NEBirds
Received From Subject
11/19/17 10:56 pm 'Lanny and Robin' <snowbunting...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> re: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker
11/19/17 3:54 pm 'Alice Kenitz' <akenitz...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Scottsbluff CBC
11/19/17 12:19 pm <sammanning19...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Douglas County Long-tailed Ducks -- 11/19
11/19/17 10:37 am Mark Brogie <mabrogie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker
11/19/17 6:00 am probstsuebee <probstsuebee...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker
11/18/17 4:46 pm Mark Brogie <mabrogie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Northern Goshawk - Knox and Antelope Co.
11/18/17 3:59 pm '<boni.edwards...>' <boni.edwards...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker
11/18/17 3:43 pm Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Long-tailed Ducks, Etc.- Douglas Co.-11/18
11/18/17 3:36 pm Paul Dunbar <pastorpaultdunbar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker
11/18/17 3:07 pm Brian Peterson <gordilly...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker
11/18/17 2:58 pm Loren Padelford <padelfordl...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker
11/18/17 12:27 pm Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Redpoll
11/18/17 8:36 am Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Siskins
11/17/17 9:05 pm 'Walker, TJ' <thomas.walker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] North Platte CBC
11/17/17 1:24 pm Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] 11/16 and 11/17
11/17/17 12:14 pm Ruth Stearns <ruthstearns...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker- Yes
11/17/17 10:52 am Paul Dunbar <pastorpaultdunbar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker- Yes
11/17/17 10:29 am Ruth Stearns <ruthstearns...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker- Yes
11/17/17 9:03 am Matt Shurtliff <mmscornhusker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Bluebirds
11/17/17 6:01 am Ruth Stearns <ruthstearns...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] RE: Harris’s Hawk at Swanton Recreation Area. NOT
11/16/17 6:30 pm Paul Dunbar <pastorpaultdunbar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker- Yes
11/16/17 12:08 pm Mark Brogie <mabrogie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Snowy Owl -Custer Co.
11/16/17 11:28 am Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker- Yes
11/16/17 10:52 am 'Walker, TJ' <thomas.walker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] RE: Harris’s Hawk at Swanton Recreation Area
11/16/17 10:12 am 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] RE: Harris’s Hawk at Swanton Recreation Area
11/16/17 9:58 am 'Walker, TJ' <thomas.walker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Harris’s Hawk at Swanton Recreation Area
11/16/17 7:06 am Carolyn Rieke <bcrieke...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Bluebirds
11/15/17 6:39 pm <boni.edwards...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker- not yet
11/15/17 6:39 pm <shusterken...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Surf Scoters
11/15/17 1:45 pm Marsha Nyffeler <marshanyffeler...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Lake North, Columbus
11/15/17 12:30 pm <edbrogie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker- not yet
11/15/17 7:35 am Allenreyer <allenreyer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Late Franklin's Gull near Branched Oak
11/14/17 8:22 pm Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Late Franklin's Gull near Branched Oak
11/14/17 6:11 pm 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] FW: Snowy Owl in Custer County
11/14/17 4:46 pm 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Jaeger - Lake North, Columbus
11/14/17 4:01 pm <esaterojarvi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: Jaeger - Lake North, Columbus
11/14/17 3:42 pm Marsha Nyffeler <marshanyffeler...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Jaeger - Lake North, Columbus
11/14/17 10:34 am 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker- not yet
11/14/17 6:58 am silcock <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker- not yet
11/13/17 10:41 pm 'Greg Stoiber' <gregst7...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Pelican, Cormorants & Canadian Geese
11/13/17 9:15 pm Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] 'Pink-sided' Junco at Wyuka Cemetery
11/13/17 9:07 pm Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Sightings
11/13/17 8:47 pm Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Bird Sightings
11/13/17 6:06 pm Paul Dunbar <pastorpaultdunbar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker report
11/13/17 5:29 pm 'Kathy DeLara' <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Nutcrackers and bluebird
11/13/17 5:27 pm Matt Hansen <mmhansen52...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker report
11/13/17 5:13 pm 'Walker, TJ' <thomas.walker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker report
11/13/17 5:12 pm 'Walker, TJ' <thomas.walker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker report
11/13/17 5:09 pm 'Kathy DeLara' <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker report
11/13/17 4:48 pm Paul Dunbar <pastorpaultdunbar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker report
11/13/17 2:51 pm 'Walker, TJ' <thomas.walker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker report
11/13/17 10:21 am 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Indian Cave CBC
11/12/17 9:27 pm John Carlini <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk
11/12/17 8:40 pm Mark <uplandhuntr...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk
11/12/17 6:19 pm 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Interesting Canada Geese
11/12/17 5:55 pm Paul Hertzel <phertzel...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Interesting Canada Geese
11/12/17 5:21 pm <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] White-winged Scoter in Furnas County
11/12/17 5:04 pm 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Interesting Canada Geese
11/12/17 2:09 pm Marsha Nyffeler <marshanyffeler...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Lake North birds, Sunday Nov 12
11/12/17 1:50 pm 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Carter Lake, Forest Lawn (no rarities)
11/12/17 8:53 am William Huser <billfhuser...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Kramper Lake birds
11/12/17 8:37 am Carol Walker <cnkoda...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Carolina wren question
11/12/17 6:50 am 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Common Redpoll and more Surf Scoters on drive to work
11/11/17 11:23 pm 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> FW: [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk
11/11/17 11:16 pm John Carlini <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk
11/11/17 11:15 pm 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk
11/11/17 11:11 pm John Carlini <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk
11/11/17 10:27 pm Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Palm Warbler video
11/11/17 8:02 pm 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk
11/11/17 5:43 pm Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Palm Warbler in Lemoyne
11/11/17 5:26 pm 'Gubanyi,Joe' <Joseph.Gubanyi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk
11/11/17 3:04 pm Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Birds today
11/11/17 1:06 pm Matt Hansen <mmhansen52...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Pelican, Cormorants & Canadian Geese
11/11/17 12:19 pm Lisa Sullivan <789popbirdfine...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Carolina wren
11/11/17 12:07 pm <esaterojarvi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Pelican, Cormorants & Canadian Geese
11/11/17 10:39 am Judy Kassik <jpkassik...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Pelican, Cormorants & Canadian Geese
11/11/17 10:37 am 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Harris's Hawk
11/11/17 8:49 am Paul Dunbar <pastorpaultdunbar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Waterfowl W Sarpy Lakes
11/11/17 5:41 am Matt Shurtliff <mmscornhusker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Waterfowl W Sarpy Lakes
11/11/17 4:35 am SHERYL L COOLEY <cooleybates...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Pelican, Cormorants & Canadian Geese
11/10/17 9:56 pm 'nratzlaff' <nratzlaff...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Chalco Hills Birding
11/10/17 6:58 pm <esaterojarvi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: Wachiska Audubon field trips - Pioneer's Park Sat. 11/11, 9-Mile Prairie Sun. 11/12
11/10/17 3:28 pm 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Baltimore Oriole Banding Question
11/10/17 3:26 pm 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Re: Snowy Owl follow-up (NOT)
11/10/17 3:25 pm 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Pelican, Cormorants & Canadian Geese
11/10/17 3:23 pm Gary Lingle <pelicanlingle...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Baltimore Oriole Banding Question
11/10/17 3:22 pm <carysmithson...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: Snowy Owl follow-up
11/10/17 3:22 pm <cooleybates...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Pelican, Cormorants & Canadian Geese
11/10/17 12:33 pm Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Dakota County
11/10/17 11:23 am <jim_ochsner...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] WW Dove update
11/9/17 5:32 pm 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] More White-winged and Surf Scoters
11/9/17 5:21 pm Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Re: Snow Geese
11/9/17 5:10 pm Moni Usasz <musasz...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Re: Snow Geese
11/9/17 1:51 pm Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: Snow Geese
11/9/17 1:06 pm <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Snow Geese
11/9/17 12:58 pm 'Phil Swanson' <pswanson19...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Pine Siskins
11/9/17 12:37 pm Mary Clausen <mkclausen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Pine Siskins
11/9/17 9:35 am Allen <allenreyer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Sarpy County
11/9/17 6:32 am <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Wachiska Audubon field trips - Pioneer's Park Sat. 11/11, 9-Mile Prairie Sun. 11/12
11/9/17 5:21 am 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Harris’s Hawk
11/8/17 7:38 pm 'nratzlaff' <nratzlaff...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Cunningham Lake
11/8/17 11:39 am Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Harris’s Hawk
11/8/17 9:42 am <john.manning...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Snowy Owl
11/8/17 8:13 am <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] White-winged Scoter, Long-tailed Duck in Rock County
11/8/17 5:44 am Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Field Trip
11/8/17 5:38 am Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Field Trip and Scoters
11/7/17 7:59 am <larryeinemannl...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Scoter triumvirate at BOL on November 6.
11/7/17 7:57 am Ed Brogie <ebrogie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk Niobrara- Yes
11/7/17 7:38 am 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk Niobrara- Yes
11/7/17 7:19 am Ed Brogie <ebrogie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk Niobrara- Yes
11/7/17 4:40 am <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Harris's Hawk continuing
11/6/17 9:28 pm Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Waterfowl +
11/6/17 6:13 pm Mark Brogie <mabrogie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Calamus Res. - Loup Co.
11/6/17 4:26 pm 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] White-winged and Surf scoters, Dunlins, etc
11/6/17 2:14 pm <SCHMID_R...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Omaha CBC date change to Mon Dec 18
11/6/17 12:03 pm 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Harris's Hawk Niobrara- Yes
11/6/17 11:37 am 'Greg Stoiber' <gregst7...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Offutt AFB Base Lake - Loon
11/6/17 8:04 am 'Walker, TJ' <thomas.walker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] North Platte CBC
11/6/17 6:31 am 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Harris's Hawk - relocated
11/5/17 7:39 pm Mary Clausen <mkclausen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Red-throated Loon continues at Base Lake
11/5/17 7:37 pm <SCHMID_R...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Red-throated Loon continues at Base Lake
11/5/17 6:38 pm <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Harris's Hawk in Knox County
11/5/17 2:24 pm 'Kathleen Crawford' <katcr...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] R-B Nuthatch
11/5/17 12:02 pm Allen <allenreyer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Pine Siskin
11/5/17 11:43 am Mary Clausen <mkclausen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Pine Siskin
11/5/17 11:36 am 'Phil Swanson' <pswanson19...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Pine Siskin
11/5/17 10:15 am <esaterojarvi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Lakes and loons (Lancaster)
11/4/17 10:34 pm Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Western Sandpipers at Lake Babcock, Nov. 4
11/4/17 2:52 pm Ruth Stearns <ruthstearns...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Cass, Sarpy, Saunders whirlwind trip (in eBird)
11/4/17 2:24 pm <petermhill...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] FOY redpoll
11/4/17 1:11 pm Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Douglas Co. - W-w Dove, Etc.
11/4/17 7:31 am 'Kathy DeLara' <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Burrowing Owl Newsletter now online
11/3/17 10:15 pm 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] Least Bittern in Stanton County
11/3/17 9:40 pm <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Least Bittern in Stanton County
11/3/17 9:37 pm <sammanning19...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Red-throated Loon continues
11/3/17 9:31 am Aaron howe <alh68304...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Swans on the pond
11/2/17 9:25 am <ericbents...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Night caller ID help and a brant
11/1/17 10:17 pm <sammanning19...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] UNO Crossbills--11/1
11/1/17 5:49 pm <kmsjanes...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Harris Sparrows, LaVista NE
11/1/17 5:08 pm 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] birding today
11/1/17 10:30 am <john.manning...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Harris Sparrows
11/1/17 7:02 am Loren Padelford <lpdlfrd...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Sarpy County Birds
10/31/17 10:58 pm Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Waterfowl
10/31/17 6:17 pm Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Second Hand Common Redpoll- Omaha
10/31/17 5:32 pm Marsha Nyffeler <marshanyffeler...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Snow buntings
10/31/17 3:32 pm 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Surf Scoter - Wanahoo
10/31/17 3:29 pm Allen <allenreyer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Sarpy County Snowy Owl - NO RT Loon - YES
10/31/17 1:33 pm 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Another Snowy Owl
10/31/17 12:47 pm dt <dtandelsie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Night caller ID help and a brant
10/31/17 11:20 am Jennifer Hammett <jenham227...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Whooping Cranes
10/31/17 8:56 am '<jwhall2...>' <jwhall2...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] White-winged Dove
10/30/17 4:46 pm Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Wanderings 10.30.1
10/30/17 2:51 pm 'Jim Ochsner' <jim_ochsner...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] White-winged Dove observation
10/30/17 1:02 pm <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Polk and Platte counties
10/30/17 12:55 pm Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Red-throated loon
10/30/17 12:43 pm Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Red-throated loon
10/30/17 11:57 am Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Snowy Owl follow-up
10/30/17 8:43 am Mary Clausen <mkclausen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Red-throated loon
10/30/17 7:20 am <esaterojarvi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: Marsh Wren Community wetland
10/30/17 7:07 am 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Snowy Owl follow-up
10/30/17 2:52 am Mary Clausen <mkclausen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Golden Eagle
10/29/17 9:57 pm <sammanning19...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Snowy Owl and Red Crossbills
10/29/17 9:13 pm <aljdipper...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Snowy, RT Loon
10/29/17 8:36 pm <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: Night caller ID help and a brant
10/29/17 8:14 pm 'Gubanyi,Joe' <Joseph.Gubanyi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Baltimore Oriole Banding Question
10/29/17 6:59 pm 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Baltimore Oriole Banding Question
10/29/17 6:36 pm Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Red-throated Loon, Snowy Owl- Sarpy Co.- Yes
10/29/17 6:26 pm Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Golden Eagle
10/29/17 6:22 pm 'Phil Swanson' <pswanson19...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Golden Eagle
10/29/17 5:48 pm Mary Clausen <mkclausen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Golden Eagle
10/29/17 3:59 pm 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] SNOW, RTLO and crossbills
10/29/17 3:24 pm Al Reyer <allenreyer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Sarpy County
10/29/17 11:40 am Matthew Sittel <mcs_birds...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Snowy owl - Sarpy County.
10/29/17 9:54 am 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Red-throated Loon l - Sarpy County.
10/29/17 9:40 am Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Night caller ID help and a brant
10/29/17 9:31 am 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Snowy owl - Sarpy County.
10/29/17 7:45 am <jjeth...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Sandhill Cranes
10/29/17 7:33 am <ericbents...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Night caller ID help and a brant
10/29/17 7:14 am dt <dtandelsie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Night caller ID help and a brant
10/29/17 5:47 am <ericbents...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Night caller ID help and a brant
10/28/17 9:34 pm Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Cali Gull status
10/28/17 9:20 pm Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] California Gull on Branched Oak Lake
10/28/17 9:02 pm <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] eBird hotspot problem: Chadron State Park
10/28/17 3:25 pm '<jwhall2...>' <jwhall2...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Fw: eBird Report - Home, Oct 28, 2017
10/28/17 2:18 pm 'Kathleen Crawford' <katcr...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Many species today
10/28/17 1:44 pm Loren Padelford <lpdlfrd...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Red Crossbills in Cass County
10/28/17 10:03 am 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] cowbird research by Dan Kim
10/28/17 7:24 am Ruth Stearns <ruthstearns...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Johnson, Pawnee and Richardson county birds (in eBird)
10/27/17 8:06 pm Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Red Crossbill- Sarpy Co.- 10/27
10/27/17 2:55 pm <djschw...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] crossbills
10/26/17 8:03 pm <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Re: eBird Hotspots
10/26/17 4:17 pm Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Forest Lawn Cemetery- 10/25
10/25/17 11:20 pm Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Re: eBird Hotspots
10/25/17 9:11 pm <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: eBird Hotspots
10/25/17 8:32 pm <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Re: eBird Hotspots
10/25/17 3:34 pm 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> RE: [NEBirds] eBird Hotspots
10/25/17 2:58 pm Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] eBird Hotspots
10/25/17 9:05 am 'Jim Ochsner' <jim_ochsner...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Unpredictable
10/24/17 7:11 pm 'Walker, TJ' <thomas.walker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Redpoll
10/24/17 4:27 pm Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Redpoll
10/24/17 5:19 am 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] BBWD's in Atkinson
10/23/17 8:34 pm Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] NE Birding Tour: 10.20.17 -- 10.23.17
10/23/17 5:30 pm Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Probable Sabine's Gull at Branched Oak
10/23/17 5:04 pm Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Magnificent Frigatebird- Cass Co. (No longer present)
10/23/17 11:02 am 'Badura, Laurel' <laurel_badura...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Bird ID
10/23/17 10:48 am Jim Etherton <jjeth...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> Re: [NEBirds] Bird ID
10/23/17 9:48 am <jjeth...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Bird ID
10/22/17 7:08 pm 'Don & Janis Paseka' <paseka76...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Longspur
10/22/17 6:26 pm 'Lanny and Robin' <snowbunting...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Adams Co Oct 22, 2017
10/22/17 4:52 pm 'Phil Swanson' <pswanson19...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Yardbirds
10/22/17 3:56 pm 'Kathy DeLara' <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Scottsbluff Christmas Bird Count
10/22/17 12:50 pm Lisa Sullivan <789popbirdfine...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] New feeder
10/22/17 7:12 am <heidtdw...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Correct Date for Norfolk CBC Saturday 12/16
10/21/17 9:31 pm Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Mercer Woods Sightings/ Tardy Swifts
10/21/17 7:30 pm <heidtdw...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Calamus CBC
10/21/17 7:19 pm <SCHMID_R...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Short-eared Owls at Prairie Queen
10/21/17 7:17 pm <heidtdw...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Norfolk CBC
10/21/17 4:51 pm <lutherhaige...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] At least 38 White-throated Sparrows at feeders
10/21/17 12:47 pm <sammanning19...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Red Crossbills -- Burt, Washington, and Douglas Counties -- 10/21
10/21/17 9:21 am 'Kathy DeLara' <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Christmas Bird Counts
10/20/17 4:38 pm 'Gubanyi,Joe' <Joseph.Gubanyi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> [NEBirds] Seward-Branched Oak Lake CBC Sunday, Dec 17
 
Back to top
Date: 11/19/17 10:56 pm
From: 'Lanny and Robin' <snowbunting...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: re: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker
Hello Nebraska birders,

I am writing now just to help fill out Mark's report below. Sunday,
November 19 2017, at around noon, the they from Marks message
consisted of Robin Harding, Wendy Becker, Bill Huser, Jerry Probst,
Joe Gubani and Lanny Randolph. Bill spotted it first and called
everyone's attention to it. Part of the time we watched it, it was
being chased by a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

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
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Bill Huser just called to ask me to post that they found the sapsucker
in the original location.

Mark A. Brogie
Creighton, NE



__._,_.___

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

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

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

[IMAGE]

Visit Your Group

* New Members 6

* New Photos 24

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

Back to top
Date: 11/19/17 3:54 pm
From: 'Alice Kenitz' <akenitz...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Scottsbluff CBC
NEBirders.

Scottsbluff CBC will be held Friday, December 29.
Meet at Arby’s at 7:00am. Count sites will be
assigned at this time. This is an all day count but

help is appreciated for any amount of time. We

will be back at Arby’s around 1:00 for lunch

then go back out in the afternoon. Feeder watchers

within the count circle are also needed.

For more information contact Alice Kenitz at

<akenitz...> or 308-436-2959.

We welcome any birders, but I would like to know ahead

of time just who will be going.



Alice Kenitz

Gering

 

Back to top
Date: 11/19/17 12:19 pm
From: <sammanning19...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Douglas County Long-tailed Ducks -- 11/19
This morning, my father, brother, and I chased the Carter Lake Long-tailed Ducks that Justin found yesterday. We easily found four of them off the red-roofed pavilion with the help of Brian Peterson and Mary Clausen. Eventually, the ducks started to swim around the area of the pavilion, even getting within 30 feet of us at one point. This allowed us to get great looks and pictures of them. I will post my two best pictures of them in my folder later.


After that, we checked several other locations around northeast Douglas County. We couldn't find anything else of note at most of the places we visited. But at the small lake northwest of Cunningham Lake (Papio D-4), we found another Long-tailed Duck. This female bird was mixed in with the diving ducks at the west end of the lake.








Sightings to be uploaded in eBird.




Sam Manning
Omaha, Douglas County, NE
 

Back to top
Date: 11/19/17 10:37 am
From: Mark Brogie <mabrogie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker
Bill Huser just called to ask me to post that they found the sapsucker in the original location.

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: 11/19/17 6:00 am
From: probstsuebee <probstsuebee...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker
Bill Huser and I looked yesterday with boni until dusk spent the night looking now Jerry Probst 


Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: "'<boni.edwards...>' <boni.edwards...> [NEBirds]" <NEBirds...> Date: 11/18/17 5:52 PM (GMT-06:00) To: <NEBirds...> Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker

 









I haven't seen it since yesterday when Ruth saw it.   I checked yesterday late afternoon, today about noon and around 4-430.   

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
On Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 4:58 PM, Loren Padelford <padelfordl...> [NEBirds]<NEBirds...> wrote:
 









Have there been any sightings of the sapsucker today?



Loren and Babs Padelford

Bellevue, NE

<lpdlfrd...>





















 

Back to top
Date: 11/18/17 4:46 pm
From: Mark Brogie <mabrogie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Northern Goshawk - Knox and Antelope Co.
Nearing sunset, I found an adult Northern Goshawk (female) tonight just southeast of Creighton on the Antelope/Knox County line.
Large (pheasant - sized bird) brownish back, light striped underparts, dark face with eye stripe. Bird was perched on road
in open county and flew along a .25 mile grassy waterway to the north where I lost it. Heavy chested bird with rounded wings
and barred tail.
Just had seen a Cooper’s Hawk about a half hour before in Antelope County and this bird was much larger. 5-6 beats
and a glide flight style.

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: 11/18/17 3:59 pm
From: '<boni.edwards...>' <boni.edwards...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker
I haven't seen it since yesterday when Ruth saw it.   I checked yesterday late afternoon, today about noon and around 4-430.   

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

On Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 4:58 PM, Loren Padelford <padelfordl...> [NEBirds]<NEBirds...> wrote:  
Have there been any sightings of the sapsucker today?

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


#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158 -- #yiv6509763158ygrp-mkp {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;font-family:Arial;margin:10px 0;padding:0 10px;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158ygrp-mkp hr {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158ygrp-mkp #yiv6509763158hd {color:#628c2a;font-size:85%;font-weight:700;line-height:122%;margin:10px 0;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158ygrp-mkp #yiv6509763158ads {margin-bottom:10px;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158ygrp-mkp .yiv6509763158ad {padding:0 0;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158ygrp-mkp .yiv6509763158ad p {margin:0;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158ygrp-mkp .yiv6509763158ad a {color:#0000ff;text-decoration:none;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158ygrp-sponsor #yiv6509763158ygrp-lc {font-family:Arial;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158ygrp-sponsor #yiv6509763158ygrp-lc #yiv6509763158hd {margin:10px 0px;font-weight:700;font-size:78%;line-height:122%;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158ygrp-sponsor #yiv6509763158ygrp-lc .yiv6509763158ad {margin-bottom:10px;padding:0 0;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158actions {font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;padding:10px 0;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158activity {background-color:#e0ecee;float:left;font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;padding:10px;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158activity span {font-weight:700;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158activity span:first-child {text-transform:uppercase;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158activity span a {color:#5085b6;text-decoration:none;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158activity span span {color:#ff7900;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158activity span .yiv6509763158underline {text-decoration:underline;}#yiv6509763158 .yiv6509763158attach {clear:both;display:table;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;padding:10px 0;width:400px;}#yiv6509763158 .yiv6509763158attach div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv6509763158 .yiv6509763158attach img {border:none;padding-right:5px;}#yiv6509763158 .yiv6509763158attach label {display:block;margin-bottom:5px;}#yiv6509763158 .yiv6509763158attach label a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv6509763158 blockquote {margin:0 0 0 4px;}#yiv6509763158 .yiv6509763158bold {font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;font-weight:700;}#yiv6509763158 .yiv6509763158bold a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv6509763158 dd.yiv6509763158last p a {font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv6509763158 dd.yiv6509763158last p span {margin-right:10px;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv6509763158 dd.yiv6509763158last p span.yiv6509763158yshortcuts {margin-right:0;}#yiv6509763158 div.yiv6509763158attach-table div div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv6509763158 div.yiv6509763158attach-table {width:400px;}#yiv6509763158 div.yiv6509763158file-title a, #yiv6509763158 div.yiv6509763158file-title a:active, #yiv6509763158 div.yiv6509763158file-title a:hover, #yiv6509763158 div.yiv6509763158file-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv6509763158 div.yiv6509763158photo-title a, #yiv6509763158 div.yiv6509763158photo-title a:active, #yiv6509763158 div.yiv6509763158photo-title a:hover, #yiv6509763158 div.yiv6509763158photo-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv6509763158 div#yiv6509763158ygrp-mlmsg #yiv6509763158ygrp-msg p a span.yiv6509763158yshortcuts {font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;font-weight:normal;}#yiv6509763158 .yiv6509763158green {color:#628c2a;}#yiv6509763158 .yiv6509763158MsoNormal {margin:0 0 0 0;}#yiv6509763158 o {font-size:0;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158photos div {float:left;width:72px;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158photos div div {border:1px solid #666666;min-height:62px;overflow:hidden;width:62px;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158photos div label {color:#666666;font-size:10px;overflow:hidden;text-align:center;white-space:nowrap;width:64px;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158reco-category {font-size:77%;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158reco-desc {font-size:77%;}#yiv6509763158 .yiv6509763158replbq {margin:4px;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158ygrp-actbar div a:first-child {margin-right:2px;padding-right:5px;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158ygrp-mlmsg {font-size:13px;font-family:Arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158ygrp-mlmsg table {font-size:inherit;font:100%;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158ygrp-mlmsg select, #yiv6509763158 input, #yiv6509763158 textarea {font:99% Arial, Helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158ygrp-mlmsg pre, #yiv6509763158 code {font:115% monospace;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158ygrp-mlmsg * {line-height:1.22em;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158ygrp-mlmsg #yiv6509763158logo {padding-bottom:10px;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158ygrp-msg p a {font-family:Verdana;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158ygrp-msg p#yiv6509763158attach-count span {color:#1E66AE;font-weight:700;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158ygrp-reco #yiv6509763158reco-head {color:#ff7900;font-weight:700;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158ygrp-reco {margin-bottom:20px;padding:0px;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158ygrp-sponsor #yiv6509763158ov li a {font-size:130%;text-decoration:none;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158ygrp-sponsor #yiv6509763158ov li {font-size:77%;list-style-type:square;padding:6px 0;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158ygrp-sponsor #yiv6509763158ov ul {margin:0;padding:0 0 0 8px;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158ygrp-text {font-family:Georgia;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158ygrp-text p {margin:0 0 1em 0;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158ygrp-text tt {font-size:120%;}#yiv6509763158 #yiv6509763158ygrp-vital ul li:last-child {border-right:none !important;}#yiv6509763158

 

Back to top
Date: 11/18/17 3:43 pm
From: Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Long-tailed Ducks, Etc.- Douglas Co.-11/18
  As the subject implies I discovered a small raft of five (5) LONG-TAILED DUCKS (FOY) at Carter Lake this morning.  The birds were observed very close to the red roofed pavilion.  While scanning the lake, I also noted my FOS COMMON GOLDENEYE.
  On Bennington Lake very few waterfowl were spotted, however several hundred RING-BILLED GULLS were rafting on the main basin. 
  Later in the day on my way to Lake Wanahoo I stopped by Salerno Marsh (264th St.) where I found four (4) juvenile TRUMPETER SWANS (FOS).  
  Once at Lake Wanahoo the winds had really kicked up, and virtually nothing of interest was found on the main basin.  However, driving to "O" street I took advantage of the new viewing platform and found several dabbling ducks including my only G-W TEAL of the day.  Many LESSER SCAUP were visible in the background.  A single AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was also present.  
  On my way back, I stopped by Lakeside Pond where the diversity of birds was the best out of all the water bodies I had visited.  A few species here included CACKLING GOOSE, SNOW GOOSE, WOOD DUCK, and a single CANVASBACK.  It seems that someone had recently imported four (4) domestic MUSCOVY DUCKS to this pond as well.
All of these locations can be found on eBird. 
Good birding.
Justin RinkMidtown Omaha, Douglas Co., <NEspindalis79...>


 

Back to top
Date: 11/18/17 3:36 pm
From: Paul Dunbar <pastorpaultdunbar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker
After missing the sapsucker (in fact I saw no sapsucker sp) yesterday morning, I tried again 4:30-5:30pm, again w no luck. But in between those hours — while fishing successfully for trout in the Sutherland Canal (two 4-pounders and two 3-pounders!) — I did find a single ad LBB Gull at the Keystone tailrace, and saw 5 flying BBMagpies along the road btw Roscoe and Lk Ogallala, their old haunts.

Also, on Lk Ogallala I scoped thru a big raft of maybe 500 ducks, 15sp present, hoping for rarities but no luck. Still, a good study in winter divers for someone wanting to practice IDing.

Paul Dunbar
Hastings

PS, I had a lone flyover Red Crossbill this week here in Hastings.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 18, 2017, at 5:07 PM, Brian Peterson <gordilly...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
> It was a no show for me. Spent about 5 hours watching between 8 and 2:30. Nobody else out there except Boni stopped by briefly at noon.
>
> Brian Peterson
> Omaha
>
> On Nov 18, 2017 4:59 PM, "Loren Padelford <padelfordl...> [NEBirds]" <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
> Have there been any sightings of the sapsucker today?
>
> Loren and Babs Padelford
> Bellevue, NE
> <lpdlfrd...>
>
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 11/18/17 3:07 pm
From: Brian Peterson <gordilly...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker
It was a no show for me. Spent about 5 hours watching between 8 and 2:30.
Nobody else out there except Boni stopped by briefly at noon.

Brian Peterson
Omaha

On Nov 18, 2017 4:59 PM, "Loren Padelford <padelfordl...> [NEBirds]" <
<NEBirds...> wrote:



Have there been any sightings of the sapsucker today?

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



 

Back to top
Date: 11/18/17 2:58 pm
From: Loren Padelford <padelfordl...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker
Have there been any sightings of the sapsucker today?


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








------------------------------------
Posted by: Loren Padelford <padelfordl...>
------------------------------------


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

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: 11/18/17 12:27 pm
From: Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Redpoll
Siskins this morning and this afternoon I had a single male Common Redpoll on the feeder.

Jan Johnson
Wakefield
Dixon County



------------------------------------
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: 11/18/17 8:36 am
From: Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Siskins
I had five Pine Siskins in the spruce tree and feeders this morning. I had six hanging around early October and then saw one about ten days ago and now these five. (Not ebird)

Jan Johnson
Wakefield
Dixon County



------------------------------------
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: 11/17/17 9:05 pm
From: 'Walker, TJ' <thomas.walker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] North Platte CBC
Sorry for duplicate postings to some of you if applicable.

Well by the time most of you read this we will be 1 month from the North Platte CBC.

I haven't had a lot of time to put into planning this yet, but kind of need to start getting a participants list nailed down and figure out who is willing to lead groups as well.

So, please let me know if you have interest in participating in the North Platte CBC on December 18th and if you would be willing to be a group leader, and if walking/driving/either are ok/preferred.

If you know other potential participants, please let me know who or I guess you could forward this email to them. At this point email communication would be preferred but texts or calls to my cell phone listed below would be OK also.

Thanks

Looking forward to this.


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


 

Back to top
Date: 11/17/17 1:24 pm
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] 11/16 and 11/17
Sorry about the late post.

11/16
Lincoln County +6 species (120) Williamson's Sapsucker (1 f.)
*LIFER *#1200 ,
Yellow-belledied Sapsucker (1), Pygmy Nuthatch (2), Ross's Goose (1),
Common Merganser (), and Hooded Merganser ().
Custer County +7 species (35) Rough-legged Hawk (2) , Red-tailed Hawk
(1), N. Harrier (2), Snowy Owl (1) , Lapland Longspurs (250), Horned Lark
(25) and Sharp-tailed Grouse-flyby (1).
Dakota County +1 species (160) Common Goldeneye (4)
Sherman County +1 species (31) Rough-legged Hawk (1)

Terribly windy especially in the AM causing all kind of issues with finding
birds. Winds slowed down a little during mid-day then pick up again as the
PM progressed. All in all a wonderful day birding.

