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20 Sep Strange choices ["pjlam44 AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" ]
20 Sep Re: Chadron SP Banding Station 9/14-9/19 ["Sarah Newman sarahnewman AT cox.net [NEBirds]" ]
19 Sep Chadron SP Banding Station 9/14-9/19 ["jel260 AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" ]
18 Sep Re: Re: Update from Wildcat Hills ["'Kathy DeLara' renosmom AT charter.net [NEBirds]" ]
18 Sep Thursday's Yard Birds ["Jan Johnson janbirder AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" ]
18 Sep Re: Siskins ["'Alice Kenitz' akenitz AT prairieweb.com [NEBirds]" ]
18 Sep Re: Update from Wildcat Hills ["Nancy Drilling nancy.drilling AT rmbo.org [NEBirds]" ]
17 Sep Black-billed Magpies ["lpdlfrd AT cox.net [NEBirds]" ]
17 Sep Re: Siskins ["'Kathy DeLara' renosmom AT charter.net [NEBirds]" ]
17 Sep Wednesday's Yard Birds ["Jan Johnson janbirder AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" ]
17 Sep Butler Co. ["'Jorgensen, Joel' Joel.Jorgensen AT nebraska.gov [NEBirds]" ]
17 Sep Update from Wildcat Hills ["hmgarrod AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" ]
17 Sep Siskins ["Jan Johnson janbirder AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" ]
16 Sep Western NE Birds ["lpdlfrd AT cox.net [NEBirds]" ]
16 Sep Belated & recent sightings! ["larryeinemannl AT aol.com [NEBirds]" ]
15 Sep More details about American Three-toed Woodpecker and other sightings ["Nancy Drilling nancy.drilling AT rmbo.org [NEBirds]" ]
15 Sep Re: American Three-toed Woodpecker in the Pine Ridge ["jeff83180 AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" ]
15 Sep No Black-Chinned....yet ["catpit AT charter.net [NEBirds]" ]
15 Sep Birds ["ckavian AT cox.net [NEBirds]" ]
15 Sep Scotts Bluff Co. ["'Alice Kenitz' akenitz AT prairieweb.com [NEBirds]" ]
15 Sep Game birds display in Lincoln, September 20 (No sightings) ["Daniel Leger dleger1 AT unl.edu [NEBirds]" ]
15 Sep Notes about upcoming NOU Meeting (so sightings) ["Daniel Leger dleger1 AT unl.edu [NEBirds]" ]
14 Sep Sabine's Gull adult ["'Mark A. Brogie' mbrogie AT esu1.org [sd-birds]" ]
14 Sep Sabine's Gull adult ["'Mark A. Brogie' mbrogie AT esu1.org [NEBirds]" ]
14 Sep Johnson Lake ["'Lanny and Robin' snowbunting AT rcom-ne.com [NEBirds]" ]
14 Sep American Three-toed Woodpecker in the Pine Ridge ["jeff83180 AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" ]
14 Sep Forgot one ["Jan Johnson janbirder AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" ]
14 Sep Great Yard Morning! ["Jan Johnson janbirder AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" ]
13 Sep Re: Field Trip to PRSP (unfortunate warbler addition to list) ["flyingcarlini AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" ]
13 Sep Franklin County 9/13/14 ["'Lanny and Robin' snowbunting AT rcom-ne.com [NEBirds]" ]
13 Sep Lancaster Co. Birds 9/13 ["Michael Willison sendtomichael AT hotmail.com [NEBirds]" ]
13 Sep Chadron SP Banding Station 9/8-9/13 ["jel260 AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" ]
13 Sep Field Trip to PRSP ["ckavian AT cox.net [NEBirds]" ]
13 Sep Saline & Jefferson Counties ["'Jorgensen, Joel' Joel.Jorgensen AT nebraska.gov [NEBirds]" ]
13 Sep Cassin's Kingbirds nesting ["petermhill AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" ]
13 Sep Red-breasted, Hummingbirds, Warblers ["lutherhaige AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" ]
13 Sep Catalan in Nebraska again. Advice needed ["Carlos Grande cgrandef AT hotmail.com [NEBirds]" ]
12 Sep Mercer Woods/ Grass Pad 2- 9/12 ["Justin Rink spindalis79 AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" ]
12 Sep Sarpy Birds ["Loren Padelford lpdlfrd AT cox.net [NEBirds]" ]
12 Sep Pioneers Park migrant swarms 9/12 ["Noah Arthur semirelicta AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" ]
12 Sep Shorbs ["ckavian AT cox.net [NEBirds]" ]
12 Sep Re: Yard Warblers ["Jan Johnson janbirder AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" ]
12 Sep Yard Warblers ["'Phil Swanson' pswanson19 AT cox.net [NEBirds]" ]
11 Sep Field Trip ["ckavian AT cox.net [NEBirds]" ]
10 Sep Wachiska Audubon field trip to Waubonsie SP Sun. 9/14 ["flyingcarlini AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" ]
9 Sep Capitol Beach Red-necked Phalarope and continuing LT Jaeger ["Noah Arthur semirelicta AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" ]
09 Sep Re: Sept 2 yard bird explosion ["hpsalyar AT tcgcs.com [NEBirds]" ]
08 Sep Black-billed Magpies ["john.manning AT nucor.com [NEBirds]" ]
8 Sep Re: Sept 2 yard bird explosion ["Justin Rink spindalis79 AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" ]
8 Sep Re: vireo fallout at Crystal Cove ["Harry & Phyllis Salyards hpsalyar AT tcgcs.com [NEBirds]" ]
08 Sep Sept 2 yard bird explosion ["hpsalyar AT tcgcs.com [NEBirds]" ]
8 Sep Re: Downy woodpeckers ["Patricia Williams pat64williams AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" ]
8 Sep Re: Downy woodpeckers ["ckavian AT cox.net [NEBirds]" ]
8 Sep Downy woodpeckers ["Patricia Williams pat64williams AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" ]
8 Sep FW: Wood Stork ["'Jerry Toll' geritol48 AT cox.net [NEBirds]" ]
7 Sep Unusual peep at Grass Pads ["Noah Arthur semirelicta AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" ]
7 Sep Long-tailed Jaeger ["'Neal Ratzlaff' nratzlaff AT cox.net [NEBirds]" ]
7 Sep Swainson's Thrush ["'Lanny and Robin' snowbunting AT rcom-ne.com [NEBirds]" ]
7 Sep Mercer Woods/ Misc. ["Justin Rink spindalis79 AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" ]
7 Sep Schuyler - vireos ["'Jorgensen, Joel' Joel.Jorgensen AT nebraska.gov [NEBirds]" ]
6 Sep vireo fallout at Crystal Cove ["William Huser billfhuser AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" ]
6 Sep Grass Pad & Two Rivers SP ["'Neal Ratzlaff' nratzlaff AT cox.net [NEBirds]" ]
6 Sep Bellevue Birds ["Loren Padelford lpdlfrd AT cox.net [NEBirds]" ]
6 Sep LTJaeger ["William Huser billfhuser AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" ]
05 Sep Re: Capitol Beach Jaeger continues ["'dtandelsie AT yahoo.com' dtandelsie@yahoo.com [NEBirds]" ]
5 Sep Grass Pad #2 ["'Neal Ratzlaff' nratzlaff AT cox.net [NEBirds]" ]
5 Sep Re: Chadron SP Banding Station 8/30-9/5 ["'Kathy DeLara' renosmom AT charter.net [NEBirds]" ]
5 Sep Re: Wildcats Hills Bird list for the week ["'Kathy DeLara' renosmom AT charter.net [NEBirds]" ]
05 Sep Chadron SP Banding Station 8/30-9/5 ["jel260 AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" ]
05 Sep Re: Wildcats Hills Bird list for the week ["pastorpaultdunbar AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" ]
05 Sep Wildcats Hills Bird list for the week ["hmgarrod AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" ]
5 Sep RE: Capitol Beach Jaeger continues ["'Jorgensen, Joel' Joel.Jorgensen AT nebraska.gov [NEBirds]" ]
05 Sep Re: Capitol Beach Jaeger continues ["'dtandelsie AT yahoo.com' dtandelsie@yahoo.com [NEBirds]" ]
5 Sep Capitol Beach Jaeger continues ["Daniel Leger dleger1 AT unl.edu [NEBirds]" ]
5 Sep RE: Re: UNL birding student groups? ["Thomas Labedz tlabedz1 AT unl.edu [NEBirds]" ]
05 Sep Re: UNL birding student groups? ["tgannon2 AT unl.edu [NEBirds]" ]

Subject: Strange choices
From: "pjlam44 AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 20 Sep 2014 23:53:20 -0700
At the feeders on my deck, there was a Downy Woodpecker balancing on the niger 
feeder, having lunch. 

And the sparrows hang on the upside-down suet feeder off and on all day long!

~~Patsy
South-Central Omaha
 

Subject: Re: Chadron SP Banding Station 9/14-9/19
From: "Sarah Newman sarahnewman AT cox.net [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 06:23:41 -0500
The idea of taking a class to watch the birdbanding interests me. Are there any 
future birdbanding events coming up in the Omaha area which school children 
could attend? 


Sarah Newman
Omaha

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Subject: Chadron SP Banding Station 9/14-9/19
From: "jel260 AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 19 Sep 2014 20:03:55 -0700
Greeting Nebraska Birders,
 

 It was another eventful, albeit abridged, week of bird banding at Chadron 
State Park. The week was highlighted by some big days, with lots of birds 
banded- 49 birds were processed on Sep 14th, and an astounding 85 birds were 
handled on the 18th. Of course there were some notable captures among all those 
birds, such as Cassin's Vireo, Blackpoll Warbler, and Townsend's Warbler. The 
most numerous species banded were Chipping Sparrow (47), Orange-crowned Warbler 
(25), and Yellow-rumped Warbler (15 Audubon's, 4 Myrtle). The station was 
closed on the 17th and 19th, so that I could go help at the Wildcat Hills 
Station in Gering. Big thanks go out to public educators Allie and Lauren from 
Nebraska Parks for their invaluable help on the big 85 bird day, as well as to 
the visiting students from Crawford Elementary, for their patience, 
attentiveness, and inquisitiveness during the busiest day of the season. 
Following the banding lists is also a list of species observed around the park 
this past week. 

