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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
Canada Goose
1
Blue-winged Teal
16
Northern Shoveler
6
Green-winged Teal
17
Red-breasted Merganser
1
Ruddy Duck
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
1
Wild Turkey
5
Pied-billed Grebe
1
Horned Grebe
1
Mourning Dove
150
American Coot
5
Killdeer
1
Baird's Sandpiper
6
Pectoral Sandpiper
1
Solitary Sandpiper

Area 3, great view from bridge over creek.

2
Greater Yellowlegs
10
shorebird sp.
1
Bonaparte's Gull
4
Franklin's Gull
37
Ring-billed Gull
31
gull sp.
2
Common Loon
70
Double-crested Cormorant
92
American White Pelican
1
Great Blue Heron
1
Great Egret
2
Black-crowned Night-Heron

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
Turkey Vulture
2
Northern Harrier
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown 1
1
Sharp-shinned Hawk

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
Belted Kingfisher
6
Northern Flicker
1
American Kestrel
1
Eastern Phoebe
1
Say's Phoebe

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
Purple Martin
113
American Robin
1
American Goldfinch
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
23
Chipping Sparrow
3
Dark-eyed Junco
20
Yellow-headed Blackbird

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
Red-winged Blackbird

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

450
Brown-headed Cowbird

In gigantic group of blackbirds of doom.

25
Brewer's Blackbird

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
Common Grackle

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
Northern Cardinal

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