God Bless,

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

 

Back to top
Date: 11/17/17 12:14 pm
From: Ruth Stearns <ruthstearns...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker- Yes
Paul, she reappeared in the same area at 1:35 pm.

Ruthie Stearns
Lincoln NE

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 17, 2017, at 12:51 PM, Paul Dunbar <pastorpaultdunbar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
> Glad the bird showed up! I searched 8-11am, gave up, went on to Ogallala. Lesson may be that this bird is a PM bird, for whatever reason. If I have time I’ll try on the way back this afternoon.
>
>
> Paul Dunbar
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Nov 17, 2017, at 11:25 AM, Ruth Stearns <ruthstearns...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Refound at noon. Same area as where Justin described. Still looking for some Pygmy’s. Lots of rbnu’s and wbnu’s. We’ve been hanging out about an hour and then she showed up, swooping in in crazy fashion. Nice find Boni!
>>
>>
>> Ruthie Stearns and Mike Mattson
>> Lincoln NE
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On Nov 16, 2017, at 8:30 PM, Paul Dunbar <pastorpaultdunbar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> I’m heading out there tomorrow morn to look. Any advice on finding it?
>>>
>>>
>>> Paul Dunbar
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>>> On Nov 16, 2017, at 1:27 PM, Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Boni refound the female Williamson's Sapsucker around 1:05 pm. It is still present preening about 25 feet in a dying Austrian Pine along the main blacktop. Paul Roisen and I we're given excellent looks at this vagrant Sapsucker.
>>>>
>>>> Good birding.
>>>>
>>>> Justin Rink
>>>> Midtown Omaha, Douglas Co.
>>>> <spindalis79...>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 11/17/17 10:52 am
From: Paul Dunbar <pastorpaultdunbar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker- Yes
Glad the bird showed up! I searched 8-11am, gave up, went on to Ogallala. Lesson may be that this bird is a PM bird, for whatever reason. If I have time I’ll try on the way back this afternoon.

Paul Dunbar

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 17, 2017, at 11:25 AM, Ruth Stearns <ruthstearns...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
> Refound at noon. Same area as where Justin described. Still looking for some Pygmy’s. Lots of rbnu’s and wbnu’s. We’ve been hanging out about an hour and then she showed up, swooping in in crazy fashion. Nice find Boni!
>
>
> Ruthie Stearns and Mike Mattson
> Lincoln NE
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Nov 16, 2017, at 8:30 PM, Paul Dunbar <pastorpaultdunbar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> I’m heading out there tomorrow morn to look. Any advice on finding it?
>>
>>
>> Paul Dunbar
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On Nov 16, 2017, at 1:27 PM, Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> Boni refound the female Williamson's Sapsucker around 1:05 pm. It is still present preening about 25 feet in a dying Austrian Pine along the main blacktop. Paul Roisen and I we're given excellent looks at this vagrant Sapsucker.
>>>
>>> Good birding.
>>>
>>> Justin Rink
>>> Midtown Omaha, Douglas Co.
>>> <spindalis79...>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 11/17/17 10:29 am
From: Ruth Stearns <ruthstearns...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker- Yes
Refound at noon. Same area as where Justin described. Still looking for some Pygmy’s. Lots of rbnu’s and wbnu’s. We’ve been hanging out about an hour and then she showed up, swooping in in crazy fashion. Nice find Boni!

Ruthie Stearns and Mike Mattson
Lincoln NE
Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 16, 2017, at 8:30 PM, Paul Dunbar <pastorpaultdunbar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
> I’m heading out there tomorrow morn to look. Any advice on finding it?
>
>
> Paul Dunbar
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Nov 16, 2017, at 1:27 PM, Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Boni refound the female Williamson's Sapsucker around 1:05 pm. It is still present preening about 25 feet in a dying Austrian Pine along the main blacktop. Paul Roisen and I we're given excellent looks at this vagrant Sapsucker.
>>
>> Good birding.
>>
>> Justin Rink
>> Midtown Omaha, Douglas Co.
>> <spindalis79...>
>>
>>
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 11/17/17 9:03 am
From: Matt Shurtliff <mmscornhusker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Bluebirds
Bluebirds are definitely coming through. Yesterday I saw 7 at Wirth
Brothers SRA in Johnson County and 15 at Louisville SRA in Cass County.

Matt Shurtliff
Gretna NE

On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 9:06 AM Carolyn Rieke <bcrieke...> [NEBirds] <
<NEBirds...> wrote:

>
>
> Just had eastern bluebirds in our backyard at the bird bath. First I've
> noticed in a couple months.
>
> Carolyn Rieke
> Firth, NE
>
>
>
--
Matt Shurtliff
<mmscornhusker...>

 

Back to top
Date: 11/17/17 6:01 am
From: Ruth Stearns <ruthstearns...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] RE: Harris’s Hawk at Swanton Recreation Area. NOT
I was on the road and didn’t see TJ’s second post til I returned home at five pm. And he was correcy, there was no Harris’s Hawk at Swanson WMA anymore. But heading NW and down to a wooded area by the lake heard lots of birds...robins and Harris Sparrows and woodpeckers. And this gurgley singing bird that I didn’t recognize. Found him, a Rusty Blackbird and another as well. Returning to the same spot an hour later with Paseka’s, Janis stirred up a flock of eight. Neat to hear the soft coos of the quail too. Roughlegs circled the area when I arrived. So it was not a boondoggle trip at all!

Don, Mike’s putting a gps on my scope! Thanks for your help!

List in eBird.

Ruthie Stearns
Lincoln NE

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 16, 2017, at 12:52 PM, 'Walker, TJ' <thomas.walker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
> It may be GONE I watched it soar off high on south winds heading north.
>
>
> Lost it about a mile north of the rec Area.
>
> Still out looking for it, if I find it I will let the group know.
>
> T. J. Walker
> Milford
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Nov 16, 2017, at 12:12 PM, 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
>>
>> I’ve posted a digiscoped photo T.J. texted me on the NOU Facebook page.
>>
>>
>>
>> https://www.facebook.com/NebraskaOrnithologistsUnion/
>>
>>
>>
>> Incredible!!!!!!!
>>
>>
>>
>> -Joel
>>
>>
>>
>> Joel Jorgensen | Nongame Bird Program Manager
>>
>> Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
>>
>> 2200 N. 33rd 68503 | 402.471.5440
>>
>> <joel.jorgensen...>
>>
>>
>>
>> From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
>> Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2017 11:58 AM
>> To: NEBirds
>> Subject: [NEBirds] Harris’s Hawk at Swanton Recreation Area
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Looking at a Harris’s Hawk at Swainton Recreation Area in Saline County right now.
>>
>>
>>
>> Visible from west side of lake.
>>
>>
>>
>> Will post poor digiscoped photos later
>>
>>
>>
>> T. J. Walker
>>
>> Milford
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 11/16/17 6:30 pm
From: Paul Dunbar <pastorpaultdunbar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker- Yes
I’m heading out there tomorrow morn to look. Any advice on finding it?

Paul Dunbar

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 16, 2017, at 1:27 PM, Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
> Boni refound the female Williamson's Sapsucker around 1:05 pm. It is still present preening about 25 feet in a dying Austrian Pine along the main blacktop. Paul Roisen and I we're given excellent looks at this vagrant Sapsucker.
>
> Good birding.
>
> Justin Rink
> Midtown Omaha, Douglas Co.
> <spindalis79...>
>
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 11/16/17 12:08 pm
From: Mark Brogie <mabrogie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Snowy Owl -Custer Co.
Added a photo in my album of the Kent Skaggs reported Snowy Owl that Ed Brogie and I refound in Custer County yesterday!

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: 11/16/17 11:28 am
From: Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker- Yes
Boni refound the female Williamson's Sapsucker around 1:05 pm. It is
still present preening about 25 feet in a dying Austrian Pine along
the main blacktop. Paul Roisen and I we're given excellent looks at
this vagrant Sapsucker.
Good birding.
Justin Rink Midtown Omaha, Douglas <Co.spindalis79...>



__._,_.___

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

Posted by: Justin Rink <spindalis79...>

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

[IMAGE]

Visit Your Group

* New Photos 4

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

Back to top
Date: 11/16/17 10:52 am
From: 'Walker, TJ' <thomas.walker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] RE: Harris’s Hawk at Swanton Recreation Area
It may be GONE I watched it soar off high on south winds heading north.

Lost it about a mile north of the rec Area.

Still out looking for it, if I find it I will let the group know.

T. J. Walker
Milford

Sent from my iPhone

On Nov 16, 2017, at 12:12 PM, 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...><mailto:<Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...><mailto:<NEBirds...>> wrote:


Ive posted a digiscoped photo T.J. texted me on the NOU Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/NebraskaOrnithologistsUnion/

Incredible!!!!!!!

-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...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2017 11:58 AM
To: NEBirds
Subject: [NEBirds] Harriss Hawk at Swanton Recreation Area



Looking at a Harriss Hawk at Swainton Recreation Area in Saline County right now.

Visible from west side of lake.

Will post poor digiscoped photos later

T. J. Walker
Milford
Sent from my iPhone



 

Back to top
Date: 11/16/17 10:12 am
From: 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] RE: Harris’s Hawk at Swanton Recreation Area
I’ve posted a digiscoped photo T.J. texted me on the NOU Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/NebraskaOrnithologistsUnion/

Incredible!!!!!!!

-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...>]
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2017 11:58 AM
To: NEBirds
Subject: [NEBirds] Harris’s Hawk at Swanton Recreation Area



Looking at a Harris’s Hawk at Swainton Recreation Area in Saline County right now.

Visible from west side of lake.

Will post poor digiscoped photos later

T. J. Walker
Milford
Sent from my iPhone

 

Back to top
Date: 11/16/17 9:58 am
From: 'Walker, TJ' <thomas.walker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Harris’s Hawk at Swanton Recreation Area
Looking at a Harris’s Hawk at Swainton Recreation Area in Saline County right now.

Visible from west side of lake.

Will post poor digiscoped photos later

T. J. Walker
Milford

Sent from my iPhone
 

Back to top
Date: 11/16/17 7:06 am
From: Carolyn Rieke <bcrieke...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Bluebirds
Just had eastern bluebirds in our backyard at the bird bath. First I've
noticed in a couple months.

Carolyn Rieke
Firth, NE

 

Back to top
Date: 11/15/17 6:39 pm
From: <boni.edwards...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker- not yet
Thank you Ed and Mark for helping us find some new birds! What a fun day we had. I don't see how to post photos here so I made an album. We finally got photos of the pygmy nuthatch!
 

Back to top
Date: 11/15/17 6:39 pm
From: <shusterken...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Surf Scoters
The Surf Scoters found by Joel on lake 20 Fremont SRA are still present as of 3:30 this afternoon.


Ken Shuster
Fremont, Ne.


 

Back to top
Date: 11/15/17 1:45 pm
From: Marsha Nyffeler <marshanyffeler...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Lake North, Columbus
Keeping my eye on Lake North - no Jaeger....but 2 American pipits walking
on the cusway, and 4 ring-necked ducks on "hospital lake" in Columbus,
along with redhead ducks, buffleheads and a few widgeons

Marsha Nyffeler
Columbus, NE

 

Back to top
Date: 11/15/17 12:30 pm
From: <edbrogie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker- not yet
Ed and Mark Brogie found the Snowy Owl ( Custer Co ) and W sapsucker ( plus two YB sapsuckers) plus P Nuthatches ( Lincoln Co ) before noon. Boni Edwards was there again with a photography group of ladies with long lenses on there Canons. Same area as reported. Jerry Girseking of Nebr City there also

------------------------------------
Posted by: <edbrogie...>
------------------------------------


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

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: 11/15/17 7:35 am
From: Allenreyer <allenreyer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Late Franklin's Gull near Branched Oak

Noah,

I also saw a Franklin's Gull at the sod farm on Missouri Rvr Road on Monday, Looks like a few may be hanging around till later in the year.

Al Reyer
Bellevue, NE



-----Original Message-----
From: Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
To: NEBirds <NEBirds...>
Sent: Tue, Nov 14, 2017 10:22 pm
Subject: [NEBirds] Late Franklin's Gull near Branched Oak





After another fruitless hunt through Wyuka Cemetery for winter finches, I headed out to Branched Oak and found no winter finches again in the fields that have had redpolls and siskins in past years. Late in the evening, driving back to town, I stopped to scan a flock of gulls in a field along Raymond Rd. east of the lake, and among a couple hundred or so RING-BILLED GULLS was an adult FRANKLIN'S GULL -- seemingly very late in the season. I wonder if this bird will try to winter...


Noah Arthur (Oakland, CA/Lincoln, NE)
<semirelicta...>
510-967-2179






 

Back to top
Date: 11/14/17 8:22 pm
From: Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Late Franklin's Gull near Branched Oak
After another fruitless hunt through Wyuka Cemetery for winter finches, I headed out to Branched Oak and found no winter finches again in the fields that have had redpolls and siskins in past years. Late in the evening, driving back to town, I stopped to scan a flock of gulls in a field along Raymond Rd. east of the lake, and among a couple hundred or so RING-BILLED GULLS was an adult FRANKLIN'S GULL -- seemingly very late in the season. I wonder if this bird will try to winter...
Noah Arthur (Oakland, CA/Lincoln, NE)<semirelicta...>
 

Back to top
Date: 11/14/17 6:11 pm
From: 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] FW: Snowy Owl in Custer County
Hi all, Kent Skaggs asked me to post this sighting to NEBIRDS.



Seem to be a few around this early winter.



Ross



Ross Silcock

Seasonal Reports Compiler

Nebraska Bird Review

Tabor, IA

402-618-4933



From: Kent Skaggs [mailto:<kskaggs25...>]
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 7:09 PM
To: Ross Silcock <silcock...>
Subject: Snowy Owl in Custer County



Hi Ross,



Shortly after sundown this evening I came across a snowy owl while driving on Highway 183 in Custer county. The bird was located between mile markers 103 and 104, with the nearest crossroad being 804 Rd. Please feel free to post this on NE Birds.



Thanks & good birding!



Kent Skaggs

Loup County


 

Back to top
Date: 11/14/17 4:46 pm
From: 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Jaeger - Lake North, Columbus
Marsha:

What you describe is certainly consistent with a jaeger, especially if it was observed harassing gulls. This time of year, Pomarine and Parasitic would be the expected species, but jaeger I.D. is tough. Hopefully it sticks around, is observed by many other birders and photos are obtained.

-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: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 5:42 PM
To: <nebirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Jaeger - Lake North, Columbus



Possible Jaeger - species ?? This is an "unknown" bird to me..so this is what I observed.

A group of ring-billed gulls were harassing a flock of hooded mergansers, with the gulls was a VERY Dark bird about the same size as the gulls that was harassing the gulls. My first thought was a "tern" - as it had the very sharp pointed wings, that sweep back, and there are black terns at Lake North - BUT this was too large, and the terns are gone for the winter. My next thought was some sort of a gull - but the total dark body, (and wings) and extremely pointed wings (with faint white area on underside - towards tip) didn't match any gull. After looking through my Sibley's...best "guess" is a Jaeger - maybe a Parasitic??? I didn't know if that is a possibility in Nebraska - but I see in "Birds of Nebraska" that it is a possibility. Any other ideas?

p.s. Swans on Lake Babcock

Marsha Nyffeler
Columbus, NE



 

Back to top
Date: 11/14/17 4:01 pm
From: <esaterojarvi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Jaeger - Lake North, Columbus
There's been a few in NE. I pulled up one with a photo, but unfortunately eBird crashed and the picture that was with this is not showing yet. None of the eBird pictures show. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32495488 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32495488



Esa jarvi, Lincoln


 

Back to top
Date: 11/14/17 3:42 pm
From: Marsha Nyffeler <marshanyffeler...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Jaeger - Lake North, Columbus
Possible Jaeger - species ?? This is an "unknown" bird to me..so this is
what I observed.

A group of ring-billed gulls were harassing a flock of hooded mergansers,
with the gulls was a VERY Dark bird about the same size as the gulls that
was harassing the gulls. My first thought was a "tern" - as it had the
very sharp pointed wings, that sweep back, and there are black terns at
Lake North - BUT this was too large, and the terns are gone for the
winter. My next thought was some sort of a gull - but the total dark body,
(and wings) and extremely pointed wings (with faint white area on underside
- towards tip) didn't match any gull. After looking through my
Sibley's...best "guess" is a Jaeger - maybe a Parasitic??? I didn't know
if that is a possibility in Nebraska - but I see in "Birds of Nebraska"
that it is a possibility. Any other ideas?

p.s. Swans on Lake Babcock

Marsha Nyffeler
Columbus, NE

 

Back to top
Date: 11/14/17 10:34 am
From: 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker- not yet
Williamsons relocated moments ago in pines north of where Boni found it yesterday. Ross and I have been searching area all morning. Ross was first to find. We also had a Pygmy Nuthatch in the same area.

-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: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8:58 AM
To: <nebirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker- not yet

At 9 am no luck, but there's a Sharp-shinned hawk in the area.

Ross silcock
Tabor, IA



Sent from my U.S. Cellular Smartphone




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

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


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

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: 11/14/17 6:58 am
From: silcock <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker- not yet


At 9 am no luck, but there's a Sharp-shinned hawk in the area.
Ross silcockTabor, IA


Sent from my U.S. Cellular® Smartphone
 

Back to top
Date: 11/13/17 10:41 pm
From: 'Greg Stoiber' <gregst7...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Pelican, Cormorants & Canadian Geese
Try this – first log on to Yahoo with your user ID and password in a browser then open a NEBirds email with a link to a picture in Yahoo. That should open the picture for viewing.



Greg



From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2017 4:56 AM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Pelican, Cormorants & Canadian Geese





I'm sorry, I don't quite understand how groups work outside of Facebook, and when I asked for some guidance, no one replied. Consequently, I haven't posted since I put up this up, so there should be no further problem.



Sheryl



On Friday, Novemb er 10, 2017 5:22 PM, "<cooleybates...> [NEBirds] <mailto:<cooleybates...>%20[NEBirds]> " <NEBirds...> wrote:





This is my first post, so if I'm doing something wrong, let me know. So excited to find a group with up-to-date info on bird sightings! I've spent the last three days photographing pelicans and cormorants at Stagecoach State Recreation Area. Quite a crowd of pelicans, in particular. Found one blue heron and a few gulls mixed in. Didn't shoot the geese because they were on the far shore. The main entrance to the area is closed, but the other three entries are open. Stagecoach is just south of Hickman, which is just south of Lincoln (in Saline County) off of 68th and Panama.






 

Back to top
Date: 11/13/17 9:15 pm
From: Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] 'Pink-sided' Junco at Wyuka Cemetery
I wandered around Wyuka hoping for winter finches this afternoon, and found exactly zero. In fact, finch numbers were incredibly low, with the only finches being two or three HOUSE FINCHES (although I didn't manage to bird the entire huge place and could have missed a flock). However, a nice surprise was a 'PINK-SIDED' JUNCO with a flock of our usual 'SLATE-COLORED/CASSIAR/OREGON' JUNCOS. This bird was very obliging, sitting up on a twig for me even after the other juncos had flown off, and I ended up taking way too many photos of him, as you can see here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/99231652@N07/albums/72157666336622279

Noah Arthur (Oakland, CA/Lincoln, NE)<semirelicta...>


 

Back to top
Date: 11/13/17 9:07 pm
From: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Sightings
Forgot to add to my previous posting. After leaving Maple Creek
Recreation Area I drove
east on Highway 91 and saw:

- 1 Merlin in Colfax County

- Flock of approx. 80 Lapland Longspurs (FOS) in the extreme northwest
corner of Dodge County - between
the communities of Dodge and Snyder

Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE


------------------------------------
Posted by: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...>
------------------------------------


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

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: 11/13/17 8:47 pm
From: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Bird Sightings
Not sent to e-bird.

Yutan Sewage ponds - Saunders County
- 70+ Bufflehead
- 6 RN Duck
- 4 Greater Scaup
- 8 Lessser Scaup
- 55 N/ Shovelers
- 4 Common Goldeneye

Lake North (Platte County):
Species of note:
- Common Loon
- Hooded Mergansers (40+)
- Common Goldeneye
- 5 Goose species (Snow, Ross's, White-fronted, Canada, and Cackling)
- TRUMPETER SWAN - family of four
- Pintails

Maple Creek Recreation Area (Platte and Colfax Counties):
- 2 Horned Grebe
- 35 Ruddy Duck
- 15 Lesser Scaup
- 125 Canada Geese

Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE



------------------------------------
Posted by: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...>
------------------------------------


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

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: 11/13/17 6:06 pm
From: Paul Dunbar <pastorpaultdunbar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker report
Beeeeautiful!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 13, 2017, at 7:27 PM, Matt Hansen <mmhansen52...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
>
> I just saw the photo. great job.
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
>
> On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 6:10 PM, 'Kathy DeLara' <renosmom...> [NEBirds]
> <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
> The photos that Boni took of the Williamson’s Sapsucker can be seen on the Nebraska Ornithologist’s Union face book page at https://www.facebook.com/NebraskaOrnithologistsUnion/
>
>
>
> Kathy DeLara
>
>
>
>
>
> From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
> Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 5:48 PM
> To: <NEBirds...>
> Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker report
>
>
>
>
>
> Oooh! Can we see the pic?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>
> On Nov 13, 2017, at 4:51 PM, 'Walker, TJ' <thomas.walker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
>
>
> Boni Edwards photographed an immature Williamson’s Sapsucker at the UNL “State Farm” in North Platte today.. Bird is currently in the single row of pines SW of the Office building and Houses (corn field to the south of the pines). State Farm is located just SW of the Intersection of Highway 83 and State Farm Road south of main North Platte I-80 Exit.
>
>
>
> At stop light before heading up the hill to the south to Lake Maloney, turn right, then left into State Farm Property, past parking area and some trees to second right turn, turn right there (will be cropland to SW there), pines will be ¼ mile ahead or less on your right.
>
>
>
> Hope it hangs around a while…..
>
>
>
> T. J. Walker
>
> Assistant Division Administrator
>
> Wildlife Division – Partners Section
>
> 2200 N 33rd St.
>
> Lincoln, NE 68503-0370
>
> Office (402) 471-5439
>
> Cell (308) 530-7659
>
>
>
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 11/13/17 5:29 pm
From: 'Kathy DeLara' <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Nutcrackers and bluebird
I received a report of 6 Clark's Nutcrackers on the Murphy Ranch wildlife
area just east of the Wildcat Hills SRA on Friday. I believe they were in
Scotts Bluff County but might have been in Banner County.



Sunday afternoon I saw a lone male Mountain Bluebird in Banner County north
of the William's Gap WMA near a farm house. The only other birds I saw there
were House Finches and Goldfinches.



A female Red-bellied Woodpecker has been coming to the feeders in my yard
for a couple weeks now.



Bluebird and woodpecker on e-Bird.



Kathy DeLara

Mitchell NE


 

Back to top
Date: 11/13/17 5:27 pm
From: Matt Hansen <mmhansen52...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker report

I just  saw the photo. great job. 
Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 6:10 PM, 'Kathy DeLara' <renosmom...> [NEBirds]<NEBirds...> wrote:  


The photos that Boni took of the Williamson’s Sapsucker can be seen on the Nebraska Ornithologist’s Union face book page at  https://www.facebook.com/NebraskaOrnithologistsUnion/

 

Kathy DeLara

 

 

From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 5:48 PM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker report

 

 

Oooh! Can we see the pic?

Sent from my iPhone


On Nov 13, 2017, at 4:51 PM, 'Walker, TJ' <thomas.walker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:


 

Boni Edwards photographed an immature Williamson’s Sapsucker at the UNL “State Farm” in North Platte today..  Bird is currently in the single row of pines SW of the Office building and Houses (corn field to the south of the pines).  State Farm is located just SW of the Intersection of Highway 83 and State Farm Road south of main North Platte I-80 Exit.

 

At stop light before heading up the hill to the south to Lake Maloney, turn right, then left into State Farm Property, past parking area and some trees to second right turn, turn right there (will be cropland to SW there), pines will be ¼ mile ahead or less on your right.

 

Hope it hangs around a while…..

 

T. J. Walker

Assistant Division Administrator

Wildlife Division – Partners Section

2200 N 33rd St.

Lincoln, NE  68503-0370

Office (402) 471-5439

Cell (308) 530-7659

 



#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141 -- #yiv3502098141ygrp-mkp {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;font-family:Arial;margin:10px 0;padding:0 10px;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141ygrp-mkp hr {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141ygrp-mkp #yiv3502098141hd {color:#628c2a;font-size:85%;font-weight:700;line-height:122%;margin:10px 0;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141ygrp-mkp #yiv3502098141ads {margin-bottom:10px;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141ygrp-mkp .yiv3502098141ad {padding:0 0;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141ygrp-mkp .yiv3502098141ad p {margin:0;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141ygrp-mkp .yiv3502098141ad a {color:#0000ff;text-decoration:none;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141ygrp-sponsor #yiv3502098141ygrp-lc {font-family:Arial;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141ygrp-sponsor #yiv3502098141ygrp-lc #yiv3502098141hd {margin:10px 0px;font-weight:700;font-size:78%;line-height:122%;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141ygrp-sponsor #yiv3502098141ygrp-lc .yiv3502098141ad {margin-bottom:10px;padding:0 0;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141actions {font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;padding:10px 0;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141activity {background-color:#e0ecee;float:left;font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;padding:10px;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141activity span {font-weight:700;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141activity span:first-child {text-transform:uppercase;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141activity span a {color:#5085b6;text-decoration:none;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141activity span span {color:#ff7900;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141activity span .yiv3502098141underline {text-decoration:underline;}#yiv3502098141 .yiv3502098141attach {clear:both;display:table;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;padding:10px 0;width:400px;}#yiv3502098141 .yiv3502098141attach div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv3502098141 .yiv3502098141attach img {border:none;padding-right:5px;}#yiv3502098141 .yiv3502098141attach label {display:block;margin-bottom:5px;}#yiv3502098141 .yiv3502098141attach label a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv3502098141 blockquote {margin:0 0 0 4px;}#yiv3502098141 .yiv3502098141bold {font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;font-weight:700;}#yiv3502098141 .yiv3502098141bold a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv3502098141 dd.yiv3502098141last p a {font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv3502098141 dd.yiv3502098141last p span {margin-right:10px;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv3502098141 dd.yiv3502098141last p span.yiv3502098141yshortcuts {margin-right:0;}#yiv3502098141 div.yiv3502098141attach-table div div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv3502098141 div.yiv3502098141attach-table {width:400px;}#yiv3502098141 div.yiv3502098141file-title a, #yiv3502098141 div.yiv3502098141file-title a:active, #yiv3502098141 div.yiv3502098141file-title a:hover, #yiv3502098141 div.yiv3502098141file-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv3502098141 div.yiv3502098141photo-title a, #yiv3502098141 div.yiv3502098141photo-title a:active, #yiv3502098141 div.yiv3502098141photo-title a:hover, #yiv3502098141 div.yiv3502098141photo-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv3502098141 div#yiv3502098141ygrp-mlmsg #yiv3502098141ygrp-msg p a span.yiv3502098141yshortcuts {font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;font-weight:normal;}#yiv3502098141 .yiv3502098141green {color:#628c2a;}#yiv3502098141 .yiv3502098141MsoNormal {margin:0 0 0 0;}#yiv3502098141 o {font-size:0;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141photos div {float:left;width:72px;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141photos div div {border:1px solid #666666;min-height:62px;overflow:hidden;width:62px;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141photos div label {color:#666666;font-size:10px;overflow:hidden;text-align:center;white-space:nowrap;width:64px;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141reco-category {font-size:77%;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141reco-desc {font-size:77%;}#yiv3502098141 .yiv3502098141replbq {margin:4px;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141ygrp-actbar div a:first-child {margin-right:2px;padding-right:5px;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141ygrp-mlmsg {font-size:13px;font-family:Arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141ygrp-mlmsg table {font-size:inherit;font:100%;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141ygrp-mlmsg select, #yiv3502098141 input, #yiv3502098141 textarea {font:99% Arial, Helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141ygrp-mlmsg pre, #yiv3502098141 code {font:115% monospace;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141ygrp-mlmsg * {line-height:1.22em;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141ygrp-mlmsg #yiv3502098141logo {padding-bottom:10px;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141ygrp-msg p a {font-family:Verdana;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141ygrp-msg p#yiv3502098141attach-count span {color:#1E66AE;font-weight:700;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141ygrp-reco #yiv3502098141reco-head {color:#ff7900;font-weight:700;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141ygrp-reco {margin-bottom:20px;padding:0px;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141ygrp-sponsor #yiv3502098141ov li a {font-size:130%;text-decoration:none;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141ygrp-sponsor #yiv3502098141ov li {font-size:77%;list-style-type:square;padding:6px 0;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141ygrp-sponsor #yiv3502098141ov ul {margin:0;padding:0 0 0 8px;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141ygrp-text {font-family:Georgia;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141ygrp-text p {margin:0 0 1em 0;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141ygrp-text tt {font-size:120%;}#yiv3502098141 #yiv3502098141ygrp-vital ul li:last-child {border-right:none !important;}#yiv3502098141

 

Back to top
Date: 11/13/17 5:13 pm
From: 'Walker, TJ' <thomas.walker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker report
Or there....thanks Kathy!

T. J.

Sent from my iPhone

On Nov 13, 2017, at 7:09 PM, 'Kathy DeLara' <renosmom...><mailto:<renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...><mailto:<NEBirds...>> wrote:


The photos that Boni took of the Williamsons Sapsucker can be seen on the Nebraska Ornithologists Union face book page at https://www.facebook.com/NebraskaOrnithologistsUnion/

Kathy DeLara


From: <NEBirds...><mailto:<NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 5:48 PM
To: <NEBirds...><mailto:<NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker report



Oooh! Can we see the pic?
Sent from my iPhone

On Nov 13, 2017, at 4:51 PM, 'Walker, TJ' <thomas.walker...><mailto:<thomas.walker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...><mailto:<NEBirds...>> wrote:

Boni Edwards photographed an immature Williamsons Sapsucker at the UNL State Farm in North Platte today.. Bird is currently in the single row of pines SW of the Office building and Houses (corn field to the south of the pines). State Farm is located just SW of the Intersection of Highway 83 and State Farm Road south of main North Platte I-80 Exit.

At stop light before heading up the hill to the south to Lake Maloney, turn right, then left into State Farm Property, past parking area and some trees to second right turn, turn right there (will be cropland to SW there), pines will be mile ahead or less on your right.

Hope it hangs around a while..

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




 

Back to top
Date: 11/13/17 5:12 pm
From: 'Walker, TJ' <thomas.walker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker report
Best I can for now do is tell you to look at Birds of Nebraska Facebook page.

T. J.

Sent from my iPhone

On Nov 13, 2017, at 6:48 PM, Paul Dunbar <pastorpaultdunbar...><mailto:<pastorpaultdunbar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...><mailto:<NEBirds...>> wrote:



Oooh! Can we see the pic?


Sent from my iPhone

On Nov 13, 2017, at 4:51 PM, 'Walker, TJ' <thomas.walker...><mailto:<thomas.walker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...><mailto:<NEBirds...>> wrote:


Boni Edwards photographed an immature Williamsons Sapsucker at the UNL State Farm in North Platte today.. Bird is currently in the single row of pines SW of the Office building and Houses (corn field to the south of the pines). State Farm is located just SW of the Intersection of Highway 83 and State Farm Road south of main North Platte I-80 Exit.

At stop light before heading up the hill to the south to Lake Maloney, turn right, then left into State Farm Property, past parking area and some trees to second right turn, turn right there (will be cropland to SW there), pines will be mile ahead or less on your right.

Hope it hangs around a while..