 

 Sep 14 - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19830994 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19830994 

 Hairy Woodpecker (1)
 Norther Flicker (3 Red-shafted, 1 intergrade)
 Least Flycatcher (1)
 Black-capped Chickadee (4)
 Red-breasted Nuthatch (1)
 Ruby-crowned Kinglet (3)
 American Robin (2)
 Orange-crowned Warbler (16)
 Yellow Warbler (1)
 Townsend's Warbler (1)
 Wilson's Warbler (2)
 Spotted Towhee (2)
 Chipping Sparrow (9)
 Clay-colored Sparrow (1)
 Lincoln's Sparrow (2)
 

 Sep 15 - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19841224 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19841224 

 House Wren (4)
 American Robin (1)
 Wilson's Warbler (1)
 Spotted Towhee (1)
 Chipping Sparrow (2)
 Lincoln's Sparrow (2)
 

 Sep 16 - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19850432 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19850432 

 House Wren (1)
 Orange-crowned Warbler (1)
 'Myrtle' Yellow-rumped Warbler (1)
 Chipping Sparrow (5)
 Clay-colored Sparrow (1)
 

 Sep 18 - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19869829 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19869829 

 Cassin's Vireo (1)
 Downy Woodpecker (2)
 White-breasted Nuthatch (3)
 House Wren (3)
 Eastern Bluebird (3)
 Orange-crowned Warbler (9)
 Blackpoll Warbler (1)
 "Myrtle" Yellow-rumped Warbler (3)
 "Audubon's" Yellow-rumped Warbler (15)
 Wilson's Warbler (2)
 Chipping Sparrow (32)
 Clay-colored Sparrow (1)
 Field Sparrow (1)
 Lincoln's Sparrow (3)
 White-crowned Sparrow (2)
 Western Tanager (1)
 House Finch (2)
 American Goldfinch (1)
 

 Birds observed at Chardon State Park 9/14-9/19:
 Wild Turkey
 Turkey Vulture
 Cooper's Hawk
 Swainson's Hawk
 Red-tailed Hawk
 Eurasian Collared-Dove
 Mourning Dove
 Downy Woodpecker
 Hairy Woodpecker
 Northern Flicker
 American Kestrel
 Western Wood-Pewee
 Least Flycatcher
 Eastern Phoebe
 Blue Jay
 American Crow
 Black-capped Chickadee
 Red-breasted Nuthatch
 White-breasted Nuthatch
 Pygmy Nuthatch
 House Wren
 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
 Eastern Bluebird
 Mountain Bluebird
 American Robin
 Brown Thrasher
 Cedar Waxwing
 Orange-crowned Warbler
 Yellow Warbler
 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
 Wilson's Warbler
 Spotted Towhee
 Chipping Sparrow
 Clay-colored Sparrow
 Lincoln's Sparrow
 White-crowned Sparrow
 Western Tanager
 Black-headed Grosbeak
 House Finch
 Red Crossbill
 Pine Siskin
 
 American Goldfinch
 

  --Josh Lefever
 Bander, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
 

Subject: Re: Re: Update from Wildcat Hills
From: "'Kathy DeLara' renosmom AT charter.net [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:52:16 -0600
Thanks Nancy, they are still getting a good variety of birds there. 

Kathy DeLara
Mitchell NE 

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Nancy Drilling nancy.drilling AT rmbo.org [NEBirds] 
  To: NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:33 PM
  Subject: [NEBirds] Re: Update from Wildcat Hills


    

 Here are the full names of the bird species caught at the Wildcat Hills 
banding station. 



  PLVI = Plumbeous Vireo

  PYNU = Pygmy Nuthatch

  RBNU = Red-breasted Nuthatch

  BCCH = Black-capped Chickadee

  PISI = Pine Siskin

  OCWA = Orange-crowned Warbler

  WIWA = Wilson's Warbler

  OSFL = Olive-sided Flycatcher

  LEFL = Least Flycatcher

  VESP = Vesper Sparrow

  LISP = Lincoln's Sparrow

  CHSP = Chipping Sparrow

  CCSP = Clay-colored Sparrow

  AMGO = American Goldfinch

  LEGO = Lesser Goldfinch

  HOFI = House Finch

  RECR = Red Crossbill

  EABL = Eastern Bluebird

  SPTO = Spotted Towhee

  BGGN = Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

  LAZB = Lazuli Bunting

  AUWA = "Audubons" Yellow-rumped Warbler

  MYWA = "Myrtle" Yellow-rumped Warbler

  HOWR = House Wren


  Nancy Drilling


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Subject: Thursday's Yard Birds
From: "Jan Johnson janbirder AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:02:11 -0500
They change from day to day and many stay the same. Today the species were down 
from 30 yesterday to 25 today due mostly I'm guessing to the strong south wind 
we had. Best new arrival today was a PALM WARBLER. First time I've had one in 
the yard in several years. He was flitting around in the apple tree bobbing his 
tail not coming into the open often or for long. I did watch him for about 5 
minutes before he left. 


Mourning Dove 2
Robin 11
Bluejay 4
Barn Swallow 20
House Sparrow 20+
Chipping Sparrow 3
Clay-colored Sparrow 5
Yellow Warbler 1
Brown Thrasher 1
Baltimore Oriole 1
Eurasian-collared Dove 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 (first I've had in 10 days)
Am. goldfinch 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
No. Flicker 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Palm Warbler 1
Cedar Waxwing 1
Blue Grosbeak 2 imm.
Indigo Bunting 1 imm.
Eastern Phoebe 1
Nashville Warbler 1
Am. Kestrel 2 just south of the lane

Jan
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Subject: Re: Siskins
From: "'Alice Kenitz' akenitz AT prairieweb.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:35:54 -0600
I saw one banded yesterday at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center. It was the first 
one banded since 2012. Just a few years ago it was the most numerous bird 
banded at the station. 


Alice Kenitz
Gering

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Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 7:15 PM
To: NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com 
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Siskins

  

I haven't seen a Siskin around here for months, not even in the Wildcat Hills. 
Guess I should plant some "hemp" for them. 

There weren't very many around all last winter either. Anyone know, are the 
numbers down all over the country? 


Kathy DeLara
Mitchell NE

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: mailto:janbirder AT gmail.com [NEBirds] 
  To: Nebraska Birds 
  Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 9:41 AM
  Subject: [NEBirds] Siskins

    
  I found 8 Pine Siskins gorging on hemp seed by the barn this morning. FOS.

  Jan Johnson
  Wakefield, Dixon Co.

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Subject: Re: Update from Wildcat Hills
From: "Nancy Drilling nancy.drilling AT rmbo.org [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:33:30 -0600
Here are the full names of the bird species caught at the Wildcat Hills
banding station.

PLVI = Plumbeous Vireo
PYNU = Pygmy Nuthatch
RBNU = Red-breasted Nuthatch
BCCH = Black-capped Chickadee
PISI = Pine Siskin
OCWA = Orange-crowned Warbler
WIWA = Wilson's Warbler
OSFL = Olive-sided Flycatcher
LEFL = Least Flycatcher
VESP = Vesper Sparrow
LISP = Lincoln's Sparrow
CHSP = Chipping Sparrow
CCSP = Clay-colored Sparrow
AMGO = American Goldfinch
LEGO = Lesser Goldfinch
HOFI = House Finch
RECR = Red Crossbill
EABL = Eastern Bluebird
SPTO = Spotted Towhee
BGGN = Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
LAZB = Lazuli Bunting
AUWA = "Audubons" Yellow-rumped Warbler
MYWA = "Myrtle" Yellow-rumped Warbler
HOWR = House Wren

Nancy Drilling

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Rapid City, SD

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Subject: Black-billed Magpies
From: "lpdlfrd AT cox.net [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:34:05 -0500
Birders,

In Keith County on Hwy 26 at mile marker 143 we saw 8 Black-billed Magpies in 
dead and dying trees on the north side of the road. Mile marker 143 is about 4 
miles west of the intersection of Hwy 61 and Hwy 26. 


Loren and Babs Padelford
Bellevue, NE
lpdlfrd AT cox.net


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Subject: Re: Siskins
From: "'Kathy DeLara' renosmom AT charter.net [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:15:16 -0600
I haven't seen a Siskin around here for months, not even in the Wildcat Hills. 
Guess I should plant some "hemp" for them. 

There weren't very many around all last winter either. Anyone know, are the 
numbers down all over the country? 


Kathy DeLara
Mitchell NE

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jan Johnson janbirder AT gmail.com [NEBirds] 
  To: Nebraska Birds 
  Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 9:41 AM
  Subject: [NEBirds] Siskins


    
  I found 8 Pine Siskins gorging on hemp seed by the barn this morning. FOS.

  Jan Johnson
  Wakefield, Dixon Co.

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Subject: Wednesday's Yard Birds
From: "Jan Johnson janbirder AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:04:29 -0500
I decided to check the place out again today. Saturday was wonderful both for 
species and numbers. Then Sunday thru Tuesday terrible. Today I ended with 30 
species and far less numbers of each species but still a good day. 


Robin 10
House Wren 2
Tennessee Warbler 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 imm.
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Lincoln's Sparrow 8
House Finch 2
Northern Flicker 1
Bluejay 8
Mourning Dove 6
Dickcissel 1
Indigo Bunting 1 imm.
Starling 4
Common Yellow-throat Warbler 2
Pine Siskin 8 (FOS)
Am. Goldfinch 1
Common Grackle 6
Chipping Sparrow 2
Clay-colored Sparrow 7
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Barn Swallow 12
Nashville Warbler 1
House Sparrow 30+
Eurasian-collared Dove 1
Great Blue Heron (flyover) 1
Baltimore Oriole 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1 (FOS)
Eastern Phoebe 1
Brown Thrasher 1
Downy Woodpecker 1


Jan Johnson
Wakefield, Dixon County

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Subject: Butler Co.
From: "'Jorgensen, Joel' Joel.Jorgensen AT nebraska.gov [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:16:08 +0000
I birded eastern Butler County this morning. Healthy numbers of passerine 
migrants are still around with Warbling Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo and Nashville 
Warbler being the most frequently encountered. Highlights: 


1 Blue-headed Vireo
1 Philadelphia Vireo at Redtail WMA
1 Black-throated Green Warbler

I came back through the far eastern portion of the Rainwater Basin and found:

71 American Golden Plovers (5 ads, rest were juvs) southwest of Ulysses, Seward 
Co. 

55 White-faced Ibis at the WRP wetland between Tamora and Utica and bisected by 
Hiway 34 

1 Cattle Egret at the same WRP wetland
12 Wilson's Snipe the same WRP wetland

When I returned home I was pleased to find a Carolina Wren in my backyard, 
along with the 1-2 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds present for about the last 3 
weeks. 


Good birding!

 - Joel

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Joel Jorgensen | Nongame Bird Program Manager
Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
2200 N 33rd | Lincoln, NE 68503
 joel.jorgensen AT nebraska.gov | 402.471.5440
Subject: Update from Wildcat Hills
From: "hmgarrod AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 17 Sep 2014 14:49:04 -0700
Hello!
 

 Here are the latest captures from the banding station at Wildcat Hills:
 

 PLVI, PYNU, BCCH, PISI, OCWA, WIWA, RBNU, PISI, OSFL, LEFL, VESP, LEGO, AMGO, 
HOFI, RECR, EABL, CHSP, CCSP, SPTO, BGGN, LAZB, AUWA, MYWA, PLVI, HOWR, and 
LISP 

 

 We are now up to 34 species and 333 individuals banded at the station. 

 

 I am also considering doing a big day with both birding and banding at Wildcat 
Hills in the upcoming 2 weeks. If you are interested in participating please 
let me know! 

