2375548405 div#yiv2375548405ygrp-mlmsg #yiv2375548405ygrp-msg p a span.yiv2375548405yshortcuts {font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;font-weight:normal;}#yiv2375548405 .yiv2375548405green {color:#628c2a;}#yiv2375548405 .yiv2375548405MsoNormal {margin:0 0 0 0;}#yiv2375548405 o {font-size:0;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405photos div {float:left;width:72px;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405photos div div {border:1px solid #666666;min-height:62px;overflow:hidden;width:62px;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405photos div label {color:#666666;font-size:10px;overflow:hidden;text-align:center;white-space:nowrap;width:64px;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405reco-category {font-size:77%;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405reco-desc {font-size:77%;}#yiv2375548405 .yiv2375548405replbq {margin:4px;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405ygrp-actbar div a:first-child {margin-right:2px;padding-right:5px;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405ygrp-mlmsg {font-size:13px;font-family:Arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405ygrp-mlmsg table {font-size:inherit;font:100%;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405ygrp-mlmsg select, #yiv2375548405 input, #yiv2375548405 textarea {font:99% Arial, Helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405ygrp-mlmsg pre, #yiv2375548405 code {font:115% monospace;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405ygrp-mlmsg * {line-height:1.22em;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405ygrp-mlmsg #yiv2375548405logo {padding-bottom:10px;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405ygrp-msg p a {font-family:Verdana;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405ygrp-msg p#yiv2375548405attach-count span {color:#1E66AE;font-weight:700;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405ygrp-reco #yiv2375548405reco-head {color:#ff7900;font-weight:700;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405ygrp-reco {margin-bottom:20px;padding:0px;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405ygrp-sponsor #yiv2375548405ov li a {font-size:130%;text-decoration:none;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405ygrp-sponsor #yiv2375548405ov li {font-size:77%;list-style-type:square;padding:6px 0;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405ygrp-sponsor #yiv2375548405ov ul {margin:0;padding:0 0 0 8px;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405ygrp-text {font-family:Georgia;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405ygrp-text p {margin:0 0 1em 0;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405ygrp-text tt {font-size:120%;}#yiv2375548405 #yiv2375548405ygrp-vital ul li:last-child {border-right:none !important;}#yiv2375548405



 

Back to top
Date: 7/5/18 7:33 am
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Dodge and Saunders
Did a "walkabout" primarily through Dodge County from 5:45 to 10:30 AM
hoping to add to my pitiful 27 county tics. 61 species for the day-though
none of note. Added 42 species in Dodge and 2 in Saunders when I tried
for the WW Dove as a year bird. No luck with visual or auditory evidence
of the WWDO and the heat index finally drove back to Council Bluffs for a
4th of July celebration.

ONE duck species (Wood Duck for the day was a surprise. No Western
Kingbird, Blue Grosbeak, or Loggerhead Shrike but all in on all lots of
individuals.

Part way back I realized I should have tried for the Yellow-crowned Night
Heron in Lancaster but.....

God Bless,

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

 

Back to top
Date: 7/5/18 6:37 am
From: Ruth Stearns <ruthstearns...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Red-breasted Nuthatches
I had a pair of Red-breasted Nuthatches at my feeders all winter, up til about mid May.   They have not returned.   About two weeks ago I began hearing Red-breasted nuthatches in the pines in the neighbor's back yard.   Today I finally found them. At my neighbor's feeder!    eBird list with photo here.  eBird Checklist – RES backyard, Lancaster County, Nebraska, US – Thu Jul 05, 2018 – 4 species

|
|
| |
eBird Checklist – RES backyard, Lancaster County, Nebraska, US – Thu Jul...


|

|

|



Last year I'd had them at my feeders to June 13, 2017, but did not have photo documentation for June.   
Ruthie StearnsLincoln, NE  

 

Back to top
Date: 7/4/18 12:12 pm
From: 'nratzlaff' <nratzlaff...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Purple Martins breeding in Valentine?
Ross: I have a record from Valentine. They were seen on

a Fontenelle Forest Bird Club trip, May 24, 2012.

I didn't record the exact site in Valentine, but remember it

as being in the northeast part of town. Sounds like it could

be the same site where Mark saw them.



Neal Ratzlaff



_____

From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 12:41 PM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Purple Martins breeding in Valentine?





For years: Since at least 1982 (when I was at the Niobrara Valley Preserve)
til the early 2000's (have not seen them in years since but have not checked
in recent years) there was a colony of Purple Martin on the northeast side
of Valentine.



Mark





On Jul 4, 2018, at 11:33 AM, 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...>
[NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:





eBird shows several Jun-July reports in the Valentine, Cherry County area,
but does anyone know if there is or are breeding colonies there? Martins
have bred for many years at Ainsworth in the Elkhorn River Valley, but
apparently not in the Niobrara River Valley between Valentine and Niobrara (
<https://birds.outdoornebraska.gov/purple-martin/>
https://birds.outdoornebraska.gov/purple-martin/).



Ross



Ross Silcock

Seasonal Reports Compiler

Nebraska Bird Review

Tabor, IA

402-618-4933










 

Back to top
Date: 7/4/18 11:21 am
From: Jonathan Nikkila <jonathannikkila...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Purple Martins breeding in Valentine?
For what it's worth, re-affirming what reports already tell you, I spent
the last four days in and around the river east of Valentine. I was looking
for birds the entire time and didn't see any Purple Martins. Didn't spend
any time in Valentine itself, except driving through.

On Wed, Jul 4, 2018 at 12:40 PM Mark Brogie <mabrogie...> [NEBirds] <
<NEBirds...> wrote:

>
>
> For years: Since at least 1982 (when I was at the Niobrara Valley
> Preserve) til the early 2000’s (have not seen them in years since but have
> not checked in recent years) there was a colony of Purple Martin on the
> northeast side of Valentine.
>
> Mark
>
> On Jul 4, 2018, at 11:33 AM, 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...>
> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
>
> eBird shows several Jun-July reports in the Valentine, Cherry County area,
> but does anyone know if there is or are breeding colonies there? Martins
> have bred for many years at Ainsworth in the Elkhorn River Valley, but
> apparently not in the Niobrara River Valley between Valentine and Niobrara (
> https://birds.outdoornebraska.gov/purple-martin/).
>
>
>
> Ross
>
>
>
> Ross Silcock
>
> Seasonal Reports Compiler
>
> Nebraska Bird Review
>
> Tabor, IA
>
> 402-618-4933
>
>
>
>
>
>


--
Jonathan Nikkila
(308) 224-4309
<jonathannikkila...>

 

Back to top
Date: 7/4/18 11:19 am
From: <c.j.hall...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Purple Martins breeding in Valentine?
Yesterday on the south side of the Niobrara river in Rock County at the Hart/Harlan ranch we saw fledgling Downy Woodpeckers, Whitebreasted Nuthatches, and at least 3 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. No fledgling hummers yet. Carolyn Hall, Bassett, NE
PS That ranch is across the river from the Hall Ranch in Keya Paha county. This was the location of the ford on the river when the wagon trains were going to the Black Hills in about 1850. We still have wagon ruts going up through our east cow pasture.


From: "NEBirds" <NEBirds...>
To: "NEBirds" <NEBirds...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 12:40:34 PM
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Purple Martins breeding in Valentine?



For years: Since at least 1982 (when I was at the Niobrara Valley Preserve) til the early 2000’s (have not seen them in years since but have not checked in recent years) there was a colony of Purple Martin on the northeast side of Valentine.