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




 

Back to top
Date: 11/13/17 5:09 pm
From: 'Kathy DeLara' <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker report
The photos that Boni took of the Williamson’s Sapsucker can be seen on the Nebraska Ornithologist’s Union face book page at https://www.facebook.com/NebraskaOrnithologistsUnion/



Kathy DeLara





From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 5:48 PM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker report





Oooh! Can we see the pic?

Sent from my iPhone


On Nov 13, 2017, at 4:51 PM, 'Walker, TJ' <thomas.walker...> <mailto:<thomas.walker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...> > wrote:



Boni Edwards photographed an immature Williamson’s Sapsucker at the UNL “State Farm” in North Platte today.. Bird is currently in the single row of pines SW of the Office building and Houses (corn field to the south of the pines). State Farm is located just SW of the Intersection of Highway 83 and State Farm Road south of main North Platte I-80 Exit.



At stop light before heading up the hill to the south to Lake Maloney, turn right, then left into State Farm Property, past parking area and some trees to second right turn, turn right there (will be cropland to SW there), pines will be ¼ mile ahead or less on your right.



Hope it hangs around a while…..



T. J. Walker

Assistant Division Administrator

Wildlife Division – Partners Section

2200 N 33rd St.

Lincoln, NE 68503-0370

Office (402) 471-5439

Cell (308) 530-7659






 

Back to top
Date: 11/13/17 4:48 pm
From: Paul Dunbar <pastorpaultdunbar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker report
Oooh! Can we see the pic?

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 13, 2017, at 4:51 PM, 'Walker, TJ' <thomas.walker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
> Boni Edwards photographed an immature Williamson’s Sapsucker at the UNL “State Farm” in North Platte today. Bird is currently in the single row of pines SW of the Office building and Houses (corn field to the south of the pines). State Farm is located just SW of the Intersection of Highway 83 and State Farm Road south of main North Platte I-80 Exit.
>
>
>
> At stop light before heading up the hill to the south to Lake Maloney, turn right, then left into State Farm Property, past parking area and some trees to second right turn, turn right there (will be cropland to SW there), pines will be ¼ mile ahead or less on your right.
>
>
>
> Hope it hangs around a while…..
>
>
>
> T. J. Walker
>
> Assistant Division Administrator
>
> Wildlife Division – Partners Section
>
> 2200 N 33rd St.
>
> Lincoln, NE 68503-0370
>
> Office (402) 471-5439
>
> Cell (308) 530-7659
>
>
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 11/13/17 2:51 pm
From: 'Walker, TJ' <thomas.walker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Williamson's Sapsucker report
Boni Edwards photographed an immature Williamson's Sapsucker at the UNL "State Farm" in North Platte today. Bird is currently in the single row of pines SW of the Office building and Houses (corn field to the south of the pines). State Farm is located just SW of the Intersection of Highway 83 and State Farm Road south of main North Platte I-80 Exit.

At stop light before heading up the hill to the south to Lake Maloney, turn right, then left into State Farm Property, past parking area and some trees to second right turn, turn right there (will be cropland to SW there), pines will be mile ahead or less on your right.

Hope it hangs around a while.....

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


 

Back to top
Date: 11/13/17 10:21 am
From: 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Indian Cave CBC
Indian Cave State Park started a CBC last year and they will be doing it again this year on 16 December. If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Adam Jones, <adam.jones...><mailto:<adam.jones...> . A map of the CBC circle is on the NOU site on the CBC page @ http://www.noubirds.org/Activities/CBC.aspx .

-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: 11/12/17 9:27 pm
From: John Carlini <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk
You're absolutely right Mark, and that's exactly what was most regrettable about my commiseration of the near impossibilities of re-finding the hawk (by self included) that accidentally posted to the group.  Hopefully it won't have the effect of ever discouraging any birders from posting on NEBirds!
-Shari



On Sunday, November 12, 2017 10:41 PM, "Mark <uplandhuntr...> [NEBirds]" <NEBirds...> wrote:


 
Interesting posts.  Perhaps the underlying message of many threads here can be seen through and keep many potential participants in this birding community from feeling welcome.
Mark, Nebraska #yiv7095854904 -- #yiv7095854904ygrp-mkp {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;font-family:Arial;margin:10px 0;padding:0 10px;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904ygrp-mkp hr {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904ygrp-mkp #yiv7095854904hd {color:#628c2a;font-size:85%;font-weight:700;line-height:122%;margin:10px 0;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904ygrp-mkp #yiv7095854904ads {margin-bottom:10px;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904ygrp-mkp .yiv7095854904ad {padding:0 0;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904ygrp-mkp .yiv7095854904ad p {margin:0;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904ygrp-mkp .yiv7095854904ad a {color:#0000ff;text-decoration:none;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904ygrp-sponsor #yiv7095854904ygrp-lc {font-family:Arial;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904ygrp-sponsor #yiv7095854904ygrp-lc #yiv7095854904hd {margin:10px 0px;font-weight:700;font-size:78%;line-height:122%;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904ygrp-sponsor #yiv7095854904ygrp-lc .yiv7095854904ad {margin-bottom:10px;padding:0 0;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904actions {font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;padding:10px 0;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904activity {background-color:#e0ecee;float:left;font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;padding:10px;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904activity span {font-weight:700;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904activity span:first-child {text-transform:uppercase;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904activity span a {color:#5085b6;text-decoration:none;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904activity span span {color:#ff7900;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904activity span .yiv7095854904underline {text-decoration:underline;}#yiv7095854904 .yiv7095854904attach {clear:both;display:table;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;padding:10px 0;width:400px;}#yiv7095854904 .yiv7095854904attach div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv7095854904 .yiv7095854904attach img {border:none;padding-right:5px;}#yiv7095854904 .yiv7095854904attach label {display:block;margin-bottom:5px;}#yiv7095854904 .yiv7095854904attach label a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv7095854904 blockquote {margin:0 0 0 4px;}#yiv7095854904 .yiv7095854904bold {font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;font-weight:700;}#yiv7095854904 .yiv7095854904bold a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv7095854904 dd.yiv7095854904last p a {font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv7095854904 dd.yiv7095854904last p span {margin-right:10px;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv7095854904 dd.yiv7095854904last p span.yiv7095854904yshortcuts {margin-right:0;}#yiv7095854904 div.yiv7095854904attach-table div div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv7095854904 div.yiv7095854904attach-table {width:400px;}#yiv7095854904 div.yiv7095854904file-title a, #yiv7095854904 div.yiv7095854904file-title a:active, #yiv7095854904 div.yiv7095854904file-title a:hover, #yiv7095854904 div.yiv7095854904file-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv7095854904 div.yiv7095854904photo-title a, #yiv7095854904 div.yiv7095854904photo-title a:active, #yiv7095854904 div.yiv7095854904photo-title a:hover, #yiv7095854904 div.yiv7095854904photo-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv7095854904 div#yiv7095854904ygrp-mlmsg #yiv7095854904ygrp-msg p a span.yiv7095854904yshortcuts {font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;font-weight:normal;}#yiv7095854904 .yiv7095854904green {color:#628c2a;}#yiv7095854904 .yiv7095854904MsoNormal {margin:0 0 0 0;}#yiv7095854904 o {font-size:0;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904photos div {float:left;width:72px;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904photos div div {border:1px solid #666666;min-height:62px;overflow:hidden;width:62px;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904photos div label {color:#666666;font-size:10px;overflow:hidden;text-align:center;white-space:nowrap;width:64px;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904reco-category {font-size:77%;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904reco-desc {font-size:77%;}#yiv7095854904 .yiv7095854904replbq {margin:4px;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904ygrp-actbar div a:first-child {margin-right:2px;padding-right:5px;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904ygrp-mlmsg {font-size:13px;font-family:Arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904ygrp-mlmsg table {font-size:inherit;font:100%;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904ygrp-mlmsg select, #yiv7095854904 input, #yiv7095854904 textarea {font:99% Arial, Helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904ygrp-mlmsg pre, #yiv7095854904 code {font:115% monospace;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904ygrp-mlmsg * {line-height:1.22em;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904ygrp-mlmsg #yiv7095854904logo {padding-bottom:10px;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904ygrp-msg p a {font-family:Verdana;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904ygrp-msg p#yiv7095854904attach-count span {color:#1E66AE;font-weight:700;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904ygrp-reco #yiv7095854904reco-head {color:#ff7900;font-weight:700;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904ygrp-reco {margin-bottom:20px;padding:0px;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904ygrp-sponsor #yiv7095854904ov li a {font-size:130%;text-decoration:none;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904ygrp-sponsor #yiv7095854904ov li {font-size:77%;list-style-type:square;padding:6px 0;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904ygrp-sponsor #yiv7095854904ov ul {margin:0;padding:0 0 0 8px;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904ygrp-text {font-family:Georgia;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904ygrp-text p {margin:0 0 1em 0;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904ygrp-text tt {font-size:120%;}#yiv7095854904 #yiv7095854904ygrp-vital ul li:last-child {border-right:none !important;}#yiv7095854904


 

Back to top
Date: 11/12/17 8:40 pm
From: Mark <uplandhuntr...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk

Interesting posts.  Perhaps the underlying message of many threads here can be seen through and keep many potential participants in this birding community from feeling welcome.
Mark, Nebraska
 

Back to top
Date: 11/12/17 6:19 pm
From: 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Interesting Canada Geese
Thanks Paul. Thanks for replying.



I didnt consider parvipes since it occurs mostly in the western half of
Nebraska; maybe I should have. On the other hand, interior is not at all
common either in Nebraska as far as I know, maybe occurring only in the
Missouri River Valley. Because of that, and because this flock was a bit of
a mixture, but mostly birds Id call interior, I figured the variation was
an indicator that it was showing intergradation with hutchinsii and derived
from an extensive hybrid zone along the western edge of Hudson Bay. Most of
the flock looked like interior, but the presence of that one Cackling type
(although its bill looks a bit long) and some steep-foreheaded birds would
be what one would expect from a hybrid zone involving Cacklers.



The reference is:



Leafloor, J.O., J.A. Moore, and K.T. Scribner. 2013. A hybrid zone between
Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) and Cackling Geese (B. hutchinsii). Auk
130: 487-500. (In this paper, the authors merge canadensis and interior,
although they note that the Canada types in this hybrid zone are what most
folks call interior).



Maybe too much info, but this is an interesting topic, and its fun to take
some time to look at common species!

Nice to hear from you!



Ross



Ross Silcock

Seasonal Reports Compiler

Nebraska Bird Review

Tabor, IA

402-618-4933



From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2017 7:33 PM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Interesting Canada Geese





Ross,

In my opinion, your photos most likely contain a mix of interior and
parvipes with perhaps a few Cackling Geese. The only one photographed that I
would judge as Cackling is the bird in the photo marked ML75020551.

Paul Hertzel
Mason City, IA


At 07:04 PM 11/12/2017, you wrote:

For Canada Goose aficionados, I�ve posted pics from Kiwanis Park, Carter
Lake, (just barely in Iowa) of what I believe is a migrant flock derived
from the well-documented hybrid zone between hutchinsii Cacklers and
interior Canadas along the west shore of Hudson Bay, where our eastern
Nebraska hutchies and presumed interiors come from. I�m very interested in
comments. I found several birds in the flock that I think are intergrades,
but probably 80% at least looked like interiors. I�d really appreciate
comments! I may be completely wrong, and if so I want to know!
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40473907
Ross Silcock




 

Back to top
Date: 11/12/17 5:55 pm
From: Paul Hertzel <phertzel...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Interesting Canada Geese
Ross,

In my opinion, your photos most likely contain a mix of interior and
parvipes with perhaps a few Cackling Geese. The only one photographed
that I would judge as Cackling is the bird in the photo marked ML75020551.

Paul Hertzel
Mason City, IA


At 07:04 PM 11/12/2017, you wrote:
>For Canada Goose aficionados, I've posted pics from Kiwanis Park,
>Carter Lake, (just barely in Iowa) of what I believe is a migrant
>flock derived from the well-documented hybrid zone between
>hutchinsii Cacklers and interior Canadas along the west shore of
>Hudson Bay, where our eastern Nebraska hutchies and presumed
>interiors come from. I'm very interested in comments. I found
>several birds in the flock that I think are intergrades, but
>probably 80% at least looked like interiors. I'd really appreciate
>comments! I may be completely wrong, and if so I want to know!
><http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40473907>http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40473907
>Ross Silcock

 

Back to top
Date: 11/12/17 5:21 pm
From: <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] White-winged Scoter in Furnas County
Birded a couple of sewage ponds in Furnas County this afternoon (November 12), hoping for a Pied-billed Grebe in one of the two counties where I haven't yet found it. No luck with the Pied-bill; but at the Southern Valley School sewage ponds south of Oxford, a White-winged Scoter provided some consolation.


Mostly black duck, with the forehead sloping down into a large dark lumpy-looking bill. Two roughly circular, poorly defined white patches on the face: a fainter one at the base of the bill, and a brigher and somewhat better defined one behind the first. The bird occasionally shifted its wing and showed some white.


An eBird report, with three sub-excellent photos, is at https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40478941 https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40478941. I really need to look into getting a camera with more zooming power...


William Flack
Kearney



 

Back to top
Date: 11/12/17 5:04 pm
From: 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Interesting Canada Geese
Hi all,



For Canada Goose aficionados, I've posted pics from Kiwanis Park, Carter
Lake, (just barely in Iowa) of what I believe is a migrant flock derived
from the well-documented hybrid zone between hutchinsii Cacklers and
interior Canadas along the west shore of Hudson Bay, where our eastern
Nebraska hutchies and presumed interiors come from. I'm very interested in
comments. I found several birds in the flock that I think are intergrades,
but probably 80% at least looked like interiors. I'd really appreciate
comments! I may be completely wrong, and if so I want to know!



<http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40473907>
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40473907





Ross Silcock

Seasonal Reports Compiler

Nebraska Bird Review

Tabor, IA

402-618-4933




 

Back to top
Date: 11/12/17 2:09 pm
From: Marsha Nyffeler <marshanyffeler...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Lake North birds, Sunday Nov 12
Observed today, 3 common loons (2 immature 1 adult winter plumage) 3
western grebes, several hooded mergansers, several buffleheads, 1 ruby
crown kinglet, 1 marsh wren. First large flock of snow geese for the fall,
didn't seem to come down on the lake - but lots of canada geese.
Several different species of the "common ducks"... 1 bald eagle.

Marsha Nyffeler
Columbus, NE

 

Back to top
Date: 11/12/17 1:50 pm
From: 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Carter Lake, Forest Lawn (no rarities)
Checked Carter Lake and Forest Lawn Mem. Park today. Very slow except for
a nice raft of divers and another raft of Horned Grebes at Carter Lake.
EBird checklist http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40473447

Forest Lawn was dead (so to speak)- in 90 mins or so, 20 flyover robins, one
RB Nuthatch, 3 starlings and a Blue Jay. Wrong time of day maybe. eBird
checklist not worth looking at, but it's at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40473637



Ross



Ross Silcock

Seasonal Reports Compiler

Nebraska Bird Review

Tabor, IA

402-618-4933




 

Back to top
Date: 11/12/17 8:53 am
From: William Huser <billfhuser...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Kramper Lake birds
Sat, 11/11/17, Kramper Lake, Dakota County, NE:
Joel's birds reported Thursday were still present.

White-winged Scoter, 1.
Western Grebe, 1
Common Loon, 2. (1 more than Thursday)
Eared Grebe, 1
And FOS:
C. Goldeneyes
Red breasted Merganser

Bill Huser, Jerry Probst,
Both South Sioux City

 

Back to top
Date: 11/12/17 8:37 am
From: Carol Walker <cnkoda...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Carolina wren question
Would there be a possibility of occupancy if I put out a wren house at this time?
Carol Walker, Buccanner Bay

Sent from my iPad

> On Nov 11, 2017, at 2:19 PM, Lisa Sullivan <789popbirdfine...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
> Was standing on mom's back deck when up popped a Carolina wren in the neighbors backyard. Lisa Sullivan 23 rd & Washington Sarpy county Bellevue ,Nebraska
>

 

Back to top
Date: 11/12/17 6:50 am
From: 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Common Redpoll and more Surf Scoters on drive to work
I had an early morning drive up to Fremont SRA on this lovely morning to work deer check. Since it was right along the way, I made a very brief check of Lake Wanahoo where I found 4 Western Grebes along with more common species. Driving up Highway 109, I pulled into the Cedar Bluffs cemetery, like I always do since it is right next to the road, and I pished for a few seconds in the middle of the small spruce grove. Down through the branches of one of those trees emerged a single Common Redpoll. On the drive through the Fremont Lakes SRA to reach the park office, I briefly checked the lakes for waterbirds. Lake #20 was the only lake with any number of birds (other than CAGOs) and among the diving ducks were two Surf Scoters. Lousy photos of one of the scoters is on the eBird checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40463185. The other sightings have also been reported to eBird.

-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: 11/11/17 11:23 pm
From: 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: FW: [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk
Apologies here, too. A person shouldn’t answer email in the middle of the night!



Ross



Ross Silcock

Seasonal Reports Compiler

Nebraska Bird Review

Tabor, IA

402-618-4933



From: Ross Silcock [mailto:<silcock...>]
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2017 1:15 AM
To: '<NEBirds...>' <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk



Yeah it is quite a drive. I don’t have much sympathy for folks who don’t check stuff out then wonder why they miss things. Reading the checklists of folks who saw it would tell a person when to look. Must be a TL characteristic. Usually the middle of the day is the worst for finding anything.



Ross



Ross Silcock

Seasonal Reports Compiler

Nebraska Bird Review

Tabor, IA

402-618-4933



From: <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2017 1:11 AM
To: <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk





No doubt! If I drove that far I certainly wouldn't throw in the towel 2 or 3 hours before the witching hour! You gotta wonder what "searching" means to those guys. They'd probably need to tromp north and/or tromp the trees on the east side to even have a prayer in the middle of the day. I wonder how high that hawk even perches? Did you say it went in a mid-sized tree when you saw it? I wouldn't write that hawk off as being gone just because those guys dipped. Although Joe's no lightweight, he probably gave it a good search but just in the wrong place at the wrong time. John's still talking about returning and trying at another crack at getting a photo. It might be slim odds of pulling that off but would be fun to try! We'll see how our schedule shakes out, it's kinda far.



-Shari



On Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:02 PM, "'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> <mailto:<Kelly.Preheim...> [NEBirds]" <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...> > wrote:





I searched for the Harris's Hawk from 1:00-3:15 PM today and did not have any luck locating it. I talked to two other birders and they had not seen it either. There is a lot of habitat there, so maybe it is still there or it may have moved on. I did enjoy exploring there, as it is a beautiful natural area!



Kelly Preheim

Armour, SD


"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in." ~ Rachel Carson

_____

From: <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...> <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...> > on behalf of 'Gubanyi,Joe' <Joseph.Gubanyi...> <mailto:<Joseph.Gubanyi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...> >
Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2017 7:26:03 PM
To: <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk





I drove up yesterday and spent 3 hours from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm searching the area around the RV campground where the Harris's hawk had been reported and did not see the bird. There were several other birders there who arrived before I did who had not seen the bird prior to my arrival and to my knowledge did not see it while I was there. I believe I was the last of three different parties to leave unless someone came later in the day.

Joe Gubanyi

Denton

_____

From: <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...> <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...> > on behalf of 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> <mailto:<Kelly.Preheim...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...> >
Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2017 11:37 AM
To: <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Harris's Hawk





Has the Harris's Hawk been seen today or yesterday?



Kelly Preheim

Armour, SD


"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in." ~ Rachel Carson






 

Back to top
Date: 11/11/17 11:16 pm
From: John Carlini <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk



Apologies!  Didn't mean to send that personal note to NEBirds!  (Although Joe, now you know the level of respect you've earned from surviving those CBC conditions - not a lightweight!!!)
-Shari Schwartz, Lincoln

On Sunday, November 12, 2017 1:11 AM, John Carlini <flyingcarlini...> wrote:


No doubt!  If I drove that far I certainly wouldn't throw in the towel 2 or 3 hours before the witching hour!  You gotta wonder what "searching" means to those guys.  They'd probably need to tromp north and/or tromp the trees on the east side to even have a prayer in the middle of the day.  I wonder how high that hawk even perches?  Did you say it went in a mid-sized tree when you saw it?  I wouldn't write that hawk off as being gone just because those guys dipped.  Although Joe's no lightweight, he probably gave it a good search but just in the wrong place at the wrong time.  John's still talking about returning and trying at another crack at getting a photo.  It might be slim odds of pulling that off but would be fun to try!  We'll see how our schedule shakes out, it's kinda far.
-Shari 



On Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:02 PM, "'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [NEBirds]" <NEBirds...> wrote:


  I searched for the Harris's Hawk from 1:00-3:15 PM today and did not have any luck locating it.  I talked to two other birders and they had not seen it either.  There is a lot of habitat there, so maybe it is still there or it may have moved on.  I did enjoy exploring there, as it is a beautiful natural area!
Kelly PreheimArmour, SD
"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in."  ~ Rachel CarsonFrom: <NEBirds...> <NEBirds...> on behalf of 'Gubanyi,Joe' <Joseph.Gubanyi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2017 7:26:03 PM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk  I drove up yesterday and spent 3 hours from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm searching the area around the RV campground where the Harris's hawk had been reported and did not see the bird. There were several other birders there who arrived before I did who had not seen the bird prior to my arrival and to my knowledge did not see it while I was there. I believe I was the last of three different parties to leave unless someone came later in the day.Joe GubanyiDentonFrom: <NEBirds...> <NEBirds...> on behalf of 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2017 11:37 AM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Harris's Hawk  Has the Harris's Hawk been seen today or yesterday?
Kelly PreheimArmour, SD
"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in."  ~ Rachel Carson #yiv4605498894 -- #yiv4605498894ygrp-mkp {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;font-family:Arial;margin:10px 0;padding:0 10px;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894ygrp-mkp hr {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894ygrp-mkp #yiv4605498894hd {color:#628c2a;font-size:85%;font-weight:700;line-height:122%;margin:10px 0;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894ygrp-mkp #yiv4605498894ads {margin-bottom:10px;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894ygrp-mkp .yiv4605498894ad {padding:0 0;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894ygrp-mkp .yiv4605498894ad p {margin:0;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894ygrp-mkp .yiv4605498894ad a {color:#0000ff;text-decoration:none;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894ygrp-sponsor #yiv4605498894ygrp-lc {font-family:Arial;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894ygrp-sponsor #yiv4605498894ygrp-lc #yiv4605498894hd {margin:10px 0px;font-weight:700;font-size:78%;line-height:122%;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894ygrp-sponsor #yiv4605498894ygrp-lc .yiv4605498894ad {margin-bottom:10px;padding:0 0;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894actions {font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;padding:10px 0;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894activity {background-color:#e0ecee;float:left;font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;padding:10px;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894activity span {font-weight:700;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894activity span:first-child {text-transform:uppercase;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894activity span a {color:#5085b6;text-decoration:none;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894activity span span {color:#ff7900;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894activity span .yiv4605498894underline {text-decoration:underline;}#yiv4605498894 .yiv4605498894attach {clear:both;display:table;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;padding:10px 0;width:400px;}#yiv4605498894 .yiv4605498894attach div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv4605498894 .yiv4605498894attach img {border:none;padding-right:5px;}#yiv4605498894 .yiv4605498894attach label {display:block;margin-bottom:5px;}#yiv4605498894 .yiv4605498894attach label a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv4605498894 blockquote {margin:0 0 0 4px;}#yiv4605498894 .yiv4605498894bold {font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;font-weight:700;}#yiv4605498894 .yiv4605498894bold a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv4605498894 dd.yiv4605498894last p a {font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv4605498894 dd.yiv4605498894last p span {margin-right:10px;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv4605498894 dd.yiv4605498894last p span.yiv4605498894yshortcuts {margin-right:0;}#yiv4605498894 div.yiv4605498894attach-table div div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv4605498894 div.yiv4605498894attach-table {width:400px;}#yiv4605498894 div.yiv4605498894file-title a, #yiv4605498894 div.yiv4605498894file-title a:active, #yiv4605498894 div.yiv4605498894file-title a:hover, #yiv4605498894 div.yiv4605498894file-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv4605498894 div.yiv4605498894photo-title a, #yiv4605498894 div.yiv4605498894photo-title a:active, #yiv4605498894 div.yiv4605498894photo-title a:hover, #yiv4605498894 div.yiv4605498894photo-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv4605498894 div#yiv4605498894ygrp-mlmsg #yiv4605498894ygrp-msg p a span.yiv4605498894yshortcuts {font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;font-weight:normal;}#yiv4605498894 .yiv4605498894green {color:#628c2a;}#yiv4605498894 .yiv4605498894MsoNormal {margin:0 0 0 0;}#yiv4605498894 o {font-size:0;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894photos div {float:left;width:72px;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894photos div div {border:1px solid #666666;min-height:62px;overflow:hidden;width:62px;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894photos div label {color:#666666;font-size:10px;overflow:hidden;text-align:center;white-space:nowrap;width:64px;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894reco-category {font-size:77%;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894reco-desc {font-size:77%;}#yiv4605498894 .yiv4605498894replbq {margin:4px;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894ygrp-actbar div a:first-child {margin-right:2px;padding-right:5px;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894ygrp-mlmsg {font-size:13px;font-family:Arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894ygrp-mlmsg table {font-size:inherit;font:100%;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894ygrp-mlmsg select, #yiv4605498894 input, #yiv4605498894 textarea {font:99% Arial, Helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894ygrp-mlmsg pre, #yiv4605498894 code {font:115% monospace;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894ygrp-mlmsg * {line-height:1.22em;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894ygrp-mlmsg #yiv4605498894logo {padding-bottom:10px;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894ygrp-msg p a {font-family:Verdana;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894ygrp-msg p#yiv4605498894attach-count span {color:#1E66AE;font-weight:700;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894ygrp-reco #yiv4605498894reco-head {color:#ff7900;font-weight:700;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894ygrp-reco {margin-bottom:20px;padding:0px;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894ygrp-sponsor #yiv4605498894ov li a {font-size:130%;text-decoration:none;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894ygrp-sponsor #yiv4605498894ov li {font-size:77%;list-style-type:square;padding:6px 0;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894ygrp-sponsor #yiv4605498894ov ul {margin:0;padding:0 0 0 8px;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894ygrp-text {font-family:Georgia;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894ygrp-text p {margin:0 0 1em 0;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894ygrp-text tt {font-size:120%;}#yiv4605498894 #yiv4605498894ygrp-vital ul li:last-child {border-right:none !important;}#yiv4605498894


 

Back to top
Date: 11/11/17 11:15 pm
From: 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk
Yeah it is quite a drive. I don’t have much sympathy for folks who don’t check stuff out then wonder why they miss things. Reading the checklists of folks who saw it would tell a person when to look. Must be a TL characteristic. Usually the middle of the day is the worst for finding anything.



Ross



Ross Silcock

Seasonal Reports Compiler

Nebraska Bird Review

Tabor, IA

402-618-4933



From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2017 1:11 AM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk





No doubt! If I drove that far I certainly wouldn't throw in the towel 2 or 3 hours before the witching hour! You gotta wonder what "searching" means to those guys. They'd probably need to tromp north and/or tromp the trees on the east side to even have a prayer in the middle of the day. I wonder how high that hawk even perches? Did you say it went in a mid-sized tree when you saw it? I wouldn't write that hawk off as being gone just because those guys dipped. Although Joe's no lightweight, he probably gave it a good search but just in the wrong place at the wrong time. John's still talking about returning and trying at another crack at getting a photo. It might be slim odds of pulling that off but would be fun to try! We'll see how our schedule shakes out, it's kinda far.



-Shari



On Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:02 PM, "'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> <mailto:<Kelly.Preheim...> [NEBirds]" <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...> > wrote:





I searched for the Harris's Hawk from 1:00-3:15 PM today and did not have any luck locating it. I talked to two other birders and they had not seen it either. There is a lot of habitat there, so maybe it is still there or it may have moved on. I did enjoy exploring there, as it is a beautiful natural area!



Kelly Preheim

Armour, SD


"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in." ~ Rachel Carson

_____

From: <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...> <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...> > on behalf of 'Gubanyi,Joe' <Joseph.Gubanyi...> <mailto:<Joseph.Gubanyi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...> >
Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2017 7:26:03 PM
To: <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk





I drove up yesterday and spent 3 hours from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm searching the area around the RV campground where the Harris's hawk had been reported and did not see the bird. There were several other birders there who arrived before I did who had not seen the bird prior to my arrival and to my knowledge did not see it while I was there. I believe I was the last of three different parties to leave unless someone came later in the day.

Joe Gubanyi

Denton

_____

From: <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...> <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...> > on behalf of 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> <mailto:<Kelly.Preheim...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...> >
Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2017 11:37 AM
To: <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Harris's Hawk





Has the Harris's Hawk been seen today or yesterday?



