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Checklist S44165499

 
Location
Branched Oak SRA, Lancaster County, Nebraska, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:47 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
5 hour(s), 50 minute(s)
Distance:
15.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Michael Willison
Comments:
Temps 21-28F throughout effort. Heavy overcast and low light. Snow falling except for last 30 minutes, then breaking and some sun coming through the clouds.
Submitted from eBird Android, version 1.8
Species
70 species (+2 other taxa) total
40
Snow Goose
6
Ross's Goose
13
Canada Goose
80
Northern Shoveler
70
Gadwall
35
American Wigeon
18
Mallard
7
Northern Pintail
1
Ring-necked Duck
2
Greater Scaup

Seen at relatively close range in midst of LESC flock. Much brighter flanks, larger overall size and larger head and bill. Head large and rounded. Easy to separate from LESC when able to compare both side by side.

375
Lesser Scaup
40
Bufflehead
2
Common Goldeneye
1
Common Merganser
4
Red-breasted Merganser
65
Ruddy Duck
6
Pied-billed Grebe
9
Horned Grebe
6
Eared Grebe
3
Eurasian Collared-Dove
1
Mourning Dove
800
American Coot
19
Killdeer
7
Franklin's Gull
6000
Ring-billed Gull
60
Herring Gull
1
Lesser Black-backed Gull

Continuing 3rd-ish cycle bird on an April snow-covered beach.

© Michael Willison

11
Common Loon

Possibly a couple others but counted 9 simultaneously on south arm and at least 2 in north arm.

120
Double-crested Cormorant
225
American White Pelican
7
Great Blue Heron
1
Northern Harrier
35
Bald Eagle
4
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Barred Owl
1
Belted Kingfisher
1
Red-bellied Woodpecker
2
Downy Woodpecker
1
Hairy Woodpecker
13
Northern Flicker
1
American Kestrel
4
Eastern Phoebe

Odd to see this species in falling snow.

© Michael Willison

© Michael Willison

12
Blue Jay
4
American Crow
1
Black-capped Chickadee
2
White-breasted Nuthatch
2
Carolina Wren

Both loudly calling.

2
Hermit Thrush

© Michael Willison

© Michael Willison

700
American Robin
20
European Starling
45
Cedar Waxwing
1
Purple Finch

Female. Heavy streaks, distinct brown and white face pattern, notched tail. Near the flock of RECR's.

22
Red Crossbill

Surprised to find these as this is not an easy bird the county.

© Michael Willison

© Michael Willison

© Michael Willison

1
American Goldfinch
29
American Tree Sparrow
17
Fox Sparrow

Very vocal, seen and heard "everywhere"

350
Dark-eyed Junco
X
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)

Most of the juncos were this subspecies.

X
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)

Pale gray hood, brown mantle, bright flanks, although not quite arriving to pink. Lores are not dark. I think that makes this bird this sub-species. Many other more typical "Oregon" DEJU's present, but this bird stood out from the rest.

© Michael Willison

27
Harris's Sparrow
1
Vesper Sparrow
40
Song Sparrow
1
Swamp Sparrow
2
Yellow-headed Blackbird
2
Western Meadowlark
15
Eastern Meadowlark
100
Red-winged Blackbird
35
Brown-headed Cowbird
18
Common Grackle
3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
8
Northern Cardinal
7
House Sparrow
 

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