Mark




On Jul 4, 2018, at 11:33 AM, 'Ross Silcock' [ mailto:<silcock...> | <silcock...> ] [NEBirds] < [ mailto:<NEBirds...> | <NEBirds...> ] > wrote:




eBird shows several Jun-July reports in the Valentine, Cherry County area, but does anyone know if there is or are breeding colonies there? Martins have bred for many years at Ainsworth in the Elkhorn River Valley, but apparently not in the Niobrara River Valley between Valentine and Niobrara ( [ https://birds.outdoornebraska.gov/purple-martin/ | https://birds.outdoornebraska.gov/purple-martin/ ] ).



Ross



Ross Silcock

Seasonal Reports Compiler

Nebraska Bird Review

Tabor, IA

402-618-4933













 

Back to top
Date: 7/4/18 10:40 am
From: Mark Brogie <mabrogie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Purple Martins breeding in Valentine?
For years: Since at least 1982 (when I was at the Niobrara Valley Preserve) til the early 2000’s (have not seen them in years since but have not checked in recent years) there was a colony of Purple Martin on the northeast side of Valentine.

Mark

> On Jul 4, 2018, at 11:33 AM, 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
>
> eBird shows several Jun-July reports in the Valentine, Cherry County area, but does anyone know if there is or are breeding colonies there? Martins have bred for many years at Ainsworth in the Elkhorn River Valley, but apparently not in the Niobrara River Valley between Valentine and Niobrara (https://birds.outdoornebraska.gov/purple-martin/ <https://birds.outdoornebraska.gov/purple-martin/>).
>
>
>
> Ross
>
>
>
> Ross Silcock
>
> Seasonal Reports Compiler
>
> Nebraska Bird Review
>
> Tabor, IA
>
> 402-618-4933
>
>
>
>
>


 

Back to top
Date: 7/4/18 10:06 am
From: 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Purple Martins breeding in Valentine?
Thanks for the geography correction Carolyn. My error- Ainsworth is on a tributary of the Niobrara, which I think is how martins are getting to Valentine since there seem to be no Niobrara River Valley records east of Valentine.



Ross



Ross Silcock

Seasonal Reports Compiler

Nebraska Bird Review

Tabor, IA

402-618-4933



From: <NEBirds...> <NEBirds...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 11:53 AM
To: NEBirds <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Purple Martins breeding in Valentine?





We have several colonies here in Bassett in the head of the Elkhorn Valley. None at the Hall ranch in Keya Paha county in the Niorara valley but have never put up a Martin house either. Too many trees.

PS Ainsworth is not in the Elkhorn Valley, the Elkhorn river starts north of the city of Bassett.

Carolyn Hall, Bassett NE



_____

From: "NEBirds" <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...> >
To: "NEBirds" <NeBirds...> <mailto:<NeBirds...> >
Sent: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 11:33:06 AM
Subject: [NEBirds] Purple Martins breeding in Valentine?





eBird shows several Jun-July reports in the Valentine, Cherry County area, but does anyone know if there is or are breeding colonies there? Martins have bred for many years at Ainsworth in the Elkhorn River Valley, but apparently not in the Niobrara River Valley between Valentine and Niobrara (https://birds.outdoornebraska.gov/purple-martin/).



Ross



Ross Silcock

Seasonal Reports Compiler

Nebraska Bird Re view

Tabor, IA

402-618-4933








 

Back to top
Date: 7/4/18 9:53 am
From: <c.j.hall...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Purple Martins breeding in Valentine?
We have several colonies here in Bassett in the head of the Elkhorn Valley. None at the Hall ranch in Keya Paha county in the Niorara valley but have never put up a Martin house either. Too many trees.
PS Ainsworth is not in the Elkhorn Valley, the Elkhorn river starts north of the city of Bassett.
Carolyn Hall, Bassett NE


From: "NEBirds" <NEBirds...>
To: "NEBirds" <NeBirds...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 11:33:06 AM
Subject: [NEBirds] Purple Martins breeding in Valentine?






eBird shows several Jun-July reports in the Valentine, Cherry County area, but does anyone know if there is or are breeding colonies there? Martins have bred for many years at Ainsworth in the Elkhorn River Valley, but apparently not in the Niobrara River Valley between Valentine and Niobrara ( [ https://birds.outdoornebraska.gov/purple-martin/ | https://birds.outdoornebraska.gov/purple-martin/ ] ).



Ross



Ross Silcock

Seasonal Reports Compiler

Nebraska Bird Re view

Tabor, IA

402-618-4933








 

Back to top
Date: 7/4/18 9:33 am
From: 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Purple Martins breeding in Valentine?
eBird shows several Jun-July reports in the Valentine, Cherry County area,
but does anyone know if there is or are breeding colonies there? Martins
have bred for many years at Ainsworth in the Elkhorn River Valley, but
apparently not in the Niobrara River Valley between Valentine and Niobrara
(https://birds.outdoornebraska.gov/purple-martin/).



Ross



Ross Silcock

Seasonal Reports Compiler

Nebraska Bird Review

Tabor, IA

402-618-4933




 

Back to top
Date: 7/3/18 1:56 pm
From: 'Alice Kenitz' <akenitz...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Scotts Bluff and Banner Counties
Sorry I didn’t get this sent sooner. Wildcat Audubon took a field trip Saturday, June30. We went south of Melbeta through Wright’s Gap to Highway 88 in Banner County. We went east and then turned north to go through Hubbard’s Gap to get back to Highway 92 by McGrew. We had 57 species. Highlight was one SAGE THRASHER in the grassland south of McGrew. I did not post this to ebird, but I believe Kathy DeLara did.

Mallard
Redhead
Ring-necked Pheasant
Wild Turkey
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe
Turkey Vulture
Swainson’s Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Killdeer
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Great Horned Owl—2 young flying around with one adult
Common Nighthawk
Red-headed Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Western Wood-Pewee
Cassin’s Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Eastern kingbird
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Horned Lark
Violet-green Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Rock Wren
House Wren
Mountain Bluebird
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird—at 2 different sites in Banner County
Sage Thrasher—Definitely the highlight of the trip!!!
Brown thrasher
European Starling
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Spotted Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Lark Bunting
Grasshopper Sparrow
Blue Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
Dickcissel
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Brewer’s Blackbird
Common
Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Bullock’s Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Alice Kenitz
Gering
 

Back to top
Date: 7/2/18 11:41 am
From: 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Another "300 for 2018"
Way to go Sharla!



Ross Silcock

Seasonal Reports Compiler

Nebraska Bird Review

Tabor, IA

402-618-4933



From: <NEBirds...> <NEBirds...>
Sent: Monday, July 2, 2018 1:15 PM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Another "300 for 2018"






Shoutout to Sharla Meester! - Another "300 for the Year”

With June chases for Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (#300), Reddish Egret, and Fulvous Whistling Duck, etc. - Sharla has hit number 300 for 2018!

Congratulations Sharla!

Mark A. Brogie
Creighton, NE




 

Back to top
Date: 7/2/18 11:15 am
From: Mark Brogie <mabrogie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Another "300 for 2018"

Shoutout to Sharla Meester! - Another "300 for the Year”

With June chases for Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (#300), Reddish Egret, and Fulvous Whistling Duck, etc. - Sharla has hit number 300 for 2018!

Congratulations Sharla!


Mark A. Brogie
Creighton, NE




------------------------------------
Posted by: Mark Brogie <mabrogie...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<NEBirds-digest...>
<NEBirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<NEBirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 6/30/18 9:29 pm
From: <wmollhoff...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] McPherson County water spot

Bill
That is a nice spot. It was also an atlas block for both projects.If you keep on following the road west and north (and it is a public road (Whitewater Lake Road, I think) you'll find another lake, and after driving through at least one set of ranch buildings, you eventually come out just south of Swan Lake, Arthur Co....which is another really nice lake, with viewing from the road. And eventually wind up on Hwy 2, east of Hyannis.


