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Location
Branched Oak SRA, Lancaster County, Nebraska, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:35 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
6 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
39.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Larry Einemann
Species
77 species (+1 other taxa) total
14
Snow Goose
2
Ross's Goose

Repeat sightings and reported by others.

19
Canada Goose
30
Blue-winged Teal
52
Northern Shoveler
2
Mallard
3
Redhead
4
Lesser Scaup
2
Hooded Merganser

Male and female

1
Red-breasted Merganser

Female

10
Ruddy Duck
16
Pied-billed Grebe
1
Horned Grebe
9
Eared Grebe
2
Eurasian Collared-Dove
15
Mourning Dove
350
American Coot
17
American Avocet
1
Black-bellied Plover

Found this plover (FOY) and the American golden plover on a levee with the 4 willets. Approached as close as I could to view with scope. Left camera in car (see note later) as I was not expecting to find anything. Both in non-breeding plumage; however, the American's body was slimmer, the head and beak were smaller and overall smaller by about an inch. The Black was very plain grayish above. As I viewed the American golden-plover, I noticed that it had golden spotting on back in contrast to the other that had little mottling on the uniformly grayish back. As I was headed back to the car, a fisherman quickly left his spot and walked onto the levee scaring off the plovers and disrupting other species present. Some arrive in mid-April and a few have been reported; most black-bellied plovers arrive later in May.

1
American Golden-Plover
2
Semipalmated Plover
1
Killdeer
1
Dunlin
1
Least Sandpiper
9
Spotted Sandpiper
4
Willet

Large grayish shorebirds--4 of them together on levee.

2
Lesser Yellowlegs
3
Bonaparte's Gull
645
Franklin's Gull
37
Ring-billed Gull
19
Forster's Tern
2
Common Loon
1
Neotropic Cormorant

I wasn't looking for it, but came across it with the many other cormorants present as I was scanning snacks in northwest bay for other species. I noticed the smaller size, small head and beak compared to nearby DCCO. Gular pouch not orange as in DCCO. Previously one was reported among the many double-crested cormorants; however, this is likely the same individual. It has not been reported recently.

275
Double-crested Cormorant
4
American White Pelican
5
Great Blue Heron
1
Great Egret
1
Snowy Egret
4
Turkey Vulture

One on road-killed skunk.

1
Osprey
4
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Red-headed Woodpecker

FOY

3
Red-bellied Woodpecker
2
Downy Woodpecker
3
Northern Flicker
1
American Kestrel
1
Eastern Phoebe
8
Blue Jay
1
American Crow
1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
6
Purple Martin
150
Tree Swallow
15
Bank Swallow

Over water and with black band on breast

6
Barn Swallow
2
Red-breasted Nuthatch
2
White-breasted Nuthatch
3
House Wren
1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

FOY.

7
Eastern Bluebird
13
American Robin
4
Brown Thrasher
7
European Starling
8
House Finch
5
American Goldfinch
3
Chipping Sparrow
2
Harris's Sparrow
2
Savannah Sparrow
3
Lincoln's Sparrow
1
Eastern Towhee
2
Western Meadowlark
4
Eastern Meadowlark
1
Western/Eastern Meadowlark
75
Red-winged Blackbird
53
Brown-headed Cowbird
93
Common Grackle
16
Yellow-rumped Warbler
3
Northern Cardinal
5
House Sparrow
 

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