 

 Happy birding, 

 Holly 

Subject: Siskins
From: "Jan Johnson janbirder AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:41:20 -0500
I found 8 Pine Siskins gorging on hemp seed by the barn this morning.  FOS.

Jan Johnson
Wakefield, Dixon Co.

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Subject: Western NE Birds
From: "lpdlfrd AT cox.net [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:52:20 -0500
Birders,

This morning in Bushnell, Kimball County, we were surprised to see a Lewis's 
Woodpecker. It was flying around the east side of town alighting on power poles 
and dead trees. We got a couple photos that we'll post in the Padelfords 
folder. Other birds around Bushnell were Red-breasted Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned 
Kinglet, Wilson's Warblers, Dark-eyed Junco and Vesper Sparrows. 


At Oliver Reservoir, Kimball County, we saw Western Wood-Pewee, Orange-crowned 
Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Wilson's Warbler and Red-breasted Nuthatch. 


In Cheyenne County at Chappel Lake there were 100+ Killdeer, a Greater 
Yellowlegs and a Solitary Sandpiper. 


Yesterday, in Keith County, at Lake Ogallala we saw two Clark's Grebes.

Loren and Babs Padelford
Bellevue, NE


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Subject: Belated & recent sightings!
From: "larryeinemannl AT aol.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:08:24 -0400
Hi!
    First in line will be pertinent sightings for my  September 15, 2014, 
trip to several Lancaster County sites. Then I will give a  few highlights 
for a couple of belated trips I took late last week.  I was  not able to do 
any birding on Saturday or Sunday.
    On September 15, I started at Capitol Beach  Lake.  Not a whole lot 
present; however, the strong north wind  made distant sightings marginal.  
Still present was the Long-tailed jaeger. Also present was a Sabine's gull, 2 

Horned grebes and fewer Barn  swallows, a few hundred (and a couple of Tree 
swallows mixed in).
    My next stop was Wilderness Park at South  14th and Rokeby.  Here I was 
overwhelmed by the 6 or so feeding  groups that I encountered.  They 
contained about 15 to 30 birds of various species. At most I had time to find 

and focus on about 10% of them before  they dispersed into the forest void.  
How frustrating!  It is amazing  how fast they can evade scrutiny.  I had 32 
species with 10 warbler  species:  Black-throated green warbler--1, 
Black-and-white warbler--1,  Chestnut-sided warbler--1, Tennessee warbler--1; 
Blackburnian warbler--1,  Wilson's warbler--3, Nashville warbler--11.  Other 
species of note were: Yellow-billed cuckoo--1; Blue-headed vireo--3; Swainson's 

thrush--1;  Olive-sided flycatcher--1
    Yankee Hill Lake WMA:  Poor,  with only a cormorant present; also 4 
Eastern kingbirds.
    Conestoga Lake SRA:  Poor,  with nothing unusual.
    Pawnee Lake SRA:  Fair, with  best birds being:  Sabine's gull, Green 
heron and Nashville warbler.
    Branched Oak Lake SRA:  Fair,  with the 2500+ Franklin's gulls forming 
a long, extended raft across the lake  from north to south.  Other species 
noted were:  4 Caspian terns, 15  Great egrets, 15 Wild turkeys, 5 Forster's 
terns, 3 Eastern kingbirds, 35 Black  terns, 70 Turkey vultures.
    I did not find any shorebirds at all on the  15th.  All ponds and lakes 
are full with only swimming beaches clear of  vegetation, being a poor 
place for finding shorebirds.
 
    Last Friday, September 12, 2014, I made a quick  stop at Capitol Beach 
Lake before I headed to some rain water basins in western  Seward and 
eastern York counties. Capitol Beach Lake: 1000+ swallows with most being Barn, 

but also a mix of Tree, Cliff, Bank and Northern  rough-winged swallows.  
No jaeger on this visit but I had 5 Eared grebes, 9  Horned grebes and a 
Ruddy duck.
    All the WMAs had a lot of water with minimal shore  and many were 
overgrown with vegetation and had few expanses of open  water.  On this trip I 
encountered 2 species of shorebirds.  At  Tamora Marsh nothing was found 
except a large flock of well-hidden Blue-winged teal. Straightwater WMA: Very 

little present.  I  did hear a Virginia rail at this site.
    The best basin for species was Shypoke WMA  southeast of Utica:  Here I 
found at least 39 Bobolinks in a soybeans field  with tall weeds and 
cornstalks.  There were also 10 ibises (White-faced),  an Eastern kingbird, 1 
Great egret and a flock of foraging Brown-headed cowbirds  (1500+) with a few 
starlings and Yellow-headed blackbirds mixed in.  
    North Lake Basin WMA:  Not much  present:  Black-crowned 
night-heron--1; Black tern--5; Grasshopper  sparrow--1.
    Waco/Spikerush WMAs in York County:  One  little mud puddle/marsh 
corner grazed by cattle had a Silt and a Baird's sandpiper. An open area on the 

west side had some ducks, coots and grebes  and 8 Cattle egrets.  A flock 
of 1000+ cowbirds weas found here also--maybe  same one I encountered a few 
miles east at Utica.
    Marsh Duck WMA farther south had some  hunters setting up decoys.  Most 
areas here were overgrown and filled with  water.  Little was present: of 
note was a Northern harrier, a Black tern  and about 20 Yellow-headed 
blackbirds.
    The best site for marsh birds was along the south  side of U.S. 34 in a 
restored marsh area a bit west of the Beaver Crossing turn  off.  Here were 
grebes, ducks,  blackbirds, coots, etc.  I just  scanned the area briefly.  
The highway traffic is daunting.
    My last stop on Friday, the 12th was Branched  Oak Lake SRA in 
Lancaster County. Species of note: 12 Great egrets, 2 Bald eagles, 1 Eared 
grebe, 

9 Eastern kingbirds, 1 Osprey, 1 Spotted  towhee, 1 Dickcissel, 6 Killdeer 
(3rd species of shorebirds for the day); 5  Black terns, 1 Caspian tern, 1 
Merlin.  I was scoping the area in  the northwest arm from the east side 
around 6 p.m. I was surprised to find several groupings of Monarch butterflies 

roosting for the night on the south  exposure of the cottonwood trees along 
the parking lot.  I counted about 45  Monarchs roosting for the evening 
before migrating southward to the communal  roost in the mountains of central 
Mexico.  I was there at this site  about the same time on September 15.  I 
only found 2 Monarchs flying about  the area to the east.  
 
    On Thursday, September 11, I did Capitol Beach  Lake, Wilderness Park 
at 1st and Calvert and Wilderness Park at South 14th and  Rokeby.  Not much 
for the first two however, when I visited WP at 14th and  Rokeby, there was 
heavy drizzle and light rain making viewing more  difficult.  It was damp and 
miserable; however, I did find a few species of  note:  Olive-sided 
flycatcher--1; Swainson's thrush--2; Rose-breasted  grosbeak--6; Nashville 
warbler--1; Eastern wood-pewee--7; Cedar waxwing--1; Summer tanager--1; 
Wilson's 

warbler--2; Blue-gray gnatcatcher--2.  I was a  bit soaked and chilled after 
this adventure.
    Good birding!
    Larry Einemann
    Lincoln, Nebraska.
 
In a message dated 9/15/2014 5:15:20 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com writes:

 
 
 
 
 
NEBirders,
Wildcat Audubon sponsored the Scotts Bluff County Fall Bird Count on  
Saturday, September 13.  Birding was a little slow, but we ended with a  
respectable 70 species plus dowitche sp.. We made a brief visit to the banding 

station at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center.  Otherwise we were in  the Gering 
Cemetery, Old Stage Hill Road, wetlands areas in the western part  of the 
county, and wetlands east of Scottsbluff.  
 
Alice Kenitz
Gering 
 
 
 
Canada  Goose  
Gadwall  
Mallard  
Blue-winged Teal   
Northern Shoveler  
Northern Pintail  
American White  Pelican  
Great Blue Heron  
Turkey Vulture   
Osprey  
Northern Harrier  
Bald Eagle   
Broad-winged Hawk       
Swainson's  Hawk  
Red-tailed Hawk  
American Coot   
Killdeer  
Lesser Yellowlegs  
Short-billed/Long-billed  Dowitcher  
Franklin's Gull  
Ring-billed Gull  
Rock  Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  
Eurasian Collared-Dove  
Mourning  Dove

 
 
 
Eastern  Screech-Owl 
Burrowing Owl  

 
White-throated  Swift
Belted Kingfisher  
Downy Woodpecker  
Northern  Flicker  
American Kestrel  
Cordilleran  Flycatcher       
Say's Phoebe   
Western Kingbird  
Eastern Kingbird

 
Plumbeous  Vireo  
Blue Jay  
Black-billed Magpie  
Barn  Swallow  
Black-capped Chickadee  
Pygmy Nuthatch   
House Wren  
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  
Eastern  Bluebird  
Mountain Bluebird  
Swainson's Thrush   
American Robin  
Gray Catbird  
Brown Thrasher   
European Starling  
Cedar Waxwing  
Yellow-rumped  Warbler  
Wilson's Warbler  
Spotted Towhee  
Chipping  Sparrow  
Clay-colored Sparrow  
Brewer's Sparrow    
Vesper Sparrow  
Lark Sparrow  
Savannah Sparrow   
Red-winged Blackbird 

 
Western  Meadowlark 
Yellow-headed Blackbird  
Common Grackle   
Great-tailed Grackle  
House Finch  
Red Crossbill   
American Goldfinch
Lesser Goldfinch  
House Sparrow   











Subject: More details about American Three-toed Woodpecker and other sightings
From: "Nancy Drilling nancy.drilling AT rmbo.org [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:47:44 -0600
As my colleague Jeff Birek told you the other day, I refound the male
American Three-toed Woodpecker that has been in the East Ash Creek area of
Nebraska National Forest southwest of Chadron. Again here is the link:
http://goo.gl/iSTMlo (the most recent sighting is the western location). I
can provide coordinates to anyone who is interested. If you go, a few
notes: this bird is about 3/4 mi from the road (E. Ash Creek Rd) in rugged
terrain. There are no trails. You will need a GPS, compass, sturdy and
preferably waterproof hiking boots, and even sturdier legs.


Besides the woodpecker, the entire area, including along the road, is very
birdy. The most common bird on Saturday was Pygmy Nuthatch. There were a
few migrant bird flocks; most of the warblers were Wilson's Warblers but I
also saw two Townsend's Warblers. I had a total of 27 species there for the
day.


Nancy Drilling


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Rapid City, SD


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Subject: Re: American Three-toed Woodpecker in the Pine Ridge
From: "jeff83180 AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 15 Sep 2014 09:52:35 -0700
I just updated the map with the actual location that Nancy Drilling sighted the 
male American Three-toed Woodpecker on Saturday. http://goo.gl/iSTMlo 
http://goo.gl/iSTMlo 


 This bird still has not been photographed, so it would be great to get some 
documentation if possible! 