Kelly Preheim

Armour, SD


"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in." ~ Rachel Carson






 

Back to top
Date: 11/11/17 11:11 pm
From: John Carlini <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk
No doubt!  If I drove that far I certainly wouldn't throw in the towel 2 or 3 hours before the witching hour!  You gotta wonder what "searching" means to those guys.  They'd probably need to tromp north and/or tromp the trees on the east side to even have a prayer in the middle of the day.  I wonder how high that hawk even perches?  Did you say it went in a mid-sized tree when you saw it?  I wouldn't write that hawk off as being gone just because those guys dipped.  Although Joe's no lightweight, he probably gave it a good search but just in the wrong place at the wrong time.  John's still talking about returning and trying at another crack at getting a photo.  It might be slim odds of pulling that off but would be fun to try!  We'll see how our schedule shakes out, it's kinda far.
-Shari 

On Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:02 PM, "'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [NEBirds]" <NEBirds...> wrote:


  I searched for the Harris's Hawk from 1:00-3:15 PM today and did not have any luck locating it.  I talked to two other birders and they had not seen it either.  There is a lot of habitat there, so maybe it is still there or it may have moved on.  I did enjoy exploring there, as it is a beautiful natural area!
Kelly PreheimArmour, SD
"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in."  ~ Rachel CarsonFrom: <NEBirds...> <NEBirds...> on behalf of 'Gubanyi,Joe' <Joseph.Gubanyi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2017 7:26:03 PM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk  I drove up yesterday and spent 3 hours from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm searching the area around the RV campground where the Harris's hawk had been reported and did not see the bird. There were several other birders there who arrived before I did who had not seen the bird prior to my arrival and to my knowledge did not see it while I was there. I believe I was the last of three different parties to leave unless someone came later in the day.Joe GubanyiDentonFrom: <NEBirds...> <NEBirds...> on behalf of 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2017 11:37 AM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Harris's Hawk  Has the Harris's Hawk been seen today or yesterday?
Kelly PreheimArmour, SD
"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in."  ~ Rachel Carson #yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698 -- #yiv1373572698ygrp-mkp {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;font-family:Arial;margin:10px 0;padding:0 10px;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698ygrp-mkp hr {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698ygrp-mkp #yiv1373572698hd {color:#628c2a;font-size:85%;font-weight:700;line-height:122%;margin:10px 0;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698ygrp-mkp #yiv1373572698ads {margin-bottom:10px;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698ygrp-mkp .yiv1373572698ad {padding:0 0;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698ygrp-mkp .yiv1373572698ad p {margin:0;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698ygrp-mkp .yiv1373572698ad a {color:#0000ff;text-decoration:none;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698ygrp-sponsor #yiv1373572698ygrp-lc {font-family:Arial;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698ygrp-sponsor #yiv1373572698ygrp-lc #yiv1373572698hd {margin:10px 0px;font-weight:700;font-size:78%;line-height:122%;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698ygrp-sponsor #yiv1373572698ygrp-lc .yiv1373572698ad {margin-bottom:10px;padding:0 0;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698actions {font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;padding:10px 0;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698activity {background-color:#e0ecee;float:left;font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;padding:10px;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698activity span {font-weight:700;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698activity span:first-child {text-transform:uppercase;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698activity span a {color:#5085b6;text-decoration:none;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698activity span span {color:#ff7900;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698activity span .yiv1373572698underline {text-decoration:underline;}#yiv1373572698 .yiv1373572698attach {clear:both;display:table;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;padding:10px 0;width:400px;}#yiv1373572698 .yiv1373572698attach div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv1373572698 .yiv1373572698attach img {border:none;padding-right:5px;}#yiv1373572698 .yiv1373572698attach label {display:block;margin-bottom:5px;}#yiv1373572698 .yiv1373572698attach label a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv1373572698 blockquote {margin:0 0 0 4px;}#yiv1373572698 .yiv1373572698bold {font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;font-weight:700;}#yiv1373572698 .yiv1373572698bold a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv1373572698 dd.yiv1373572698last p a {font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv1373572698 dd.yiv1373572698last p span {margin-right:10px;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv1373572698 dd.yiv1373572698last p span.yiv1373572698yshortcuts {margin-right:0;}#yiv1373572698 div.yiv1373572698attach-table div div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv1373572698 div.yiv1373572698attach-table {width:400px;}#yiv1373572698 div.yiv1373572698file-title a, #yiv1373572698 div.yiv1373572698file-title a:active, #yiv1373572698 div.yiv1373572698file-title a:hover, #yiv1373572698 div.yiv1373572698file-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv1373572698 div.yiv1373572698photo-title a, #yiv1373572698 div.yiv1373572698photo-title a:active, #yiv1373572698 div.yiv1373572698photo-title a:hover, #yiv1373572698 div.yiv1373572698photo-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv1373572698 div#yiv1373572698ygrp-mlmsg #yiv1373572698ygrp-msg p a span.yiv1373572698yshortcuts {font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;font-weight:normal;}#yiv1373572698 .yiv1373572698green {color:#628c2a;}#yiv1373572698 .yiv1373572698MsoNormal {margin:0 0 0 0;}#yiv1373572698 o {font-size:0;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698photos div {float:left;width:72px;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698photos div div {border:1px solid #666666;min-height:62px;overflow:hidden;width:62px;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698photos div label {color:#666666;font-size:10px;overflow:hidden;text-align:center;white-space:nowrap;width:64px;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698reco-category {font-size:77%;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698reco-desc {font-size:77%;}#yiv1373572698 .yiv1373572698replbq {margin:4px;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698ygrp-actbar div a:first-child {margin-right:2px;padding-right:5px;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698ygrp-mlmsg {font-size:13px;font-family:Arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698ygrp-mlmsg table {font-size:inherit;font:100%;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698ygrp-mlmsg select, #yiv1373572698 input, #yiv1373572698 textarea {font:99% Arial, Helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698ygrp-mlmsg pre, #yiv1373572698 code {font:115% monospace;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698ygrp-mlmsg * {line-height:1.22em;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698ygrp-mlmsg #yiv1373572698logo {padding-bottom:10px;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698ygrp-msg p a {font-family:Verdana;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698ygrp-msg p#yiv1373572698attach-count span {color:#1E66AE;font-weight:700;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698ygrp-reco #yiv1373572698reco-head {color:#ff7900;font-weight:700;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698ygrp-reco {margin-bottom:20px;padding:0px;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698ygrp-sponsor #yiv1373572698ov li a {font-size:130%;text-decoration:none;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698ygrp-sponsor #yiv1373572698ov li {font-size:77%;list-style-type:square;padding:6px 0;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698ygrp-sponsor #yiv1373572698ov ul {margin:0;padding:0 0 0 8px;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698ygrp-text {font-family:Georgia;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698ygrp-text p {margin:0 0 1em 0;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698ygrp-text tt {font-size:120%;}#yiv1373572698 #yiv1373572698ygrp-vital ul li:last-child {border-right:none !important;}#yiv1373572698


 

Back to top
Date: 11/11/17 10:27 pm
From: Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Palm Warbler video
Here's a video of the flamboyant little Palm Warbler that was hanging out on the east side of the bay just east of Lemoyne this afternoon: https://www.flickr.com/photos/99231652@N07/38319937702/in/dateposted-public/I first spotted the bird in silhouette on shoreline rocks, and all I could see was that it was a warbler enthusiastically bobbing its tail. I knew this was going to be a "good one", but thought I had let it get away unidentified when it rocketed from the shoreline way up into some trees and shrubbery, out of sight. (I know all too well that when a warbler disappears from view, it's often never to be seen again.) But this bird popped out again a minute later, tail-bobbing around on a bush in the sun for me as seen in the video, showing itself to be a Palm Warbler. 
And if anyone is interested, here are some photos of the bird I identified as an 'Audubon's' Yellow-rumped Warbler earlier today:https://www.flickr.com/photos/99231652@N07/albums/72157666230073599Looking closely at the photos now, I'm wondering if this may be an Audubon'sXMyrtle intergrade. The pointed corners of the throat patch (although not wrapping behind the auriculars, as I'd expect on a pure Myrtle), and the broad dark separation between the eye-arcs at the front of the eye, seem Myrtle-ish. According to eBird, both subspecies are regular in the area, so there's no "default" option to fall back on... Any opinions on this bird, anyone? 
Noah
 

Back to top
Date: 11/11/17 8:02 pm
From: 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk
I searched for the Harris's Hawk from 1:00-3:15 PM today and did not have any luck locating it. I talked to two other birders and they had not seen it either. There is a lot of habitat there, so maybe it is still there or it may have moved on. I did enjoy exploring there, as it is a beautiful natural area!


Kelly Preheim

Armour, SD

"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in." ~ Rachel Carson
________________________________
From: <NEBirds...> <NEBirds...> on behalf of 'Gubanyi,Joe' <Joseph.Gubanyi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2017 7:26:03 PM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk



I drove up yesterday and spent 3 hours from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm searching the area around the RV campground where the Harris's hawk had been reported and did not see the bird. There were several other birders there who arrived before I did who had not seen the bird prior to my arrival and to my knowledge did not see it while I was there. I believe I was the last of three different parties to leave unless someone came later in the day.

Joe Gubanyi

Denton

________________________________
From: <NEBirds...> <NEBirds...> on behalf of 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2017 11:37 AM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Harris's Hawk



Has the Harris's Hawk been seen today or yesterday?


Kelly Preheim

Armour, SD

"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in." ~ Rachel Carson



 

Back to top
Date: 11/11/17 5:43 pm
From: Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Palm Warbler in Lemoyne
Lemoyne -- that little coastal town on the north shore of Lake McConaughy -- proved itself as a birding hotspot yet again this afternoon.

There was a large flock of mixed songbirds in trees and shrubbery along the eastern shore of the bay that's just east of the town. One of the first birds I saw was a vigorously tail-pumping warbler that turned out to be a PALM WARBLER. An apparent 'AUDUBON'S' YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was also in the flock, along with a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE, EASTERN BLUEBIRDS, WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCHES, HAIRY and DOWNY WOODPECKERS, NORTHERN FLICKERS, many DARK-EYED JUNCOS of several subspecies, AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES, and probably an AMERICAN TREE SPARROW. Definitely one of the most exciting passerine-flock experiences of my life!

Noah Arthur (Oakland, CA/Lincoln, NE)
<semirelicta...>
510-967-2179


------------------------------------
Posted by: Noah Arthur <semirelicta...>
------------------------------------


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

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: 11/11/17 5:26 pm
From: 'Gubanyi,Joe' <Joseph.Gubanyi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk
I drove up yesterday and spent 3 hours from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm searching the area around the RV campground where the Harris's hawk had been reported and did not see the bird. There were several other birders there who arrived before I did who had not seen the bird prior to my arrival and to my knowledge did not see it while I was there. I believe I was the last of three different parties to leave unless someone came later in the day.

Joe Gubanyi

Denton

________________________________
From: <NEBirds...> <NEBirds...> on behalf of 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2017 11:37 AM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Harris's Hawk



Has the Harris's Hawk been seen today or yesterday?


Kelly Preheim

Armour, SD

"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in." ~ Rachel Carson



 

Back to top
Date: 11/11/17 3:04 pm
From: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Birds today

Here is a list of birds seen on the Audubon Society of Omaha field trip
today in Sarpy County along the Hwy 370 corridor.
Not in any particular order or location - not posted on e-birds.

- Bald Eagle
- Red-tailed Hawk
- OSPREY (Saw it at Shadow Lake and saw it catch a fish)
- Canada Geese
- Mallard
- Wood Duck
- Redhead
- A. Wigeon
- COMMON LOON (Walnut Creek Recreation area)
- Hooded Merganser
- Common Merganser
- Red-breasted Merganser
- Ring-necked Duck
- Lesser Scaup
- Gadwall
- Canvasback
- Bufflehead
- Ruddy Duck
- Killdeer
- Coot
- HORNED GREBE
- Pied-billed Grebe
- WHITE PELICAN
- Great Blue Heron
- Ring-billed Gull
- Belted Kingfisher
- A. Crow
- Blue Jay
- DE Junco
- A. Tree Sparrow
- N. Cardinal
- A. Goldfinch

Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE


------------------------------------
Posted by: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...>
------------------------------------


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

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: 11/11/17 1:06 pm
From: Matt Hansen <mmhansen52...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Pelican, Cormorants & Canadian Geese
The group is not always as much of a discussion group as it is a forum to ask question, post  sightings, respond to others questions, post an outing to see birds. as has been stated if you post  State your name , your location where the bird was sighted matt

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

On Sat, Nov 11, 2017 at 5:35 AM, SHERYL L COOLEY <cooleybates...> [NEBirds]<NEBirds...> wrote:  

I'm sorry, I don't quite understand how groups work outside of Facebook, and when I asked for some guidance, no one replied. Consequently, I haven't posted since I put up this up, so there should be no further problem.
Sheryl

On Friday, November 10, 2017 5:22 PM, "<cooleybates...> [NEBirds]" <NEBirds...> wrote:


  This is my first post, so if I'm doing something wrong, let me know. So excited to find a group with up-to-date info on bird sightings! I've spent the last three days photographing pelicans and cormorants at Stagecoach State Recreation Area. Quite a crowd of pelicans, in particular. Found one blue heron and a few gulls mixed in. Didn't shoot the geese because they were on the far shore. The main entrance to the area is closed, but the other three entries are open. Stagecoach is just south of Hickman, which is just south of Lincoln (in Saline County) off of 68th and Panama.

#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196 -- #yiv1095849196ygrp-mkp {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;font-family:Arial;margin:10px 0;padding:0 10px;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196ygrp-mkp hr {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196ygrp-mkp #yiv1095849196hd {color:#628c2a;font-size:85%;font-weight:700;line-height:122%;margin:10px 0;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196ygrp-mkp #yiv1095849196ads {margin-bottom:10px;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196ygrp-mkp .yiv1095849196ad {padding:0 0;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196ygrp-mkp .yiv1095849196ad p {margin:0;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196ygrp-mkp .yiv1095849196ad a {color:#0000ff;text-decoration:none;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196ygrp-sponsor #yiv1095849196ygrp-lc {font-family:Arial;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196ygrp-sponsor #yiv1095849196ygrp-lc #yiv1095849196hd {margin:10px 0px;font-weight:700;font-size:78%;line-height:122%;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196ygrp-sponsor #yiv1095849196ygrp-lc .yiv1095849196ad {margin-bottom:10px;padding:0 0;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196actions {font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;padding:10px 0;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196activity {background-color:#e0ecee;float:left;font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;padding:10px;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196activity span {font-weight:700;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196activity span:first-child {text-transform:uppercase;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196activity span a {color:#5085b6;text-decoration:none;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196activity span span {color:#ff7900;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196activity span .yiv1095849196underline {text-decoration:underline;}#yiv1095849196 .yiv1095849196attach {clear:both;display:table;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;padding:10px 0;width:400px;}#yiv1095849196 .yiv1095849196attach div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv1095849196 .yiv1095849196attach img {border:none;padding-right:5px;}#yiv1095849196 .yiv1095849196attach label {display:block;margin-bottom:5px;}#yiv1095849196 .yiv1095849196attach label a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv1095849196 blockquote {margin:0 0 0 4px;}#yiv1095849196 .yiv1095849196bold {font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;font-weight:700;}#yiv1095849196 .yiv1095849196bold a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv1095849196 dd.yiv1095849196last p a {font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv1095849196 dd.yiv1095849196last p span {margin-right:10px;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv1095849196 dd.yiv1095849196last p span.yiv1095849196yshortcuts {margin-right:0;}#yiv1095849196 div.yiv1095849196attach-table div div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv1095849196 div.yiv1095849196attach-table {width:400px;}#yiv1095849196 div.yiv1095849196file-title a, #yiv1095849196 div.yiv1095849196file-title a:active, #yiv1095849196 div.yiv1095849196file-title a:hover, #yiv1095849196 div.yiv1095849196file-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv1095849196 div.yiv1095849196photo-title a, #yiv1095849196 div.yiv1095849196photo-title a:active, #yiv1095849196 div.yiv1095849196photo-title a:hover, #yiv1095849196 div.yiv1095849196photo-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv1095849196 div#yiv1095849196ygrp-mlmsg #yiv1095849196ygrp-msg p a span.yiv1095849196yshortcuts {font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;font-weight:normal;}#yiv1095849196 .yiv1095849196green {color:#628c2a;}#yiv1095849196 .yiv1095849196MsoNormal {margin:0 0 0 0;}#yiv1095849196 o {font-size:0;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196photos div {float:left;width:72px;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196photos div div {border:1px solid #666666;min-height:62px;overflow:hidden;width:62px;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196photos div label {color:#666666;font-size:10px;overflow:hidden;text-align:center;white-space:nowrap;width:64px;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196reco-category {font-size:77%;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196reco-desc {font-size:77%;}#yiv1095849196 .yiv1095849196replbq {margin:4px;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196ygrp-actbar div a:first-child {margin-right:2px;padding-right:5px;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196ygrp-mlmsg {font-size:13px;font-family:Arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196ygrp-mlmsg table {font-size:inherit;font:100%;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196ygrp-mlmsg select, #yiv1095849196 input, #yiv1095849196 textarea {font:99% Arial, Helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196ygrp-mlmsg pre, #yiv1095849196 code {font:115% monospace;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196ygrp-mlmsg * {line-height:1.22em;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196ygrp-mlmsg #yiv1095849196logo {padding-bottom:10px;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196ygrp-msg p a {font-family:Verdana;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196ygrp-msg p#yiv1095849196attach-count span {color:#1E66AE;font-weight:700;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196ygrp-reco #yiv1095849196reco-head {color:#ff7900;font-weight:700;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196ygrp-reco {margin-bottom:20px;padding:0px;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196ygrp-sponsor #yiv1095849196ov li a {font-size:130%;text-decoration:none;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196ygrp-sponsor #yiv1095849196ov li {font-size:77%;list-style-type:square;padding:6px 0;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196ygrp-sponsor #yiv1095849196ov ul {margin:0;padding:0 0 0 8px;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196ygrp-text {font-family:Georgia;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196ygrp-text p {margin:0 0 1em 0;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196ygrp-text tt {font-size:120%;}#yiv1095849196 #yiv1095849196ygrp-vital ul li:last-child {border-right:none !important;}#yiv1095849196

 

Back to top
Date: 11/11/17 12:19 pm
From: Lisa Sullivan <789popbirdfine...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Carolina wren
Was standing on mom's back deck when up popped a Carolina wren in the
neighbors backyard.


Lisa Sullivan

23 rd & Washington

Sarpy county
Bellevue ,Nebraska

 

Back to top
Date: 11/11/17 12:07 pm
From: <esaterojarvi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Pelican, Cormorants & Canadian Geese
Hi. So yes, this is not Facebook for sure. You get most responses if you ask a question.

The two areas near Hickman are both good for this time, as the lakes are not frozen yet. Just depends on the wind how much I spend at each. I always prefer wagon Train to Stage coach. There is a separate entrance to the North end off 96th st. The lake is not so huge as Branched Oak, so you sometimes get good photographs.


Good Birding
Esa Jarvi, Lincoln


------------------------------------
Posted by: <esaterojarvi...>
------------------------------------


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

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: 11/11/17 10:39 am
From: Judy Kassik <jpkassik...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Pelican, Cormorants & Canadian Geese
Hi Sheryl, I am more of a follower of this group. I was asked to sign my post at the end with my name and where I am from. I so enjoy everyones post and have been able to find some life list birds by following these awesome birders.Good Birding,JudyFriend
On Saturday, November 11, 2017, 6:35:10 AM CST, SHERYL L COOLEY <cooleybates...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:

#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563 -- #yiv5722133563 .yiv5722133563ygrp-photo-title{clear:both;font-size:smaller;min-height:15px;overflow:hidden;text-align:center;width:75px;}#yiv5722133563 div.yiv5722133563ygrp-photo{background-position:center;background-repeat:no-repeat;background-color:white;border:1px solid black;min-height:62px;width:62px;}#yiv5722133563 div.yiv5722133563photo-title a, #yiv5722133563 div.yiv5722133563photo-title a:active, #yiv5722133563 div.yiv5722133563photo-title a:hover, #yiv5722133563 div.yiv5722133563photo-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv5722133563 div.yiv5722133563attach-table div.yiv5722133563attach-row {clear:both;}#yiv5722133563 div.yiv5722133563attach-table div.yiv5722133563attach-row div {float:left;}#yiv5722133563 p {clear:both;padding:15px 0 3px 0;overflow:hidden;}#yiv5722133563 div.yiv5722133563ygrp-file {width:30px;}#yiv5722133563 div.yiv5722133563attach-table div.yiv5722133563attach-row div div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv5722133563 div.yiv5722133563attach-table div.yiv5722133563attach-row div div span {font-weight:normal;}#yiv5722133563 div.yiv5722133563ygrp-file-title {font-weight:bold;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563

I'm sorry, I don't quite understand how groups work outside of Facebook, and when I asked for some guidance, no one replied. Consequently, I haven't posted since I put up this up, so there should be no further problem.
Sheryl

On Friday, November 10, 2017 5:22 PM, "<cooleybates...> [NEBirds]" <NEBirds...> wrote:


  This is my first post, so if I'm doing something wrong, let me know. So excited to find a group with up-to-date info on bird sightings! I've spent the last three days photographing pelicans and cormorants at Stagecoach State Recreation Area. Quite a crowd of pelicans, in particular. Found one blue heron and a few gulls mixed in. Didn't shoot the geese because they were on the far shore. The main entrance to the area is closed, but the other three entries are open. Stagecoach is just south of Hickman, which is just south of Lincoln (in Saline County) off of 68th and Panama. #yiv5722133563 -- #yiv5722133563ygrp-mkp {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;font-family:Arial;margin:10px 0;padding:0 10px;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563ygrp-mkp hr {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563ygrp-mkp #yiv5722133563hd {color:#628c2a;font-size:85%;font-weight:700;line-height:122%;margin:10px 0;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563ygrp-mkp #yiv5722133563ads {margin-bottom:10px;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563ygrp-mkp .yiv5722133563ad {padding:0 0;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563ygrp-mkp .yiv5722133563ad p {margin:0;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563ygrp-mkp .yiv5722133563ad a {color:#0000ff;text-decoration:none;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563ygrp-sponsor #yiv5722133563ygrp-lc {font-family:Arial;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563ygrp-sponsor #yiv5722133563ygrp-lc #yiv5722133563hd {margin:10px 0px;font-weight:700;font-size:78%;line-height:122%;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563ygrp-sponsor #yiv5722133563ygrp-lc .yiv5722133563ad {margin-bottom:10px;padding:0 0;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563actions {font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;padding:10px 0;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563activity {background-color:#e0ecee;float:left;font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;padding:10px;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563activity span {font-weight:700;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563activity span:first-child {text-transform:uppercase;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563activity span a {color:#5085b6;text-decoration:none;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563activity span span {color:#ff7900;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563activity span .yiv5722133563underline {text-decoration:underline;}#yiv5722133563 .yiv5722133563attach {clear:both;display:table;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;padding:10px 0;width:400px;}#yiv5722133563 .yiv5722133563attach div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv5722133563 .yiv5722133563attach img {border:none;padding-right:5px;}#yiv5722133563 .yiv5722133563attach label {display:block;margin-bottom:5px;}#yiv5722133563 .yiv5722133563attach label a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv5722133563 blockquote {margin:0 0 0 4px;}#yiv5722133563 .yiv5722133563bold {font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;font-weight:700;}#yiv5722133563 .yiv5722133563bold a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv5722133563 dd.yiv5722133563last p a {font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv5722133563 dd.yiv5722133563last p span {margin-right:10px;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv5722133563 dd.yiv5722133563last p span.yiv5722133563yshortcuts {margin-right:0;}#yiv5722133563 div.yiv5722133563attach-table div div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv5722133563 div.yiv5722133563attach-table {width:400px;}#yiv5722133563 div.yiv5722133563file-title a, #yiv5722133563 div.yiv5722133563file-title a:active, #yiv5722133563 div.yiv5722133563file-title a:hover, #yiv5722133563 div.yiv5722133563file-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv5722133563 div.yiv5722133563photo-title a, #yiv5722133563 div.yiv5722133563photo-title a:active, #yiv5722133563 div.yiv5722133563photo-title a:hover, #yiv5722133563 div.yiv5722133563photo-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv5722133563 div#yiv5722133563ygrp-mlmsg #yiv5722133563ygrp-msg p a span.yiv5722133563yshortcuts {font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;font-weight:normal;}#yiv5722133563 .yiv5722133563green {color:#628c2a;}#yiv5722133563 .yiv5722133563MsoNormal {margin:0 0 0 0;}#yiv5722133563 o {font-size:0;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563photos div {float:left;width:72px;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563photos div div {border:1px solid #666666;min-height:62px;overflow:hidden;width:62px;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563photos div label {color:#666666;font-size:10px;overflow:hidden;text-align:center;white-space:nowrap;width:64px;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563reco-category {font-size:77%;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563reco-desc {font-size:77%;}#yiv5722133563 .yiv5722133563replbq {margin:4px;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563ygrp-actbar div a:first-child {margin-right:2px;padding-right:5px;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563ygrp-mlmsg {font-size:13px;font-family:Arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563ygrp-mlmsg table {font-size:inherit;font:100%;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563ygrp-mlmsg select, #yiv5722133563 input, #yiv5722133563 textarea {font:99% Arial, Helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563ygrp-mlmsg pre, #yiv5722133563 code {font:115% monospace;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563ygrp-mlmsg * {line-height:1.22em;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563ygrp-mlmsg #yiv5722133563logo {padding-bottom:10px;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563ygrp-msg p a {font-family:Verdana;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563ygrp-msg p#yiv5722133563attach-count span {color:#1E66AE;font-weight:700;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563ygrp-reco #yiv5722133563reco-head {color:#ff7900;font-weight:700;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563ygrp-reco {margin-bottom:20px;padding:0px;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563ygrp-sponsor #yiv5722133563ov li a {font-size:130%;text-decoration:none;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563ygrp-sponsor #yiv5722133563ov li {font-size:77%;list-style-type:square;padding:6px 0;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563ygrp-sponsor #yiv5722133563ov ul {margin:0;padding:0 0 0 8px;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563ygrp-text {font-family:Georgia;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563ygrp-text p {margin:0 0 1em 0;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563ygrp-text tt {font-size:120%;}#yiv5722133563 #yiv5722133563ygrp-vital ul li:last-child {border-right:none !important;}#yiv5722133563




 

Back to top
Date: 11/11/17 10:37 am
From: 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Harris's Hawk
Has the Harris's Hawk been seen today or yesterday?




Kelly Preheim


Armour, SD


"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in." ~ Rachel Carson

 

Back to top
Date: 11/11/17 8:49 am
From: Paul Dunbar <pastorpaultdunbar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Waterfowl W Sarpy Lakes
Down at Harlan Reservoir yesterday I found 8 C Loons (might have been more since I only scoped from one spot on the dam), 1 H. Grebe, and best bird, 1 RNGrebe (new county bird for me).

Paul Dunbar
Hastings NE
— not on eBird

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 11, 2017, at 7:40 AM, Matt Shurtliff <mmscornhusker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
> Prairie Queen had good variety yesterday - there are two inlet ponds west of 132nd - one just N or 370, the other a mile or so north. The northern inleat pond is typically the best location for ducks.
>
> Ring-necked
> Shoveler
> Wigeon
> Canvasback ( single)
> Bufflehead (single)
> Hooded merganser (single)
> Gadwall
> Mallard
> Wood Duck - flock of 33
> Canada and Cackling geese
>
> Also 15+ Pied-billed grebes on the main lake, along with Mallards, Gadwalls, and Coots.
>
> Wehrspan Mitigation pond, same list as Neal’s, plus a pair of green winged teal and two pelicans. Pelicans moved from the center island to the corner of the cove to north while I was there.
>
> Chalco - also some ruddy ducks, and a single horned grebe.
>
> All in eBird
>
> Matt Shurtlif
> Gretna
> --
> Matt Shurtliff
> <mmscornhusker...>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 11/11/17 5:41 am
From: Matt Shurtliff <mmscornhusker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Waterfowl W Sarpy Lakes
Prairie Queen had good variety yesterday - there are two inlet ponds west
of 132nd - one just N or 370, the other a mile or so north. The northern
inleat pond is typically the best location for ducks.

Ring-necked
Shoveler
Wigeon
Canvasback ( single)
Bufflehead (single)
Hooded merganser (single)
Gadwall
Mallard
Wood Duck - flock of 33
Canada and Cackling geese

Also 15+ Pied-billed grebes on the main lake, along with Mallards,
Gadwalls, and Coots.

Wehrspan Mitigation pond, same list as Neal’s, plus a pair of green winged
teal and two pelicans. Pelicans moved from the center island to the
corner of the cove to north while I was there.

Chalco - also some ruddy ducks, and a single horned grebe.

All in eBird

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

 

Back to top
Date: 11/11/17 4:35 am
From: SHERYL L COOLEY <cooleybates...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Pelican, Cormorants & Canadian Geese
I'm sorry, I don't quite understand how groups work outside of Facebook, and when I asked for some guidance, no one replied. Consequently, I haven't posted since I put up this up, so there should be no further problem.
Sheryl


On Friday, November 10, 2017 5:22 PM, "<cooleybates...> [NEBirds]" <NEBirds...> wrote:



  This is my first post, so if I'm doing something wrong, let me know. So excited to find a group with up-to-date info on bird sightings! I've spent the last three days photographing pelicans and cormorants at Stagecoach State Recreation Area. Quite a crowd of pelicans, in particular. Found one blue heron and a few gulls mixed in. Didn't shoot the geese because they were on the far shore. The main entrance to the area is closed, but the other three entries are open. Stagecoach is just south of Hickman, which is just south of Lincoln (in Saline County) off of 68th and Panama. #yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613 -- #yiv9327196613ygrp-mkp {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;font-family:Arial;margin:10px 0;padding:0 10px;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613ygrp-mkp hr {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613ygrp-mkp #yiv9327196613hd {color:#628c2a;font-size:85%;font-weight:700;line-height:122%;margin:10px 0;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613ygrp-mkp #yiv9327196613ads {margin-bottom:10px;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613ygrp-mkp .yiv9327196613ad {padding:0 0;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613ygrp-mkp .yiv9327196613ad p {margin:0;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613ygrp-mkp .yiv9327196613ad a {color:#0000ff;text-decoration:none;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613ygrp-sponsor #yiv9327196613ygrp-lc {font-family:Arial;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613ygrp-sponsor #yiv9327196613ygrp-lc #yiv9327196613hd {margin:10px 0px;font-weight:700;font-size:78%;line-height:122%;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613ygrp-sponsor #yiv9327196613ygrp-lc .yiv9327196613ad {margin-bottom:10px;padding:0 0;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613actions {font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;padding:10px 0;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613activity {background-color:#e0ecee;float:left;font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;padding:10px;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613activity span {font-weight:700;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613activity span:first-child {text-transform:uppercase;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613activity span a {color:#5085b6;text-decoration:none;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613activity span span {color:#ff7900;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613activity span .yiv9327196613underline {text-decoration:underline;}#yiv9327196613 .yiv9327196613attach {clear:both;display:table;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;padding:10px 0;width:400px;}#yiv9327196613 .yiv9327196613attach div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv9327196613 .yiv9327196613attach img {border:none;padding-right:5px;}#yiv9327196613 .yiv9327196613attach label {display:block;margin-bottom:5px;}#yiv9327196613 .yiv9327196613attach label a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv9327196613 blockquote {margin:0 0 0 4px;}#yiv9327196613 .yiv9327196613bold {font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;font-weight:700;}#yiv9327196613 .yiv9327196613bold a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv9327196613 dd.yiv9327196613last p a {font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv9327196613 dd.yiv9327196613last p span {margin-right:10px;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv9327196613 dd.yiv9327196613last p span.yiv9327196613yshortcuts {margin-right:0;}#yiv9327196613 div.yiv9327196613attach-table div div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv9327196613 div.yiv9327196613attach-table {width:400px;}#yiv9327196613 div.yiv9327196613file-title a, #yiv9327196613 div.yiv9327196613file-title a:active, #yiv9327196613 div.yiv9327196613file-title a:hover, #yiv9327196613 div.yiv9327196613file-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv9327196613 div.yiv9327196613photo-title a, #yiv9327196613 div.yiv9327196613photo-title a:active, #yiv9327196613 div.yiv9327196613photo-title a:hover, #yiv9327196613 div.yiv9327196613photo-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv9327196613 div#yiv9327196613ygrp-mlmsg #yiv9327196613ygrp-msg p a span.yiv9327196613yshortcuts {font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;font-weight:normal;}#yiv9327196613 .yiv9327196613green {color:#628c2a;}#yiv9327196613 .yiv9327196613MsoNormal {margin:0 0 0 0;}#yiv9327196613 o {font-size:0;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613photos div {float:left;width:72px;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613photos div div {border:1px solid #666666;min-height:62px;overflow:hidden;width:62px;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613photos div label {color:#666666;font-size:10px;overflow:hidden;text-align:center;white-space:nowrap;width:64px;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613reco-category {font-size:77%;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613reco-desc {font-size:77%;}#yiv9327196613 .yiv9327196613replbq {margin:4px;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613ygrp-actbar div a:first-child {margin-right:2px;padding-right:5px;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613ygrp-mlmsg {font-size:13px;font-family:Arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613ygrp-mlmsg table {font-size:inherit;font:100%;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613ygrp-mlmsg select, #yiv9327196613 input, #yiv9327196613 textarea {font:99% Arial, Helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613ygrp-mlmsg pre, #yiv9327196613 code {font:115% monospace;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613ygrp-mlmsg * {line-height:1.22em;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613ygrp-mlmsg #yiv9327196613logo {padding-bottom:10px;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613ygrp-msg p a {font-family:Verdana;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613ygrp-msg p#yiv9327196613attach-count span {color:#1E66AE;font-weight:700;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613ygrp-reco #yiv9327196613reco-head {color:#ff7900;font-weight:700;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613ygrp-reco {margin-bottom:20px;padding:0px;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613ygrp-sponsor #yiv9327196613ov li a {font-size:130%;text-decoration:none;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613ygrp-sponsor #yiv9327196613ov li {font-size:77%;list-style-type:square;padding:6px 0;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613ygrp-sponsor #yiv9327196613ov ul {margin:0;padding:0 0 0 8px;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613ygrp-text {font-family:Georgia;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613ygrp-text p {margin:0 0 1em 0;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613ygrp-text tt {font-size:120%;}#yiv9327196613 #yiv9327196613ygrp-vital ul li:last-child {border-right:none !important;}#yiv9327196613



 

Back to top
Date: 11/10/17 9:56 pm
From: 'nratzlaff' <nratzlaff...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Chalco Hills Birding
Birded Wehrspann Lake and the southwest retention pond late this p.m.



At Wehrspann had:

12 Hooded Mergansers

8 Red-breasted Mergansers

4 Common Goldeneye

10 Bufflehead

1 Wood Duck

60 Lesser Scaup

plus Mallards, Canada Geese,

Double-crested Cormorants and Ring-billed Gulls.



The retention pond had a large number of

Northern Shovelers, Mallards and Canada Geese

along with 6 Ring-necked Ducks, 15 Lesser Scaup

and 3 Great Blue Herons.