As for Dry Lake, just past it, there is a road that crosses it at right angles, and at the north end of that crossing road is where Oona Bassett used to live, report from, and have the original Tout Bird Club out for an annual summer picnic. Oona submitted many records for the Cornell Nest Record Card Program in the '60s and '70s, and at the age of 88 or 89, she submitted reports for the first Nebraska Breeding Bird Atlas Project. During the first project, I drove back to the ranch and got to meet her and have a short visit. Probably not many current NOU members remember her name, and not that I've been around all that long.....but I did run across an NOU membership card signed by the Treasurer... Mrs.Sigvald Jensen, '73 I think.

I have no idea when we quit issuing membership cards....and can't remember for sure what I was doing yesterday either..... HA!
Just a bit of history.
Wayne Mollhoff
Ashland







-----Original Message-----
From: <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
To: NEBirds <NEBirds...>
Sent: Sat, Jun 30, 2018 9:02 pm
Subject: [NEBirds] McPherson County water spot







Spent a piece of this afternoon birding McPherson County, where I found a water spot that doesn't appear to have been visited by other birders.


The place is called Dry Lake. From Hwy 92 well west of Tryon, turn north on the paved road from the junction just east of Schick Lake. The county map at the NDOT website calls it Soddy Rd, but it's not signed. Go north a little over 8 miles and turn west on a good gravel road. The county map calls this Whitewater Rd; it's not signed, there's no stop-sign where it joins the paved road, and there's a gate with a ranch's name on it, so it looks very much like a private ranch road (which is probably why it doesn't seem to have been birded before now). The lake is about a mile west of the paved road.


The gravel road stays fairly close to the water for the better part of a mile, so it should make better birding for waterfowl and for water 's-edge birds than Schick Lake or Diamond Bar Lake, where one can't get at all close. I didn't find anything terribly cosmic there today (though a lush patch of broadleaf weeds near the western edge gave me a Bobolink for my McPherson list), but I suspect that it could be quite productive.


William Flack
Kearney









 

Back to top
Date: 6/30/18 7:02 pm
From: <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] McPherson County water spot
Spent a piece of this afternoon birding McPherson County, where I found a water spot that doesn't appear to have been visited by other birders.


The place is called Dry Lake. From Hwy 92 well west of Tryon, turn north on the paved road from the junction just east of Schick Lake. The county map at the NDOT website calls it Soddy Rd, but it's not signed. Go north a little over 8 miles and turn west on a good gravel road. The county map calls this Whitewater Rd; it's not signed, there's no stop-sign where it joins the paved road, and there's a gate with a ranch's name on it, so it looks very much like a private ranch road (which is probably why it doesn't seem to have been birded before now). The lake is about a mile west of the paved road.


The gravel road stays fairly close to the water for the better part of a mile, so it should make better birding for waterfowl and for water's-edge birds than Schick Lake or Diamond Bar Lake, where one can't get at all close. I didn't find anything terribly cosmic there today (though a lush patch of broadleaf weeds near the western edge gave me a Bobolink for my McPherson list), but I suspect that it could be quite productive.


William Flack
Kearney


 

Back to top
Date: 6/30/18 6:46 pm
From: <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Trumpeter Swans at Ravenna
Forgot to post this: on Wednesday (June 27), I visited the marshy pond just south of the South Loup on Ravenna Road, and found two adult Trumpeter Swans accompanied by two cygnets. EBird report with photo at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46833430 https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46833430.


William Flack
Kearney



 

Back to top
Date: 6/29/18 6:26 pm
From: Boni Edwards <boni.edwards...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Black-bellied Whistling Duck
Message me before making a trip out if you want me to check on it!  I've seen it every morning early 6 and 7 AM and every evening including today..  

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
 

Back to top
Date: 6/29/18 6:23 pm
From: <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Black-bellied Whistling Duck
After four unsuccessful visits to Cody Park over three different days, I finally found the Black-bellied Whistling-Duck at about 7 this evening (June 29). The bird was perched on a rock at the southern edge of the elk pond, close to the tree with the heron nest.

I'd tried at about 2 this afternoon and had no luck; my earlier strikeouts also took place in the late morning or afternoon. I'm starting to get the impression that the duck spends the time from early evening to mid-morning at the elk pond, but then flies off to the river or deep into a tree during the midday. It's not just a question of avoiding the heat of the day: two of my misses were on the 25th, when it rained all day. Birders contemplating a drive to North Platte might want to schedule things accordingly.


Ebird report, with a couple of photos: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46883555 https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46883555


William Flack
Kearney



 

Back to top
Date: 6/29/18 5:46 pm
From: <tgannon2...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] REEG; BUOW
{yes, re eBird}


As a true masochist, I thought I'd strike out again on a rare bird, so I checked out the Alda bridge this morning for the Reddish Egret; of course, no go—"three days late and a dollar short," or whatever.


I semi-redeemed the trip by circling back south of Aurora and finding a pair of NE FOY Burrowing Owls at the North Hultine WPA (the prairie dog town along Co Rd 320). I haven't found them there every summer I've checked, so it was some recompense for the egret whiff. To you Lincoln & Omaha birders who "need" a BUOW, and don't want to drive to the Panhandle, I think this is about as far east as BUOWs get in NE. . . .


Tom Gannon
Lincoln, NE
 

Back to top
Date: 6/29/18 1:10 am
From: John Carlini <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Reddish Egret, BBWD, and a few other things
Have been meaning to thank the trio that found that wonderful REEG and this seems like a golden opportunity so thanks to Matt S. for discovering it, Johnathan N. for photographing it, and Joel J. for identifying that wishlist Mega.
Joel brings up a great topic of concern.  We were shocked to see the close proximity of birders to that REEG when we arrived on Sunday but the bird seemed pretty much oblivious to humans including a bicyclist, kids, and other non-birding trail users.  We spoke in hushed tones and moved cautiously while we viewed it but saw other less concerned birders loudly come and go without phasing the REEG.  We watched it at close range in the tree two different times for about an hour each time and both times the bird went through a natural routine of stretching and walking out onto an outer branch before flying to the river to forage and returned in-between to its same perch.  The second time the REEG flew off to forage, someone who identified themselves as being with Game and Parks arrived on the scene at about that exact same time, but we had assumed that was just a coincidence.  We've never seen a Green Heron or Great Blue Heron tolerate humans right next to its perch tree and were curious if that REEG was somehow acclimated to people on the coast?
2018 sure has been Year of the Mega-rarity!  posted on eBird-John Carlini & Shari Schwartz, Lincoln
On Thursday, June 28, 2018, 8:14:03 PM CDT, 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:

 

I was on the road the past two days and had the following sightings:
1 immature Common Loon and 1 Willet (safe to assume a southbound migrant) at Harlan County Lake 6/277 Mississippi Kites (6 ads, 1 sub-adult) in Imperial on 6/272 Cassin's Sparrows near Madrid, Perkins Co on 6/28
I also swung by Cody Park in North Platte and easily relocated the previously-reported Black-bellied Whistling-Duck.  
Finally, I stopped by the crane viewing platform south of the Alda I-80 exit to see if the Reddish Egret was still hanging out there.  It was nowhere to be found.  From what I can tell, the bird was last seen on Tuesday (6/26).  The bird was very (overly) accommodating and many people saw it, but I'm aware of at least two instances where people with cameras unnecessarily approached the bird too closely and caused it to flush.  I would not be surprised if there were more instances.  The bird may have moved on by its own accord, but it seems possible human pressure from people with cameras was also a, and possibly thee, factor.  