 

 Cheers!
 

 Jeff Birek
 Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
 Fort Collins, CO
Subject: No Black-Chinned....yet
From: "catpit AT charter.net [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:30:07 -0400 (EDT)
Hello Everybody.....we're also feeding Ruby Throats like there's no 
tomorrow but so far, nary a Black-Chinned to be seen. It got down to 33 
degrees last week and we thought that the Hummers were all gone. Glad to 
see they're still here. Marty Mathieson, Eastern Buffalo county, 
Nebraska
Subject: Birds
From: "ckavian AT cox.net [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:06:12 -0500
I stopped at Walnut Creek Lake just west of Papillion (Sarpy County) today and 
found: 


- 1 MUTE SWAN – adult and the first I have seen on this lake
- 1 Double-crested Cormorant
- 1 Great Blue Heron trying to swallow a huge bullfrog
- 3 Pied-billed Grebes
- 130 Blue-winged Teal (all bunched together in the middle of the lake – kind 
of like what Coots do) 

- 1 Spotted Sandpiper
- 2 B. Kingfishers
- 2 Field Sparrows
- 1 Song Sparrow
- 14 Goldfinch
- 23 House Finch (all were in a large patch of giant ragweed and sunflowers)
- 1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak – in the same weed patch

Like many of you, I have been having Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (male, female, 
and juveniles) coming to my feeders and flowers (seem to prefer the natural 
flowers over the feeders) for at least 6 weeks. Tried to make some of them into 
other species, but all have been RTHU. 


Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE
Subject: Scotts Bluff Co.
From: "'Alice Kenitz' akenitz AT prairieweb.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:49:21 -0600
NEBirders,
Wildcat Audubon sponsored the Scotts Bluff County Fall Bird Count on Saturday, 
September 13. Birding was a little slow, but we ended with a respectable 70 
species plus dowitche sp.. We made a brief visit to the banding station at the 
Wildcat Hills Nature Center. Otherwise we were in the Gering Cemetery, Old 
Stage Hill Road, wetlands areas in the western part of the county, and wetlands 
east of Scottsbluff. 


Alice Kenitz
Gering 

Canada Goose  
Gadwall  
Mallard  
Blue-winged Teal  
Northern Shoveler  
Northern Pintail  
American White Pelican  
Great Blue Heron  
Turkey Vulture  
Osprey  
Northern Harrier  
Bald Eagle  
Broad-winged Hawk       
Swainson's Hawk  
Red-tailed Hawk  
American Coot  
Killdeer  
Lesser Yellowlegs  
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher  
Franklin's Gull  
Ring-billed Gull  
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  
Eurasian Collared-Dove  
Mourning Dove
Eastern Screech-Owl 
Burrowing Owl  
White-throated Swift
Belted Kingfisher  
Downy Woodpecker  
Northern Flicker  
American Kestrel  
Cordilleran Flycatcher       
Say's Phoebe  
Western Kingbird  
Eastern Kingbird
Plumbeous Vireo  
Blue Jay  
Black-billed Magpie  
Barn Swallow  
Black-capped Chickadee  
Pygmy Nuthatch  
House Wren  
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  
Eastern Bluebird  
Mountain Bluebird  
Swainson's Thrush  
American Robin  
Gray Catbird  
Brown Thrasher  
European Starling  
Cedar Waxwing  
Yellow-rumped Warbler  
Wilson's Warbler  
Spotted Towhee  
Chipping Sparrow  
Clay-colored Sparrow  
Brewer's Sparrow   
Vesper Sparrow  
Lark Sparrow  
Savannah Sparrow  
Red-winged Blackbird 
Western Meadowlark 
Yellow-headed Blackbird  
Common Grackle  
Great-tailed Grackle  
House Finch  
Red Crossbill  
American Goldfinch
Lesser Goldfinch  
House Sparrow  

Subject: Game birds display in Lincoln, September 20 (No sightings)
From: "Daniel Leger dleger1 AT unl.edu [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:01:31 +0000
For those who won't be in Holdrege this weekend, you might want to stop by 
Hardin Hall on UNL's East Campus on Saturday, September 20, 1-4 p.m. 

The University of Nebraska State Museum was the recipient of a large number of 
taxidermied "game birds" donated in honor of Paul Johnsgard. I've seen a few of 
these items, and they are amazing, not only for the quality of the birds 
themselves, but of the background habitat. 

So stop by for this free exhibit if you're in Lincoln this weekend and want 
something "birdy" to do before the Huskers play Miami. 


Dan Leger
NOU President
Subject: Notes about upcoming NOU Meeting (so sightings)
From: "Daniel Leger dleger1 AT unl.edu [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:51:37 +0000
The NOU will hold its annual fall meeting this weekend, September 19-21 in 
Holdrege. 

We will begin with pizza at 6:00 Friday, but come early to socialize. After 
dinner we will have a roundtable discussion about techniques for learning and 
remembering bird songs. Sign up Friday evening for Saturday field trips. 

Also, several cases of West Nile Virus have been reported over the past few 
weeks in the Holdrege area; although the chances of contracting the virus are 
slim, it would be a good idea to bring along and use insect repellent. 


Looking forward to seeing you in Holdrege.

Dan Leger
NOU President
Subject: Sabine's Gull adult
From: "'Mark A. Brogie' mbrogie AT esu1.org [sd-birds]" <sd-birds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:07:04 -0500
Found an adult Sabine's Gull this evening at Lake Yankton (near swimming 
beach). 

They rotenoned the lake this week and there are thousands of dead fish and 
hundreds of gulls (Ring-billed and Franklin's). 

Others of note: Had 1 adult Herring Gull, 1 Caspian Tern, 11 Sanderling, 1 
American Avocet 


Mark A. Brogie
Creighton, NE


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Subject: Sabine's Gull adult
From: "'Mark A. Brogie' mbrogie AT esu1.org [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:07:04 -0500
Found an adult Sabine's Gull this evening at Lake Yankton (near swimming 
beach). 

They rotenoned the lake this week and there are thousands of dead fish and 
hundreds of gulls (Ring-billed and Franklin's). 

Others of note: Had 1 adult Herring Gull, 1 Caspian Tern, 11 Sanderling, 1 
American Avocet 


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Subject: Johnson Lake
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Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:22:56 -0700




Subject: American Three-toed Woodpecker in the Pine Ridge
From: "jeff83180 AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 14 Sep 2014 13:07:44 -0700
My coworker, Nancy Drilling, found a male American Three-toed Woodpecker 
yesterday near East Ash Creek southwest of Chadron in the Pine Ridge Ranger 
District. I originally found a male bird on June 4th while conducting bird 
population monitoring surveys for the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory on 
National Forests, National Parks and private lands in the region. I didn't 
realize the rarity of this bird at the time. It wasn't until I was back in the 
office looking over the data a couple weeks ago that I realized that there were 
very few records in the state. So, I apologize for not telling the Nebraska 
birders sooner!! 

 

 Follow this link to see where we both had our sightings:
 

 http://goo.gl/iSTMlo http://goo.gl/iSTMlo

 

 The more recent observation location is approximate as I haven't had a chance 
to talk to Nancy about the specifics. But, the bird is likely covering an area 
near these two locations. I'll post any updates I hear from her. 

 

 Three-toed Woodpeckers are very active feeders flaking off conifer bark in 
forests disturbed by fire, insects or disease. Look for the sign that I saw 
while I was there (photo http://goo.gl/2nYp3k http://goo.gl/2nYp3k). I was not 
surprised when I found the woodpecker, because I saw evidence of its feeding 
activity all around. 

 

 If you'd like more info on RMBO's bird population monitoring program that we 
conduct in northwest Nebraska and 11 other states please visit 
http://rmbo.org/v3/avian/Projects/IntegratedMonitoringinBirdConservationRegions.aspx 
http://rmbo.org/v3/avian/Projects/IntegratedMonitoringinBirdConservationRegions.aspx 

 

 Thanks and happy birding!
 

 Jeff Birek
 Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
 
 Fort Collins, CO
 

Subject: Forgot one
From: "Jan Johnson janbirder AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 10:12:16 -0500
Making my total for 34 this morning.  Also had a FOFall Swainson's Thrush.

Jan
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Subject: Great Yard Morning!
From: "Jan Johnson janbirder AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 10:04:54 -0500
There was quite a bit of activity in the apple trees so I decided to bird the 
place. This was about 8 a.m. to just before 9:00. My highest count since last 
spring. I ended with 33 species from the house to the barn a distance of about 
1 city block. 


Robin
Brown Thrasher
Gray Catbird - 3
Baltimore Oriole - 6
Orchard Oriole - 2
Am. goldfinch - 3
Blue Grosbeak - 2 imm.
Indigo Bunting 1 imm. Male
Rose- breasted Grosbeak - 1 imm. Male
Barn Swallow -40 +\-
Red-eyed Vireo - 2
Warbling Vireo - 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 2
No. flicker - 2
Downy Woodpecker - 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 1
Red-headed Woodpecker - 2 (one adult and one imm.)
Common  Yellow-throat Warbler - 4
Yellow Warbler - 2
Nashville Warbler - 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 2
Eastern Phoebe - 3
Clay-colored Sparrow - 4
Chipping Sparrow - 2
Lincoln's Sparrow - 2 (FOFall)
Mourning Dove -8
Bluejay - 7
C. Grackle - 15
Starling - 4
House sparrow
House Wren - 2
Red-tailed Hawk -1
Yellow-breasted Chat (This was a very nice surprise. I've had them on the place 
before, but not for several years.) 


I also heard Canada Geese somewhere off in the distance.

Two young White-tailed Deer walked up to the pond not seeing me for several 
minutes but really got huffy and snorted when they did. 



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Subject: Re: Field Trip to PRSP (unfortunate warbler addition to list)
From: "flyingcarlini AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 13 Sep 2014 21:52:28 -0700
After today's excellent birding adventure at Platte River SP, swung by Stone 
Creek one last time and was really disappointed to see a Louisiana Waterthrush 
next to the trailhead parking lot. It was the juv who hangs out by the inflow 
and it should have departed by now. Two weeks ago we noticed a droopy left 
wing, and today that same wing was still droopy. It's capable of flying short 
stretches along the creek, but why hasn't this fully developed bird migrated? 

 

 On a lighter note there was a Summer Tanager there too.
 Shari Schwartz, Lincoln
  
Subject: Franklin County 9/13/14
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Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 20:21:53 -0700




Subject: Lancaster Co. Birds 9/13
From: "Michael Willison sendtomichael AT hotmail.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:04:44 -0700
I did some local birding today with Noah Arthur, starting at Pioneers Park, 
then Wilderness Park, Pawnee Lake and ending with a quick scan of Capitol Beach 
Lake. 



