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Location
Pawnee Lake SRA, Lancaster County, Nebraska, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:50 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
4 hour(s), 15 minute(s)
Distance:
12.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Tom Gannon
Comments:
--One of the "luckiest" bird outings of my life?!--for April, anyway: maybe so much movement/activity because of approaching April snowstorm; "but Sweet Jesus, You couldn't give me ONE Western Meadowlark?!"; time includes convocs. with birders S Kruse and then L Gierke.
Species
75 species total
8
Canada Goose
2
Wood Duck
50
Blue-winged Teal
85
Northern Shoveler
5
Green-winged Teal
90
Lesser Scaup
2
Common Goldeneye

--m/f

2
Hooded Merganser

--m/f, westside pond

3
Common Merganser

--scoped

5
Red-breasted Merganser

--scoped

60
Ruddy Duck
1
Northern Bobwhite
3
Ring-necked Pheasant
45
Pied-billed Grebe

--wow; counted 19 below the dam, then had to count by fives and tens

5
Eared Grebe
6
Mourning Dove
225
American Coot
8
Killdeer
11
Baird's Sandpiper
4
Greater Yellowlegs
3
Lesser Yellowlegs
1
Bonaparte's Gull

--FOY; in flight: white forewing "panels" evident; NW corner of lake, seen from Lakeview Campground (had almost given up on this bird for the day)

16
Franklin's Gull
45
Ring-billed Gull
4
Forster's Tern

--FOY

4
Common Loon

--incl. yodel!

500
Double-crested Cormorant
400
American White Pelican

--yep: wow

19
Great Blue Heron

--incl. 15 w/ egrets at cove at W end of Lakeview Campground (last little parking circle)

31
Great Egret

--at cove at W end of Lakeview Campground . . . counted 2ce

1
Snowy Egret

--FOY; at cove at W end of Lakeview Campground: in a tree on opposite bank w/ 2 GREGs; smaller bird w/ black bill; scoped (only because LG told me she'd seen it earlier!?--THANKS!)

2
Cattle Egret

--FOY; at cove at W end of Lakeview Campground (on extreme right bank; flew away before _G could get a photo?)

1
Cooper's Hawk

--incl. calls

1
Swainson's Hawk

--FOY; in flight along Superior St W of lake; classic light-morph "undercarriage" (burgundy throat/chest, white wings w/ contrasting dark remiges); grabbed camera, but too late

3
Red-tailed Hawk

--incl. Kreider's-esque individual

1
Belted Kingfisher
2
Red-bellied Woodpecker
4
Downy Woodpecker
12
Northern Flicker
8
American Kestrel

--wow; incl. 2 pairs

1
Merlin

--Day Use Area on SW corner of lake (assumed it another AMKE at first, but no)

2
Eastern Phoebe
12
Blue Jay
8
American Crow

--single flock

2
Horned Lark

--usual place

9
Tree Swallow
1
Black-capped Chickadee
1
White-breasted Nuthatch
1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

--FOY; "spree" buzzes, then vis.: 2nd walking bridge on "Multi-Use Trail" from Lakeview Campground

2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

--FOY; great singers, then vis., finally: "Multi-Use Trail" from Lakeview Campground

3
Eastern Bluebird
65
American Robin
9
European Starling
25
Cedar Waxwing

--single flock

1
House Finch
1
Red Crossbill

--good vis.: in top of tree, "Multi-Use Trail" from Lakeview Campground (rather shocked to still be seeing them)

13
American Goldfinch
11
Chipping Sparrow

--FOY ("yeah, I'm late to the party"); incl. migration flock of 7

2
Field Sparrow
1
American Tree Sparrow
1
Fox Sparrow

--"Multi-Use Trail" from Lakeview Campground

20
Dark-eyed Junco

--"may be staying the summer" ;-}

1
White-throated Sparrow
1
Vesper Sparrow

--songs ("ta-ta-ti-{sputter/buzz/jumble}"); just heard _and_ saw a VESP yesterday in Seward Co, so the song was fresh in my mind

7
Savannah Sparrow
27
Song Sparrow

--counted by ones; incl. several small migration flocks

2
Lincoln's Sparrow

--FOY; "Multi-Use Trail" from Lakeview Campground

1
Eastern Towhee
17
Eastern Meadowlark
50
Red-winged Blackbird
12
Brown-headed Cowbird
130
Common Grackle
1
Yellow-rumped Warbler
24
Northern Cardinal

--counted by ones

4
House Sparrow
 

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