-Joel

 

Joel Jorgensen|  Nongame Bird Program Manager

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

2200 N.  33rd 68503 | 402.471.5440

<joel.jorgensen...>



 


#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830 -- #yiv9556675830ygrp-mkp {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;font-family:Arial;margin:10px 0;padding:0 10px;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830ygrp-mkp hr {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830ygrp-mkp #yiv9556675830hd {color:#628c2a;font-size:85%;font-weight:700;line-height:122%;margin:10px 0;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830ygrp-mkp #yiv9556675830ads {margin-bottom:10px;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830ygrp-mkp .yiv9556675830ad {padding:0 0;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830ygrp-mkp .yiv9556675830ad p {margin:0;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830ygrp-mkp .yiv9556675830ad a {color:#0000ff;text-decoration:none;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830ygrp-sponsor #yiv9556675830ygrp-lc {font-family:Arial;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830ygrp-sponsor #yiv9556675830ygrp-lc #yiv9556675830hd {margin:10px 0px;font-weight:700;font-size:78%;line-height:122%;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830ygrp-sponsor #yiv9556675830ygrp-lc .yiv9556675830ad {margin-bottom:10px;padding:0 0;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830actions {font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;padding:10px 0;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830activity {background-color:#e0ecee;float:left;font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;padding:10px;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830activity span {font-weight:700;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830activity span:first-child {text-transform:uppercase;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830activity span a {color:#5085b6;text-decoration:none;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830activity span span {color:#ff7900;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830activity span .yiv9556675830underline {text-decoration:underline;}#yiv9556675830 .yiv9556675830attach {clear:both;display:table;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;padding:10px 0;width:400px;}#yiv9556675830 .yiv9556675830attach div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv9556675830 .yiv9556675830attach img {border:none;padding-right:5px;}#yiv9556675830 .yiv9556675830attach label {display:block;margin-bottom:5px;}#yiv9556675830 .yiv9556675830attach label a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv9556675830 blockquote {margin:0 0 0 4px;}#yiv9556675830 .yiv9556675830bold {font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;font-weight:700;}#yiv9556675830 .yiv9556675830bold a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv9556675830 dd.yiv9556675830last p a {font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv9556675830 dd.yiv9556675830last p span {margin-right:10px;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv9556675830 dd.yiv9556675830last p span.yiv9556675830yshortcuts {margin-right:0;}#yiv9556675830 div.yiv9556675830attach-table div div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv9556675830 div.yiv9556675830attach-table {width:400px;}#yiv9556675830 div.yiv9556675830file-title a, #yiv9556675830 div.yiv9556675830file-title a:active, #yiv9556675830 div.yiv9556675830file-title a:hover, #yiv9556675830 div.yiv9556675830file-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv9556675830 div.yiv9556675830photo-title a, #yiv9556675830 div.yiv9556675830photo-title a:active, #yiv9556675830 div.yiv9556675830photo-title a:hover, #yiv9556675830 div.yiv9556675830photo-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv9556675830 div#yiv9556675830ygrp-mlmsg #yiv9556675830ygrp-msg p a span.yiv9556675830yshortcuts {font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;font-weight:normal;}#yiv9556675830 .yiv9556675830green {color:#628c2a;}#yiv9556675830 .yiv9556675830MsoNormal {margin:0 0 0 0;}#yiv9556675830 o {font-size:0;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830photos div {float:left;width:72px;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830photos div div {border:1px solid #666666;min-height:62px;overflow:hidden;width:62px;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830photos div label {color:#666666;font-size:10px;overflow:hidden;text-align:center;white-space:nowrap;width:64px;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830reco-category {font-size:77%;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830reco-desc {font-size:77%;}#yiv9556675830 .yiv9556675830replbq {margin:4px;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830ygrp-actbar div a:first-child {margin-right:2px;padding-right:5px;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830ygrp-mlmsg {font-size:13px;font-family:Arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830ygrp-mlmsg table {font-size:inherit;font:100%;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830ygrp-mlmsg select, #yiv9556675830 input, #yiv9556675830 textarea {font:99% Arial, Helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830ygrp-mlmsg pre, #yiv9556675830 code {font:115% monospace;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830ygrp-mlmsg * {line-height:1.22em;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830ygrp-mlmsg #yiv9556675830logo {padding-bottom:10px;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830ygrp-msg p a {font-family:Verdana;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830ygrp-msg p#yiv9556675830attach-count span {color:#1E66AE;font-weight:700;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830ygrp-reco #yiv9556675830reco-head {color:#ff7900;font-weight:700;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830ygrp-reco {margin-bottom:20px;padding:0px;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830ygrp-sponsor #yiv9556675830ov li a {font-size:130%;text-decoration:none;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830ygrp-sponsor #yiv9556675830ov li {font-size:77%;list-style-type:square;padding:6px 0;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830ygrp-sponsor #yiv9556675830ov ul {margin:0;padding:0 0 0 8px;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830ygrp-text {font-family:Georgia;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830ygrp-text p {margin:0 0 1em 0;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830ygrp-text tt {font-size:120%;}#yiv9556675830 #yiv9556675830ygrp-vital ul li:last-child {border-right:none !important;}#yiv9556675830
 

Back to top
Date: 6/28/18 6:14 pm
From: 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Reddish Egret, BBWD, and a few other things
I was on the road the past two days and had the following sightings:

1 immature Common Loon and 1 Willet (safe to assume a southbound migrant) at Harlan County Lake 6/27
7 Mississippi Kites (6 ads, 1 sub-adult) in Imperial on 6/27
2 Cassin's Sparrows near Madrid, Perkins Co on 6/28

I also swung by Cody Park in North Platte and easily relocated the previously-reported Black-bellied Whistling-Duck.

Finally, I stopped by the crane viewing platform south of the Alda I-80 exit to see if the Reddish Egret was still hanging out there. It was nowhere to be found. From what I can tell, the bird was last seen on Tuesday (6/26). The bird was very (overly) accommodating and many people saw it, but I'm aware of at least two instances where people with cameras unnecessarily approached the bird too closely and caused it to flush. I would not be surprised if there were more instances. The bird may have moved on by its own accord, but it seems possible human pressure from people with cameras was also a, and possibly thee, factor.

-Joel

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


 

Back to top
Date: 6/27/18 4:24 pm
From: Lisa Sullivan <789popbirdfine...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Haworth park
My husband and I walked the K trail from Haworth down to about the Base
lake. Water ,water everywhere! It was still flowing in and had risen in the
hour we spent there. Saw mostly red-winged black birds ( male and female)
and orchard orioles (male and female) not much of anything else.

Lisa Sullivan
23rd & Washington
Sarpy county
Bellevue Ne

 

Back to top
Date: 6/27/18 4:54 am
From: Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] BB Cuckoo
Finally! I’ve been hearing him sing for a month in the yard and this morning was able to finally see him. He’s not in the yard every day so that makes him even more difficult to see.

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




------------------------------------
Posted by: Jan Johnson <janbirder...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<NEBirds-digest...>
<NEBirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<NEBirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 6/26/18 4:45 pm
From: Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] County Birds
No ebird

I drove to see the Reddish Egret today and birded a bit along the way. Below are some highlights.

Nance County:
Headwaters Park:
Least Tern
Bank Swallow

2 miles south of Fullerton:
Golden Eagle - the gold head quite evident in the morning sun

Hall County:
Reddish Egret
Bell’s Vireo
Bobolink
Red-eyed Vireo
Orchard Oriole
Warbling Vireo

Howard County:
I pulled off the highway right after turning off 281 onto 92 going east because there was a small marsh there.
Yellow Warbler
Warbling Vireo
Baltimore Oriole
House Wren
Dickcissel
Cliff Swallow
Red-headed Woodpecker
Black-billed Cuckoo (heard the soft cu-Cu-Cu- Cu twice)

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




------------------------------------
Posted by: Jan Johnson <janbirder...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<NEBirds-digest...>
<NEBirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<NEBirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 6/26/18 3:01 pm
From: Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Egret
Janis Paseka asked me to post that the Egret was still at Alda exit as of 4:00.

