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Checklist S44628091

 
Location
Pawnee Lake SRA, Lancaster County, Nebraska, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:52 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
5
Duration:
1 hour(s), 35 minute(s)
Distance:
2.85 mile(s)
Observers:
Cynthia Van Den Broeke , Matthew Van Den Broeke List
Comments:
Areas 2 and 3. Cloudy, flurries, cold, windy. Only 2 members of party actively birding entire time, though all probably enjoyed greatly.
Species
44 species (+4 other taxa) total
3
1
16
6
17
1
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
1
5
1
1
150
5
1
6
1

Area 3, great view from bridge over creek.

2
10
shorebird sp.
1
4
37
31
gull sp.
2
70
92
1
1
2

Area 3

© Cynthia Van Den Broeke

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

© Cynthia Van Den Broeke

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
4
2
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown 1
1

Swept back and forth through Area 2 several times while we were there. Flew right over Say's Phoebe and started to chase, but broke off chase quickly. We held our breath as that was the last bird we wanted to see get taken! Then no one else could go find it!

1
6
1
1
1

Ah, felt like an Oklahoma moment in cold, snowy Nebraska! Area 2, near ranch house looking thing, in row of evergreens and prairie grasses. First saw the bird and thought we were getting a very early Kingbird, so had the camera out, got it in focus, and was shocked to see this instead! Very large phoebe, dark gray on top, darker gray-black head, head peaked-looking, gray on most of chest, red-brown on belly to under tail. Landing on prairie grasses, shrubs, and often seen in the road. Was still there when we came back. When first found, barely had taken a picture when the Sharp-shinned Hawk came along and the bird flew, slowly (!) right below it. Hawk started to chase, but then thankfully broke off chase. When we left, the bird was still alive and well, though the hawk was also still hanging out.

See photos.

© Cynthia Van Den Broeke

Average Quality

© Cynthia Van Den Broeke

Average Quality

© Cynthia Van Den Broeke

Average Quality

© Cynthia Van Den Broeke

Average Quality
9
113
1
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
23
3
20

Best estimate, may have been one or 2 more individuals that we could not see. In gigantic group of blackbirds of doom, but very scattered.

402

Estimated, with a couple of individuals separate. Most in gigantic flock of blackbirds of doom.

450

In gigantic group of blackbirds of doom.

25

In gigantic group of blackbirds of doom. Clustered together front, kind of just left of the center of the flock. Large, plain blackbirds, but tail short, not boat-tailed as in grackle, kind of oily black appearance. Could not see eye color well enough as the entire group would not sit still for more than a second or 2.

210

Large group, may be under-counted due to motion and low height in trees. Not with gigantic group of blackbirds, and oddly could not find any other species in this group?

5
blackbird sp.

Got away.

1

Heard only.

7
passerine sp.
Additional species seen by Matthew Van Den Broeke:
4
Hudsonian Godwit
 

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

Yes