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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
Snow Goose

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

1
Ross's Goose

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
Canada Goose
Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
3
Red-breasted Merganser

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
Mourning Dove

One heard only.

1
American Coot
1
Killdeer
4
Semipalmated Sandpiper
9
shorebird sp.
52
Franklin's Gull
21
Ring-billed Gull
6
Caspian Tern

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
Forster's Tern
1
Common Loon
20
Double-crested Cormorant
1
American White Pelican
2
Great Blue Heron
2
Turkey Vulture
1
Belted Kingfisher

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

2
Northern Flicker

Heard only.

6
Western Kingbird
13
Eastern Kingbird

3 heard only.

1
Bell's Vireo

Heard only.

7
Warbling Vireo

6 heard only.

1
Red-eyed Vireo

Heard only.

3
Blue Jay

2 heard only.

1
American Crow
7
Barn Swallow
4
swallow sp.
4
House Wren

Heard only.

1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Heard only, frustratingly hidden.

4
Eastern Bluebird
43
American Robin
3
Gray Catbird

One heard only.

6
Brown Thrasher

4 heard only.

13
European Starling

2 heard only.

2
House Finch

Heard only.

9
American Goldfinch

7 heard only.

2
Grasshopper Sparrow

Heard only.

13
Chipping Sparrow

Most heard only, tough to see.

5
Field Sparrow

Heard only.

1
Lark Sparrow
1
sparrow sp.

Heard only.

6
Eastern Meadowlark

4 heard only.

1
Orchard Oriole

Heard only.

7
Baltimore Oriole

2 heard only.

9
Red-winged Blackbird

One heard only.

17
Brown-headed Cowbird

2 heard only.

61
Common Grackle
4
blackbird sp.
1
Tennessee Warbler

Heard only.

3
Common Yellowthroat

Heard only.

11
Yellow Warbler

Heard only.

1
Northern Cardinal

Heard only.

2
Indigo Bunting

Heard only.

8
Dickcissel

Only one seen.

3
House Sparrow

One heard only.

10
passerine sp.
 

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

Yes