Pioneers and Wilderness had the best bird activity. The south 14th St. entrance 
of Wilderness Park hosted the best bird of the day, a CANADA WARBLER, foraging 
amongst a small warbler and vireo flock. Total of 10 warbler species for the 
day were: OVENBIRD, NASHVILLE, YELLOW, PARULA, YELLOWTHROAT, WILSON'S, 
BLACK-AND-WHITE, TENNESSEE, REDSTART and the CANADA. 



Pawnee was fairly quiet.  


The LT JAEGER was not detected today at Capitol Beach Lake, although 2 
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE were present along with a SABINE'S GULL. 



Big numbers of Vireos today, probably 60+ individuals in all. RED-EYED, 
WARBLING, BLUE-HEADED and YELLOW-THROATED in descending order of occurrence. 



Michael Willison

Lincoln


  		 	   		  

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Subject: Chadron SP Banding Station 9/8-9/13
From: "jel260 AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 13 Sep 2014 16:08:01 -0700
 It was an up and down week at Chadron's banding station, with some exciting 
captures tempered by inclement weather. The big excitement was a Dusky 
Flycatcher, captured on the 10th. Detailed measurements of wing morphology 
placed the bird as a Dusky, with no overlap with other Empid species. The 
bird's appearance was also strongly suggestive of a Dusky Flycatcher- bold 
white eye ring, gray head, with contrasting olive back; short wing projection, 
white edged outer tail feathers, and gray bodied with a yellowish wash on the 
belly. Other capture highlights included White-crowned Sparrow, Lazuli Bunting, 
Black-headed Grosbeak, and good numbers of migrant Wilson's Warblers and 
Orange-crowned Warblers. The most common species captured this past week were 
House Wren (19), Wilson's Warbler (9), and Spotted Towhee (7). Cold, rain, and 
snow caused the station to be closed on the 11th and 12th. For anyone whom the 
eBird checklist links don't work, or that would prefer, can see pictures of the 
birds banded at the station, including the Dusky Flycatcher, on my flickr page- 
http://www.flickr.com/jlefever http://www.flickr.com/jlefever. Following the 
banding lists is also a list of species observed around the park this week. 

 

 Sep 8 - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19773771 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19773771 

 Pygmy Nuthatch (2)
 House Wren (9)
 Spotted Towhee (1)
 Lincoln's Sparrow (2)
 

 Sep 9 - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19783106 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19783106 

 Warbling Vireo (1)
 Pygmy Nuthatch (1)
 House Wren (1)
 Orange-crowned Warbler (1)
 Wilson's Warbler (2)
 Spotted Towhee (2)
 Lincoln's Sparrow (1)
 

 Sep 10 - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19795805 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19795805 

 Dusky Flycatcher (1)
 Black-capped Chickadee (3)
 House Wren (6)
 Swainson's Thrush (1)
 Wilson's Warbler (4)
 Spotted Towhee (2)
 Lincoln's Sparrow (1)
 White-crowned Sparrow (1)
 Black-headed Grosbeak (1)
 Lazuli Bunting (1)
 American Goldfinch (2)
 

 Sep 13 - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19819045 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19819045 

 House Wren (5)
 Orange-crowned Warbler (5)
 Wilson's Warbler (3)
 Spotted Towhee (3)
 

 Birds Observed at Chadron State Park 9/8-9/13:
 Wild Turkey
 Turkey Vulture
 Red-tailed Hawk
 Eurasian Collared-Dove
 Mourning Dove
 Great Horned Owl
 Red-headed Woodpecker
 Downy Woodpecker
 Hairy Woodpecker
 Northern Flicker
 Western Wood-Pewee
 Eastern Phoebe
 Great Crested Flycatcher
 European Starling
 Cassin's Vireo
 Warbling Vireo
 Blue Jay
 American Crow
 Black-capped Chickadee
 Red-breasted Nuthatch
 White-breasted Nuthatch
 Pygmy Nuthatch
 House Wren
 Eastern Bluebird
 Mountain Bluebird
 Swainson's Thrush
 American Robin
 Gray Catbird
 Cedar Waxwing
 Orange-crowned Warbler
 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
 Wilson's Warbler
 Spotted Towhee
 Chipping Sparrow
 Clay-colored Sparrow
 Lark Sparrow
 Lincoln's Sparrow
 White-crowned Sparrow
 Western Tanager
 Black-headed Grosbeak
 Red Crossbill
 Pine Siskin
 House Finch
 American Goldfinch
 

  -- Josh Lefever
 Bander, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
  
Subject: Field Trip to PRSP
From: "ckavian AT cox.net [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:11:28 -0500
The Audubon Society of Omaha’s field trip led by Loren and Babs Padelford to 
Platte River State Park today was quite successful. The 10 of us saw the 
following highlights: 


- Philadelphia Vireo
- Yellow-throated Vireo
- Warbling Vireo
- Red-eyed Vireo

- Eastern Pewee adults feeding their fledged young
- Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (very lemony colored belly, yellowish eye-ring, and 
sharp contrasting wing-bars – hawking insects) 


- Chestnut-sided Warbler
- American Redstart
- Wilson’s Warbler
- Nashville Warbler
- Black-and-White Warbler
- Tennessee Warbler
- Bay-breasted Warbler

- 3 Scarlet Tanagers

- Bald Eagle (1 mature and 1 adult)

- Carolina Wren – very vocal

- White Pelicans – flyover – approx. 150.

Clem Klaphake 
Bellevue, NE
   
Subject: Saline & Jefferson Counties
From: "'Jorgensen, Joel' Joel.Jorgensen AT nebraska.gov [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:56:37 +0000
I birded Saline and Jefferson Counties this morning. In Saline Co., much of my 
effort was along county roads since there is limited public land. In Jefferson 
County, I spent my time at the Fairbury hike/bike trail that runs along the 
Little Blue River and adjacent portions of Flathead WMA. Nice morning (except 
for the widespread frost) with good numbers of migrants and several probable 
last observations for the year for several species. Highlights: 


Saline Co.
1 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
1 Least Flycatcher
1 Traill's Flycatcher
1 Eastern Kingbird
1 Blue-headed Vireo
2 Nashville Warblers
4 Wilson's Warblers

Fairbury hike/bike trail/Flathead WMA
1 Broad-winged Hawk
1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
2 Pileated Woodpeckers
6 Eastern Wood-Pewees
4 Blue-headed Vireos
1 Philadelphia Vireo
21 Nashville Warblers
1 Northern Parula
2 Black-n-white Warblers
1 American Redstart

The Yellow-bellied Flycatcher was silent, so standard caveats regarding 
identification uncertainty apply (it looked good, but....). The two male 
Pileated Woodpeckers were squabbling and apparently battling over turf. Because 
they were intently interested in each other rather than me, I had a brief 
close-up view of the two birds. This is either my third or fourth observation 
at this site, but the first observation where I have seen more than one bird at 
a time. More evidence they are firmly entrenched at this location. 


Good birding!

 - Joel

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Joel Jorgensen | Nongame Bird Program Manager
Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
2200 N 33rd | Lincoln, NE 68503
 joel.jorgensen AT nebraska.gov | 402.471.5440
Subject: Cassin's Kingbirds nesting
From: "petermhill AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 13 Sep 2014 11:38:36 -0700
A family of Cassin's Kingbirds, including several immature birds, were perched 
on our fences this morning. Good to see that they had a successful nesting 
year. Our land is between Whiteclay and Rushville, in Sheridan County in the 
northern panhandle. 

 

 Peter Hill
Subject: Red-breasted, Hummingbirds, Warblers
From: "lutherhaige AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 13 Sep 2014 10:23:18 -0700
The Red-breasted Nuthatch I reported a few weeks ago is still using our feeders 
regularly. 

 

 We had frost on our roof this morning and the Ruby-throated HB are still here, 
at least 3. Fighting over feeders as usual. 

 

 Yesterday there were a large number of Warblers moving through the 
neighborhood. The following Warbler species were seen: 

 

 Black-throated Green
 Wilson's
 Yellow
 Nashville
 Tennessee
 Mourning
 Common Yellow Throats
 

 Other migrants:
 1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
 Red-eyed Vereos
 Philadelphia Vereos
 1 Empid this morning
 1 Red-headed Woodpecker
 

 No warblers this morning.
 

 Mannings
 Central Omaha
Subject: Catalan in Nebraska again. Advice needed
From: "Carlos Grande cgrandef AT hotmail.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 09:38:45 +0000
Hello everybody!

My name is Carlos Grande, from Barcelona. Some of you may remember me, cause I 
used to visit Nebraska frequently. This time, my visit will be really short and 
that's why I will need some advice from you in order to take the maximum profit 
of it... 


I will be staying in Sioux City area next weekend. Only Saturday and Sunday for 
birding. I was thinking in visiting Ponca SP and maybe getting to the lake by 
Yankton and even reaching Niobrara. I would really appreciate some advice of 
places to visit as well as to what to expect this time of year... 


I do not have many lifers left (easy ones) in Nebraska, but still some warblers 
and gulls... 


So, any suggestions will be more than wellcome!
Thanks in advance
Carlos

Barcelona, Catalonia (still Spain)

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To: NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:31:10 -0700
Subject: [NEBirds] Wildcat Hills Banding Station














 

 



  


    
      
      
      Hello!

I am the bander that is going to be running the banding station at Wildcat 
Hills. The banding station will be run on weekdays opening at 6 and running 
until about 11 am. I encourage people to stop by the banding station, it is 
always neat to see birds up close in the hand. Please contact me at hmg20 AT 
humboldt DOT edu if you are interested in volunteering or coming by. I will be 
posting both birds captured and observed at Wildcat Hills once or twice a week. 
I am an avid birder and I am looking forward to both birding and banding in 
Nebraska! 


Cheers,

Holly 



    
     

    
    






  






 		 	   		  
Subject: Mercer Woods/ Grass Pad 2- 9/12
From: "Justin Rink spindalis79 AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 22:48:55 -0700
Not a huge flurry of migrants through the property today. Migration continues 
to trickle through at best.. 


-3 R-t Hummingbird
-1 Great-crested Flycatcher (FOS)
-1 Red-eyed Vireo
-1 House Wren
-1 Gray Catbird
-1 Brown Thrasher
-1 Black-and-White Warbler (FOS)
-3 Nashville Warbler
-2 Wilson's Warbler

During the afternoon I also scoped out Grass Pad # 2. Due to the recent rains, 
more birds were seen than in recent days. The variety of species was low, 
however. 


-70 American White Pelican (flyover while departing area)
-5 White-faced Ibis (all juv. or basic)
-1 Am. Golden-Plover
-4 Semipalmated Plover
-100 Killdeer
-1 Greater Yellowlegs
-5 Least Sandpiper (of what I could observe, some concealed within tall 
grasses) 

-7 SANDERLING (FOY) (Not a common shorebird in Douglas Co. Have not observed 
species in the county since 2007). 

-80 Pectoral Sandpiper (Very active coming and going)
-3 Baird's Sandpiper (FOS) (Possibly more foraging in grass).
-2 Franklin's Gull
-7 Ring-billed Gull

Good birding.

