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Checklist S36324303

 
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
2

Repeat sightings and reported by others.

19
30
52
2
3
4
2

Male and female

1

Female

10
16
1
9
2
15
350
17
1

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
2
1
1
1
9
4

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

2
3
645
37
19
2
1

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
4
5
1
1
4

One on road-killed skunk.

1
4
1

FOY

3
2
3
1
1
8
1
1
6
150
15

Over water and with black band on breast

6
2
2
3
1

FOY.

7
13
4
7
8
5
3
2
2
3
1
2
4
1
Western/Eastern Meadowlark
75
53
93
16
3
5
 

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

Yes