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Checklist S20743554

 
Location
Branched Oak SRA, Lancaster County, Nebraska, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:55 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
3 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
25.5 mile(s)
Observers:
Larry Einemann
Species
26 species total
15
Cackling Goose
250
Canada Goose
580
Mallard
1
American Black Duck

Duck diversity was down. Mostly Mallards and Common mergansers were present. The duck rafts were scoped out from a number of locations. The ducks were very wary and would move farther away when a human or a car would approach an area. I scanned the rafts of ducks with a scope. I encountered a mallard-like duck that was by itself among the mergansers. It was considerably darker brown/black than a female mallard. At times the dark blue-purple speculum was visible. The head was lighter in contrast to the dark body. The bill was yellowish green, not olive; therefore, it was a male.

15
Common Goldeneye
3
Hooded Merganser
1085
Common Merganser

These ducks are easily recognized. The males are mostly white and easy to spot and the females are gray with reddish heads. This is the last of the ducks to arrive from the north after areas to the north freeze over.

1
American Coot (Red-shielded)
518
Ring-billed Gull
89
Herring Gull
2
Bald Eagle
3
Red-tailed Hawk
4
Red-bellied Woodpecker
2
Downy Woodpecker
1
Hairy Woodpecker
6
Northern Flicker
2
Blue Jay
3
American Crow
1
White-breasted Nuthatch
3
Eastern Bluebird
37
American Robin
10
House Finch
10
American Tree Sparrow
9
Dark-eyed Junco
3
Yellow-rumped Warbler

These were feeding with juncos in the Lieber's Point area. The flash of the yellow rump patch makes for easy identification.

2
Northern Cardinal
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes