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Checklist S40689112

 
Location
Branched Oak SRA, Lancaster County, Nebraska, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:37 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
4
Duration:
5 hour(s)
Distance:
16.63 mile(s)
Observers:
Cynthia Van Den Broeke , Matthew Van Den Broeke List
Comments:
Partly cloudy (cirrus), started cool but rapidly warmed up, light wind becoming calm. Quite a bit of hunting going on.
Species
59 species (+5 other taxa) total
4
Snow Goose
1
Cackling Goose

Stood out in the crowd.

290
Canada Goose
10
goose sp.
2
Northern Shoveler
3
Gadwall
7
Mallard

Tough to find these out there.

1
Northern Pintail

Wondered for a moment if it wasn't a decoy that had broken loose, but then it was turning its head and swimming around, etc, so it was indeed alive. :)

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
5
Green-winged Teal
15
Redhead
7
Bufflehead
32
Common Goldeneye
3
Hooded Merganser
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 3
Sex Unknown
8
Common Merganser
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 7
Sex Unknown
3
Red-breasted Merganser
75
Ruddy Duck

One alone, one very loosely associated group of 74.

4
duck sp.
3
Northern Bobwhite
2
Horned Grebe
2
Western Grebe

Seen together, what a sight!

12
American Coot
1
Bonaparte's Gull
90
Ring-billed Gull
7
Herring Gull
32
gull sp.
2
Common Loon

Great view of 2 together!

10
Double-crested Cormorant
7
American White Pelican
1
Great Blue Heron
1
Northern Harrier
6
Bald Eagle
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2 4
4
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Rough-legged Hawk

Great view! Got to see it through the scope, and then got a closer look when it flew over.

4
Belted Kingfisher

Only one seen, others were heard only, scattered throughout lake.

1
Red-bellied Woodpecker

Heard only.

2
Downy Woodpecker

One heard only.

8
Northern Flicker

2 heard only.

1
American Kestrel
6
Blue Jay

Most heard only.

4
American Crow
1
Horned Lark

Heard only, flew through low but never saw the bird.

1
Black-capped Chickadee

Heard only. Calling and calling, but never seen.

2
Red-breasted Nuthatch

Calling back and forth, sounded great, but never saw them.

4
Golden-crowned Kinglet

2 heard only, the other 2 seen.

12
Eastern Bluebird

3 heard only, the rest seen. Everywhere.

16
American Robin

One heard only.

100
European Starling

A few here, a few there, then a group of ~90 (best estimate).

2
Cedar Waxwing

Heard only. Near siskins, goldfinches, and a large group of bluebirds and some sparrows. They ended up flying off kind of toward the north, but we never got to see them (could follow the calls as they left).

12
House Finch
1
Red Crossbill

Flew over, calling away. Only one we saw all day.

3
Pine Siskin
3
American Goldfinch

One heard only.

36
American Tree Sparrow

3 heard only. Groups scattered around entire lake, including one group of 18.

2
Fox Sparrow
18
Dark-eyed Junco

One heard only. Very difficult to find today until near the end of the time we had been out there.

1
Harris's Sparrow
1
Song Sparrow

Heard only. In great habitat, doing a song sparrow call, but could not get it to show itself.

298
Red-winged Blackbird
72
Brown-headed Cowbird

2 medium-sized groups, and a smaller group were seen flying over. Counted from those groups. Stubby blackbirds, stubbier than red-wings, voice sounded like cowbirds rather than red-wings, etc.

2
blackbird sp.
5
Yellow-rumped Warbler

3 heard only. Found 2 chasing in one location, the other three were heard widely scattered about lake (all gave distinctive "chuck" call).

4
Northern Cardinal

2 heard only.

3
House Sparrow
18
passerine sp.
 

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

Yes