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Checklist S36873102

 
Location
Branched Oak SRA, Lancaster County, Nebraska, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat May 13, 2017 11:43 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
4
Duration:
2 hour(s), 41 minute(s)
Distance:
11.41 mile(s)
Observers:
Cynthia Van Den Broeke , Matthew Van Den Broeke List
Comments:
Warm, windy, partly cloudy (cirrus). Only 2 members of party actively birding entire time.
Species
53 species (+5 other taxa) total
3

Very tough call in lighting we had. See explanation under Ross's Goose below. One blue goose, 3 white.

1

Very tough lighting, distance made this a fun call. There have been quite a few reports of several Ross's in vicinity, so probably continuing bird. We have seen a group of 5 geese (2 Ross, 3 snows) here rather recently and we thought these may have been members of those, but...only one appears to be a Ross's Goose this time, so perhaps not. See photo: of 3 in photo, one on the right seems to be Ross's Goose. In real time: goose looked stumpy, had pink bill with no black patch. This did not come out in photo. However, after examining several photos, think black area on bottom of bill/face is actually shadow on this individual, probably real on the other 2 next to it. If it turns out to be incorrect, will change ID.

© Cynthia Van Den Broeke

40
Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
3

All females. Two seen separately, but then a few minutes later all 3 were in a group. Photos are all the same bird. Shadows made coloration tricky. Mainly gray overall, with brownish-gray head. Narrow, red-orange bill. Crest looked like crazy, rebellious teenager hair. See photos.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 3
Sex Unknown

© Cynthia Van Den Broeke

© Cynthia Van Den Broeke

© Cynthia Van Den Broeke

4

One heard only.

1
1
4
9
shorebird sp.
52
21
6

Seen on point with some Ring-billed Gulls, Franklin's Gulls, Great Blue Heron, Semipalmated Sandpiper. All 6 shown in photo. Description: on the large side for terns (towered over a Forsters that joined them later), black caps, white on front, gray on back, huge, bright, red-orange bills.

© Cynthia Van Den Broeke

2
1
20
1
2
2
1

Heard only. Why were these so hard to find???!

2

Heard only.

6
13

3 heard only.

1

Heard only.

7

6 heard only.

1

Heard only.

3

2 heard only.

1
7
4
swallow sp.
4

Heard only.

1

Heard only, frustratingly hidden.

4
43
3

One heard only.

6

4 heard only.

13

2 heard only.

2

Heard only.

9

7 heard only.

2

Heard only.

13

Most heard only, tough to see.

5

Heard only.

1
1
sparrow sp.

Heard only.

6

4 heard only.

1

Heard only.

7

2 heard only.

9

One heard only.

17

2 heard only.

61
4
blackbird sp.
1

Heard only.

3

Heard only.

11

Heard only.

1

Heard only.

2

Heard only.

8

Only one seen.

3

One heard only.

10
passerine sp.
 

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

Yes