Complete report on e-bird



Neal Ratzlaff




 

Back to top
Date: 11/10/17 6:58 pm
From: <esaterojarvi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Wachiska Audubon field trips - Pioneer's Park Sat. 11/11, 9-Mile Prairie Sun. 11/12
We seem to have some rain for Saturday. As many of the Audubon members do not read these posts closely, I will be there 9AM even in rain. We will go from there.

Sunday looks good for 9 Mile Prairie, so I hope to see some of you there.

Esa Jarvi, Lincoln

------------------------------------
Posted by: <esaterojarvi...>
------------------------------------


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

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: 11/10/17 3:28 pm
From: 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Baltimore Oriole Banding Question
Yet a third yahoogroups snafu. Sorry Gary. I have this info though- from your paper.



Ross



Ross Silcock

Seasonal Reports Compiler

Nebraska Bird Review

Tabor, IA

402-618-4933



From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2017 2:48 PM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Baltimore Oriole Banding Question





Ross, I don’t know the answer to your question, but you might contact Mike Fritz to find out who submitted banding data to the NGPC that year. If that fails, the Bird Banding Lab may provide with that information. I did check the BBL website and 352 BAOR were banded in NE in 2011 based on banding data. As an aside, I banded an incredible 190 BAOR in my yard this spring plus an additional 102 recaptures from previous years for a total of 292 unique individuals. I also captured 222 OROR during that same timeframe.

Gary Lingle

45320 Kilgore Road

Gibbon NE




On Oct 29, 2017, at 10:14 PM, 'Gubanyi,Joe' <Joseph.Gubanyi...> <mailto:<Joseph.Gubanyi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...> > wrote:



Ross,

The year and county do not sound right, but I know that Gary Lingle has been banding orioles at his place on the Platte River.. He wrote an article which was published in the June 2015 NBR about his banding. From May 14 to June 5, 2015 he captured over 200 BAOR and OROR in his yard. I copied the data table from his article below.

Joe






Males



Females



Total




Banded

Recaptures

Banded

Recaptures




Baltimore orioles

77

15

63

9

164


Orchard Orioles

25

2

14

0

41


Total

102

17

77

9

205

_____

From: <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...> <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...> > on behalf of 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> <mailto:<silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> <mailto:<NEBirds...> >
Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2017 8:58 PM
To: NEBIRDS
Subject: [NEBirds] Baltimore Oriole Banding Question





Hi all,



Another request!



Does the following sentence ring a bell with anyone? I have it in my notes, but don’t know who did this rather amazing banding. Of course my first question was to Rick Schmid, but it wasn’t his and Betty’s work. Rick suggested it might be a Douglas County in another state.



A banding station in Douglas Co reported large n umbers of Baltimore Orioles passing through 13-15 May 2011; of the 236 captured, 155 were new, 67 were returns from prior years, and only 14 were recaptures from 2011.



Any help is much appreciated!



Ross



Ross Silcock

Seasonal Reports Compiler

Nebraska Bird Review

Tabor, IA

402-618-4933






 

Back to top
Date: 11/10/17 3:26 pm
From: 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Re: Snowy Owl follow-up (NOT)
Hi folks,



Yet another yahoogroups snafu. Sorry observer- you need to affix your name!



Ross



Ross Silcock

Moderator, NEBIRDS

Tabor, IA

402-618-4933



From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2017 9:58 AM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Snowy Owl follow-up





The Snowy Owl was seen again this morning. He was on a telephone pole on the west side of Harlan Lewis Road about 100 yards north of the Hwy 34 intersection.




 

Back to top
Date: 11/10/17 3:25 pm
From: 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Pelican, Cormorants & Canadian Geese
Hi All,



Just another yahoogroups snafu- sorry, poster (you should affux your name!)



Ross



Ross Silcock

Moderator, NEBIRDS

Tabor, IA

402-618-4933



From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2017 3:59 PM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Pelican, Cormorants & Canadian Geese





This is my first post, so if I'm doing something wrong, let me know. So excited to find a group with up-to-date info on bird sightings! I've spent the last three days photographing pelicans and cormorants at Stagecoach State Recreation Area. Quite a crowd of pelicans, in particular. Found one blue heron and a few gulls mixed in. Didn't shoot the geese because they were on the far shore. The main entrance to the area is closed, but the other three entries are open. Stagecoach is just south of Hickman, which is just south of Lincoln (in Saline County) off of 68th and Panama.




 

Back to top
Date: 11/10/17 3:23 pm
From: Gary Lingle <pelicanlingle...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Baltimore Oriole Banding Question
Ross, I don’t know the answer to your question, but you might contact Mike Fritz to find out who submitted banding data to the NGPC that year. If that fails, the Bird Banding Lab may provide with that information. I did check the BBL website and 352 BAOR were banded in NE in 2011 based on banding data. As an aside, I banded an incredible 190 BAOR in my yard this spring plus an additional 102 recaptures from previous years for a total of 292 unique individuals. I also captured 222 OROR during that same timeframe.

Gary Lingle
45320 Kilgore Road
Gibbon NE


> On Oct 29, 2017, at 10:14 PM, 'Gubanyi,Joe' <Joseph.Gubanyi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
> Ross,
>
> The year and county do not sound right, but I know that Gary Lingle has been banding orioles at his place on the Platte River. He wrote an article which was published in the June 2015 NBR about his banding. From May 14 to June 5, 2015 he captured over 200 BAOR and OROR in his yard. I copied the data table from his article below.
>
> Joe
>
>
>
> Males ​ Females ​ Total
> Banded Recaptures Banded Recaptures
> Baltimore orioles 77 15 63 9 164
> Orchard Orioles 25 2 14 0 41
> Total 102 17 77 9 205
> From: <NEBirds...> <NEBirds...> on behalf of 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
> Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2017 8:58 PM
> To: NEBIRDS
> Subject: [NEBirds] Baltimore Oriole Banding Question
>
>
> Hi all,
>
>
>
> Another request!
>
>
>
> Does the following sentence ring a bell with anyone? I have it in my notes, but don’t know who did this rather amazing banding. Of course my first question was to Rick Schmid, but it wasn’t his and Betty’s work. Rick suggested it might be a Douglas County in another state.
>
>
>
> A banding station in Douglas Co reported large n umbers of Baltimore Orioles passing through 13-15 May 2011; of the 236 captured, 155 were new, 67 were returns from prior years, and only 14 were recaptures from 2011.
>
>
>
> Any help is much appreciated!
>
>
>
> Ross
>
>
>
> Ross Silcock
>
> Seasonal Reports Compiler
>
> Nebraska Bird Review
>
> Tabor, IA
>
> 402-618-4933
>
>
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 11/10/17 3:22 pm
From: <carysmithson...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Snowy Owl follow-up
The Snowy Owl was seen again this morning. He was on a telephone pole on the west side of Harlan Lewis Road about 100 yards north of the Hwy 34 intersection.
 

Back to top
Date: 11/10/17 3:22 pm
From: <cooleybates...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Pelican, Cormorants & Canadian Geese
This is my first post, so if I'm doing something wrong, let me know. So excited to find a group with up-to-date info on bird sightings! I've spent the last three days photographing pelicans and cormorants at Stagecoach State Recreation Area. Quite a crowd of pelicans, in particular. Found one blue heron and a few gulls mixed in. Didn't shoot the geese because they were on the far shore. The main entrance to the area is closed, but the other three entries are open. Stagecoach is just south of Hickman, which is just south of Lincoln (in Saline County) off of 68th and Panama.
 

Back to top
Date: 11/10/17 12:33 pm
From: Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Dakota County

I made a quick trip to Kramper Lake to check on Joel’s sightings yesterday. The Loon was an easy find on the main Lake. Never found the Eared Grebe. I had pretty much given up on the White-winged Scoter. Not on the main Lake nor either of the of the smaller lakes/ponds. Lots of ducks, hooded mergansers, mallards, Scaup, ring-necked, green-winged teal on the larger pond just east of the main entrance. On my return I checked it for a second time and still the same. Then a pickup drive by and scared the Scoter from along the bank right across from where I’d parked. Great looks. And a new County bird for me. One I’ve been waiting for with the first water deep enough for them to be.

Jan Johnson
Wakefield



------------------------------------
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: 11/10/17 11:23 am
From: <jim_ochsner...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] WW Dove update
Two days ago (Wednesday), as I sat near our patio door, a THWACK scared the heck out of me. I turned to see the White-winged Dove sprawled out on the deck, on its rump, wings spread wide, quite dazed. After a few minutes it pulled its wings in and rolled onto its sides. Not looking good. After about 10 minutes it sat upright. We kept an eye on it for over another hour before we had to leave. When we returned, the dove was gone and we haven't seen it since.

Jim
Ogallala
 

Back to top
Date: 11/9/17 5:32 pm
From: 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] More White-winged and Surf Scoters
After getting the Harris's Hawk, I birded my way back to Lincoln today. Highlights:

Gavins Point Dam (immediately out from the gates on L&C Lake)
3 White-winged Scoters (photo)
1 Surf Scoter (photo)
eBird: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40391295


Lewis and Clark Marina (in South Dakota, so doesn't count :-) )
1 White-winged Scoter in with coots (photo)
1 juvenile Osprey
eBird: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40390871


Lake Yankton
196 Hooded Mergansers

Kramper Lake
1 White-winged Scoter (photo)
1 Common Loon
1 Western Grebe
1 Eared Grebe
eBird: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40395207

Summit Lake
2 Surf Scoters (photo)
3 White-winged Scoters (photo)
eBird: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40397681


Good birding!

-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: 11/9/17 5:21 pm
From: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Re: Snow Geese
Jan,
We had 5000+ Snow Geese fly extremely high over the Hitchcock
HawkWatch today. Many of the flocks were so high
that had we not been looking up we never would have known they were
flying over. 20 years ago and before that, many of
these flocks would have stopped at DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge near
Blair, NE. and Missouri Valley, Iowa.
However, they now fly over without stopping and are likely
heading to Squaw Creek Wildlife Refuge in Missouri or further south.
Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE

On 11/9/2017 3:51 PM, Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] wrote:
>
> When I was out walking about 1 today I heard some but could not locate
> them. They must have been high. I thought early, too.
>
> Jan Johnson
>
>


 

Back to top
Date: 11/9/17 5:10 pm
From: Moni Usasz <musasz...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Re: Snow Geese
Heard and saw white-fronted geese flying south today. One Tuesday, had a Fox sparrow scratching under our feeder.

Moni Usasz
Lincoln


> On Nov 9, 2017, at 3:51 PM, Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
> When I was out walking about 1 today I heard some but could not locate them. They must have been high. I thought early, too.
>
> Jan Johnson
>
>
>


 

Back to top
Date: 11/9/17 1:51 pm
From: Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Snow Geese
When I was out walking about 1 today I heard some but could not locate them. They must have been high. I thought early, too.

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: 11/9/17 1:06 pm
From: <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Snow Geese
Just received a report from Marie Smith that there are 'thousands of
Snow Geese at Cochran Lake'. Seems early for so many of them to be
around here but maybe not. Cochran Lake is east and south of
Scottsbluff/Gering along Wright's Gap Road.
Kathy DeLaraMitchell NE

 

Back to top
Date: 11/9/17 12:58 pm
From: 'Phil Swanson' <pswanson19...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Pine Siskins
Good for you. I think you may have stolen mine as I have not yet seen them today.

From: Mary Clausen <mkclausen...> [NEBirds]
Sent: Thursday, November 9, 2017 2:37 PM
To: <NEBIRDS...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Pine Siskins



Have Fos pine siskins (2) at my feeders today.

Mary Clausen
Sarpy Co
La Vista

 

Back to top
Date: 11/9/17 12:37 pm
From: Mary Clausen <mkclausen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Pine Siskins
Have Fos pine siskins (2) at my feeders today.

Mary Clausen
Sarpy Co
La Vista

 

Back to top
Date: 11/9/17 9:35 am
From: Allen <allenreyer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Sarpy County
A few minutes after Cindy put the feeders out this morning, I looked out to see what birds were there. A Sharpie was sitting on top of the feeders. Needless to say, no other birds were present!

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: 11/9/17 6:32 am
From: <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Wachiska Audubon field trips - Pioneer's Park Sat. 11/11, 9-Mile Prairie Sun. 11/12
Join Esa Jarvi "beyond the back yard" for a weekend of tallgrass prairie exploration at the edge of Lincoln. Esa will guide field trips at both Pioneer's Park and Nine-Mile Prairie on our search to see what birds might be calling the prairies home as the season transitions. As in the previous two November outings, we will be birding close to home and you will not need a park sticker. Bring binoculars if you have them. We will also have a few pairs of binoculars to lend. Both events are free and open to the public.


Saturday 9:00 a.m. November 11
Meet at the parking lot of Pioneer's Park Nature Center which is located southwest of W. Van Dorn and S. Coddington Streets. We'll look for sparrows on our walk as well as blackbirds and waterfowl that could be present. Our route will follow maintained trails but if there's rain prior, some areas could possibly be damp.


Sunday 10:00 a.m. November 12




Meet at the gravel parking lot for Nine-Mile Prairie located at the west end of W. Fletcher Avenue which runs west from NW 48th Street. This second prairie outing will give us another chance to search for grassland residents and sparrows along the woodland edges. The prairie has trails and we will try to avoid wet spots if there are any. There are no facilities on the prairie, however a gas station is nearby off of NW 48th Street.




-John Carlini, Lincoln




 

Back to top
Date: 11/9/17 5:21 am
From: 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Harris’s Hawk
After dipping (along with others) from about 14:30 to dusk yesterday, I re-located the Harriss Hawk at 7:06 perched in a tree along the bluff at about the midpoint (north-south) of the RV campground. I watched it for about 2 minutes before it flew. I have not relocated it since.

-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: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 9:38 PM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Cunningham Lake

Deb and I visited Standing Bear and Cunningham Lakes this afternoon.
Waterfowl were few:

7 Northern Shovelers and 4 Pied-billed Grebes at Standing Bear

At Cunningham there were:
8 Lesser Scaup
and
2 Female Red-breasted Mergansers
near the dam.

The only other bird on the water was a lone(ly?) Double-crested Cormorant.

Neal & Deb Ratzlaff




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

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


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

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: 11/8/17 7:38 pm
From: 'nratzlaff' <nratzlaff...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Cunningham Lake
Deb and I visited Standing Bear and Cunningham Lakes this afternoon.

Waterfowl were few:



7 Northern Shovelers and 4 Pied-billed Grebes at Standing Bear



At Cunningham there were:

8 Lesser Scaup

and

2 Female Red-breasted Mergansers

near the dam.



The only other bird on the water was a lone(ly?) Double-crested Cormorant.



Neal & Deb Ratzlaff


 

Back to top
Date: 11/8/17 11:39 am
From: Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Harris’s Hawk
I arrived at Niobrara SP about 7:30 a.m. I parked in the campground and walked down to the canal but did not flush the Hawk. After an hour I drove through the park hoping to find it but no luck. By this time Roger Dietrick, a friend, and Paul Roisen and Ed Brogie arrived. Still no Hawk so we split up and went three different directions hoping to find it. Upon my return to the campground around 10 a.m. I had barely gotten out of the car when the Harris’s Hawk flew from across the canal to the east and headed north. I began to walk down to the canal again and as I was doing so it returned flying back into the willow trees on the east bank. Easy to identify large, dark bird with a white rump and rusty shoulder patches. I would have liked a better look but my feet were cold and wet since I hadn’t worn my hiking shoes for damp grass. I left the others to look for the bird again.

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: 11/8/17 9:42 am
From: <john.manning...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Snowy Owl
My wife saw a Snowy Owl south east of pierce ne yesterday afternoon. Went out this morning and looked for it but no luck. Will try again later when combines get rolling as it was in field that was being combined ,probably catching mice. A picture is posted on her Facebook page.


John Manning Norfolk
 

Back to top
Date: 11/8/17 8:13 am
From: <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] White-winged Scoter, Long-tailed Duck in Rock County
Drove from Bassett to Kearney yesterday. Stopped at Twin Lakes WMA in Rock County, where I found a White-winged Scoter and a Long-tailed Duck.


The scoter was on the northern of the two lakes; I saw it from the road. It didn't come terribly close to the shore, but I was able to identify it through binoculars, and get a tolerably good look through the scope. Mostly black bird, large thick dark bill, two diffuse, roughly circular whitish patches on the face: one at the base of the bill, one farther back. White in wing not generally visible, but occasionally the bird adjusted its wing and showed a bit of white; at one point, it opened its wings and showed lots of white in the secondaries.


The Long-tailed Duck was near the boat ramp at the north end of the southern lake, repeatedly diving in the bay formed by the boat ramp and the marshy west bank, near a Ruddy Duck. About the same size as the Ruddy, or perhaps a bit larger. Dirty blacks and whites; I didn't see any other colors, though the light was not good. Large and somewhat diffuse dark patch on the side of the head, toward the point where the head joined the neck. Bill dull light gray with a blackish tip. Wings mostly blackish, but there may have been some white. No long rectrices. Crown whitish.


An eBird report, with pretty bad photos of the two birds, is at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40375306 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40375306.


William Flack
Kearney


 

Back to top
Date: 11/8/17 5:44 am
From: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Field Trip
I will be leading a field trip on Saturday November 11th along the Hwy
370 corridor in Sarpy
County. We will meet at 8:00am in DICK'S Sporting Goods store parking
lot on the south
side of the Shadow Lake Shopping Mall in Papillion (75th Street). Any
one interested can join
us or contact me personally (not on NEBirds)

Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE
<ckavian...>


------------------------------------
Posted by: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...>
------------------------------------


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

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: 11/8/17 5:38 am
From: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Field Trip and Scoters
Since e-birds is down right now for maintenance I will report these
sighting on NEBirds only.

Yesterday (7th) there were 3 BLACK SCOTERS on Walnut Creek Lake and
Recreation Area in Sarpy County.

Other waterfowl present were Hooded Mergansers. Mallards, Gadwall,
Wigeons, and Ruddy Ducks.
Lots of American Tree Sparrows, Juncos, Chickadees, and House Finches.

Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE


------------------------------------
Posted by: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...>
------------------------------------


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

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: 11/7/17 7:59 am
From: <larryeinemannl...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Scoter triumvirate at BOL on November 6.
Hi!
Large numbers of waterfowl at Branched Oak Lake in calm conditions,
with a chilly wind from the east. As indicated by Joel in his posting, there
were large numbers of waterfowl present when I arrived at 12:45 p.m. Most
of the waterfowl were positioned in the south arm. My first sightings
were the 2 black scoters with a small group of ruddy ducks mostly isolated
from the large flock; however, 1/4th of the scan through the larger raft of
duck, going from east to west, a boater ripped through the flock, scattering
them in all directions. The black scoters were female types with black cap
and pale cheeks and dark black bodies. They were easily picked out from
the ruddy ducks. Once the large flock was dispersed and then settled down
across a large swath of the south part of the lake, I found a surf scoter. I
headed to Lieber's Point later in the afternoon. I did not see any
waterfowl 180 degrees off Lieber's Point, despite several scans. Late in the
afternoon I was headed to "Gull Beach" where at least 1000 gulls were
assembled. A red-tailed hawk flew over dispersing the gulls which then landed in
the middle of the lake south of the marina. It was here that I found the
four scoters (3 white-winged and 1 surf) that Joel saw earlier. Ebird
report to follow in a few days.

Good birding!
Larry Einemann
Lincoln, NEbraska


In a message dated 11/6/2017 6:26:17 P.M. Central Standard Time,
<NEBirds...> writes:





I did a reservoir circuit today around Lincoln. Lots of waterfowl moving
through right now. Highlights:


Memphis Lake WMA
2 Greater Yellowlegs


Yutan SL
single Red Crossbill flyover


Lake Wanahoo
19 Red-breasted Mergansers


Branched Oak Lake
4 White-winged Scoters (3 off Lieber's with a Surf, the other in the south
branch)
3 Surf Scoters (1 with WWSCs off Lieber's, 2 in south branch)
21 Red-breasted Mergansers
3 Common Loons
1 Western Grebe
53 Horned Grebes


Conestoga Lake
2 Dunlins


Wagon Train Lake
1 White-winged Scoter


eBird, full checklists can be found at
http://ebird.org/ebird/subnational1/US-NE/activity


Boaters at both Branched Oak and Pawnee were kicking up birds which was
counterproductive.


Good birding






-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: 11/7/17 7:57 am
From: Ed Brogie <ebrogie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk Niobrara- Yes
9:10 AM Nov 7 2017 FYI Mark Brogie Bill Huser and Jerry Probst
just relocated the Harris's Hawk in the same area reported by Ross S
It flew across the canal from near the RV camping pads In the willows
and out of sight at this point
Sorry had a typo on last note )(

--


Ed M. Brogie
Executive Director / National Assoc. of Academies of Science
319 West 6th Street
Wayne NE 68787 / <ed.brogie...> or
<ebrogie...>
AAAS Fellow 402-369-0772

AJAS/AAAS Meetings, Austin Texas, February Feb. 14th-18th, 2018
AJAS/AAAS Meetings, Washington, DC February 13th-17th, 2019
AJAS/AAAS Meetings, Seattle, WA February 12th-16th, 2020

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

 

Back to top
Date: 11/7/17 7:38 am
From: 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk Niobrara- Yes
Awesome! Looks as though its roosting area is pretty much nailed down as in the State Park between the pads and the weird stairs to the north, with this and the Carlini/Schwartz info from yesterday.



Ross Silcock

Seasonal Reports Compiler

Nebraska Bird Review

Tabor, IA

402-618-4933



From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 9:19 AM
To: NEBirds <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk Niobrara- Yes








9:10 AM Nov 7 2017 FYI Mark Brogie Bill user and Jerry Probst just relocated the Harris's Hawk in the same area reported by Ross S

It flew across the canal from near the camping pads

--








 

Back to top
Date: 11/7/17 7:19 am
From: Ed Brogie <ebrogie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Harris's Hawk Niobrara- Yes
9:10 AM Nov 7 2017 FYI Mark Brogie Bill user and Jerry Probst
just relocated the Harris's Hawk in the same area reported by Ross S
It flew across the canal from near the camping pads
--

 

Back to top
Date: 11/7/17 4:40 am
From: <flyingcarlini...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Harris's Hawk continuing
Hello birders,


Arrived at Niobrara SP yesterday mid-afternoon (Mon. 11/6) and joined other birders scanning the open edge along the waterway and campground for Bill Flack's incredible Harris's Hawk find. After striking out there we tried to recreate Ross Silcock's success at re-finding the hawk and went to the north end of the campground RV pads. Almost immediately after we started walking down the hill towards the water, the hawk flushed and was first seen airborne over a small Russian Olive tree in the vegetated space in the middle of the canal. It flew from the east edge of the campground northwards along the hillside next to the waterway and disappeared out of view just beyond a hill with some precarious old concrete steps at the top. Our fleeting glimpse of it flying away delivered what was arguably the most marginal view of a lifer we've ever had but still revealed that oh so distinctive tail pattern and the rufous shoulder patches on the wings. We trekked as far in that direction as we were able but couldn't see where it had gone.


Returned to the campground and after thawing out, did a final pass of that area. Just before dusk a hawk appeared circling once again over the north end of the RV pads and headed into the campground. Saw it land momentarily in a tree and then zip through the open central area of the campground flashing a bold white tail patch through the trees and sending Eurasian Collared Doves flying into pine trees and hither thither calling repeatedly. Couldn't be 100% percent of the i.d. on that second encounter like we were the first time we saw it but strongly suspect it was again the Harris's.


also on eBird
-John Carlini & Shari Schwartz, from Lincoln/visiting Niobrara SP

 

Back to top
Date: 11/6/17 9:28 pm
From: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Waterfowl +
The northern waterfowl are sure turning up in huge numbers:

I stopped at Wehrspann Lake in Sarpy County today and found the following:

- 25 Ruddy Ducks
- 76 Canada Geese
- 35 Redhead Ducks
- 43 Canvasback
- 65 Hooded Mergansers
- 90 Ring-necked Ducks
- 165 Lesser Scaup
- 8 Greater Scaup
- 85 Mallards
- 45 N. Shoveler
- 35 Gadwall
- 25 A. Wigeon
- 95 Coots
- 15 Pied-billed Grebe
- 2 Horned Grebe
- 1 White Pelican
- 1 W. Snipe
- 1 Long-billed Dowitcher
- 1 Least Sandpiper
- 5 Killdeer
- 24 Ring-billed Gulls
- 2 Bonaparte Gulls
- 1 Yellow-rumped Warbler
- 2 Blue Jays
- 3 N. Cardinal
- 125 DE Juncos
- 45 A. Tree Sparrows
- 2 BC Chickadees
- 2 White-breasted Nuthatch
- 15 A, Goldfinch
- 25 House Finch

Not sent to e-bird.

Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE


------------------------------------
Posted by: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...>
------------------------------------


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

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: 11/6/17 6:13 pm
From: Mark Brogie <mabrogie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Calamus Res. - Loup Co.
I was at Calamus Res. early this morning with Ben Brogie and Duane Wolff.

Best birds observed in Loup Co.

Greater Scaup 2
Greater Prairie-Chicken 1
Killdeer 1
Black-bellied Plover 1
American Golden-Plover 4
Long-billed Dowitcher 4
Dunlin 1
Least Sandpiper 5
Wilson’s Snipe 1
Sandhill Crane 4
American Pipit at least 2
Eastern Bluebird 10 +
Snow Bunting at least 2
Rusty Blackbird 1


Looked for Harris’s Hawk this pm by Niobrara with NO LUCK!


Mark A. Brogie
Creighton, NE


no ebird






------------------------------------
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: 11/6/17 4:26 pm
From: 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] White-winged and Surf scoters, Dunlins, etc
I did a reservoir circuit today around Lincoln. Lots of waterfowl moving through right now. Highlights:

Memphis Lake WMA
2 Greater Yellowlegs

Yutan SL
single Red Crossbill flyover

Lake Wanahoo
19 Red-breasted Mergansers

Branched Oak Lake
4 White-winged Scoters (3 off Lieber's with a Surf, the other in the south branch)
3 Surf Scoters (1 with WWSCs off Lieber's, 2 in south branch)
21 Red-breasted Mergansers
3 Common Loons
1 Western Grebe
53 Horned Grebes

Conestoga Lake
2 Dunlins

Wagon Train Lake
1 White-winged Scoter

eBird, full checklists can be found at http://ebird.org/ebird/subnational1/US-NE/activity

Boaters at both Branched Oak and Pawnee were kicking up birds which was counterproductive.

Good birding

-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: 11/6/17 2:14 pm
From: <SCHMID_R...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Omaha CBC date change to Mon Dec 18
It has become necessary to change the date for the Omaha Christmas Bird Count. The new (and hopefully final) date is Mon Dec 18. I apologize for any inconvenience this causes anyone.


If you have questions about the count or need help getting signed up for it, please email me (Rick Schmid) at schmid_r @ msn.com


Thanks, Rick
 

Back to top
Date: 11/6/17 12:03 pm
From: 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Harris's Hawk Niobrara- Yes
Thanks Bill Flack for finding this bird, and Joel Jorgensen for posting the
sighting early this morning.



After reading Bills eBird checklist comments and great photo of the perched
bird, I decided to head for Niobrara. I left Tabor, Iowa at 11.15 pm, drove
to Niobrara arriving at 3.30 am, and parked for a couple hours sleep in the
deserted downtown business district. At 6.50 am I drove to the bridge over
the Morman Canal and scanned the area north of the bridge where Bill Flack
found this amazing bird, but no luck. I decided to drive into the State Park
just down the road west and circled around to the right once inside the park
gate and down to the RV pads. There is a row of them along the west bank of
the canal, providing a good view of the area. I started at the south end, no
luck. Walked north and at the far north end of the pads, a fairly large,
blackish bird flushed from a perch out of sight from me. I recognized it
immediately as a Harriss Hawk, having seen many in Texas. It flew across
the canal to the east and obligingly perched in full view about 15 ft up in
a medium-sized tree. This sighting was at 7.10 am, just after the 7 am
sunrise, so light was good for binoculars (Swarovski 10 X 42) but not for my
camera. In flight the bird was spectacular; it was overall dark
brownish-black, partly due to the light, causing the starkly white rump and
distal tail band to stand out beautifully, like two bright lights. When
perched, the bird looked overall dark brown, except for the
cleanly-demarcated rufous-brown left wing. The bird perched facing away
from me, and the angle precluded my seeing the other wing or any detail in
the tail. I took several photos, but the poor light resulted in none being
recognizable. After a couple of minutes of good views, the bird casually
flapped its way further east into the willows and out of sight. I drove back
east and parked between the canal and river bridges and walked north perhaps
500 yards into the willows and along the canals east bank, and checked the
snags in the open, marshy area east of the canal-lining willows. I was not
able to relocate the bird. No-one else had arrived by 8.15, so I decided to
return home in Tabor, Iowa.



I suspect the Harriss Hawk is still in the area, and recommend a possible
strategy of setting up at the Niobrara State Park RV pads on the west bank
of the Mormon Canal and watching.



Ross



Ross Silcock

Seasonal Reports Compiler

Nebraska Bird Review

Tabor, IA

402-618-4933




 

Back to top
Date: 11/6/17 11:37 am
From: 'Greg Stoiber' <gregst7...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Offutt AFB Base Lake - Loon
Looks like the Red-Throated Loon is still there along with a Common Loon
(?).



Viewing time 12pm - 1 pm today.



Also there was Shari (?) taking photos with her camera.



Greg

Bellevue, NE


 

Back to top
Date: 11/6/17 8:04 am
From: 'Walker, TJ' <thomas.walker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] North Platte CBC
Due to other count dates and my "other calendar" I have chosen to hold the North Platte Christmas Bird Count on Monday, December 18th.

More details will follow - first year running this from "afar" so have some things to work out yet.

Please let me know if you would be interested in participating by choosing "reply to sender" below.

Thanks

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


 

Back to top
Date: 11/6/17 6:31 am
From: 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Harris's Hawk - relocated
Ross Silcock called me about 20 minutes ago to report that he relocated the Harris's Hawk in the same general vicinity as Bill found it yesterday. Ross apparently saw the bird from Niobrara State Park, but it flew. Point being, it is still in the area.

For people wondering, this is the fourth potential record for Harris's Hawk. The report will need to be reviewed by the NOU's Records Committee. Two of the three records were also about this time of year (26 and 28 Oct), which suggests a pattern of fall dispersal and lends credibility that the bird is a natural vagrant. The current records are as follows:

26 Oct 2012 Lancaster Co; road-killed bird found and photographed
28 Oct 1922 Douglas Co specimen
13 and 27 Jan 1995 Stateline Island, Scotts Bluff Co

BTW, odds a good that I'd catch wind of a lost falconry bird from a Nebraska falconer. I have heard nothing yet. I don't see any evidence to suspect a lost falconry bird at this juncture.

Congrats to Bill on the 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...>


 

Back to top
Date: 11/5/17 7:39 pm
From: Mary Clausen <mkclausen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Red-throated Loon continues at Base Lake
Congrats to all.

On Nov 5, 2017 9:37 PM, "<SCHMID_R...> [NEBirds]" <
<NEBirds...> wrote:

>
>
> On Sun Nov 5, Jenny Janes found the Red-throated Loon for Neal Ratzlaff,
> Kris Hammond, Scott Bradley and me at the Offutt Base Lake (Sarpy County).
> For a while, it was in the same scope view with a cormorant and then in the
> same view with a Ring-billed Gull. These made for nice
> comparisons/contrasts. It was a state bird for me, county bird for Neal and
> lifer for Scott & Kris.
>
>
> Good birding - Rick
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 11/5/17 7:37 pm
From: <SCHMID_R...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Red-throated Loon continues at Base Lake
On Sun Nov 5, Jenny Janes found the Red-throated Loon for Neal Ratzlaff, Kris Hammond, Scott Bradley and me at the Offutt Base Lake (Sarpy County). For a while, it was in the same scope view with a cormorant and then in the same view with a Ring-billed Gull. These made for nice comparisons/contrasts. It was a state bird for me, county bird for Neal and lifer for Scott & Kris.