Justin Rink
Midtown Omaha, Douglas Co., NE
spindalis79 AT yahoo.com
Subject: Sarpy Birds
From: "Loren Padelford lpdlfrd AT cox.net [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:00:58 -0500
In our yard in Bellevue today, we saw a Black and White Warbler and a Magnolia 
Warbler and 150 American White Pelicans flying over. At Walnut Creek this 
afternoon there were 8 Great Egrets and 30 American White Pelicans (flying 
over). 



Loren and Babs Padelford
Bellevue, NE
lpdlfrd AT cox.net


Subject: Pioneers Park migrant swarms 9/12
From: "Noah Arthur semirelicta AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:45:10 -0700
I got up late this morning but a friend told me it had been raining when she 
woke up, so I headed out to Pioneers Park hoping for "fallout". Sure enough, I 
ran into several huge flocks of migrants in the woods near the Pioneers Park 
Nature Center, mostly in the vicinity of the foot-bridge crossing the creek. In 
with the droves of RED-EYED, WARBLING and BLUE-HEADED VIREOS and NASHVILLE and 
WILSON'S WARBLERS were several AMERICAN REDSTARTS, two TENNESSEE WARBLERS, a 
MAGNOLIA WARBLER, a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, at least one LEAST FLYCATCHER, and 
at least two YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERS. 


Along with several typical EASTERN WOOD-PEWEES, I saw one silent wood-pewee 
that was very dark and even brownish above (with no hint of green tones on the 
upperparts), and had a mostly black lower bill, suggestive of Western, but I 
don't think these are identifiable without a song or call... 


Noah Arthur, Lincoln
Subject: Shorbs
From: "ckavian AT cox.net [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:42:12 -0500
Late this afternoon I checked out the small sod patch south of the Base Lake in 
Sarpy County and found: 

- 4 American Golden Plovers
- 8 Semipalmated Sandpipers
- 4 Least Sandpipers
- 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper
- 23 Lesser Yellowlegs
- 4 Pectoral Sandpipers
- 60+ Killdeer

Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE
Subject: Re: Yard Warblers
From: "Jan Johnson janbirder AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:17:31 -0500
I had a single Nashville Warbler after the sun made a brief appearance late 
morning. It's been slow the past couple of weeks. I still had a young male 
Baltimore Oriole, a young male Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and a young male or 
female Blue Grosbeak. Also saw the first Clay- colored Sparrows today. The yard 
was a flutter for about an hour when the sun was out and just as quickly it got 
quiet again. 


Jan Johnson
Wakefield, Dixon County
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bird-brained-quilter/

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Subject: Yard Warblers
From: "'Phil Swanson' pswanson19 AT cox.net [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:42:42 -0500
After the sun came out today I found a Wilson’s Warbler and a beautiful male 
Mourning Warbler in my yard. 


Phil Swanson
Papillion
Subject: Field Trip
From: "ckavian AT cox.net [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:53:42 -0500
Just a reminder for anyone interested in a birding and bugs field trip this 
Saturday. The Audubon Society of Omaha will be meeting at 8:30 a.m. in the 
Decker Creek parking lot at Platte River State Park (Cass County). We will be 
looking for fall migrating birds and any fall invertebrates as well. Loren and 
Babs Padelford will be leading the group. Bring a lunch if you want to stay 
beyond noon. In the afternoon we will be going across the Platte River to 
Schramm SRA (Sarpy County). 

Any questions contact
Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE
402-292-2276  
Subject: Wachiska Audubon field trip to Waubonsie SP Sun. 9/14
From: "flyingcarlini AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 10 Sep 2014 18:33:42 -0700
Waubonsie State Park is located just east of Nebraska City in Iowa's Loess 
Hills, a unique landform created from wind blown sediment when glaciers melted 
14,000-28,000 year ago . This scenic park offers ridgeline trails with 
expansive views and wooded ravines that could be harboring migrant birds this 
time of year. In 2005 the 642 acre Wa-Shawtee Unit was added to the park 
bringing the size to nearly 2,000 acres. A hike in the hills will give us a 
chance to take in the rich autumn colors of prairie grasses and hardwoods while 
scouting for migrant warblers, flycatchers, and vireos. 

 

 
 We'll meet at 8:00 a.m. Sunday, September 14 in the Wachiska office parking 
lot at 4547 Calvert Street in Lincoln. Participants can either caravan or 
carpool for the 55 mile drive. Suggested items to bring include insect 
repellent, water bottle, any lunch snacks you may desire, and binoculars if you 
have them. Anyone interested in joining the group by Nebraska City can meet us 
around 9 a.m. at the Cenex gas station on the south side of Hwy. 2 just west of 
I-29. 

 

 John Carlini, Lincoln
 

Subject: Capitol Beach Red-necked Phalarope and continuing LT Jaeger
From: "Noah Arthur semirelicta AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 16:18:11 -0700
This afternoon there was a juvenile RED-NECKED PHALAROPE swimming around on 
Capitol Beach Lake north of the end of Pier 2. As usual for me, I don't know 
the status of the species around here, but the range maps in the books seem to 
indicate it's at least somewhat rare... 


The stunning juvenile LONG-TAILED JAEGER was still present, preening on the 
water in the same area of the lake as the phalarope, and numbers of FRANKLIN'S 
GULLS seem to have increased quite a bit since last time I was there. 


The birding here is awesome!

Noah Arthur, Lincoln
Subject: Re: Sept 2 yard bird explosion
From: "hpsalyar AT tcgcs.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 09 Sep 2014 06:21:21 -0700
Phyllis Salyards ! 

Subject: Black-billed Magpies
From: "john.manning AT nucor.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 08 Sep 2014 19:10:18 -0700
Saw 5 Black- billed Magpies along a fence line on west Eisenhower road west of 
Norfolk. Haven't seen any in the neighborhood for 5 or 6 years. 

  John west of Norfolk
 

Subject: Re: Sept 2 yard bird explosion
From: "Justin Rink spindalis79 AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 18:33:57 -0700

Hello.

Don't forget to include your name, city, and county at the end of your post so 
we on NEbirds know who you are, and where your sightings are being seen. 



Thanks.

Justin Rink
Midtown Omaha, Douglas Co., NE
spindalis79 AT yahoo.com
Subject: Re: vireo fallout at Crystal Cove
From: "Harry & Phyllis Salyards hpsalyar AT tcgcs.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 19:13:46 -0500

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Subject: Sept 2 yard bird explosion
From: "hpsalyar AT tcgcs.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 08 Sep 2014 12:01:16 -0700
Hastings,Adams Co. Central town 1/2 acre (4 lots) mixed greenery. Cool weather, 
clear. Hackberries ripe, 

 porcelain berries ripe, Sand cherry ripe. Seated in only 2 spots in yard, 
observed for approximately 90 minutes. 

 Saw : Red headed woodpecker,1
           Downy woodpecker, 1
           Yellow Shafted flicker, 1
            Brown Thrasher, 2
            Catbird,1
            Robin, multiple mature and immature
            Blue Jay,multiple
            Cardinal, multiple mature and immature
            Baltimore Oriole, fall male immature and mature female
            House Finch, multiple
            Mourning Dove, multiple
            Eurasian Collared Dove,multiple
            Starling, 4
            Great Crested Flycatcher,1 
            Warbling Vireo, 1
 The last two were life yard birds for me.
  
 

 

 

 

Subject: Re: Downy woodpeckers
From: "Patricia Williams pat64williams AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 09:10:40 -0700
Clem,

Thanks. That is kind of what I thought. I don't have a feeder out, but will put 
it out right now! 


Pat Williams
Omaha 


On Monday, September 8, 2014 10:17 AM, "ckavian AT cox.net [NEBirds]" 
 wrote: 

  


  
Pat, 
Generally Downy WPs don’t migrate.  What you may have is a family 
where the juveniles are still hanging around with the parents.  Also, if 
you have a feeder out it may be that they have discovered it since a lot of 
people may not have filled their feeders yet. 
Clem Klaphake 
Bellevue, NE 



From: mailto:NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com  
Sent: Monday, September 08, 2014 10:00 AM 
To: NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com  
Subject: [NEBirds] Downy woodpeckers 
 
  
Do Downy Woodpeckers migrate?   

I have at least 6 of them in my yard right now, and I have never seen more 
than 1-2 at a time before.  Unfortunately, my binos are in the car, so I 
can't see any details on sex, age, etc. 

Pat Williams 
93rd & Western 
Omaha 
Douglas Co.  
 
Subject: Re: Downy woodpeckers
From: "ckavian AT cox.net [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 10:18:27 -0500
Pat,
Generally Downy WPs don’t migrate. What you may have is a family where the 
juveniles are still hanging around with the parents. Also, if you have a feeder 
out it may be that they have discovered it since a lot of people may not have 
filled their feeders yet. 

Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE


From: mailto:NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Monday, September 08, 2014 10:00 AM
To: NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com 
Subject: [NEBirds] Downy woodpeckers

  

Do Downy Woodpeckers migrate?  

I have at least 6 of them in my yard right now, and I have never seen more than 
1-2 at a time before. Unfortunately, my binos are in the car, so I can't see 
any details on sex, age, etc. 


Pat Williams
93rd & Western
Omaha
Douglas Co.
Subject: Downy woodpeckers
From: "Patricia Williams pat64williams AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:00:24 -0700
Do Downy Woodpeckers migrate?  

I have at least 6 of them in my yard right now, and I have never seen more than 
1-2 at a time before. Unfortunately, my binos are in the car, so I can't see 
any details on sex, age, etc. 


Pat Williams
93rd & Western
Omaha
Douglas Co.
Subject: FW: Wood Stork
From: "'Jerry Toll' geritol48 AT cox.net [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 07:19:50 -0500
Received this third hand report about a wood stork still in the BoyeR Chute 
area in SE Washington County. 


 

Jer Toll

2741 Wyoming St

Omaha NE 68112

402.312.1635

  geritol48 AT cox.net 

From: Sheets, Mindy [mailto:mindy_sheets AT fws.gov] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 1:02 PM
To: Jerry Toll
Subject: Wood Stork

 

Hey,

 

Wanted to let you know a lady from the Boyer Chute area called the other day 
and has been seeing the wood stork flying around. She said she saw him several 
times this summer but thought she was crazy until he was sitting and she got a 
close look at him. 


 

Take Care


**************************************************

Mindy Sheets

Deputy Refuge Manager

DeSoto & Boyer Chute NWR

1434  316th Lane 

Missouri Valley, IA  51555

 



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Subject: Unusual peep at Grass Pads
From: "Noah Arthur semirelicta AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2014 20:32:54 -0700
For the last couple days I've been puzzling over a peep I photographed at Grass 
Pad 2 on Friday evening. This bird was essentially a Least Sandpiper, but had a 
number of odd features that made it stand out from the flock and reminded me 
somewhat of Long-toed Stint. Here are some photos: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/73989529 AT N02/sets/72157647341294401/ 


The forehead is dark all the way to the bill-base, the cap is very contrasty 
dark rufous, and the pale tertial-edgings are straight (not wavy or "notched") 
-- all atypical for Least and somewhat suggestive of Long-toed. Perhaps 
strangest of all is the structure: the bird looks noticeably small-headed to 
me, looking more like a tiny Sharp-tailed or Pectoral Sandpiper than a Least. 
It also seemed to be foraging rather oddly, running in brief rapid dashes and 
stopping to feed, rather like a very hunched-over plover. 