Jan Johnson



------------------------------------
Posted by: Jan Johnson <janbirder...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<NEBirds-digest...>
<NEBirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<NEBirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 6/26/18 9:12 am
From: Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Reddish Egret
Still present at 10:53 am

Jan Johnson



------------------------------------
Posted by: Jan Johnson <janbirder...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<NEBirds-digest...>
<NEBirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<NEBirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 6/26/18 6:38 am
From: Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Reddish Egret- Yes.
The dark morph adult REDDISH EGRET is still present as of 8:25am. It
is currently perched in its regular tree.
-Justin RinkOmaha, NE

__._,_.___

---------------------------------------------------------------------

Posted by: Justin Rink <spindalis79...>

---------------------------------------------------------------------

[IMAGE]

Visit Your Group

* New Members 1

Yahoo! Groups • Privacy • Unsubscribe • Terms of Use
__,_._,___
 

Back to top
Date: 6/25/18 8:36 pm
From: Paul Dunbar <pastorpaultdunbar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Mockingbird and Osprey nest
Kathy, I was really hoping you’d found a Mockingbird x Osprey nesting pair. Picture those feisty babies!
Seriously though, thx for sharing your far western NE reports; I so seldom get out there, it’s good to hear what’s happening.

Paul Dunbar

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 25, 2018, at 7:43 PM, 'Kathy DeLara' <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
> I went out this afternoon to check the roads before I do my BBS route this week. At CR Z and CR5 in Scotts Bluff County I found a Northern Mockingbird displaying and singing. Did not see a second one anywhere. (ebird)
>
>
>
> On the way back to Morrill I found another Osprey nest, this one is near the railroad tracks at CR F and CR 6 on a power pole. It’s about 2 miles west of where I saw the Osprey earlier this spring and last year building a nest in the old Jirdon’s feed lot. This makes the 6th active Osprey nest in Scotts Bluff Co that I know of this year. Also three of them are very near railroad track crossings and about a half mile or more away from the river. Just seems odd.. guess the noise doesn’t bother them. (ebird)
>
>
>
> A couple weeks ago I was talking to a guy that has land down by the river on Berggren Rd. You can not see his property from the road. He said that he thought that the ospreys that were trying to nest on top of the steel power pole, and are now on the platform near Hiway 26 and Berggren Rd, are the same ones that had a nest in an old dead tree on his property for a couple years before that. The tree blew over in a storm about 4 years ago.
>
>
>
> Also saw Dickcissels in several places along the roads. Hoping to get some on the BBS route. (non ebird)
>
>
>
> On Friday I saw a pair of cardinals caring food into a Russian Olive tree at the neighbors down the road. I think they must be nesting there. I have seen an adult off and on in the yard this spring. (e-bird)
>
>
>
> Kathy DeLara
>
> Mitchell NE
>
>
>
>
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 6/25/18 5:44 pm
From: 'Kathy DeLara' <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Mockingbird and Osprey nest
I went out this afternoon to check the roads before I do my BBS route this
week. At CR Z and CR5 in Scotts Bluff County I found a Northern Mockingbird
displaying and singing. Did not see a second one anywhere. (ebird)



On the way back to Morrill I found another Osprey nest, this one is near the
railroad tracks at CR F and CR 6 on a power pole. It's about 2 miles west of
where I saw the Osprey earlier this spring and last year building a nest in
the old Jirdon's feed lot. This makes the 6th active Osprey nest in Scotts
Bluff Co that I know of this year. Also three of them are very near
railroad track crossings and about a half mile or more away from the river.
Just seems odd.. guess the noise doesn't bother them. (ebird)



A couple weeks ago I was talking to a guy that has land down by the river on
Berggren Rd. You can not see his property from the road. He said that he
thought that the ospreys that were trying to nest on top of the steel power
pole, and are now on the platform near Hiway 26 and Berggren Rd, are the
same ones that had a nest in an old dead tree on his property for a couple
years before that. The tree blew over in a storm about 4 years ago.



Also saw Dickcissels in several places along the roads. Hoping to get some
on the BBS route. (non ebird)



On Friday I saw a pair of cardinals caring food into a Russian Olive tree at
the neighbors down the road. I think they must be nesting there. I have seen
an adult off and on in the yard this spring. (e-bird)



Kathy DeLara

Mitchell NE






 

Back to top
Date: 6/25/18 5:24 pm
From: Mark Brogie <mabrogie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Fwd: [sd-birds] Fwd: [mou-net] AOS / ABA checklist
2018 AOU SUPPLEMENT is out.

I have made the changes to OFFICIAL LIST OF NEBRASKA BIRDS on the NOU Home Page!

Mark A. Brogie - NOU Records Chair
Creighton, NE

> Begin forwarded message:
>
> From: "douglas chapman <dougchapman3...> [sd-birds]" <sd-birds-noreply...>
> Subject: [sd-birds] Fwd: [mou-net] AOS / ABA checklist
> Date: June 25, 2018 at 4:46:40 PM CDT
> To: yahoogroups <sd-birds...>
> Reply-To: douglas chapman <dougchapman3...>
>
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
>> From: Kim R Eckert <eckertkr...> <mailto:<eckertkr...>>
>> Date: June 25, 2018 at 11:08:46 AM CDT
>> To: <MOU-NET...> <mailto:<MOU-NET...>
>> Subject: [mou-net] AOS / ABA checklist
>> Reply-To: Kim R Eckert <eckertkr...> <mailto:<eckertkr...>>
>>
>> The 2018 supplement of the American Ornitholological Society (formerly the American Ornithologists’ Union, or AOU) checklist has now been published. This year there are no lumps or splits affecting the checklists of Minnesota or the American Birding Association (ABA) area, and the only English name change is that Gray Jay is now Canada Jay (which is what this species used to be named until 1957). There are also some changes in scientific names and/or sequence involving some sparrows, woodpeckers, and hawks which affect the MN checklist.
>>
>> Following is a link to the ABA blog that summarizes everything:
>>
>> http://blog.aba.org/2018/06/aos2018.html <http://blog.aba.org/2018/06/aos2018.html> <http://blog.aba.org/2018/06/aos2018.html <http://blog.aba.org/2018/06/aos2018.html>>
>>
>>
>> Kim Eckert, Duluth
>> ----
>> Join or Leave mou-net: http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=mou-net <http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=mou-net>
>> Archives: http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html <http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html>
>
>


 

Back to top
Date: 6/25/18 11:46 am
From: Andrew Furman <ngpc.platteaccess...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] RE: Re: Reddish Egret - Hall Co
The Reddish Egret was present this morning around 9:30am.

As I was heading that direction, the radio was playing a reggae song about mangrove forests, which seemed like a good omen. I arrived to find the bird perched in a cottonwood tree, visible from the middle parking area without getting out of my vehicle (which was nice given the rain).

This will be posted to eBird.

Thanks,

Andrew Furman
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
1617 1st Avenue
Kearney, NE 68847
Office:308-865-5338



From: <NEBirds...> <NEBirds...>
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2018 11:08 AM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] RE: Re: Reddish Egret - Hall Co (NOT SEEN)


A report on Facebook indicates the Reddish Egret was back at its spot at approximately 7:45 a.m. this morning.

-Joel

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

From: <NEBirds...><mailto:<NEBirds...> <NEBirds...><mailto:<NEBirds...>>
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2018 8:28 AM
To: <NEBirds...><mailto:<NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Reddish Egret - Hall Co (NOT SEEN)


I spent about 30 minutes at the Alda bridge viewing platform and surrounding area 7-7:30 this morning (Monday) and DID NOT see the Reddish Egret. Poor conditions, light rain. -Andrew, Grand Island


 

Back to top
Date: 6/25/18 9:08 am
From: 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] RE: Re: Reddish Egret - Hall Co (NOT SEEN)
A report on Facebook indicates the Reddish Egret was back at its spot at approximately 7:45 a.m. this morning.