Good birding - Rick
 

Back to top
Date: 11/5/17 6:38 pm
From: <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Harris's Hawk in Knox County
Driving west from Niobrara on Highway 12 late this afternoon (November 5). At about 4:45 p.m. CST, I found a Harris's Hawk.


The bird was initially perched in a tree just west of Mormon Canal, a short distance north of Hwy 12. I tried to photograph it from the car, then got out and chased it. The bird was reluctant to let me get at all close, and flew back and forth between the trees along the west side of the canal and the ones on the east side of the state-park campground.


I got good looks at it, both perched and in the air. Background color mostly dark brown; lots of rufous in the upperwing linings, visible both on the perched and the flying bird; lots of rufous in the underwing linings visible in flight. Middle portion of tail dark; narrow bright white terminal band; large bright white patch at base of tail, both above and below. Basal two-thirds of bill pale yellow; distal portion bluish.


At the time, I didn't think about the possibility of an escaped falconry bird. However, at no time did I see dangling jesses or other tackle. The bird's unwillingness to let me get a good picture might be weak evidence that it wasn't used to being around people.


An eBird report, with a couple of photos (a medium-poor shot of the perched bird, and a very bad one taken in flight), is at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40333332 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40333332.


William Flack
Kearney
 

Back to top
Date: 11/5/17 2:24 pm
From: 'Kathleen Crawford' <katcr...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] R-B Nuthatch
We have had pine siskins at the feeders for about a week but today was our
first red-breasted nuthatch of the season.

Still have white-throat sparrows and Harris sparrows and occasionally a
yellow-rump warbler.

Not on ebirds

Kathleen Crawford-Rose

Bellevue, Sarpy Cnty








 

Back to top
Date: 11/5/17 12:02 pm
From: Allen <allenreyer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Pine Siskin
To add to Phil's post, I had three Siskins around noon. FOS for me, as well.

Al Reyer
Bellevue, NE

Sent from my iPad

> On Nov 5, 2017, at 12:36 PM, 'Phil Swanson' <pswanson19...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
>
>
> I just had my FOS Pine Siskin in my backyard this afternoon.
>
> Phil Swanson
> Papillion
>
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 11/5/17 11:43 am
From: Mary Clausen <mkclausen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Pine Siskin
Good bird.

On Nov 5, 2017 1:36 PM, "'Phil Swanson' <pswanson19...> [NEBirds]" <
<NEBirds...> wrote:

>
>
> I just had my FOS Pine Siskin in my backyard this afternoon.
>
> Phil Swanson
> Papillion
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 11/5/17 11:36 am
From: 'Phil Swanson' <pswanson19...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Pine Siskin
I just had my FOS Pine Siskin in my backyard this afternoon.

Phil Swanson
Papillion
 

Back to top
Date: 11/5/17 10:15 am
From: <esaterojarvi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Lakes and loons (Lancaster)
Saturday was nice, got my yearly common loon at Branched Oak and a Western Grebe. Ducks were rather few other than Hooded Merganser.


Sunday improved past noon for the lakes, so you can still go see what is around, the morning was windy. Three parties have gone to Pawnee lakes in recent eBird activity. I found one loon in the most awful wind. Other than coots, did not try to ID the ducks. A few hunters in boats. Then at the North end I found another loon. A very annoying loon as it posed for photos and when I got back to the scope, the loon was gone. Did not reappear in 15 minutes of hanging around. Here is the list with blurry photo of the North end loon.


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40320244 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40320244



Esa Jarvi, Lincoln


 

Back to top
Date: 11/4/17 10:34 pm
From: Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Western Sandpipers at Lake Babcock, Nov. 4
A great day of birding with Bill Flack at Lake North/Lake Babcock today (Nov. 4) was highlighted by unexpected late shorebirds. Bill first spotted peeps on the concrete embankment of the causeway between the two lakes (on the Babcock side, a few hundred feet past a small beach on the Lake North side of the causeway), and after creeping closer in the car, we got excellent views and photos of two WESTERN SANDPIPERS and a LEAST SANDPIPER foraging along the waterline on the concrete. Later, on a second spin round the causeway, other birders pointed out a flock of about 18 LEAST SANDPIPERS hunkering in the rocks around the beach on the Lake North side of the causeway. 
Western photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/73989529@N02/albums/72157688858998954/with/38122647926/
Other good birds were a few SNOW BUNTINGS along the causeway and a getting-late 1st-cycle FRANKLIN'S GULL along with smallish numbers of RING-BILLED and BONAPARTE'S GULLS and one 2nd-cycle AMERICAN HERRING GULL on Lake North. Three loons all proved to be COMMON LOONS. A big flock of distant geese were visible on Lake Babcock, viewed from the southwest corner of the lake, including hundreds of CANADA and CACKLING GEESE and many GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE ducking in and out between the bigger Canadas. A small cadre of white geese included only one bird that gave me a good look at the bill, which appeared to be probably a ROSS'S GOOSE. Ducks in this flock included MALLARDS, GADWALL, AMERICAN WIGEON, NORTHERN PINTAIL, NORTHERN SHOVELERS, and some unspecified sleeping SCAUP.
Good Gulling!
Noah Arthur (Oakland, CA/Lincoln, NE)<semirelicta...>
 

Back to top
Date: 11/4/17 2:52 pm
From: Ruth Stearns <ruthstearns...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Cass, Sarpy, Saunders whirlwind trip (in eBird)
With the report from Sam Manning that the RTLoon was still at Base Lake, Mike and I decided early this morning to make a day of it, and we headed first to the Plattsmouth Cemetery, where Mike found the Red Crossbills more towards the south end of the cemetery.   Eventually we watched them at that SE portion, and then headed west and we were watching them there again.   What was different was they weren't making any vocalizations, and they weren't obviously in the pines, more nestled in the branches, so they were harder to notice.   They were fun to listen to, cracking and crunching pine seeds!  The brush piles yielded some nice Harris and WT Sparrows and a singing Carolina Wren.  Besides the crossbills (about 7 at the most seen) was the RB Nuthatch, also new for Cass county.   A nice start to the morning.
We did a quick scan of Base Lake and immediately found the Red-throated Loon, diving for fish, caught one, flew around the lake a few times before settling back down.  The loon was new for Sarpy county, obviously!
Then headed to Lake Wanahoo, as I hadn't yet seen a Common Loon this year.   Before I found him at the last stop of our circuit of the lake (SE Corner) we stopped at the new blind on the north side of the lake, off O street.   Mike was admiring the sun shade, and I was telling him it was in the shape of an American Bittern I believe, while I was scoping the water and the marsh edge,  when there was an American Bittern!   Too funny.   The Bittern and the loon were new for Saunders County.   
Nice day out for sure...
Ruthie StearnsLincoln, NE  
 

Back to top
Date: 11/4/17 2:24 pm
From: <petermhill...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] FOY redpoll
Pulled into my driveway this afternoon to see a Common Redpoll perched on our pasture fence. I'm already seeing multiple reports of COREs, mostly in the SD birds listserve, so I imagine it will be a good year for them. This was property species #99. Hoping #100 will be something cool (and not House Sparrow, which is still absent from the list).


Peter Hill
South of Whiteclay
Rural Sheridan County
 

Back to top
Date: 11/4/17 1:11 pm
From: Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Douglas Co. - W-w Dove, Etc.
  On 11/1 I paid a visit to Jon and Rachel Hall in search of their White-winged Dove (an elusive county nemesis of mine).  After a few waves of feeder birds and a couple rounds of perched Accipiters, the WHITE-WINGED DOVE finally made an appearance at 12:56pm.
  On my way back I stopped briefly at Lake Zorinsky.  While scanning for a brief time, a flock of seven RED CROSSBILLS flew over.  
  During the afternoon I made my way to Carter Lake-  A few species included....
-1 Lesser Scaup
-26 Hooded Merganser
-5 Bonaparte's Gull (FOS)
-18 Ring-billed Gull
-1 Herring Gull (1st cycle)
-1 Yellow-rumped Warbler

With the sun beginning to sink in the west, I zipped over to Bennington Lake.
-3 Cackling Goose (FOS)
-11 Northern Shoveler
-20 Redhead
-2 Ruddy Duck
-4 Franklin's Gull
-500 Ring-billed Gull
-5 Herring Gull (3 first cycle, 1 second cycle, 1 adult)

11/02-
I tried my luck at Lauritzen Gardens hoping for a Red Crossbill.  However, their inventory of flora focuses mainly on deciduous trees and herbaceous perennials, leaving little room for cone-yielding conifers.  I did however find an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER among 27 species.
11/03-
  I tromped around Forest Lawn Cemetery during the afternoon.  A noticeable decrease in RED CROSSBILLS was observed when compared to the immense numbers last week.  I only discovered eleven (11) RED CROSSBILLS.  It seems that House Finches have now taken the place of these birds, as these finches were quite numerous.  
  I ended up tallying 31 species, but I had to diligently work for them.  Among these were both KINGLETS, WINTER WREN, TUFTED TITMOUSE, and a heard only YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER.  
If you wish, you can view these lists in detail on eBird.
Good birding.
Justin RinkMidtown Omaha, Douglas Co., <NEspindalis79...>




 

Back to top
Date: 11/4/17 7:31 am
From: 'Kathy DeLara' <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Burrowing Owl Newsletter now online
Good morning all



The latest edition of the Burrowing Owl Newsletter is now on the NOU
website. https://noubirds.org/NOU/Newsletter.aspx , Joel has some very
interesting articles in the newsletter so take a look.

Also check out our new Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/NebraskaOrnithologistsUnion/ to keep up on the
latest news and sightings.



Kathy DeLara








 

Back to top
Date: 11/3/17 10:15 pm
From: 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] Least Bittern in Stanton County
Bill et al,



This appears to be the first November record for Nebraska; there are only 4 records for October, latest 17 Oct 1983 in Lancaster Co.



Ross



Ross Silcock

Seasonal Reports Compiler

Nebraska Bird Review

Tabor, IA

402-618-4933



From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Friday, November 3, 2017 11:40 PM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Least Bittern in Stanton County





Spent this afternoon (November 3) birding Stanton County, and was much surprised to find a Least Bittern just south of Pilger.



The bird was in cattails on the south side of a large sandpit lake on the west side of Highway 15, just across from Red Fox WMA. I found it perched about a foot above the water's surface in a fairly sparse stand of cattails, more or less out in the open. I looked at it for just long enough to identify it, then frantically tore open my camera bag. Unfortunately, it took several seconds to get the camera out, turn it on, and run out the zoom lens, and toward the end of those several seconds the bird flew into dense cattails and vanished. I tried playing Least calls, but apparently got no response; it didn't help that there was lots of traffic on Highway 15, and the calls I was playing were drowned out by the roaring of grain trucks zooming by.



Brief look, as I said, and I didn't study the bird in detail. About the same shape as a Green Heron, but smaller. Conspicuous oval buff patch taking up most of the folded wing. Some dark green on the upperparts; some streaking in the center of the foreneck.



I don't have access to the arrival-and-departure dates for this bird, but eBird has no November sightings in Nebraska; the single November record close to here is one near St. Joseph, Missouri, on November 11, 1986.



William Flack

Kearney






 

Back to top
Date: 11/3/17 9:40 pm
From: <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Least Bittern in Stanton County
Spent this afternoon (November 3) birding Stanton County, and was much surprised to find a Least Bittern just south of Pilger.


The bird was in cattails on the south side of a large sandpit lake on the west side of Highway 15, just across from Red Fox WMA. I found it perched about a foot above the water's surface in a fairly sparse stand of cattails, more or less out in the open. I looked at it for just long enough to identify it, then frantically tore open my camera bag. Unfortunately, it took several seconds to get the camera out, turn it on, and run out the zoom lens, and toward the end of those several seconds the bird flew into dense cattails and vanished. I tried playing Least calls, but apparently got no response; it didn't help that there was lots of traffic on Highway 15, and the calls I was playing were drowned out by the roaring of grain trucks zooming by.


Brief look, as I said, and I didn't study the bird in detail. About the same shape as a Green Heron, but smaller. Conspicuous oval buff patch taking up most of the folded wing. Some dark green on the upperparts; some streaking in the center of the foreneck.


I don't have access to the arrival-and-departure dates for this bird, but eBird has no November sightings in Nebraska; the single November record close to here is one near St. Joseph, Missouri, on November 11, 1986.


William Flack
Kearney


 

Back to top
Date: 11/3/17 9:37 pm
From: <sammanning19...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Red-throated Loon continues
This afternoon, my brother and I chased the Offutt Air Force Base lake Red-throated Loon again. This time, we easily found it swimming off the peninsula on the east side of the lake. It stayed mostly in the middle of the lake off the peninsula during our observation of it.


After finding the loon, we headed to Lake Wanahoo to chase the reported Black and Surf Scoters. We unfortunately could not find either of the scoters, but there was a Common Loon on the lake while we were there.






Sam Manning
Omaha, Douglas County, NE
 

Back to top
Date: 11/3/17 9:31 am
From: Aaron howe <alh68304...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Swans on the pond

Photo from my son's phone. Swans on the pond at 250th and Van Dorn. South of Eagle, NE. It's a private pond but you can see from 250th. Linda HoweAlvo, NE 4025809999

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



------------------------------------
Posted by: Aaron howe <alh68304...>
------------------------------------


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

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: 11/2/17 9:25 am
From: <ericbents...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Night caller ID help and a brant
Thanks to all for the help ... Carolina Wren it is and makes sense as I see them in the yard for at least a few days most years.


Eric Bents
Omaha NE

 

Back to top
Date: 11/1/17 10:17 pm
From: <sammanning19...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] UNO Crossbills--11/1
This morning while walking to class from my dorm to the Peter Kiewit Institute on UNO’s Scott Campus, I was surprised to find a group of four Red Crossbills foraging in a row of pines that line the sidewalk on the north side of Maverick Landing. I observed them for about 20 minutes in the pines while they fed. From what I could tell, they probably were “Type 2,” but my recordings of them are not identifiable to type. I'm a little surprised by their appearance here, but given the irruption going on, I kind of expected them to eventually show up around UNO. I returned after my classes and rechecked the pines to get a more accurate count on them. I was able to then count a total of eight Red Crossbills in the pines.





Sam Manning

Omaha, Douglas County, NE


 

Back to top
Date: 11/1/17 5:49 pm
From: <kmsjanes...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Harris Sparrows, LaVista NE
I had our first Harris Sparrows at the ground feeder/brush pile on 10/31. There were 6 with a few dark-eyed juncos. At least, this is the first day we saw them, they may have been around a little longer .


Kim & Jenny Janes
LaVista ,NE
Sarpy
 

Back to top
Date: 11/1/17 5:08 pm
From: 'Elliott Bedows' <ebedows...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] birding today
Hi everyone,



Mary Clausen, Phil Swanson & I combined forces for a day of birding. First
stop was Forest Lawn Cemetery, Douglas Co. Despite the windy conditions we
were able to locate a few good birds. Seen were: Yellow-rumped Warbler [2],
(most likely Ruby-crowned) Kinglets [2], flock upon flock of Cedar Waxwing
{easily 100+ for the day}, Wht-thrt'd Sparrow [2], and a late Chipping
Sparrow in with 12's of Juncos (all dark-eyed). There was also a flock of
Red X-bill flyby's [ca. 40] that made a brief, somewhat unfulfilling
appearance. A brief stop at Carter Lk reveal a site absent of bird life
except for a few RB'd Gulls.



Wishing to get a better look at Crossbills we headed south to the
Plattsmouth Cemetery, Cass Co., where we quickly were rewarded with
excellent views of Red X-bill as a noisy flock of [150+] foraged on the pine
cones on the west side of the cemetery.



Final stop was Base Lk, Sarpy Co., where the Red-thrt'd Loon was still
present. Also seen were: Bufflehead [3], DC'd Cormorant [2]; PB'd Grebe
[5], Horned Grebe** [1] and Eared Grebe** [1] and a Wilson's Snipe [1]. **
= These two grebes, which were hanging out together in the middle of the
wind-driven Lk, were initially ID'd as a pair of Horned Grebes, but Phil's
excellent shot of the side-by-side pair clearly showed that they were not
the same species. The Snowy Owl present last Sunday could not be relocated.



Elliott Bedows

Bellevue, Sarpy Co.






 

Back to top
Date: 11/1/17 10:30 am
From: <john.manning...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Harris Sparrows
Six Harris Sp. showed up today at feeders.


John Manning. Norfolk


 

Back to top
Date: 11/1/17 7:02 am
From: Loren Padelford <lpdlfrd...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Sarpy County Birds
Yesterday, 10/31, at the Haworth Park marina in Bellevue we found a few birds:

American Kestrel - l
Killdeer - 1
Greater Yellowlegs - 2
Wilson’s Snipe 1
meadowlark sp. - 8


At Lake Manawa in Council Bluffs we found 5 Common Loons and a small raft of ducks including 8 Hooded Mergansers, 7 Red-breasted Mergansers & 8 Bufflehead.

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




 

Back to top
Date: 10/31/17 10:58 pm
From: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Waterfowl
Briefly stopped at the following 2 areas in Saunders County. Not
reported to e-birds. It appears that
the northern waterfowl are starting to show up:

Yutan sewage ponds:
- Canvasback
- Redhead
- Ring-necked Duck
- Lesser Scaup
- Shovelers
- Green-winged Teal
- Gadwall
- Wigeon
- Bufflehead (FOS)
- Mallard
- Blue-winged Teal
- Ruddy Duck
Approximately 200 total number of waterfowl
- Great Blue Heron

Lake Wanahoo:
- Hooded Mergansers (at least 18)
- Canvasback
- Redhead
- Ring-necked Duck
- Lesser Scaup
- A. Wigeon
- Gadwall
- Mallard
- Bufflehead
- Great Blue Heron
- Wilson's Snipe (at least 10)
- Greater Yellowlegs (1)
- Sanderling (1)
- Killedeer
- Pied-builled Grebe (3)
- Red-tailed Hawks - (3)
- Rough-legged Hawk - Dark Morph (beautiful bird).
- Barred Owl

Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE

-


------------------------------------
Posted by: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...>
------------------------------------


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

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: 10/31/17 6:17 pm
From: Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Second Hand Common Redpoll- Omaha
  I just received a photo via text of a male COMMON REDPOLL that a lady whom I have birded with at Fontenelle Forest sent me.   She lives out in West Omaha (150th-ish).  
 Just a reminder to be on the look out.  The winter finches are on their way.
Good birding.
Justin RinkMidtown Omaha, Douglas Co., <NEspindalis79...>


 

Back to top
Date: 10/31/17 5:32 pm
From: Marsha Nyffeler <marshanyffeler...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Snow buntings
a small group of snow buntings on what passes for a beach on lake north,
Columbus. Drive around road still open.
Marsha Nyffeler
Columbus, NE

 

Back to top
Date: 10/31/17 3:32 pm
From: 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Surf Scoter - Wanahoo
During a brief visit to Lake Wanahoo, I found a female/immature type Surf Scoter. It was the only bird near the dam. eBird checklist with a couple of lousy photos can be found here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40229781http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40229781

-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: 10/31/17 3:29 pm
From: Allen <allenreyer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Sarpy County Snowy Owl - NO RT Loon - YES
Birded South of the Base today. No luck with the Snowy, but did see the RT Loon. At Hero's Park, there was a single Cackling Goose among the hundred Canada's. Also had a Northern Harrier on Missouri Rvr road.

Al Reyer
Bellevue, NE

> Subject: eBird -- Base Lake & LaPlatte Bottoms -- Oct 31, 2017
>
> Base Lake & LaPlatte Bottoms
> Oct 31, 2017
> 2:30 PM
> Traveling
> 10.00 miles
> 90 Minutes
> All birds reported? Yes
> Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.5.4 Build 149
>
> 30 Northern Shoveler
> 1 Red-throated Loon -- RT Loon was reported on Sunday and is still present. Identified by grey head and neck and small, upturned bill.
> 1 Pied-billed Grebe
> 0 Eared Grebe
> 2 Double-crested Cormorant
> 1 Northern Harrier
> 2 Red-tailed Hawk
> 3 American Coot
> 8 Ring-billed Gull
> 2 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
> 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
> 4 American Kestrel
> 4 European Starling
>
> Number of Taxa: 13
>
>
> Sent from my iPad

 

Back to top
Date: 10/31/17 1:33 pm
From: 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Another Snowy Owl
I received word through the NGPC grape vine of another Snowy Owl, this one near Sparks in northeast Cherry County. The bird was sitting on top of someone's Escalade (SUV) when they went out to go to work early this morning. Photo posted one the NOU Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/NebraskaOrnithologistsUnion/

-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: 10/31/17 12:47 pm
From: dt <dtandelsie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Night caller ID help and a brant
Eric senr me  a recording of his nocturnal mystery bird, and today I looked through some calls from a great website https://pjdeye.blogspot.com and found a good match with the jeer call of the Carolina wren--much closer than those from iBirdPro. William Flack of Kearney had suggested Carolina wren--Great call without even hearing the recording!  I had not seen his suggestion until I went to reply today so I took a more circuitous route to the answer, though I find that a good way to learn. Though I'm  familiar with them from travel, we don't get them here in Wyoming. I love questions like these! Thanks Eric!Diane T in Laramie


Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

On Sun, Oct 29, 2017 at 6:47 AM, <ericbents...> [NEBirds]<NEBirds...> wrote:  


The last couple nights I've had a persistent night caller behind the house.  1 second loud, persistent descending trills, with occasional interspersed loud WEEdu  WEEdu WEEdu.  Any ideas out there?




Also, a brant specimen was collected on the Missouri River yesterday in Burt County.  Photo posted in my yahoo folder.




Cheers,

Eric Bents

Omaha, Nebraska

#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862 -- #yiv7103549862ygrp-mkp {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;font-family:Arial;margin:10px 0;padding:0 10px;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-mkp hr {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-mkp #yiv7103549862hd {color:#628c2a;font-size:85%;font-weight:700;line-height:122%;margin:10px 0;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-mkp #yiv7103549862ads {margin-bottom:10px;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-mkp .yiv7103549862ad {padding:0 0;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-mkp .yiv7103549862ad p {margin:0;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-mkp .yiv7103549862ad a {color:#0000ff;text-decoration:none;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-sponsor #yiv7103549862ygrp-lc {font-family:Arial;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-sponsor #yiv7103549862ygrp-lc #yiv7103549862hd {margin:10px 0px;font-weight:700;font-size:78%;line-height:122%;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-sponsor #yiv7103549862ygrp-lc .yiv7103549862ad {margin-bottom:10px;padding:0 0;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862actions {font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;padding:10px 0;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862activity {background-color:#e0ecee;float:left;font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;padding:10px;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862activity span {font-weight:700;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862activity span:first-child {text-transform:uppercase;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862activity span a {color:#5085b6;text-decoration:none;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862activity span span {color:#ff7900;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862activity span .yiv7103549862underline {text-decoration:underline;}#yiv7103549862 .yiv7103549862attach {clear:both;display:table;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;padding:10px 0;width:400px;}#yiv7103549862 .yiv7103549862attach div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv7103549862 .yiv7103549862attach img {border:none;padding-right:5px;}#yiv7103549862 .yiv7103549862attach label {display:block;margin-bottom:5px;}#yiv7103549862 .yiv7103549862attach label a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv7103549862 blockquote {margin:0 0 0 4px;}#yiv7103549862 .yiv7103549862bold {font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;font-weight:700;}#yiv7103549862 .yiv7103549862bold a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv7103549862 dd.yiv7103549862last p a {font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv7103549862 dd.yiv7103549862last p span {margin-right:10px;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv7103549862 dd.yiv7103549862last p span.yiv7103549862yshortcuts {margin-right:0;}#yiv7103549862 div.yiv7103549862attach-table div div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv7103549862 div.yiv7103549862attach-table {width:400px;}#yiv7103549862 div.yiv7103549862file-title a, #yiv7103549862 div.yiv7103549862file-title a:active, #yiv7103549862 div.yiv7103549862file-title a:hover, #yiv7103549862 div.yiv7103549862file-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv7103549862 div.yiv7103549862photo-title a, #yiv7103549862 div.yiv7103549862photo-title a:active, #yiv7103549862 div.yiv7103549862photo-title a:hover, #yiv7103549862 div.yiv7103549862photo-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv7103549862 div#yiv7103549862ygrp-mlmsg #yiv7103549862ygrp-msg p a span.yiv7103549862yshortcuts {font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;font-weight:normal;}#yiv7103549862 .yiv7103549862green {color:#628c2a;}#yiv7103549862 .yiv7103549862MsoNormal {margin:0 0 0 0;}#yiv7103549862 o {font-size:0;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862photos div {float:left;width:72px;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862photos div div {border:1px solid #666666;min-height:62px;overflow:hidden;width:62px;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862photos div label {color:#666666;font-size:10px;overflow:hidden;text-align:center;white-space:nowrap;width:64px;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862reco-category {font-size:77%;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862reco-desc {font-size:77%;}#yiv7103549862 .yiv7103549862replbq {margin:4px;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-actbar div a:first-child {margin-right:2px;padding-right:5px;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-mlmsg {font-size:13px;font-family:Arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-mlmsg table {font-size:inherit;font:100%;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-mlmsg select, #yiv7103549862 input, #yiv7103549862 textarea {font:99% Arial, Helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-mlmsg pre, #yiv7103549862 code {font:115% monospace;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-mlmsg * {line-height:1.22em;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-mlmsg #yiv7103549862logo {padding-bottom:10px;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-msg p a {font-family:Verdana;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-msg p#yiv7103549862attach-count span {color:#1E66AE;font-weight:700;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-reco #yiv7103549862reco-head {color:#ff7900;font-weight:700;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-reco {margin-bottom:20px;padding:0px;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-sponsor #yiv7103549862ov li a {font-size:130%;text-decoration:none;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-sponsor #yiv7103549862ov li {font-size:77%;list-style-type:square;padding:6px 0;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-sponsor #yiv7103549862ov ul {margin:0;padding:0 0 0 8px;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-text {font-family:Georgia;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-text p {margin:0 0 1em 0;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-text tt {font-size:120%;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-vital ul li:last-child {border-right:none !important;}#yiv7103549862

 

Back to top
Date: 10/31/17 11:20 am
From: Jennifer Hammett <jenham227...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Whooping Cranes
There are currently 17 Whooping Cranes at Cheyenne Bottoms and 9 Whooping Cranes at Quivira NWR, both near Great Bend, Kansas.

Jennifer Hammett
Shawnee, Kansas

Sent from my iPhone

------------------------------------
Posted by: Jennifer Hammett <jenham227...>
------------------------------------


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

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: 10/31/17 8:56 am
From: '<jwhall2...>' <jwhall2...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] White-winged Dove
NeBirders, Our backyard White-winged Dove has also continued to show for the last five days. It shows up accompanied by four Mourning Doves. The only time I've seen it concerned by another bird this week was when a Merlin made an appearance. John & Rachel HallOmaha Ne
____________________________________________________________
1 Simple Trick Removes Eye Bags & Lip Lines in Seconds
Fit Mom Daily
http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3131/59f89d31bab3f1d3149f3st01vuc
 

Back to top
Date: 10/30/17 4:46 pm
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Wanderings 10.30.1
Wander through Case, Sarpy, Washington looking for flinches and chasing the
Snowy Owl and RT Loon.

Turns out that the RT Loon was a state bird.
Whiffed on the Snowy Owl
Added 1 in Washington Co--Chipping Sparrow?? :-)
+ 9 in Cass raising my grand total there to a whopping 28
+ 2 in Sarpy for 168

Considering the gail force winds and the temp I was perfectly happy to
return home with what I did get

God Bless,

Paul Roisen
Woodbury Co. IA

 

Back to top
Date: 10/30/17 2:51 pm
From: 'Jim Ochsner' <jim_ochsner...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] White-winged Dove observation
Group,



The White-winged Dove has now been present for five days.

We are observing an interesting behavior about the WWD. The White-winged Dove spends most of the day perched in the Ash tree which has the buffet hanging below, and, of course, there are also seeds on the ground. The WWD is not bothered by the presence of any other bird, large or small that feed, with one exception. The EC Doves which formerly “ruled the roost” and could spend the whole day feeding there are now banned by the WWD. The WWD watches the EC closely and when they land in “its” tree or land on the ground to feed, the WWD chases them away. We are amused by this territorial behavior and had not observed it when other WW Doves have spent time here.



Jim

Ogallala

 

Back to top
Date: 10/30/17 1:02 pm
From: <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Polk and Platte counties
Spent the weekend working Polk County in an effort to add something to my county list. The most notable sighting was two Carolina Wrens, close together and possibly a pair, on county road 141 west of Q, in riparian woods along the Platte's South Channel. I initially heard repeated "cheer" calls, but was unable to find the bird. I played recorded "cheer" calls, and a Carolina popped out into view and called back, then flew out of sight. A few seconds later, I heard "teakettle teakettle" song from the vicinity of a big tree pile; in that tree pile, near its base, I saw two Carolinas close together. The eBird account of the walk is at https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40211025 https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40211025; the location of the wrens was about (41.337207, -97.506951).


Found a large puddle/pond on the south side of county road 138 between Q and R, with 10 Wilson's Snipe, 2 Greater Yellowlegs, and 3 American Pipit. The yellowlegs and the pipit were new additions to my Polk list.


After leaving Polk County, I drove around Lake North, where I found five Snow Buntings: one by itself, the other four in a flock. The solo bird was beside the road on the south side of Lake North; the flock was on the sloping concrete on the Lake Babcock side of the dike running north-south between the two lakes. The eBird report, with a rather poor photo of the solo Snow Bunting, is at https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40211364 https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40211364.

William Flack
Kearney


 

Back to top
Date: 10/30/17 12:55 pm
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Red-throated loon
At 1:55pm the red throated loon appeared then 10 minutes later just disappeared did not see him fly not find it again next 15 minutes got some photos distant but OK anyway that’s the story for now

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 30, 2017, at 10:43 AM, Mary Clausen <mkclausen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
> I arrived at Base Lake at sbout 9:30 am. Extremely windy. At 10:10 observed the red- throated loon on the southeast portion of the lake. Small loon with gray face and neck.
>
> Mary Clausen
> Sarpy co.
> La Vista
>

 

Back to top
Date: 10/30/17 12:43 pm
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Red-throated loon
2:41 PM Red throated loon showed up again it is in the north east corner close to white bouy marker between the peninsula in the North Road

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 30, 2017, at 10:43 AM, Mary Clausen <mkclausen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
> I arrived at Base Lake at sbout 9:30 am. Extremely windy. At 10:10 observed the red- throated loon on the southeast portion of the lake. Small loon with gray face and neck.
>
> Mary Clausen
> Sarpy co.
> La Vista
>

 

Back to top
Date: 10/30/17 11:57 am
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Snowy Owl follow-up
I was unable to relocate the snowy owl on either the south or the north side of 34 good still be there considering old man to have trouble with their eyes but I did not see it

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 30, 2017, at 9:07 AM, 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
> Yesterday’s Snowy Owl sure seemed early and looking at the record that certainly is the case. The previous early fall date for Nebraska was 6 November (two reports) followed by 8 November (two reports). According to eBird, there are only three reports further south in North America for October. One from northeast Missouri in 1983, another in northern Kentucky in 1960 and lastly one in central Illinois in 2015.
>
>
>
> Thanks to Ross Silcock for his stewardship of “The Record” that allowed me to look up the information quickly.
>
>
>
> Good birding!
>
>
>
> -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: 10/30/17 8:43 am
From: Mary Clausen <mkclausen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Red-throated loon
I arrived at Base Lake at sbout 9:30 am. Extremely windy. At 10:10 observed
the red- throated loon on the southeast portion of the lake. Small loon
with gray face and neck.

Mary Clausen
Sarpy co.
La Vista

 

Back to top
Date: 10/30/17 7:20 am
From: <esaterojarvi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Marsh Wren Community wetland
The area is proving to be a good place to go at whatever time. I went there again on Sunday as I did not feel like driving to a rarity in Omaha. Also, now with hunting going on, there is no hunting in this area. A bow hunter went along the tree line along the farm property just North of the parking lot, but in general, there are no duck hunters, for example. (No problem with the hunters, they pay for our wetlands.)

