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Checklist S35431176

 
Location
Branched Oak SRA, Lancaster County, Nebraska, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:14 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 57 minute(s)
Distance:
3.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Michael Willison
Comments:
N/A
Submitted from eBird Android, version 1.5.2
Species
48 species (+1 other taxa) total
55
5
10
1
500
120
4
6
4

Big round heads, big bright flanks and pale back. Large broad bills. 2 males, 2 females.

40
35
60
3
6
3
5
Horned/Eared Grebe

Some of these birds are in tricky plumage now. Distant and actively feeding birds tough to get a good look at.

1
35
7
6

2 in alt. plumage, 4 in mostly basic. Thin black bills. Pale mantles. In flight distinct wing pattern with all white outer primaries contrasting on pale remaining flight feathers and mantle.

300
4
1

Noted at first due to approx. 1/3 smaller size than surrounding DCCO's. Much thinner neck, head and bill and longer tail. Head small and rounded, no bulkiness. Bill thin and pale colored. Appears to be sub-adult bird. Back of bird almost seeming two-toned with some brown and black contrasting. Photos taken, however not much detail can be seen. Watched this bird for about 45 min. however it kept its head tucked most of the time and at other times was actively preening. I was able to get one photo where the thin pale bill is evident. Small size compared to surrounding DCCO's is also evident.

© Michael Willison

Top middle of photo. Note brown/black coloration on back.

© Michael Willison

Much smaller than surrounding DCCO's. Preening with its head to the right, just like the larger DCCO below it.

© Michael Willison

NECO top middle of photo. Note thin pale bill and much smaller size compared to slightly more distant DCCO below it.

© Michael Willison

Middle of photo, where shoreline crosses the background.

250
45
2
1
1
1
2
1
3
1
1
1
1
10
250
10
2
1
12
2
4
1
2
3
1
2
 

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

Yes