-Joel

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

From: <NEBirds...> <NEBirds...>
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2018 8:28 AM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Reddish Egret - Hall Co (NOT SEEN)


I spent about 30 minutes at the Alda bridge viewing platform and surrounding area 7-7:30 this morning (Monday) and DID NOT see the Reddish Egret. Poor conditions, light rain. -Andrew, Grand Island


 

Back to top
Date: 6/25/18 7:54 am
From: Boni Edwards <boni.edwards...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Black-bellied Whistling Duck
There is still one at North Platte... Cody Park.  At the east end of the island in the middle of the lake.   9:50 am... in the rain.  
Boni Edwards North Platte

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
 

Back to top
Date: 6/25/18 6:54 am
From: 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] eBird or no eBIrd?
Hi all,



Just a friendly reminder to type "ebird" or "no ebird" on your NEBIRDS
sighting reports. I'm working on the Spring Seasonal Report (March-May) for
Neb Bird Review and having those notations allows me to comb through and put
on my spreadsheet the non-eBird March-May reports much more quickly, since I
download what's on eBird anyway.



Much appreciated,

Ross



Ross Silcock

Seasonal Reports Compiler

Nebraska Bird Review

Tabor, IA

402-618-4933




 

Back to top
Date: 6/25/18 6:38 am
From: 'Pierson, Andrew' <apierson...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Reddish Egret - Hall Co (NOT SEEN)
I spent about 30 minutes at the Alda bridge viewing platform and surrounding area 7-7:30 this morning (Monday) and DID NOT see the Reddish Egret. Poor conditions, light rain. -Andrew, Grand Island

 

Back to top
Date: 6/24/18 7:54 pm
From: <lauren.dinan...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] RE: Reddish Egret - Hall Co (NOT LBHE)
The Reddish Egret was still out there this evening. I was out there until about 9:00pm and it was in the river on the east side of the bridge.

Great Find!

Lauren Dinan

------------------------------------
Posted by: <lauren.dinan...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<NEBirds-digest...>
<NEBirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<NEBirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 6/24/18 1:34 pm
From: Boni Edwards <boni.edwards...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Black- bellied Whistling Duck - North Platte Cody Park
I see only one right now.  East end of island in middle of lake at Cody Park!
Boni EdwardsNorth Platte

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
 

Back to top
Date: 6/24/18 1:34 pm
From: Boni Edwards <boni.edwards...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Black- bellied Whistling Duck - North Platte Cody Park
I see only one.... I'm here right now!  East end of island in middle of lake at cody park.  
Boni Edward'sNorth Platte

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
 

Back to top
Date: 6/24/18 1:30 pm
From: Ruth Stearns <ruthstearns...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] RE: Reddish Egret - Hall Co (NOT LBHE)
Yes! And still there when we left at 2:40pm. He does look drunk when he feeds!

Ruthie Stearns and Mike Mattson
Lincoln NE

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 24, 2018, at 12:01 PM, 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
> Reddish Egret still present at relatively close range. Very accommodating. Several birders have seen it. Location is the crane viewing platform at platte river south of Alda I-80 exit.
>
> -Joel
>
> Joel Jorgensen | Nongame Bird Program Manager
> Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
> 2200 N. 33rd 68503 | 402.471.5440
> <joel.jorgensen...>
>
>
> ________________________________________
> From: <NEBirds...> [<NEBirds...>]
> Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2018 10:04 AM
> To: <NEBirds...>
> Subject: Re: [NEBirds] RE: Reddish Egret - Hall Co (NOT LBHE)
>
> Wow! Sweet. Something looked off when I was looking at my pics, especially the beak, but I just figured it was a different variation. Didnt even imagine something like a Reddish Egret.
>
> It was hanging out on a sandbar not far from a group of noisy youth swimming in the river near the bridge. I was surprised it was tolerating the commotion.
>
> Thanks to Matt for posting on NEBirds so I could go check it out.
>
> On Sun, Jun 24, 2018, 8:06 AM 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...><mailto:<Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...><mailto:<NEBirds...>> wrote:
>
>
> You can see how many previous Nebraska records there are by visiting the species account at the Birds of Nebraska - Online (www.birdsofnebraska..org<http://www.birdsofnebraska.org>). The species account can be found here:
>
> https://birds.outdoornebraska.gov/reddish-egret/
>
> Another mega-rarity! Great find!
>
> -Joel
>
> Joel Jorgensen | Nongame Bird Program Manager
> Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
> 2200 N. 33rd 68503 | 402.471.5440
> <joel.jorgensen...><mailto:<joel.jorgensen...>
>
> ________________________________
> From: <NEBirds...><mailto:<NEBirds...> [<NEBirds...><mailto:<NEBirds...>]
> Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2018 7:56 AM
> To: <NEBirds...><mailto:<NEBirds...>
> Subject: [NEBirds] Reddish Egret - Hall Co (NOT LBHE)
>
>
>
> The purported Little Blue Heron reported by Matt Shurtliff and later photographed nicely by Jonathan Nikkila is actually a Reddish Egret. See Jonathan's photo:
>
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46754240
>
>
>
> -Joel
>
> Joel Jorgensen | Nongame Bird Program Manager
> Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
> 2200 N. 33rd 68503 | 402.471.5440
> <joel.jorgensen...><mailto:<joel.jorgensen...>
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------------
>
> ------------------------------------
>
>
> ------------------------------------
>
> Yahoo Groups Links
>
>
>



------------------------------------
Posted by: Ruth Stearns <ruthstearns...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<NEBirds-digest...>
<NEBirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<NEBirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 6/24/18 10:01 am
From: 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] RE: Reddish Egret - Hall Co (NOT LBHE)
Reddish Egret still present at relatively close range. Very accommodating. Several birders have seen it. Location is the crane viewing platform at platte river south of Alda I-80 exit.

-Joel

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


________________________________________
From: <NEBirds...> [<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2018 10:04 AM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] RE: Reddish Egret - Hall Co (NOT LBHE)

Wow! Sweet. Something looked off when I was looking at my pics, especially the beak, but I just figured it was a different variation. Didnt even imagine something like a Reddish Egret.

It was hanging out on a sandbar not far from a group of noisy youth swimming in the river near the bridge. I was surprised it was tolerating the commotion.

Thanks to Matt for posting on NEBirds so I could go check it out.

On Sun, Jun 24, 2018, 8:06 AM 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...><mailto:<Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...><mailto:<NEBirds...>> wrote:


You can see how many previous Nebraska records there are by visiting the species account at the Birds of Nebraska - Online (www.birdsofnebraska..org<http://www.birdsofnebraska.org>). The species account can be found here:

https://birds.outdoornebraska.gov/reddish-egret/

Another mega-rarity! Great find!

-Joel

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

________________________________
From: <NEBirds...><mailto:<NEBirds...> [<NEBirds...><mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2018 7:56 AM
To: <NEBirds...><mailto:<NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Reddish Egret - Hall Co (NOT LBHE)



The purported Little Blue Heron reported by Matt Shurtliff and later photographed nicely by Jonathan Nikkila is actually a Reddish Egret. See Jonathan's photo:


https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46754240



-Joel

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





------------------------------------

------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<NEBirds-digest...>
<NEBirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<NEBirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 6/24/18 9:06 am
From: Matt Shurtliff <mmscornhusker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] RE: Reddish Egret - Hall Co (NOT LBHE)
I thought there was something off too but kept telling myself no way on a
reddish egret. Thanks for the better pictures! Glad someone got out to
check.