Any feedback on this bird is much appreciated! 

Thanks!

Noah Arthur, Lincoln
Subject: Long-tailed Jaeger
From: "'Neal Ratzlaff' nratzlaff AT cox.net [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2014 21:03:06 -0500
The Long-tailed Jaeger was still on Capitol Beach Lake early this afternoon.

Just as we were leaving it came up off the water and made not one, but two
low

passes directly over Pier 2 giving us great looks at this beautiful bird!

 

Deb and Neal Ratzlaff
Subject: Swainson's Thrush
From: "'Lanny and Robin' snowbunting AT rcom-ne.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2014 18:24:12 -0700




Subject: Mercer Woods/ Misc.
From: "Justin Rink spindalis79 AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2014 08:46:40 -0700
 Yesterday (9/06) afternoon there were a few migrants on property. These 
included... 


-3 R-t Hummingbird
-2 House Wren
-1 Brown Thrasher
-1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
-1 Ovenbird (FOS)
-2 Nashville Warbler (FOS)
-1 Large yellow mantled skulker. (flew from thick brush to thick brush. Flight 
call resembled MOURNING WARBLER.) 

-1 Wilson's Warbler

Interesting behavior observed included a hatch-year male RUBY-THROATED 
HUMMINGBIRD harassing a NASHVILLE WARBLER for a solid three minutes. The hummer 
appeared to taunt the warbler by flying around it and in a somewhat angled 
fashion (think smaller radius breeding display). When the NASHVILLE flew out, 
the hummer wasted no time in giving chase. 


Today at Mercer Woods the only migrants included a couple TENNESSEE WARBLERS 
(FOS) and a BALTIMORE ORIOLE. 


Yesterday I also headed to the grass pads and the sandpit lake to the west.

Only a few shorebirds were observed as the pools are quickly drying up. On the 
Sandpit lake birds observed included... 


-7 Black Tern
-5 Forster's Tern
-1 Common Tern (FOY)- Dark wedged primaries on non-breeding adult.
-2 Least Tern

On 6/04 I unfortunately also struck out on the Little Gull at Gavin's Point.

Good birding.

Justin Rink
Midtown Omaha, Douglas Co., NE
spindalis79 AT yahoo.com
Subject: Schuyler - vireos
From: "'Jorgensen, Joel' Joel.Jorgensen AT nebraska.gov [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2014 13:15:34 +0000
I checked a few parks and cemeteries in Butler, Colfax and Dodge Counties on 7 
Sep. I found a lot of birds at the Schuyler city campground/hike-bike trail. 
Like Bill H., I had a lot of vireos. Highlights: 


Schuyler campground
67 Warbling Vireos
29 Red-eyed Vireos
3 Blue-headed Vireos
1 Swainson's Thrush
3 Wilson's Warblers

I also had a Great Egret (flyover) and a Ruby-throated Hummingbird (coming to a 
feeder) in Schuyler. 


Good birding!

 - Joel

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 

Joel Jorgensen | Nongame Bird Program Manager
Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
2200 N 33rd | Lincoln, NE 68503
 joel.jorgensen AT nebraska.gov | 402.471.5440
Subject: vireo fallout at Crystal Cove
From: "William Huser billfhuser AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2014 23:59:20 -0500
Sat., 9/6/14, Crystal Cove:
Upwards of 100 vireos were present in two mixed flocks made up of seemingly
equal numbers of Red-eyed and Warbling. At least a dozen Nashville Warblers
were also present.

Also:
Tennessee Warbler.  1
Bell's Video   1-2
Empids.  2
E. Wood Pewee. 1

Bill Huser
South Sioux City
Subject: Grass Pad & Two Rivers SP
From: "'Neal Ratzlaff' nratzlaff AT cox.net [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2014 21:49:16 -0500
Several members of the Fontenelle Forest Bird Club visited Grass Pad #2 this
morning.

Numbers were down significantly from yesterday:

Pectoral Sandpiper - 8

Solitary Sandpiper - 1

Wilson's Snipe - 1

Semipalmated Sandpiper - 4

Least Sandpiper - 6

Killdeer - estimated at 40

Semipalmated Plover - 4

American Golden-plover - 1

Canada Geese - 

 

Late morning visit to Two Rivers State Park:

The parking area just before the entrance was the only site of significant
bird activity.  Here we had:

Yellow Warbler - 1

Cedar Waxwing - Several

Warbling Vireo - 3

Red-eyed Vireo - 1

Baltimore Oriole - 1

Indigo Bunting - 1

Eastern Phoebe - 1

Green Heron - 1

Eastern Bluebird - 1

Eastern Kingbird - 1

Plus American Robins, Blue Jays, Northern Flicker, Downy Woodpecker,
Chipping Sparrow

 

The rest of the park was very quiet with:

1 Adult Bald Eagle perched in a tree over the river

2 Gray Catbirds

1 Red-headed Woodpecker

2 Black-capped Chickadees

 

Neal Ratzlaff

 
Subject: Bellevue Birds
From: "Loren Padelford lpdlfrd AT cox.net [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2014 19:08:28 -0500
This morning at Haworth Park we saw:

Great-crested Flycatcher - 1
Eastern Phoebe - 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee -  3
Olive-sided Flycatcher - 1
Warbling Vireo - 5
Cedar Waxwing - 2
Nashville Warbler - 1
American Redstart - 1
Wilson's Warbler - 1


Loren and Babs Padelford
Bellevue, NE
lpdlfrd AT cox.net


Subject: LTJaeger
From: "William Huser billfhuser AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2014 06:50:07 -0500
The cooperative Jaeger was present on the western side of Capitol Beach
Lake between 4 and 5pm Friday. The Bird was viewed briefly in flight and
for some time on the water amongst many, scattered Franklin Gulls. Viewing
was from Pier 2's vacant lot. The overcast conditions were a great help in
looking westward in late afternoon.

Bob Livermore
Bill Huser
South Sioux City
Subject: Re: Capitol Beach Jaeger continues
From: "'dtandelsie AT yahoo.com' dtandelsie@yahoo.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2014 22:38:10 -0500
Joel,
Thanks for the reply! Here's to hoping the bird will stick around at least one 
more day! 

Diane

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID

"'Jorgensen, Joel' Joel.Jorgensen AT nebraska.gov [NEBirds]" 
 wrote: 


>  
>
>Diane raises a good question about where to go and a good point about not 
getting the local homeowners upset.  I also received an email off-list 
requesting clarification about where to go to see the jaeger at Capitol Beach 
Lake (CBL). Thus, more information would be helpful.   The best and really 
only place to view CBL is from the cul-de-sac at the end of Pier 2 Road.  An 
address to type into google maps or whatever webpage you’d like to use is 636 
Waterfront Pl, Lincoln, NE 68528.  Don’t go to the address, but the address 
will take you to the cul-de-sac. 

>
> 
>
>The second point about upsetting the local homeowners is one that I have 
always had a little bit of concern about because the circumstances at CBL are 
such that there is potential for upset and conflict, particularly if birders 
unknowingly traverse areas where they do not have permission.  Interestingly, 
more and bigger rarities means more potential for upset.  This could 
conceivably result in the homeowners contacting whatever authorities and 
somehow reducing birder’s access to this site by some means (I don’t know 
what that would be, specifically).  I think that would be unfortunate if that 
were to occur.  Thus, it is important to remember, particularly for birders 
not familiar with the site coming to see this particular rarity or any future 
ones, that there is no public property at CBL.  It is essentially a view from 
the street.  Avoiding any actions that might irritate the locals would be 
appreciated so that everything stays status quo, if you know what I mean. 

>
> 
>
>I may not have a full grasp of all details about the unspoken protocols at CBL 
or if any homeowners have expressed any displeasure to any birders while at 
CBL, but I think this a worthwhile topic to proactively  acknowledge and 
address.  If anyone else has any relevant insights to add, that would be 
great.  

>
> 
>
>Thanks Diane for the questions.
>
> 
>
>Good birding!
>
> 
>
>- Joel
>
> 
>
> 
>
>Joel Jorgensen   |  Nongame Bird Program Manager  
>
>Nebraska Game and Parks Commission  
>
> 2200 N. 33rd St.   |  Lincoln, NE 68503   
>
>joel.jorgensen AT nebraska.gov  |  402.471.5440
>
> 
>
> 
>
> 
>
>From: NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com] 
>Sent: Friday, September 05, 2014 4:24 PM
>To: NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com
>Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Capitol Beach Jaeger continues
>
> 
>
>  
>
>Hi all,
>
>I'll be heading back to Wyoming tomorrow through Lincoln and would love to see 
the Capital Beach Long-tailed Jaeger on my way through town.  I was glad to 
see that Dan Leger saw it today at Pier 2. I can find that pier on Google maps 
but wonder if anyone has more specific information to access so that I don't 
get crosswise with residents/landowners? Any information is greatly 
appreciated. 

>
> 
>
>I always enjoy following what folks are seeing in my home state!
>
> 
>
>Thanks, and good birding!
>
> 
>
>Diane T from Wyoming
>
> 
>
>Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID
>
>
>
>"Daniel Leger dleger1 AT unl.edu [NEBirds]"  wrote:
>
>  
>
>I haven't had a chance to get out lately, but I finally made the short trip 
over to Capitol Beach Lake, where I quickly found the Long-tailed Jaeger off 
Pier 2. I was glad that I didn't miss the opportunity. 

>
> 
>
>Speaking of opportunities, I'm thinking of maybe making the trek to Gavins 
Point in search of the Little Gull on Sunday, but Clem's recent report suggests 
I may be too late. If anyone finds it today or tomorrow (Saturday) please post 
your sighting. Thanks. 

>
> 
>
>Finally, Michael Willison's comments about where the border is located between 
Nebraska and South Dakota reminds me of the flurry we had a few years ago when 
the Ross's Gull appeared in the same area. It turns out that the two states 
disagree about the precise boundary, so there is no definitive answer to the 
question. Take your pick may be the best advice at this time. 

>
> 
>
>Dan Leger
>
>Lincoln
>
>
>
> 
Subject: Grass Pad #2
From: "'Neal Ratzlaff' nratzlaff AT cox.net [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2014 21:48:50 -0500
I revisited Grass Pad #2 this morning - there is still some (less) water
than last week - most of the birds were in the back of the field in front of
the center pivot

Sightings included:

 

150 Killdeer

  3 Semipalmated Plover

  2 Piping Plover

  1 American Golden-plover (transitional but still with a great deal of
black on the chest and belly - more black on this one than the individual
seen last week)

 75 Pectoral Sandpiper

  15 Least Sandpiper

   3 Semipalmated Sandpiper

   1 Lesser Yellowlegs

    Momentary look at what I believe was a Buff-breasted Sandpiper

 

REally busy traffic along Highway 92 so stopped only for a minute or two at
Grass Pad #1 - Saw aabout 25 Killdeer and 65 Canada Geese but not much else.