The list is getting to around 90 species. Blue-winged teals moved on, other puddle ducks came along. Soras have been there every time, most times I see them scurry away into cat tails.


The Wachiska outing produced a few more lists from the area. Sparrows were plentiful, and still are. The area includes some trees along the river, but I have not found much in the trees. Raptors, one of which I got wrong, have been in the trees of the wetland itself.

The area actually almost connects to Whitehead Saline Wetlands. Salt Creek is in between. I was trying to photograph something and the camera tried to focus on a distant object. I looked at the picture. It had the gorilla from King Kong Burgers on 27th St on it and the car dealership building was visible behind.


I wonder if this area is included in the Christmas bird counts? It should produce harriers and such still in December.


In the same area I noted a few birds at Shoemaker/Arbor lake. Near conifers there were two red crossbills a few weeks ago. I did not find them again. The 27th street gravel road from Arbor Rd north to Shoemaker marsh still has a closed sign, local traffic only, but it looked like the gravel now is done to the Shoemaker parking lot.


Esa Jarvi, Lincoln
 

Back to top
Date: 10/30/17 7:07 am
From: 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Snowy Owl follow-up
Yesterday's Snowy Owl sure seemed early and looking at the record that certainly is the case. The previous early fall date for Nebraska was 6 November (two reports) followed by 8 November (two reports). According to eBird, there are only three reports further south in North America for October. One from northeast Missouri in 1983, another in northern Kentucky in 1960 and lastly one in central Illinois in 2015.

Thanks to Ross Silcock for his stewardship of "The Record" that allowed me to look up the information quickly.

Good birding!

-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: 10/30/17 2:52 am
From: Mary Clausen <mkclausen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Golden Eagle
Thanks.

On Oct 29, 2017 8:26 PM, "Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds]" <
<NEBirds...> wrote:

>
>
> Mary,
> It could very well have been an immature Golden Eagle that you saw.
> There was one on the east side of Offutt AFB today, sitting on a fence post.
> Clem Klaphake
> Bellevue, NE
>
> On 10/29/2017 8:22 PM, 'Phil Swanson' <pswanson19...> [NEBirds] wrote:
>
>
>
> Great sighting!!!
>
> *From:* Mary Clausen <mkclausen...> [NEBirds]
> *Sent:* Sunday, October 29, 2017 7:47 PM
> *To:* <NEBIRDS...>
> *Subject:* [NEBirds] Golden Eagle
>
>
>
> At 6:30pm I was driving Hwy 370 in Bellevue going west. At 36th st. I had
> a large raptor go over in the strong north winds. I got a quick look in
> traffic and saw a large dark band at end of the tail. Otherwise all I saw
> was dark. I'm thinking a golden eagle.
>
> Mary Clausen
> La Vista
> Sarpy Co.
>
>
>
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 10/29/17 9:57 pm
From: <sammanning19...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Snowy Owl and Red Crossbills
As Justin already mentioned, my brother and I were able to view the Snowy Owl along La Platte Road this evening. After watching the owl, we decided to chase the Red-throated Loon at Base Lake. We could not find the loon after about 30 minutes of searching. It was probably still present, but due to distance, lack of a scope, and the fact that the sun had basically set by the time we were looking, we couldn't find it.


Yesterday (10/28), I searched for Red Crossbills in both Sarpy and Cass counties, hoping to add them to my county lists. I was able to find 9 at the Plattsmouth Cemetery and 4 at the Bellevue Cemetery. The Bellevue crossbills were "Type 4" along with 3 of the crossbills at the Plattsmouth Cemetery. I was able to record the remaining crossbills at the Plattsmouth Cemetery, and I'm going to email Matt Young again since I'm unsure of what type they belong to. He also got back to me about the crossbills I had recorded on 10/21. The Red Crossbills at Summit Lake and the Blair Cemetery were all "Type 4," and the larger groups at the Tekamah Cemetery and Forest Lawn Cemetery were a mixture of "Type 4" and "Type 2."




Thanks Joel for finding and reporting the owl and loon!




Sam Manning
Omaha, Douglas County, NE
 

Back to top
Date: 10/29/17 9:13 pm
From: <aljdipper...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Snowy, RT Loon
Hello,
I wish I could remember everybody's name that I met today to see the Snowy & the RT Loon. The RT Loon was a lifer for me.
Thank you for helping me locate the Loon Kathy B and Phil S. I wish I didn't miss Joel, Sam & Ross. Would have liked to have met you all as well.
I first saw the owl around 1:50pm & it flew from the light pole after a large vehicle flew by. It then landed further West on an "adopt a highway litter " sign where it then took off again shortly after....It flew so close to the road and in the middle & was almost hit by passing vehicles twice. My heart was racing. Happy to see the drivers were aware of it. We thought it was going to land on the road . It landed on the S. side of 34 on a dirt road & proceeded shortly afterwards further in the soybean field, then onto the irrigation pivot. That's where it was when I left around 430pm. I watched it all from off the shoulder.
The last time I saw a Snowy was in Fremont in 2011 I believe.
Fun day.
Karen K.
Omaha


------------------------------------
Posted by: <aljdipper...>
------------------------------------


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

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: 10/29/17 8:36 pm
From: <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Night caller ID help and a brant
Not a nocturnal bird, but could this be a Carolina Wren? Eric's description is pretty minimal, but the wren's "cheer" call might match his loud second-long staccato descending trill; and while the wren's song is usually rendered "teakettle teakettle teakettle", it's often delivered as repeated two-syllable phrases, which might be consistent with his "WEEdu WEEdu WEEdu" transliteration.

William Flack
Kearney


 

Back to top
Date: 10/29/17 8:14 pm
From: 'Gubanyi,Joe' <Joseph.Gubanyi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Baltimore Oriole Banding Question
Ross,

The year and county do not sound right, but I know that Gary Lingle has been banding orioles at his place on the Platte River. He wrote an article which was published in the June 2015 NBR about his banding. From May 14 to June 5, 2015 he captured over 200 BAOR and OROR in his yard. I copied the data table from his article below.

Joe



Males ? Females ? Total
Banded Recaptures Banded Recaptures
Baltimore orioles 77 15 63 9 164
Orchard Orioles 25 2 14 0 41
Total 102 17 77 9 205
________________________________
From: <NEBirds...> <NEBirds...> on behalf of 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2017 8:58 PM
To: NEBIRDS
Subject: [NEBirds] Baltimore Oriole Banding Question


Hi all,

Another request!

Does the following sentence ring a bell with anyone? I have it in my notes, but don't know who did this rather amazing banding. Of course my first question was to Rick Schmid, but it wasn't his and Betty's work. Rick suggested it might be a Douglas County in another state.

A banding station in Douglas Co reported large n umbers of Baltimore Orioles passing through 13-15 May 2011; of the 236 captured, 155 were new, 67 were returns from prior years, and only 14 were recaptures from 2011.

Any help is much appreciated!

Ross

Ross Silcock
Seasonal Reports Compiler
Nebraska Bird Review
Tabor, IA

402-618-4933




 

Back to top
Date: 10/29/17 6:59 pm
From: 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Baltimore Oriole Banding Question
Hi all,



Another request!



Does the following sentence ring a bell with anyone? I have it in my notes,
but don't know who did this rather amazing banding. Of course my first
question was to Rick Schmid, but it wasn't his and Betty's work. Rick
suggested it might be a Douglas County in another state.



A banding station in Douglas Co reported large numbers of Baltimore Orioles
passing through 13-15 May 2011; of the 236 captured, 155 were new, 67 were
returns from prior years, and only 14 were recaptures from 2011.



Any help is much appreciated!



Ross



Ross Silcock

Seasonal Reports Compiler

Nebraska Bird Review

Tabor, IA

402-618-4933




 

Back to top
Date: 10/29/17 6:36 pm
From: Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Red-throated Loon, Snowy Owl- Sarpy Co.- Yes
  This evening after work I made tracks south to see if I could find Joel's birds from this morning.
  When I arrived at Base Lake, I ran into Al and Cindy Reyer who explained that they had seen the bird from the east side of the lake, but it then floated south and they lost sight of it.  I then drove to the east side and scanned.  It didn't take long before I found the juvenile RED-THROATED LOON (FOY) bounding around in the waves.
  After spending some time getting some video and photos of the Loon, I then headed a bit further south to see if I could locate the Snowy Owl.  While searching I also ran into Sam and Joe Manning who were of course also in pursuit of the Owl.  Unfortunately we didn't see any pivots.  A friendly Grass Pad employee pulled up asking if we were looking for "the owl", and informed us of where the Snowy Owl was currently perched.  Apparently we just had not gone far enough down the road.  We found the SNOWY OWL (FOY) located on the end of a pivot.  While viewing, the SNOWY OWL flew off further to the east.  
  Thanks to Joel Jorgensen for finding these great birds today.
Good birding.
Justin RinkMidtown Omaha, Douglas Co., <NEspindalis79...>
 
 

Back to top
Date: 10/29/17 6:26 pm
From: Clem Klaphake <ckavian...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Golden Eagle
Mary,
It could very well have been an immature Golden Eagle that you saw.
There was one on the east side of Offutt AFB today, sitting on a fence post.
Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE

On 10/29/2017 8:22 PM, 'Phil Swanson' <pswanson19...> [NEBirds] wrote:
>
> Great sighting!!!
> *From:* Mary Clausen <mkclausen...> [NEBirds]
> *Sent:* Sunday, October 29, 2017 7:47 PM
> *To:* <NEBIRDS...>
> *Subject:* [NEBirds] Golden Eagle
>
> At 6:30pm I was driving Hwy 370 in Bellevue going west. At 36th st. I
> had a large raptor go over in the strong north winds. I got a quick
> look in traffic and saw a large dark band at end of the tail.
> Otherwise all I saw was dark. I'm thinking a golden eagle.
> Mary Clausen
> La Vista
> Sarpy Co.
>


 

Back to top
Date: 10/29/17 6:22 pm
From: 'Phil Swanson' <pswanson19...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Golden Eagle
Great sighting!!!

From: Mary Clausen <mkclausen...> [NEBirds]
Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2017 7:47 PM
To: <NEBIRDS...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Golden Eagle



At 6:30pm I was driving Hwy 370 in Bellevue going west. At 36th st. I had a large raptor go over in the strong north winds. I got a quick look in traffic and saw a large dark band at end of the tail. Otherwise all I saw was dark. I'm thinking a golden eagle.

Mary Clausen
La Vista
Sarpy Co.



 

Back to top
Date: 10/29/17 5:48 pm
From: Mary Clausen <mkclausen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Golden Eagle
At 6:30pm I was driving Hwy 370 in Bellevue going west. At 36th st. I had a
large raptor go over in the strong north winds. I got a quick look in
traffic and saw a large dark band at end of the tail. Otherwise all I saw
was dark. I'm thinking a golden eagle.

Mary Clausen
La Vista
Sarpy Co.

 

Back to top
Date: 10/29/17 3:59 pm
From: 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] SNOW, RTLO and crossbills
Following up on my earlier posts, I started out the morning at the Plattsmouth Cemetery where I found 28 Red Crossbills and 2 Red-breasted Nuthatches, among common species (eBird Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40188324)

Photos of the Snowy Owl can be found here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40189712

Photos of the Red-throated Loon can be found here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40190205

From there, I stopped by the Bellevue Cemetery. I did not find any Red Crossbills on the grounds, but did have one fly over.

I then had a Merlin at the Wehrspann mitigation wetlands.

The way I headed home happen to take me by the Holy Sepulchre cemetery on the east side of Gretna. Even though it did not look like much for birds, there were six large Austrian-type pines that were loaded with cones. Eight Red Crossbills and a Red-breasted Nuthatch were in this small grove (photos: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40192657).http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40192657).

Yesterday, I had 22 Red Crossbills in the pines at Pawnee Lake and about 35 in the pines west of the marina at Branched Oak Lake.

In Seward County, I had one stop near some pines on private property where I had 4 Red-breasted Nuthatches and a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. At another stop near Seward, I had another flock of about 25 Red Crossbills (http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40167109).

Good birding!

-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: 10/29/17 3:24 pm
From: Al Reyer <allenreyer...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Sarpy County

The Snowy Owl is still present but has moved. Now on LaPlatte Rd, but south of Hwy 34. The RT Loon is still at the base lake. Also, as we turned onto Hwy 34 from Hwy 75, a Peregrine flew across and dropped down in front of us.

Al Reyer
Bellevue, NE

Sent from my iPhone


------------------------------------
Posted by: Al Reyer <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: 10/29/17 11:40 am
From: Matthew Sittel <mcs_birds...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Snowy owl - Sarpy County.
Still there at 1:35pm. Exact place Joel said it was.

Matthew C. Sittel
<matthewsittel...>

> On Oct 29, 2017, at 11:31, 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
> Chasing after Crossbills in eastern Nebraska, I Stumbled across and I am currently looking at a snowy owl just west of the intersection of Highway 34 and Harlan Lewis Road. It is sitting on the furthest west light post in the row of them the intersection. Amazing!
>
>
> -Joel
>
> Joel Jorgensen | Nongame Bird Program Manager
> Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
> 2200 N. 33rd 68503 | 402.471.5440
> <joel.jorgensen...>
>
>
>
> -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, October 29, 2017 9:45 AM
> To: <NEBirds...>
> Subject: [NEBirds] Sandhill Cranes
>
> I just came in from outside (9:44 am) and I could hear Sandhill Cranes southwest of
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------------
>
> ------------------------------------
>
>
> ------------------------------------
>
> Yahoo Groups Links
>
>
>



------------------------------------
Posted by: Matthew Sittel <mcs_birds...>
------------------------------------


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

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: 10/29/17 9:54 am
From: 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Red-throated Loon l - Sarpy County.
There is also a red-hroated loon At the Base Lake . Seems to be the only bird on the lake .

-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, October 29, 2017 11:31 AM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Snowy owl - Sarpy County.

Chasing after Crossbills in eastern Nebraska, I Stumbled across and I am currently looking at a snowy owl just west of the intersection of Highway 34 and Harlan Lewis Road. It is sitting on the furthest west light post in the row of them the intersection. Amazing!


-Joel

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



-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, October 29, 2017 9:45 AM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Sandhill Cranes

I just came in from outside (9:44 am) and I could hear Sandhill Cranes southwest of





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

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


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

Yahoo Groups Links





------------------------------------
Posted by: "Jorgensen, Joel" <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: 10/29/17 9:40 am
From: Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Night caller ID help and a brant
Hi Eric and NEbirders,
Your mystery species sounds like an Eastern Screech-Owl. The
descending trill seems like a good fit for this species. Is the
wee-du vocalization somewhat of a wavering whinny? If so, you have a
Screech-Owl. They are present in the Omaha area, but have been
declining in the past few years.
Good birding.
Justin RinkMidtown OmahaDouglas Co., <NEspindalis79...>

On Oct 29, 2017 7:47 AM, "<ericbents...> [NEBirds]"
<NEBirds...> wrote:

Â

The last couple nights I've had a persistent night caller behind
the house. 1 second loud, persistent descending trills, with
occasional interspersed loud WEEdu WEEdu WEEdu. Any ideas out
there?


Also, a brant specimen was collected on the Missouri River
yesterday in Burt County. Photo posted in my yahoo folder.


Cheers,

Eric Bents

Omaha, Nebraska




__._,_.___

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

Posted by: Justin Rink <spindalis79...>

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

[IMAGE]

Visit Your Group

* New Photos 3

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

Back to top
Date: 10/29/17 9:31 am
From: 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Snowy owl - Sarpy County.
Chasing after Crossbills in eastern Nebraska, I Stumbled across and I am currently looking at a snowy owl just west of the intersection of Highway 34 and Harlan Lewis Road. It is sitting on the furthest west light post in the row of them the intersection. Amazing!


-Joel

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



-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, October 29, 2017 9:45 AM
To: <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Sandhill Cranes

I just came in from outside (9:44 am) and I could hear Sandhill Cranes southwest of





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

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


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

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: 10/29/17 7:45 am
From: <jjeth...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Sandhill Cranes
I just came in from outside (9:44 am) and I could hear Sandhill Cranes southwest of my home 2 miles west of Doniphan. I wish I could have seen them.


Jim Etherton


 

Back to top
Date: 10/29/17 7:33 am
From: <ericbents...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Night caller ID help and a brant
Diane,


Thanks for the reply. We have screech owls here and this is quite different. If the trill didn't have the staccato I'd say it's a young cardinal maybe? Recording available upon request just email me.


Eric
ericbents@cox,net

 

Back to top
Date: 10/29/17 7:14 am
From: dt <dtandelsie...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Night caller ID help and a brant
Eric, Have you considered eastern screech owl? Good luck!Diane T in Laramie.

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

On Sun, Oct 29, 2017 at 6:47 AM, <ericbents...> [NEBirds]<NEBirds...> wrote:  


The last couple nights I've had a persistent night caller behind the house.  1 second loud, persistent descending trills, with occasional interspersed loud WEEdu  WEEdu WEEdu.  Any ideas out there?




Also, a brant specimen was collected on the Missouri River yesterday in Burt County.  Photo posted in my yahoo folder.




Cheers,

Eric Bents

Omaha, Nebraska

#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862 -- #yiv7103549862ygrp-mkp {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;font-family:Arial;margin:10px 0;padding:0 10px;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-mkp hr {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-mkp #yiv7103549862hd {color:#628c2a;font-size:85%;font-weight:700;line-height:122%;margin:10px 0;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-mkp #yiv7103549862ads {margin-bottom:10px;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-mkp .yiv7103549862ad {padding:0 0;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-mkp .yiv7103549862ad p {margin:0;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-mkp .yiv7103549862ad a {color:#0000ff;text-decoration:none;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-sponsor #yiv7103549862ygrp-lc {font-family:Arial;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-sponsor #yiv7103549862ygrp-lc #yiv7103549862hd {margin:10px 0px;font-weight:700;font-size:78%;line-height:122%;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-sponsor #yiv7103549862ygrp-lc .yiv7103549862ad {margin-bottom:10px;padding:0 0;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862actions {font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;padding:10px 0;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862activity {background-color:#e0ecee;float:left;font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;padding:10px;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862activity span {font-weight:700;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862activity span:first-child {text-transform:uppercase;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862activity span a {color:#5085b6;text-decoration:none;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862activity span span {color:#ff7900;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862activity span .yiv7103549862underline {text-decoration:underline;}#yiv7103549862 .yiv7103549862attach {clear:both;display:table;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;padding:10px 0;width:400px;}#yiv7103549862 .yiv7103549862attach div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv7103549862 .yiv7103549862attach img {border:none;padding-right:5px;}#yiv7103549862 .yiv7103549862attach label {display:block;margin-bottom:5px;}#yiv7103549862 .yiv7103549862attach label a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv7103549862 blockquote {margin:0 0 0 4px;}#yiv7103549862 .yiv7103549862bold {font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;font-weight:700;}#yiv7103549862 .yiv7103549862bold a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv7103549862 dd.yiv7103549862last p a {font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv7103549862 dd.yiv7103549862last p span {margin-right:10px;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv7103549862 dd.yiv7103549862last p span.yiv7103549862yshortcuts {margin-right:0;}#yiv7103549862 div.yiv7103549862attach-table div div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv7103549862 div.yiv7103549862attach-table {width:400px;}#yiv7103549862 div.yiv7103549862file-title a, #yiv7103549862 div.yiv7103549862file-title a:active, #yiv7103549862 div.yiv7103549862file-title a:hover, #yiv7103549862 div.yiv7103549862file-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv7103549862 div.yiv7103549862photo-title a, #yiv7103549862 div.yiv7103549862photo-title a:active, #yiv7103549862 div.yiv7103549862photo-title a:hover, #yiv7103549862 div.yiv7103549862photo-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv7103549862 div#yiv7103549862ygrp-mlmsg #yiv7103549862ygrp-msg p a span.yiv7103549862yshortcuts {font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;font-weight:normal;}#yiv7103549862 .yiv7103549862green {color:#628c2a;}#yiv7103549862 .yiv7103549862MsoNormal {margin:0 0 0 0;}#yiv7103549862 o {font-size:0;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862photos div {float:left;width:72px;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862photos div div {border:1px solid #666666;min-height:62px;overflow:hidden;width:62px;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862photos div label {color:#666666;font-size:10px;overflow:hidden;text-align:center;white-space:nowrap;width:64px;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862reco-category {font-size:77%;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862reco-desc {font-size:77%;}#yiv7103549862 .yiv7103549862replbq {margin:4px;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-actbar div a:first-child {margin-right:2px;padding-right:5px;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-mlmsg {font-size:13px;font-family:Arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-mlmsg table {font-size:inherit;font:100%;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-mlmsg select, #yiv7103549862 input, #yiv7103549862 textarea {font:99% Arial, Helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-mlmsg pre, #yiv7103549862 code {font:115% monospace;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-mlmsg * {line-height:1.22em;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-mlmsg #yiv7103549862logo {padding-bottom:10px;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-msg p a {font-family:Verdana;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-msg p#yiv7103549862attach-count span {color:#1E66AE;font-weight:700;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-reco #yiv7103549862reco-head {color:#ff7900;font-weight:700;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-reco {margin-bottom:20px;padding:0px;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-sponsor #yiv7103549862ov li a {font-size:130%;text-decoration:none;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-sponsor #yiv7103549862ov li {font-size:77%;list-style-type:square;padding:6px 0;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-sponsor #yiv7103549862ov ul {margin:0;padding:0 0 0 8px;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-text {font-family:Georgia;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-text p {margin:0 0 1em 0;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-text tt {font-size:120%;}#yiv7103549862 #yiv7103549862ygrp-vital ul li:last-child {border-right:none !important;}#yiv7103549862

 

Back to top
Date: 10/29/17 5:47 am
From: <ericbents...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Night caller ID help and a brant
The last couple nights I've had a persistent night caller behind the house. 1 second loud, persistent descending trills, with occasional interspersed loud WEEdu WEEdu WEEdu. Any ideas out there?


Also, a brant specimen was collected on the Missouri River yesterday in Burt County. Photo posted in my yahoo folder.


Cheers,
Eric Bents
Omaha, Nebraska

 

Back to top
Date: 10/28/17 9:34 pm
From: Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Cali Gull status
Forgot to mention that this is only the second CALIFORNIA GULL I've ever seen in the Lincoln area -- making them as rare in my experience as Kumlien's Iceland Gulls, and much rarer than Lesser Black-backed or Thayer's. It may be that Cali Gulls are more regular in fall and spring, just before and just after "gulling season" proper, when I'm not out looking as much as I am in winter. 
Noah
 

Back to top
Date: 10/28/17 9:20 pm
From: Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] California Gull on Branched Oak Lake
Late this evening a small female CALIFORNIA GULL joined the thousand or so RING-BILLED GULLS out in the middle of Branched Oak Lake, scoped (very distantly) from Liebers Point. She was a 3rd-cycle bird, not noticeably bigger than the Ring-bills (although she was near back of the flock and size is tough to judge at such distance). The upperparts were noticeably darker gray than the Ring-bills, looking maybe a little uneven gray (probably due to admixed immature feathers), and with a large black spot on at least one tertial. The head was smudgy brown, the bill pale pink with a black tip. 
Very bad video (including some wing-flapping showing extensively dark wingtips) here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/99231652@N07/37294155464/in/dateposted-public/
Gull numbers on the lake have skyrocketed since I was last there just a few days ago, with many BONAPARTE'S GULLS newly arrived, and most but not all FRANKLIN'S GULLS gone. A few AMERICAN HERRING GULLS were out there as well. 
Noah Arthur (Oakland, CA/Lincoln, NE)<semirelicta...>
 

Back to top
Date: 10/28/17 9:02 pm
From: <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] eBird hotspot problem: Chadron State Park
Paul Roisen's just called my attention to the fact that we've got two separate eBird hotspots called "Chadron SP". I've looked at these in Google's satellite view, and it looks like one of them isn't in the park at all; it's at Ridgeview County Club, just south of Chadron.


Could I ask people who've submitted eBird lists for Chadron State Park to check the list of visits to the golf-course site at http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L212871/activity http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L212871/activity
and see if you're among those who've submitted reports there? If so, could you please contact me (sparvophile, followed by the at-symbol, and then yahoo dot com) and let me know if you really meant the state park and not the golf course? If that's the case for everyone, it's fairly easy for me to move the reports into the actual state-park hotspot. Otherwise, I'll probably have to turn it into a private location, and have everybody move their data individually.


Thanks for getting back to me about this—


William Flack
Kearney


 

Back to top
Date: 10/28/17 3:25 pm
From: '<jwhall2...>' <jwhall2...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Fw: eBird Report - Home, Oct 28, 2017

Nebirders,Here is a list of species seen this morning in our backyard. Please Note the White-Winged Dove. Pictures are included in the ebird URL below.


Home, Douglas, Nebraska, US
Oct 28, 2017 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Stationary
19 species

American White Pelican 60 Drifting overhead on updrafts, moving constantly south
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
White-winged Dove 1 Seen in a Honey Locust tree about 11 AM. Dropped down to the ground to feed with a Mourning Dove, returned to the tree and then departed. Observed and photographed. See photos
Mourning Dove 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 3
Blue Jay 2
Black-capped Chickadee 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Brown Creeper 1
American Robin 2
European Starling 2
Dark-eyed Junco 6
White-throated Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 2
House Finch 3
American Goldfinch 19
House Sparrow 5

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40176514

John and Rachel HallOmaha NE
____________________________________________________________
We Say GoodBye To Sally Fields
iflperfecttouch.com
http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3131/59f503bc5f5363bc24b8st01vuc
 

Back to top
Date: 10/28/17 2:18 pm
From: 'Kathleen Crawford' <katcr...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Many species today
Our Bellevue yard is a feeding/drinking frenzy today. Lots of Robins, Cedar
Waxwings, White-throated Sparrows, Juncos and all the usual birds.

I'll ebird them.

Kathleen Crawford-Rose

Sarpy Cnty


 

Back to top
Date: 10/28/17 1:44 pm
From: Loren Padelford <lpdlfrd...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Red Crossbills in Cass County
After reading Kathy Schwery’s account yesterday of Red Crossbills in the Plattsmouth cemetery, we headed there this morning. We found about 20 Red Crossbills feeding in the spruce trees. We also heard a Red-breasted Nuthatch singing. There were many Cedar Waxwings and Robins in the cedars.


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




 

Back to top
Date: 10/28/17 10:03 am
From: 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] cowbird research by Dan Kim
Hi folks,



Can anyone point me to published research at the Crane Trust by Dr Kim on
cowbird ecology? Or provide Dr Kim's email address back channel?



I've heard his very interesting presentation a couple of times, but it's
been a while, and I can't locate a publication describing this research.



Thanks,

Ross



Ross Silcock

Seasonal Reports Compiler

Nebraska Bird Review

Tabor, IA

402-618-4933


 

Back to top
Date: 10/28/17 7:24 am
From: Ruth Stearns <ruthstearns...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Johnson, Pawnee and Richardson county birds (in eBird)
A bit belated posting, but here 'tis...On that lovely Wednesday this week, Mike and I stopped at a few of Bill Flack's "hotspots" through Johnson, Pawnee and Richardson counties, en route to Kansas.  The occasional sparrows were the highlights, along with a few county birds here and there....At Wirth Brothers RA in Johnson County, were Harris Sparrows and a Fox Sparrow. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40114098 
Further south, at Twin Oaks WMA (my favorite spot and new to me), were Harris, Vesper, Fox, and two absolutely gorgeous, close by, not shy, in the sun, full view Leconte's Sparrows.   Had all the time in the world to check out the white crown stripe, purple streaky nape, broad streaks on the back and the gray cheek patches.   And the orange, wow!  Also a Rough-leg was hovering over the prairie, before drifting south...and right away the Northern Harrier was cruising low.  A large flock of Red-winged blackbirds were hanging out on a bare tree, and the goldfinches were enjoying the sunflower heads.  eBird checklist....http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40115082
We then began heading east again, stopping at Table Rock WMA (someday I REALLY need to stay here longer).   The Tufted Titmice were a fun find, but quite at home in the oak forested area.  Also found a single Cedar Waxwing and some Yellow-rumps.  http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40116768
Last stop was into Kirkman's Cove where I finally spotted some waterfowl and two DC Cormorants.  http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40117660  Then it was off to Kansas, the fall Red-tail Hawk capitol of the world it seemed.   
I added four birds to my Richardson county list, two to Johnson and five to Pawnee.  
Good birding.  
Ruthie StearnsLincoln, NE  
 

Back to top
Date: 10/27/17 8:06 pm
From: Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Red Crossbill- Sarpy Co.- 10/27
 This afternoon I decided to head to the Bellevue Cemetery in the hope of a flock of Crossbills.  I had forgotten how sparse the cone-yielding conifers were in this particular plot.   In the wind, not much was heard.  However, about 10 minutes after my arrival I heard and then observed a single flyover RED CROSSBILL flying west to east.  
  I also visited Offutt Base Lake as well as Haworth Park which were pretty void of avian life.  
  Heading back toward Omaha, I stopped at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery along Leavenworth St. where I soon came across a few RED CROSSBILLS crunching on a surprisingly healthy Scotch Pine.  I only witnessed a few feeding.  However, when they took off, up to 15 CROSSBILLS were observed in the flock. (Mostly Type 7.  At least one Type 4).
  My last stop was West Lawn Cemetery where I got gypped (pun intended) on Red Crossbills.  I did however hear a RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH and came across an odd female Northern Cardinal with a white "mask" on each side of her face.  This is either a genetic anomaly or a very odd case of partial leucisticism. 
  In mammalian news a Red Fox was also observed here.
All reports can be seen on eBird.
Good birding.
Justin RinkMidtown Omaha, Douglas Co., <NEspindalis79...>


 

Back to top
Date: 10/27/17 2:55 pm
From: <djschw...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] crossbills
There were dozens and dozens of red crossbills in the Plattsmouth cemetery today.
Kathy Schwery, Plattsmouth, Cass County

 

Back to top
Date: 10/26/17 8:03 pm
From: <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Re: eBird Hotspots
Paul's right about the public aspect. For the case where a location's not open to the general public, but that random people are allowed to bird from time to time with the owner's permission, the convention is to follow the name with "(restricted access)"—so, for instance, when Helen Hughson let a number of birders visit her place in Sioux County after one of the NOU meetings, we created a hotspot called "Wind Springs Ranch (restricted access)".

There's no way that I know of for contact information to be included in eBird for such restricted-access sites. If a property owner were willing to be contacted by birders seeking permission to visit the site, the best way to make this available would probably be to include it on the NOU website.


There's an effort afoot to create an eBird hotspot wiki, which presumably could include such contact information, as well as directions, notes on habitat, etc. As far as I know, no one's taken on the task of entering and editing Nebraska hotspots; if anyone's feeling ambitious, it's at http://ebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/ http://ebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/


William Flack
Kearney


 

Back to top
Date: 10/26/17 4:17 pm
From: Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Forest Lawn Cemetery- 10/25
(Second attempt at sending this post originally sent this morning 10/26)  
Forest Lawn Cemetery is usually one of those places that is either hit or miss.  Yesterday afternoon was definitely a "hit" with numerous finches and especially RED CROSSBILLS.  There were very few areas in the park where you were not within an earshot of a couple of noisy CROSSBILLS.  It seemed like every small grove of spruce encountered was loaded with these nomadic finches.  Sometimes so many would be in one grove, that the cone scales fell like snow flurries.
Other species included...
-1 Northern Harrier
-2 Sharp-shinned Hawk
-2 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (both juvenile)
-1 Eastern Phoebe (A bit tardy)
-8 Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sometimes in small flocks not unlike Pygmy Nuthatch)
-5 Golden-crowned Kinglet
-6 Yellow-rumped Warbler
-63 Red Crossbill
-6 Pine Siskin

-Just My Type-
In addition to hearing and obtaining recordings of the various Crossbills I heard, I was able to do a bit of spectrograph sleuthing and determine what types may have been heard.  eBird's front page has a great link to the various Crossbill Types complete with spectrographs and audio.
Here's what I came up with--
Type 4 (Douglas Fir Crossbill)  
Type 7 (Enigmatic Crossbill)
Type 3 (Western Hemlock Crossbill)
Type 10(?)/7 
You can hear these birds for yourself on my eBird report at... 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40121380    
Good birding.
Justin RinkMidtown Omaha, Douglas Co., <NEspindalis79...>


 

Back to top
Date: 10/25/17 11:20 pm
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Re: eBird Hotspots
Here is the eBird explanation of a Hotspot.