Matt Shurtliff

On Sun, Jun 24, 2018 at 9:04 AM Jonathan Nikkila <jonathannikkila...>
[NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:

>
>
> Wow! Sweet. Something looked off when I was looking at my pics, especially
> the beak, but I just figured it was a different variation. Didnt even
> imagine something like a Reddish Egret.
>
> It was hanging out on a sandbar not far from a group of noisy youth
> swimming in the river near the bridge. I was surprised it was tolerating
> the commotion.
>
> Thanks to Matt for posting on NEBirds so I could go check it out.
>
> On Sun, Jun 24, 2018, 8:06 AM 'Jorgensen, Joel'
> <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> You can see how many previous Nebraska records there are by visiting the
>> species account at the Birds of Nebraska - Online (
>> www.birdsofnebraska..org <http://www.birdsofnebraska.org>). The
>> species account can be found here:
>>
>>
>> https://birds.outdoornebraska.gov/reddish-egret/
>>
>> Another mega-rarity! Great find!
>>
>> -Joel
>>
>>
>>
>> Joel Jorgensen | Nongame Bird Program Manager
>>
>> Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
>>
>> 2200 N. 33
>> <https://maps.google.com/?q=2200+N.%C2%A0+33&entry=gmail&source=g>rd
>> 68503 | 402.471.5440
>>
>> <joel.jorgensen...>
>>
>>
>>
>> ------------------------------
>> *From:* <NEBirds...> [<NEBirds...>]
>> *Sent:* Sunday, June 24, 2018 7:56 AM
>> *To:* <NEBirds...>
>> *Subject:* [NEBirds] Reddish Egret - Hall Co (NOT LBHE)
>>
>>
>>
>> The purported Little Blue Heron reported by Matt Shurtliff and later
>> photographed nicely by Jonathan Nikkila is actually a Reddish Egret. See
>> Jonathan's photo:
>>
>>
>> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46754240
>>
>>
>>
>> -Joel
>>
>>
>>
>> Joel Jorgensen | Nongame Bird Program Manager
>>
>> Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
>>
>> 2200 N. 33
>> <https://maps.google.com/?q=2200+N.%C2%A0+33&entry=gmail&source=g>rd
>> 68503 | 402.471.5440
>>
>> <joel.jorgensen...>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
--
Matt Shurtliff
<mmscornhusker...>

 

Back to top
Date: 6/24/18 8:04 am
From: Jonathan Nikkila <jonathannikkila...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] RE: Reddish Egret - Hall Co (NOT LBHE)
Wow! Sweet. Something looked off when I was looking at my pics, especially
the beak, but I just figured it was a different variation. Didnt even
imagine something like a Reddish Egret.

It was hanging out on a sandbar not far from a group of noisy youth
swimming in the river near the bridge. I was surprised it was tolerating
the commotion.

Thanks to Matt for posting on NEBirds so I could go check it out.

On Sun, Jun 24, 2018, 8:06 AM 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...>
[NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:

>
>
> You can see how many previous Nebraska records there are by visiting the
> species account at the Birds of Nebraska - Online (www.birdsofnebraska.org).
> The species account can be found here:
>
> https://birds.outdoornebraska.gov/reddish-egret/
>
> Another mega-rarity! Great find!
>
> -Joel
>
>
>
> Joel Jorgensen | Nongame Bird Program Manager
>
> Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
>
> 2200 N. 33rd 68503 | 402.471.5440
>
> <joel.jorgensen...>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* <NEBirds...> [<NEBirds...>]
> *Sent:* Sunday, June 24, 2018 7:56 AM
> *To:* <NEBirds...>
> *Subject:* [NEBirds] Reddish Egret - Hall Co (NOT LBHE)
>
>
>
> The purported Little Blue Heron reported by Matt Shurtliff and later
> photographed nicely by Jonathan Nikkila is actually a Reddish Egret. See
> Jonathan's photo:
>
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46754240
>
>
>
> -Joel
>
>
>
> Joel Jorgensen | Nongame Bird Program Manager
>
> Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
>
> 2200 N. 33rd 68503 | 402.471.5440
>
> <joel.jorgensen...>
>
>
>
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 6/24/18 8:01 am
From: 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] RE: Reddish Egret - Hall Co (NOT LBHE)
Reddish Egret is here sitting in dead tree immediately west of viewing platform.

-Joel

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


________________________________________
From: <NEBirds...> [<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2018 8:06 AM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] RE: Reddish Egret - Hall Co (NOT LBHE)

You can see how many previous Nebraska records there are by visiting the species account at the Birds of Nebraska - Online (www.birdsofnebraska.org). The species account can be found here:

https://birds.outdoornebraska.gov/reddish-egret/

Another mega-rarity! Great find!

-Joel

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

________________________________
From: <NEBirds...> [<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2018 7:56 AM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Reddish Egret - Hall Co (NOT LBHE)



The purported Little Blue Heron reported by Matt Shurtliff and later photographed nicely by Jonathan Nikkila is actually a Reddish Egret. See Jonathan's photo:


https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46754240



-Joel

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





------------------------------------

------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<NEBirds-digest...>
<NEBirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<NEBirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 6/24/18 6:06 am
From: 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] RE: Reddish Egret - Hall Co (NOT LBHE)
You can see how many previous Nebraska records there are by visiting the species account at the Birds of Nebraska - Online (www.birdsofnebraska.org). The species account can be found here:

https://birds.outdoornebraska.gov/reddish-egret/

Another mega-rarity! Great find!

-Joel

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

________________________________
From: <NEBirds...> [<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2018 7:56 AM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Reddish Egret - Hall Co (NOT LBHE)



The purported Little Blue Heron reported by Matt Shurtliff and later photographed nicely by Jonathan Nikkila is actually a Reddish Egret. See Jonathan's photo:


https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46754240



-Joel

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




 

Back to top
Date: 6/24/18 5:56 am
From: 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Reddish Egret - Hall Co (NOT LBHE)
The purported Little Blue Heron reported by Matt Shurtliff and later photographed nicely by Jonathan Nikkila is actually a Reddish Egret. See Jonathan's photo:


https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46754240



-Joel

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


 

Back to top
Date: 6/23/18 5:33 pm
From: Matt Shurtliff <mmscornhusker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Black- bellied Whistling Duck - North Platte Cody Park
Present 7:30 pm, standing in water at SE corner of island. Right in front
of the elk. Trying to get a picture but won’t show up on iPhone.

So ... that completes today’s WHISTLING DUCK SLAM !!
--
Matt Shurtliff
<mmscornhusker...>

 

Back to top
Date: 6/23/18 3:13 pm
From: Matt Shurtliff <mmscornhusker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Whistling ducks and LBH
At least one Fulvous Whistling Duck at Wagon Train Lake today, north end of
lake. Also saw a Greater White - Fronted Goose there in the same area.

Little Blue Heron At the Alda Bridge Overlook in Hall County - perched in a
tree, visible from boardwalk.

All in EBird.

Matt Shurtliff
Gretna
--
Matt Shurtliff
<mmscornhusker...>

 

Back to top
Date: 6/23/18 3:09 pm
From: Matt Shurtliff <mmscornhusker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Fort Robinson area - Lazuli bunting help
Thanks Wayne - not late at all, traveling out right now.

