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Checklist S40841198

 
Location
Branched Oak SRA, Lancaster County, Nebraska, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:05 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 55 minute(s)
Distance:
20.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Larry Einemann
Species
27 species total
66
Canada Goose
9
Mallard
1
Long-tailed Duck

One seen via scope from southwest boat launch among a small group of other divers; color pattern of female with patchy white head; tried to view from campground boat launch on north side; however, sun's reflection on water prevented me from finding and relocating this duck and many of the others, even when shifting viewing positions.

31
Common Goldeneye
1
Hooded Merganser
12
Common Merganser
2
Red-breasted Merganser
11
Ruddy Duck
1
Ring-necked Pheasant
1
Horned Grebe
2
Western Grebe
198
Ring-billed Gull
2
Herring Gull
5
Double-crested Cormorant
6
American White Pelican
1
Great Blue Heron
1
Black-crowned Night-Heron

When I was scanning the lake from the SE parking lot, a lady from Seward stopped and asked me what I was seeing. I did not get her name. She alerted me about seeing an immature heron in the west marina bay north of the culvert road. When I arrived there later, I searched the cove, nestled between the access road to the swimming beach and the Davey/Rock Creek perimeter road. Sure enough, I found the hard-to-see heron in a dense tangle of roots and branches of an autumn olive on the side of the perimeter road. It was on a branch at the water's surface. As I reached for my camera, the heron had made its way into the dense branches of the autumn olive, barely visible to binocular scrutiny. Subsequent visits at a couple of later visits failed to find this immature heron. Juvenile had broad blurry streaks and thick yellow pointed bill.

1
Northern Harrier
1
Bald Eagle
1
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Belted Kingfisher
1
Northern Flicker
5
American Crow
1
White-breasted Nuthatch
1
Eastern Bluebird
2
European Starling
5
Dark-eyed Junco
 

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

Yes