* Hotspots are public birding locations created by eBird users. Using
Hotspots, multiple birders can enter data into the same shared location,
creating aggregated results available through "View and Explore Data". A
"Hotspot" does not necessarily have to be an outstanding location for birds
or birding – the goal is to have a set of public locations that people
regularly visit for birding, somewhat regardless of how amazing they are
for birds. If you have a small urban park that you check regularly, but you
only ever see a few species there – we still want to know, and would like
to have it as a hotspot! The key is that it is a public location that many
birders can use, so places like your yard don't really qualify. *

Following up on Willam's explanation I now see why the term hotspot is a
misleading term, but regardless the explanation clarifies my understanding.

The "public" aspect seems to be important as well. If it is private and
has restricted access, maybe those areas should NOT be designated as
"hotspots" unless the owner allow people to bird the area. I to not think
there is any way to put contact info for a "private" location.


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

On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 11:11 PM, <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <
<NEBirds...> wrote:

>
>
> Paul asks how an eBird hotspot gets established. I thought I posted some
> directions for that a month or two ago; but I can't find them, so I may be
> confabulating. I'll write some up now, and beg your indulgence if I've
> done it before.
>
> Be advised that I only know how to do this from a browser. I'm not a
> smart-phone kind of person, so don't know how you'd submit hotspot
> suggestions from eBird's app. I'm afraid that you'll have to figure it out
> yourself, or get help from someone who's more up on 21st-century technology
> than I am. And you kids keep off my lawn...
>
> You can submit a hotspot suggestion the first time you bird a place. When
> you put your pin in the map, you'll get "Enter Location Name" off to the
> right; just under that is a checkbox "Suggest as a Birding HotSpot". Click
> that checkbox, and proceed as usual with your data entry. Once you've
> submitted the list, the suggestion will land in my inbox. I don't check it
> terribly often, so if you'd like, drop me an e-mail and I'll expedite
> things.
>
> If you've submitted lists for a location, and later decide that you want
> to suggest it as a hotspot, click the "My eBird" tab from the main page.
> On the right side, under the big orange "Donate Now" button, the fourth
> item down is "Manage My Locations". Click that, and you'll get a list of
> your locations. If you know the name, you can type it in the search box;
> or you can run down the list until you find it, then click "Edit" to the
> right. Either way, you should get a map with the location; at the top
> you'll see the name in large type, with the lat-long coordinates followed
> by "Suggest as Hotspot". Click on that, then confirm that that's really
> what you want to do. Again, that'll send the suggestion to my inbox.
>
> Before you send off your suggestion, double-check the location. We've had
> problems in the past with hotspots far from where they should be—for
> instance, the notorious "Pioneers Park--not" location. I've had some very
> respectable birders submit suggestions that turned out to be far away from
> the actual location. I try to check them as best I can before making them
> official, but can't catch all the errors. It's possible for me to move a
> misplaced hotspot, but it's better to avoid problems in the first place.
>
> Hope this helps; please feel free to drop me a line if I can clarify
> things—
>
> William Flack
> Kearney
>
>
>

 

Back to top
Date: 10/25/17 9:11 pm
From: <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: eBird Hotspots
Paul asks how an eBird hotspot gets established. I thought I posted some directions for that a month or two ago; but I can't find them, so I may be confabulating. I'll write some up now, and beg your indulgence if I've done it before.

Be advised that I only know how to do this from a browser. I'm not a smart-phone kind of person, so don't know how you'd submit hotspot suggestions from eBird's app. I'm afraid that you'll have to figure it out yourself, or get help from someone who's more up on 21st-century technology than I am. And you kids keep off my lawn...


You can submit a hotspot suggestion the first time you bird a place. When you put your pin in the map, you'll get "Enter Location Name" off to the right; just under that is a checkbox "Suggest as a Birding HotSpot". Click that checkbox, and proceed as usual with your data entry. Once you've submitted the list, the suggestion will land in my inbox. I don't check it terribly often, so if you'd like, drop me an e-mail and I'll expedite things.


If you've submitted lists for a location, and later decide that you want to suggest it as a hotspot, click the "My eBird" tab from the main page. On the right side, under the big orange "Donate Now" button, the fourth item down is "Manage My Locations". Click that, and you'll get a list of your locations. If you know the name, you can type it in the search box; or you can run down the list until you find it, then click "Edit" to the right. Either way, you should get a map with the location; at the top you'll see the name in large type, with the lat-long coordinates followed by "Suggest as Hotspot". Click on that, then confirm that that's really what you want to do. Again, that'll send the suggestion to my inbox.


Before you send off your suggestion, double-check the location. We've had problems in the past with hotspots far from where they should be—for instance, the notorious "Pioneers Park--not" location. I've had some very respectable birders submit suggestions that turned out to be far away from the actual location. I try to check them as best I can before making them official, but can't catch all the errors. It's possible for me to move a misplaced hotspot, but it's better to avoid problems in the first place.


Hope this helps; please feel free to drop me a line if I can clarify things—


William Flack
Kearney



 

Back to top
Date: 10/25/17 8:32 pm
From: <sparvophile...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Re: eBird Hotspots
Regarding Paul's point, the word "hotspots" is a bit of a misnomer. It's meant to be a way for different birders to enter their lists at the same location; so it has less to do with what a great birding spot the place is, than whether it's a publicly-accessible site that's likely to be visited by multiple birders. A freeway rest stop in uninteresting habitat would be a legitimate hotspot, just because different traveling birders might stop there and log starlings and House Sparrows, while a private yard that's not open to birders in general wouldn't be a good hotspot, even if the owner had run up a terrific yard list.

Some hotspots aren't frequently visited, so their lists might be short for quite a long time. In September, for instance, I stopped at a WMA in Banner County that I hadn't previously known about. I got there on a warm windy afternoon, and only picked up two species. Nevertheless, I entered it as a hotspot, because it's a piece of public land that other birders might want to visit.


EBird has a hotspot map in which the sites are color-coded according to number of species. From the main eBird page, click the "Explore Data" tab. The third item on the list is "Explore Hotspots". Click on that and it'll bring up a map; zoom in on the area you're interested in, and the colored rectangles will eventually break up into colored markers for the different hotspots. The color codes allow trip-planners to ignore the locations with short species lists, and focus on the ones with lots of reported birds. Of course, in infrequently traveled parts of the state, you might thus find yourself bypassing potentially productive areas just because they've only been visited in poor birding conditions...


William Flack
Kearney



 

Back to top
Date: 10/25/17 3:34 pm
From: 'Ross Silcock' <silcock...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: RE: [NEBirds] eBird Hotspots
Paul,



Bill Flack is the eBird Hotspot Editor for Nebraska. I’m sure he will answer your questions soon.



Ross



From: <NEBirds...> [mailto:<NEBirds...>]
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 2:15 PM
To: NEBirds NEBirds <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] eBird Hotspots





Does anyone know how an eBird Hotspot gets established? As I update county locations and have been out birding I have used the eBird designated "Hot Spots" as a guide. Crazy as it may sound I have found Hotspots what have 6, 5, 9, 2, 1, and even "0" birds listed there. How can these be designated as eBird Hotspots if after driving out to such a location you might find ZERO birds???



Sorry to maybe appear crabby but I think a "hotspot" should have some minimum level like 15-30-50 before we suggest that heading out there could be enjoyable bird IMHO.



Would there be any interest in trying to establish some kind of criteria before we designate a location as and eBird or even Nebraska Hotspot?



God Bless,



Paul O. Roisen

Woodbury County, IA

Mobile 712-301-2817




 

Back to top
Date: 10/25/17 2:58 pm
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] eBird Hotspots
Does anyone know how an eBird Hotspot gets established? As I update
county locations and have been out birding I have used the eBird designated
"Hot Spots" as a guide. Crazy as it may sound I have found Hotspots what
have 6, 5, 9, 2, 1, and even "0" birds listed there. How can these be
designated as eBird Hotspots if after driving out to such a location you
might find ZERO birds???

Sorry to maybe appear crabby but I think a "hotspot" should have some
minimum level like 15-30-50 before we suggest that heading out there could
be enjoyable bird IMHO.

Would there be any interest in trying to establish some kind of criteria
before we designate a location as and eBird or even Nebraska Hotspot?

God Bless,

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

 

Back to top
Date: 10/25/17 9:05 am
From: 'Jim Ochsner' <jim_ochsner...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Unpredictable
Hi group.
Just wanted to share that a White-winged Dove is feeding in our backyard. We have not observed one here since May.
They are quite unpredictable.

Jim
Ogallala
 

Back to top
Date: 10/24/17 7:11 pm
From: 'Walker, TJ' <thomas.walker...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Redpoll
Boni Edwards photographed a Common Redpoll in the cemetery in North Platte today also. Still 40 plus Red Crossbills there also.

T. J. Walker
Milford

Sent from my iPhone

On Oct 24, 2017, at 6:28 PM, Jan Johnson <janbirder...><mailto:<janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...><mailto:<NEBirds...>> wrote:



I saw Bill Husers report of a Common Redpoll in Sioux City today. Ive had Siskin around for the past week and I was surprised to find three Common Redpolls at my feeder at 6:15 this evening! All males. I posted, upon acceptance, a photo on the NOU Facebook page.

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




 

Back to top
Date: 10/24/17 4:27 pm
From: Jan Johnson <janbirder...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Redpoll
I saw Bill Huser’s report of a Common Redpoll in Sioux City today. I’ve had Siskin around for the past week and I was surprised to find three Common Redpolls at my feeder at 6:15 this evening! All males. I posted, upon acceptance, a photo on the NOU Facebook page.

Jan Johnson
Rural 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: 10/24/17 5:19 am
From: 'Jorgensen, Joel' <Joel.Jorgensen...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] BBWD's in Atkinson
Since it hasn't been reported here, I'll pass along that Rachel Lech posted a photo taken on Saturday of 8 Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks at Millrace Park in Atkinson on the Birds of Nebraska Facebook group page. Not sure it will work for everyone, but the link I can provide is https://www.facebook.com/groups/803902763062630/?fref=nfhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/803902763062630/?fref=nf


-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: 10/23/17 8:34 pm
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] NE Birding Tour: 10.20.17 -- 10.23.17
Mark and Ed Brogie and myself completed 4 days of a 5 day Nebraska County
Listing birding tour today. Most of tomorrow will be spend getting back
to Creighton, Wayne, and Sioux City so likely this is it for any
significant birding.

Dessert for today's trip was a hike up the "Three-toed Woodpecker Canyon"
off of E. Ash Canyon Rd for Clark's Nutcracker. All way the in and most
of the way back before two of these great birds showed up. #344 for me in
Nebraska.

Counties Actively Birded on this trip:

I had four counties left that I had not yet birded. Nance(+55), Howard
(+9), Sherman (+30), Furnas (+51). Also added birds in: Box Butte +20 =
45, Dawes +25 = 105, Frontier +8 = 32, Harlan +3 = 59, Hayes +40 = 47,
Hitchcock +60 = 66, Merrick +2 = 11, Morrill +14 = 95, Perkins +5 = 45, and
Red Willow + 26 = 32. Total ticks added 348 for the trip which chances of
some maybe tomorrow on the way home.


Best Birds: Clark's Nutcacker 2

County "Ticks" YTD 1500+

Recommendation:
1) Do NOT go birding in high winds--every day so far has been very
windy with today being HORRIFIC winds. Though we did well it was not as
pleasant as we would have wished for.
2) Go birding with people who knows a lot more about locations and
are better birders than you are.
3) Just be glad you can be outside are able to see and/or hear these
wonderful creatures.

God Bless,

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

 

Back to top
Date: 10/23/17 5:30 pm
From: Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Probable Sabine's Gull at Branched Oak
This evening, after hundreds of RING-BILLED and FRANKLIN'S GULLS and a beautiful juvenile AMERICAN HERRING GULL, a very distant SABINE'S GULL in fading light was swooping about near Liebers Point (viewed from the Marina -- if I'd have been at Liebers, it would have been right in my face!). I can't say I'm 100% sure yet, because my slowpokebrain can't really take in enough detail to certainly ID a distant flying gull by sight; I'll review the video this evening on my computer just to make sure...

Good Gulling!

Noah Arthur (Oakland, CA/Lincoln, NE)
<semirelicta...>
510-967-2179


------------------------------------
Posted by: Noah Arthur <semirelicta...>
------------------------------------


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

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: 10/23/17 5:04 pm
From: Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Magnificent Frigatebird- Cass Co. (No longer present)
  Upon talking to a customer today at work, this particular lady mentioned that she lived on a lake south of Bellevue.  Being the spontaneous person that I am, I uttered something regarding the Brown Booby discovered on Hanson Lake in July 2014.  She exclaimed that she was further south, and replied with "But we did have a F-R-I-G-"  I responded bewildered with "A FRIGATEBIRD?!"  She said "yeah, that's it."  
   She then pulled out her phone and presented photos to me of the lake's (Copper Dollar Cove) Facebook page.  Here someone had taken some distant, though identifiable photos of this long-winged pelagic species.  The lady also mentioned that the bird had a red throat, indicating an adult male.   The photos of the MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD were taken a month prior (September 23).  She said that the FRIGATEBIRD stuck around for a couple weeks, but had since departed.
  This is undoubtedly a bird that was blown in by Hurricane Irma when it struck the Florida Keys/Florida mainland in Mid-September.  Other sightings of this large pelagic seabird included a bird in Wisconsin as well as an individual in northern Illinois.  
  The photos have been forwarded to the proper authorities.
Good birding.
Justin RinkMidtown Omaha, Douglas Co., <NEspindalis79...>


  
 

Back to top
Date: 10/23/17 11:02 am
From: 'Badura, Laurel' <laurel_badura...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Bird ID
Hi Jim:

I can not see the photo.

Laurel

On Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 12:48 PM, Jim Etherton <jjeth...> [NEBirds] <
<NEBirds...> wrote:

>
>
> To answer my own question, the photo I have could be a Brown-headed Thrush.
>
> Jim Etherton
> 2 miles west of Doniphan, NE
>
>
> On ‎Monday‎, ‎October‎ ‎23‎, ‎2017‎ ‎11‎:‎48‎:‎39‎ ‎AM‎ ‎CDT,
> <jjeth...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
>
>
>
>
> Hello Birders... I was sent the a Photo of a bird in Japan. Can anyone
> tell me what it is. It looks like the Robin family to me.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Jim Etherton
> 2 miles west of Doniphan, NE
>
>
>
>



--

Laurel Badura
Nebraska Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
PO Box 8
73746 V Road
Funk, NE 68940

Cell: 308-440-1388
Office: 308-263-3000
Fax: 308-263-3001

 

Back to top
Date: 10/23/17 10:48 am
From: Jim Etherton <jjeth...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Bird ID
To answer my own question, the photo I have could be a Brown-headed Thrush.
Jim Etherton2 miles west of Doniphan, NE

On ‎Monday‎, ‎October‎ ‎23‎, ‎2017‎ ‎11‎:‎48‎:‎39‎ ‎AM‎ ‎CDT, <jjeth...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:

 


Hello Birders...  I was sent the a Photo of a bird in Japan. Can anyone tell me what it is. It looks like the Robin family to me.

Thank you,
Jim Etherton2 miles west of Doniphan, NE



#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200 -- #yiv6260281200ygrp-mkp {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;font-family:Arial;margin:10px 0;padding:0 10px;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200ygrp-mkp hr {border:1px solid #d8d8d8;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200ygrp-mkp #yiv6260281200hd {color:#628c2a;font-size:85%;font-weight:700;line-height:122%;margin:10px 0;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200ygrp-mkp #yiv6260281200ads {margin-bottom:10px;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200ygrp-mkp .yiv6260281200ad {padding:0 0;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200ygrp-mkp .yiv6260281200ad p {margin:0;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200ygrp-mkp .yiv6260281200ad a {color:#0000ff;text-decoration:none;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200ygrp-sponsor #yiv6260281200ygrp-lc {font-family:Arial;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200ygrp-sponsor #yiv6260281200ygrp-lc #yiv6260281200hd {margin:10px 0px;font-weight:700;font-size:78%;line-height:122%;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200ygrp-sponsor #yiv6260281200ygrp-lc .yiv6260281200ad {margin-bottom:10px;padding:0 0;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200actions {font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px;padding:10px 0;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200activity {background-color:#e0ecee;float:left;font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;padding:10px;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200activity span {font-weight:700;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200activity span:first-child {text-transform:uppercase;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200activity span a {color:#5085b6;text-decoration:none;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200activity span span {color:#ff7900;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200activity span .yiv6260281200underline {text-decoration:underline;}#yiv6260281200 .yiv6260281200attach {clear:both;display:table;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;padding:10px 0;width:400px;}#yiv6260281200 .yiv6260281200attach div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv6260281200 .yiv6260281200attach img {border:none;padding-right:5px;}#yiv6260281200 .yiv6260281200attach label {display:block;margin-bottom:5px;}#yiv6260281200 .yiv6260281200attach label a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv6260281200 blockquote {margin:0 0 0 4px;}#yiv6260281200 .yiv6260281200bold {font-family:Arial;font-size:13px;font-weight:700;}#yiv6260281200 .yiv6260281200bold a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv6260281200 dd.yiv6260281200last p a {font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv6260281200 dd.yiv6260281200last p span {margin-right:10px;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:700;}#yiv6260281200 dd.yiv6260281200last p span.yiv6260281200yshortcuts {margin-right:0;}#yiv6260281200 div.yiv6260281200attach-table div div a {text-decoration:none;}#yiv6260281200 div.yiv6260281200attach-table {width:400px;}#yiv6260281200 div.yiv6260281200file-title a, #yiv6260281200 div.yiv6260281200file-title a:active, #yiv6260281200 div.yiv6260281200file-title a:hover, #yiv6260281200 div.yiv6260281200file-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv6260281200 div.yiv6260281200photo-title a, #yiv6260281200 div.yiv6260281200photo-title a:active, #yiv6260281200 div.yiv6260281200photo-title a:hover, #yiv6260281200 div.yiv6260281200photo-title a:visited {text-decoration:none;}#yiv6260281200 div#yiv6260281200ygrp-mlmsg #yiv6260281200ygrp-msg p a span.yiv6260281200yshortcuts {font-family:Verdana;font-size:10px;font-weight:normal;}#yiv6260281200 .yiv6260281200green {color:#628c2a;}#yiv6260281200 .yiv6260281200MsoNormal {margin:0 0 0 0;}#yiv6260281200 o {font-size:0;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200photos div {float:left;width:72px;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200photos div div {border:1px solid #666666;min-height:62px;overflow:hidden;width:62px;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200photos div label {color:#666666;font-size:10px;overflow:hidden;text-align:center;white-space:nowrap;width:64px;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200reco-category {font-size:77%;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200reco-desc {font-size:77%;}#yiv6260281200 .yiv6260281200replbq {margin:4px;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200ygrp-actbar div a:first-child {margin-right:2px;padding-right:5px;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200ygrp-mlmsg {font-size:13px;font-family:Arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200ygrp-mlmsg table {font-size:inherit;font:100%;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200ygrp-mlmsg select, #yiv6260281200 input, #yiv6260281200 textarea {font:99% Arial, Helvetica, clean, sans-serif;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200ygrp-mlmsg pre, #yiv6260281200 code {font:115% monospace;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200ygrp-mlmsg * {line-height:1.22em;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200ygrp-mlmsg #yiv6260281200logo {padding-bottom:10px;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200ygrp-msg p a {font-family:Verdana;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200ygrp-msg p#yiv6260281200attach-count span {color:#1E66AE;font-weight:700;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200ygrp-reco #yiv6260281200reco-head {color:#ff7900;font-weight:700;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200ygrp-reco {margin-bottom:20px;padding:0px;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200ygrp-sponsor #yiv6260281200ov li a {font-size:130%;text-decoration:none;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200ygrp-sponsor #yiv6260281200ov li {font-size:77%;list-style-type:square;padding:6px 0;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200ygrp-sponsor #yiv6260281200ov ul {margin:0;padding:0 0 0 8px;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200ygrp-text {font-family:Georgia;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200ygrp-text p {margin:0 0 1em 0;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200ygrp-text tt {font-size:120%;}#yiv6260281200 #yiv6260281200ygrp-vital ul li:last-child {border-right:none !important;}#yiv6260281200
 

Back to top
Date: 10/23/17 9:48 am
From: <jjeth...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Bird ID
Hello Birders... I was sent the a Photo of a bird in Japan. Can anyone tell me what it is. It looks like the Robin family to me.


Thank you,


Jim Etherton
2 miles west of Doniphan, NE




 

Back to top
Date: 10/22/17 7:08 pm
From: 'Don & Janis Paseka' <paseka76...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Longspur
I heard the FOS Lapland Longspur this afternoon while was walking across
the field near home. Should finish with beans tomorrow. Yeah!

Don Paseka
Ames Ne

 

Back to top
Date: 10/22/17 6:26 pm
From: 'Lanny and Robin' <snowbunting...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Adams Co Oct 22, 2017
Nebraska birders,

On Sunday, October 22, Lanny and I birded in Adams County.
Following is a list of highlights and below that are some
details.

Red-winged Blackbirds
Savannah Sparrow
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-tailed Hawks
Sandhill Cranes
Red-breasted Nuthatch

We visited a few lakes in Adams County including Crystal Lake,
Prairie Lake, two lakes in Hastings, the Juniata sewage lagoons,
Roseland Lake, and 32 Mile Creek Reservoir near Kenesaw.

Just north of Prairie Lake, we saw a huge flock of Red-winged
Blackbirds. A conservative estimate is at least 300. At the
Juniata sewage lagoons, we saw a Savannah Sparrow. At Roseland
Lake NRD, we saw a Sharp-shinned Hawk zip past us. It was
chasing robins. We saw a total of 12 Red-tailed Hawks during
the day, all singles.

After arriving back at our home north of Minden, Lanny heard
some Sandhill Cranes flying over. I saw a Red-breasted Nuthatch
in our backyard.

We tried to submit it to eBird but were unsuccessful.

Robin Harding
northern Kearney County

Nebraska Ornithologists' Union http://www.noubirds.org



__._,_.___

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

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

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

[IMAGE]

Visit Your Group

* New Members 1

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

Back to top
Date: 10/22/17 4:52 pm
From: 'Phil Swanson' <pswanson19...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Yardbirds
I had some interesting birds in the yard today. Besides the normal Juncos and WT Sparrows, I had a Spotted Towhee, Brown Creeper, RC Kinglet, and Hermit Thrush along with flocks of Franklin’s Gulls flying overhead.

Phil Swanson
Papillion
 

Back to top
Date: 10/22/17 3:56 pm
From: 'Kathy DeLara' <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Scottsbluff Christmas Bird Count
Scottsbluff Christmas Bird Count will take place December 29th. We will meet
at Arby's in Scottsbluff at 7:00am for breakfast and count sites will be
assigned at this time. If someone wants to go out earlier give Alice a call
or email and she will get you set up.

We will meet back at Arby's around 1:00 for lunch, see what's left to be
done, then go back out in the afternoon. Feeder watchers within the count
circle are also needed. There is a map of the count circle at
www.WildcatAudubon.org <http://www.WildcatAudubon.org> under files.

I also have an interactive google map I think anyone can view at
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.816732,-103.8123209,11.65z/data=!4m2!6m1!1s1
1hxjxGBmtTUb0ax8lbhZemxUwTE?hl=en

(would someone try the map link and let me know if it works)



For more information or if you would like to help with the CBC contact;

Alice Kenitz

<mailto:<akenitz...> <akenitz...>

308-436-2959





Bruce and Donna Walgren will be posting more information on the Crawford
(Dec 28th) and Harrison (Dec 27th) CBC's when they get everything lined up.



Kathy DeLara

<renosmom...> <mailto:<renosmom...>






 

Back to top
Date: 10/22/17 12:50 pm
From: Lisa Sullivan <789popbirdfine...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] New feeder
Put up a new type of feeder 3 days ago. House sparrows acted as if it might
bite them. A downy flew to it and took a peanut and the sparrows said Oh!
So that's what that is. It is a squirrel proof feeder and it was tested
the first day I put it up. Lisa 1 / squirrel 0. Gulls were swirling over
Olde Town about 9 thirty this morning and they looked like glitter in the
sky because the sun was so low.

Lisa Sullivan

23 rd & Washington St.
Sarpy
county
Bellevue Nebraska

 

Back to top
Date: 10/22/17 7:12 am
From: <heidtdw...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Correct Date for Norfolk CBC Saturday 12/16
Sorry about the typo,
as the subject line says, the correct date for the Norfolk CBC is Saturday, December 16, 2017.


Dave
 

Back to top
Date: 10/21/17 9:31 pm
From: Justin Rink <spindalis79...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Mercer Woods Sightings/ Tardy Swifts

A few Mercer Woods sightings over the past few days well represented species typical of Late October...
-1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
-3 Brown Creeper
-1 Golden-crowned Kinglet
-3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet (One male in full display for a short time)
-3 Orange-crowned Warbler
-3 Yellow-rumped Warbler
-8 White-throated Sparrow
-1 Song Sparrow
-1 Red Crossbill (A very noisy "chooping" flyover individual 10/21).

That being said, CHIMNEY SWIFTS have still been present over Mercer Woods up until the evening of 10/20.  This number represents birds observed at one time, though there may have been more.  This is the latest I have observed SWIFTS in the county.  The last sightings are usually around 10/15.  However it is one of those "if you blink you miss them" moments.  They are also not vocal at this time, and are only observed during the evening.
Oct 15- 2Oct 17-  7--- Already mentioned in previous postOct- 19- 6Oct 20- 8 
I failed to mention that on 10/18 at the 234th St. wetlands (Western Douglas Co.) a PINE SISKIN was audible amongst a "cloud" of American Goldfinches.  A couple of flyover GREAT-TAILED GRACKLES were also observed.
Good birding.
Justin RinkMidtown Omaha, Douglas Co., <NEspindalis79...>



 

Back to top
Date: 10/21/17 7:30 pm
From: <heidtdw...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Calamus CBC
Hi all,
This year's Calamus CBC will be Thursday, December 28, 2017.
The center of the count circle is at the West end of the dam which is on the East end of the Calamus reservoir, so the count circle includes almost the entire reservoir (does not include the WMA West of where the Calamus River enters the reservoir), the fish hatchery below the dam, the Northwest edge of Burwell including part of the city park, Pebble Creek Road, Kent Diversion Dam WMA, and Mirdan Canal WMA.


We usually meet at Verda's Cafe in Burwell about 6:45 am to divide up the areas. I haven't checked to make certain that Verda's will be open on the 28th, but will repost if we need a new meeting place.


If you would like more information or would like to participate in the count, contact me directly:


<heidtdw...> or 402-371-3412


Thanks


David Heidt
Norfolk
 

Back to top
Date: 10/21/17 7:19 pm
From: <SCHMID_R...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Short-eared Owls at Prairie Queen
On Sat Oct 21 I birded at Prairie Queen Recreation Area (Sarpy Co, 126th & Cornhusker) with Scott & Becca Bradley and Seth Keith. We were looking for sparrows, which were scarce, but during the search, we flushed three Short-eared Owls. We parked in the large parking lot on the west side of the lake just north of Cornhusker (where the boat ramp is), and we walked into the field directly north of the lot and on the west side of the paved trail. That's where the owls were.


Other birds worth noting were:


Merlin - 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler - numerous
Orange-crowned Warbler - 5
White-throated Sparrow - 5
White-crowned Sparrow - 2 immature
Savannah Sparrow - ~10
Song Sparrow - numerous


We had one LeConte's/Nelson's type bird that I had a quick glance at. I assume it was probably LeConte's but didn't see it well enough to be sure. There were other birds behaving like LeConte's in the fields, but we couldn't pin them down to verify. We did not see even one junco.


After lunch we made a quick stop at Chalco Hills Recreation Area (Sarpy Co, 150th & Giles), where the only bird worth noting was a very cooperative Hermit Thrush.


Good birding - Rick
 

Back to top
Date: 10/21/17 7:17 pm
From: <heidtdw...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Norfolk CBC
Hi all,
The Norfolk CBC will be Saturday December 15, 2017. If you are interested in helping with the count or want more information, you may contact either:


Duane Wolff 402-841-0130
or
David Heidt 402-371-3412 <heidtdw...>


Thanks


David Heidt
Norfolk
 

Back to top
Date: 10/21/17 4:51 pm
From: <lutherhaige...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] At least 38 White-throated Sparrows at feeders
I counted at least 38 White-Throated Sparrows at my feeding stations around 6:30 pm this evening. 3 of those were at a bird bathe. I'm sure there are more.

Robert Manning
Central Omaha

------------------------------------
Posted by: <lutherhaige...>
------------------------------------


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

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: 10/21/17 12:47 pm
From: <sammanning19...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Red Crossbills -- Burt, Washington, and Douglas Counties -- 10/21
This morning and early afternoon, my father and I checked a few locations in Burt, Washington, and Douglas counties. While there weren't a lot of birds around, we had a few notable sightings. At Summit Lake SRA, we found a pair of Red Crossbills in the pine trees southwest of the boat ramp and a slightly late Spotted Sandpiper was present as well. After that, we decided checked the Tekamah Cemetery and found a flock of ~20 Red Crossbills there. This flock seemed to be made up of two different call types. We then continued southward, checking a couple more cemeteries on our way. The Blair Cemetery had 1 Red Crossbill and the Fort Calhoun Cemetery was pretty quiet. Our final stop was at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha. There, we found ~25 Red Crossbills in the trees around the Scott Family plot. This group seemed to contain the same two call types as the Tekamah Cemetery group, but there may have been a third call type present as well.


I was able to audio record all of the crossbills we found today, and I am going to email them to Matt Young from Cornell University to help identify them to type.




Sightings to be uploaded to eBird.






Sam Manning
Omaha, Douglas County, NE
 

Back to top
Date: 10/21/17 9:21 am
From: 'Kathy DeLara' <renosmom...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Christmas Bird Counts
I now have the Christmas Bird Counts on www.noubirds.org
<http://www.noubirds.org> . The CBC list can be found by clicking the
Activities link



I'm still waiting for information on Norfolk, Grand Island, Calamus/Loup,
Ponca and North Platte.



There is a new circle this year, the Lower Platte River count run by Joel
Jorgensen. I don't have the map on the website yet, having some technical
difficulties. but will be on there soon. All the other counts have maps that
you can view and print.

Please contact the compilers if you would like more information or to
participate in a count.



We are hoping that having the counts in the panhandle on consecutive days,
and at different times than the eastern counts, we will get more
participants.



Kathy DeLara

Mitchell NE


 

Back to top
Date: 10/20/17 4:38 pm
From: 'Gubanyi,Joe' <Joseph.Gubanyi...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: [NEBirds] Seward-Branched Oak Lake CBC Sunday, Dec 17
The Seward-Branched Oak Lake CBC will be held Sunday, Dec 17. The Seward-BOL CBC circle includes all of Branched Oak Lake, most of Twin Lakes, the west end of Pawnee Lake, all of Meadowlark Lake, two WMAs and lots of good road driving with bridges over creeks and wooded areas. We have a variety of interesting habitats and seldom are able to cover it all. If you work the larger lakes, you should have a spotting scope. Traditionally, we meet at 2 PM on Main Street in front of the Post Office in Garland for a midday
compilation and to share sightings. The chances are always good for interesting sightings at Branched Oak Lake if the lake stays open until the day of the count (Last year we had 4 trumpeter swans at Branched Oak in the only open spot on the lake). If you like walking, there are plenty of places to walk on public land throughout the circle. If you can only help for part of the day, we can still use the help. Please email back offline or leave a message or text at the phone number below if you are able and willing to help.

Joe Gubanyi
Denton

402-641-4641

 

Join us on Facebook!