On Sat, Jun 23, 2018 at 4:23 PM <wmollhoff...> [NEBirds] <
<NEBirds...> wrote:

>
>
> Matt
> Probably a bit late on this. Just back from the Panhandle. On 21 June, I
> saw a male in Carter Canyon, Scotts Bluff Co., ~1/4 mile above the Robidoux
> Trading Post site, in an area by a small bridge with a grassy slope on the
> north side of the road.
> I did NOT see any along Wright's Gap road.
> Might be a quiet time, with the territorial boundary disputes over, and
> the females incubating, and not feeding babies yet.
> Good luck
> Wayne Mollhoff,
> Ashland
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matt Shurtliff <mmscornhusker...> [NEBirds] <
> <NEBirds...>
> To: NEBirds <NEBirds...>
> Sent: Fri, Jun 22, 2018 2:30 pm
> Subject: [NEBirds] Fort Robinson area - Lazuli bunting help
>
>
> Hi - taking a trip to Fort Robinson over the next few days. Lazuli
> Bunting is one of my nemesis birds, I haven't been lucky enough to see one
> despite several attempts. EBird says Sowbelly Canyon, Soldier Creek
> campground, and White River Trail..
>
>
> Any other suggestions or advice?
>
> --
> Matt Shurtliff
> <mmscornhusker...>
>
>
>
--
Matt Shurtliff
<mmscornhusker...>

 

Back to top
Date: 6/23/18 2:23 pm
From: <wmollhoff...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Fort Robinson area - Lazuli bunting help

Matt
Probably a bit late on this. Just back from the Panhandle. On 21 June, I saw a male in Carter Canyon, Scotts Bluff Co., ~1/4 mile above the Robidoux Trading Post site, in an area by a small bridge with a grassy slope on the north side of the road.
I did NOT see any along Wright's Gap road.
Might be a quiet time, with the territorial boundary disputes over, and the females incubating, and not feeding babies yet.
Good luck
Wayne Mollhoff,
Ashland







-----Original Message-----
From: Matt Shurtliff <mmscornhusker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
To: NEBirds <NEBirds...>
Sent: Fri, Jun 22, 2018 2:30 pm
Subject: [NEBirds] Fort Robinson area - Lazuli bunting help







Hi - taking a trip to Fort Robinson over the next few days. Lazuli Bunting is one of my nemesis birds, I haven't been lucky enough to see one despite several attempts. EBird says Sowbelly Canyon, Soldier Creek campground, and White River Trail..


Any other suggestions or advice?

--


Matt Shurtliff
<mmscornhusker...>








 

Back to top
Date: 6/22/18 3:34 pm
From: 'Kathy DeLara' <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Fort Robinson area - Lazuli bunting help
Matt, those would be good places to look. Also in the hills along the highway that goes up to Gilbert Baker WMA north of Harrison.



Kathy DeLara

Mitchell NE





From: <NEBirds...> <NEBirds...>
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2018 1:31 PM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Fort Robinson area - Lazuli bunting help





Hi - taking a trip to Fort Robinson over the next few days. Lazuli Bunting is one of my nemesis birds, I haven't been lucky enough to see one despite several attempts. EBird says Sowbelly Canyon, Soldier Creek campground, and White River Trail..



Any other suggestions or advice?

--

Matt Shurtliff
<mmscornhusker...> <mailto:<mmscornhusker...>




 

Back to top
Date: 6/22/18 2:27 pm
From: 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] NOU fall meeting announcement and information
SAVE THE DATES!

The Nebraska Ornithologists' Union fall meeting will take place in Ainsworth, Nebraska, 14-16 September 2018. Motel reservations can be made at the Rodeway Inn (402-387-1050), please be sure to request the group discount for the Nebraska Ornithologists' Union. There is also a Super 8 motel in Ainsworth but it currently does not have vacancies. Thus, if you are interested in attending you may want to make your reservations soon!

Additional lodging is available in Bassett (21 minutes away) at the Bassett Lodge and Range Caf (402-684-3379) and in Valentine (47 minutes away) at various motels. Camping spots are available at Long Pine State Recreation Area (13 minutes away) and at Keller State Recreation Area (23 minutes away).

Remember, you do NOT need to be a member of the NOU to attend a meeting. Additional details, including registration, will be provided in the next issue of the NOU newsletter, The Burrowing Owl (which will be available on the NOU website, NOUbirds.org).

See you in September in Ainsworth!

Sincerely,

Joel Jorgensen, NOU President
www.noubirds.org<http://www.noubirds.org>



 

Back to top
Date: 6/22/18 12:30 pm
From: Matt Shurtliff <mmscornhusker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Fort Robinson area - Lazuli bunting help
Hi - taking a trip to Fort Robinson over the next few days. Lazuli Bunting
is one of my nemesis birds, I haven't been lucky enough to see one despite
several attempts. EBird says Sowbelly Canyon, Soldier Creek campground,
and White River Trail.

Any other suggestions or advice?

--
Matt Shurtliff
<mmscornhusker...>

 

Back to top
Date: 6/21/18 8:04 pm
From: Carolyn Rieke <bcrieke...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Fulvous whistling ducks Yes
Yes we were able to find the ducks on our second try this evening!! Can’t
believe they’ve stayed this long.

They were farther east than I was expecting. We came in to wagon train lake
from the west side on Martel road. Walked east on the dike out to the
middle and then turned left on a section of the dike that goes north. They
were across on the north shore a little to the west of that dike in front
of the Canada geese.

Thanks
Carolyn Rieke
Firth NE

On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 8:13 PM Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds]
<NEBirds...> wrote:

>
>
> The four Fulvous Whistling Ducks were right were they have been today.
> On the north end of Wagon Train lake, come in on Martell Rd from the EAST..
> Drive down to the parking area. Walk down the muddy path to the gravel and
> look north (that would mean turning to your left when you get on the
> gravel). Today they were almost straight north on an grassy area about
> 200+ yards away.
>
> Please let NEBirds know if you see them or NOT when you go. God Bless and
> hope you seen them
>
> *Paul O. Roisen*
> *Woodbury County, IA*
> *Mobile 712-301-2817*
>
>
> On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 5:34 PM, Carolyn Rieke <bcrieke...>
> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> Wondering if anyone has seen them at wagon train recently ??
>> We’re just getting back from our trip.
>>
>> Thanks
>> Carolyn Rieke
>> Firth NE
>>
>>
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 6/21/18 6:51 pm
From: <lauren.dinan...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Fulvous Whistling-Ducks (still there)
I drove out to Wagon Train Lake with my dad (Kenny Dinan) this evening after work. The Fulvous Whistling-Ducks are still there on the north side of the lake in the same area they have been the last several days.

Lauren Dinan

------------------------------------
Posted by: <lauren.dinan...>
------------------------------------


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/join
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
<NEBirds-digest...>
<NEBirds-fullfeatured...>

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<NEBirds-unsubscribe...>

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/

 

Back to top
Date: 6/21/18 10:06 am
From: <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] RE: Black-bellied Whistling-Duck report - Atkinson
I got to Atkinson yesterday afternoon (June 20) at about 6 p.m., and found Dave Stage already looking for the Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks. He and I unsuccessfully sought them along the south side of the pond south of the vet clinic; beside looking at the pond, both of us scanned the trees along its north side. After Dave left, I tried looking southwest into the trees from the entrance to the vet clinic, but had no luck.

I checked Millrace Park to see if the ducks had moved to that lake, but found nothing. I then returned to the vet-clinic pond. This time, I birded westward along the south side, again checking the trees, then continued westward and looped around the sewage plant (which doesn't have a pond), checking the trees along the Elkhorn there. No luck.


I returned to Atkinson this morning (June 21) and checked the vet-clinic pond and the area behind the sewage plant again, then went out to Millrace Park again. No sign of whistling-ducks.


I'm writing this from the Atkinson library just after noon. I'm about to head south toward Burwell. I'll take a quick look at the vet-clinic pond again as I go, and if I find whistling-ducks will return here and post a message. Otherwise, assume that I again didn't find them.


William Flack
Kearney


 

Join us on Facebook!