 

Neal Ratzlaff
Subject: Re: Chadron SP Banding Station 8/30-9/5
From: "'Kathy DeLara' renosmom AT charter.net [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2014 19:53:52 -0600
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: jel260 AT gmail.com [NEBirds] 
  To: NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Friday, September 05, 2014 7:14 PM
  Subject: [NEBirds] Chadron SP Banding Station 8/30-9/5


    

 Chadron State Park's bird banding station got off to a solid start this past 
week with 129 birds banded of 24 different species. Our most common species 
were House Wren (35), Chipping Sparrow (28), and Spotted Towhee (10). Species 
of note included Cordilleran Flycatcher (8/30 and recaptured 9/5), Orchard and 
Bullock's Orioles (8/30), Lincoln's Sparrow (9/5), and Townsend's Warbler 
(9/5). Here's the species list for each day, followed by a list of additional 
species observed around the park over the last week. Clicking on the date of 
each banding day should link you to an eBird checklist for that morning, which 
includes pictures of notable species. 





  8/30:

  Western Wood-Pewee (1)

  Cordilleran Flycatcher (1)

  Black-capped Chickadee (2 new, 1 recapture)

  White-breasted Nuthatch (1)

  Pygmy Nuthatch (1)

  House Wren (11)

  Spotted Towhee (5)

  Chipping Sparrow (3)

  Clay-colored Sparrow (1)

  Indigo Bunting (2)

  Orchard Oriole (1)

  Bullock's Oriole (1)




  8/31: limited banding time due to thunderstorms

  Wilson's Warbler (1)




  9/1:

  Black-capped Chickadee (2 new, 1 recapture)

  House Wren (5)

  Yellow-breasted Chat (1)

  Spotted Towhee (1 new, 1 recapture)




  9/2:

  Hairy Woodpecker (1)

  Western Wood-Pewee (1)

  White-breasted Nuthatch (1)

  Pygmy Nuthatch (1)

  House Wren (4)

  Chipping Sparrow (11)




  9/3:

  Eastern Phoebe (1)

  Warbling Vireo, western (1)

  Black-capped Chickadee (1 recapture)

  House Wren (11)

  Eastern Bluebird (5)

  Yellow Warbler (1)

  Wilson's Warbler (3)

  Chipping Sparrow (14)

  House Finch (1)

  American Goldfinch (2)




  9/4:

  Red-breasted Nuthatch (1)

  House Wren (2)

  Gray Catbird (1)

  Orange-crowned Warbler (1)

  Wilson's Warbler (4)

  Spotted Towhee (2)




  9/5:

  Cordilleran Flycatcher (Recaptured the bird banded 8/30)

  Black-capped Chickadee (1)

  House Wren (2)

  Orange-crowned Warbler (2)

  Townsend's Warbler (1)

  Wilson's Warbler (2)

  Spotted Towhee (2)

  Lincoln's Sparrow (1)




  Species observed around the park between 8/30 and 9/5:




  Wild Turkey


  Turkey Vulture

  Red-tailed Hawk

  Killdeer

  Mourning Dove

  Eastern Screech-Owl

  Great Horned Owl

  Red-headed Woodpecker

  Downy Woodpecker

  Hairy Woodpecker

  Northern Flicker

  American Kestrel

  Western Wood-Pewee

  Eastern Phoebe

  Plumbeous Vireo

  Warbling Vireo

  Blue Jay

  American Crow

  Black-capped Chickadee

  Red-breasted Nuthatch

  White-breasted Nuthatch

  Pygmy Nuthatch

  House Wren

  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

  Eastern Bluebird

  Mountain Bluebird

  American Robin

  Gray Catbird

  Brown Thrasher

  Cedar Waxwing

  Orange-crowned Warbler

  Yellow Warbler

  Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)

  Wilson's Warbler

  Yellow-breasted Chat

  Spotted Towhee

  Chipping Sparrow

  Clay-colored Sparrow

  Lincoln's Sparrow

  Black-headed Grosbeak

  House Finch

  Red Crossbill

  Pine Siskin


  American Goldfinch







  -- Josh Lefever

  Bander, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory





  
Subject: Re: Wildcats Hills Bird list for the week
From: "'Kathy DeLara' renosmom AT charter.net [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2014 19:50:43 -0600
Holly
Thanks for posting the list, you have a good variety of birds already!! 
Would you post the names of the birds instead of just the alpha codes for them. 
There are a few people on the list that are familiar with them but a lot of 
people are not. Thanks! 


You have listed some unusual birds for the area such as the Common Raven which, 
as far as I know, has not been documented in the panhandle. The Dusky 
Flycatcher is a great bird to find, they nest in the Black Hills so one would 
assume they come though here, just hard to observe and id when they're flying 
around. 


Hope to stop by there next Saturday for your Public Banding Day

Kathy DeLara
Mitchell NE


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: hmgarrod AT yahoo.com [NEBirds] 
  To: NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Friday, September 05, 2014 4:03 PM
  Subject: [NEBirds] Wildcats Hills Bird list for the week


    

  Hello!




 Here is the list of birds captured and observed at Wildcat Hills for the past 
week. 


  Captured: 


 BLJA, OCWA, BGGN, AMGO, LEGO, CHSP, BCCH, RBNU, PYNU, WEWP, RECR, HOFI, EABL, 
CAFI, SPTO, MODO, BRSP, LASP, WIWA, BHGR, HOWR, DUFL, LEFL, AUWA, CEDW 





  Other birds observed but not captured:

  TEWA, WITU, AMCR, CORA, AMKE, EUCD




  Happy birding!




  Holly Garrod 



  
Subject: Chadron SP Banding Station 8/30-9/5
From: "jel260 AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 05 Sep 2014 18:14:49 -0700
Chadron State Park's bird banding station got off to a solid start this past 
week with 129 birds banded of 24 different species. Our most common species 
were House Wren (35), Chipping Sparrow (28), and Spotted Towhee (10). Species 
of note included Cordilleran Flycatcher (8/30 and recaptured 9/5), Orchard and 
Bullock's Orioles (8/30), Lincoln's Sparrow (9/5), and Townsend's Warbler 
(9/5). Here's the species list for each day, followed by a list of additional 
species observed around the park over the last week. Clicking on the date of 
each banding day should link you to an eBird checklist for that morning, which 
includes pictures of notable species. 

 

 8/30 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19618105:
 Western Wood-Pewee (1)
 Cordilleran Flycatcher (1)
 Black-capped Chickadee (2 new, 1 recapture)
 White-breasted Nuthatch (1)
 Pygmy Nuthatch (1)
 House Wren (11)
 Spotted Towhee (5)
 Chipping Sparrow (3)
 Clay-colored Sparrow (1)
 Indigo Bunting (2)
 Orchard Oriole (1)
 Bullock's Oriole (1)
 

 8/31 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19630024: limited banding 
time due to thunderstorms 

 Wilson's Warbler (1)
 

 9/1 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19638044:
 Black-capped Chickadee (2 new, 1 recapture)
 House Wren (5)
 Yellow-breasted Chat (1)
 Spotted Towhee (1 new, 1 recapture)
 

 9/2 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19649551:
 Hairy Woodpecker (1)
 Western Wood-Pewee (1)
 White-breasted Nuthatch (1)
 Pygmy Nuthatch (1)
 House Wren (4)
 Chipping Sparrow (11)
 

 9/3 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19659130:
 Eastern Phoebe (1)
 Warbling Vireo, western (1)
 Black-capped Chickadee (1 recapture)
 House Wren (11)
 Eastern Bluebird (5)
 Yellow Warbler (1)
 Wilson's Warbler (3)
 Chipping Sparrow (14)
 House Finch (1)
 American Goldfinch (2)
 

 9/4 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19716408:
 Red-breasted Nuthatch (1)
 House Wren (2)
 Gray Catbird (1)
 Orange-crowned Warbler (1)
 Wilson's Warbler (4)
 Spotted Towhee (2)
 

 9/5 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19739321:
 Cordilleran Flycatcher (Recaptured the bird banded 8/30)
 Black-capped Chickadee (1)
 House Wren (2)
 Orange-crowned Warbler (2)
 Townsend's Warbler (1)
 Wilson's Warbler (2)
 Spotted Towhee (2)
 Lincoln's Sparrow (1)
 

 Species observed around the park between 8/30 and 9/5:
 

 Wild Turkey

 Turkey Vulture
 Red-tailed Hawk
 Killdeer
 Mourning Dove
 Eastern Screech-Owl
 Great Horned Owl
 Red-headed Woodpecker
 Downy Woodpecker
 Hairy Woodpecker
 Northern Flicker
 American Kestrel
 Western Wood-Pewee
 Eastern Phoebe
 Plumbeous Vireo
 Warbling Vireo
 Blue Jay
 American Crow
 Black-capped Chickadee
 Red-breasted Nuthatch
 White-breasted Nuthatch
 Pygmy Nuthatch
 House Wren
 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
 Eastern Bluebird
 Mountain Bluebird
 American Robin
 Gray Catbird
 Brown Thrasher
 Cedar Waxwing
 Orange-crowned Warbler
 Yellow Warbler
 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
 Wilson's Warbler
 Yellow-breasted Chat
 Spotted Towhee
 Chipping Sparrow
 Clay-colored Sparrow
 Lincoln's Sparrow
 Black-headed Grosbeak
 House Finch
 Red Crossbill
 Pine Siskin
 
 American Goldfinch
 

 

 -- Josh Lefever
 Bander, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
 

Subject: Re: Wildcats Hills Bird list for the week
From: "pastorpaultdunbar AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 05 Sep 2014 17:19:47 -0700
Great banding, esp the Dusky Flycatcher, but Cassin's Finch also good. Most 
intriguing is the Common Raven you saw. Did you get photos? We are definitely 
seeking more info on these birds in NE. Paul Dunbar Hastings, NE 
Subject: Wildcats Hills Bird list for the week
From: "hmgarrod AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 05 Sep 2014 15:03:09 -0700
Hello!
 

 Here is the list of birds captured and observed at Wildcat Hills for the past 
week. 

 Captured: 

 BLJA, OCWA, BGGN, AMGO, LEGO, CHSP, BCCH, RBNU, PYNU, WEWP, RECR, HOFI, EABL, 
CAFI, SPTO, MODO, BRSP, LASP, WIWA, BHGR, HOWR, DUFL, LEFL, AUWA, CEDW 

 

 Other birds observed but not captured:
 TEWA, WITU, AMCR, CORA, AMKE, EUCD
 

 Happy birding!
 

 Holly Garrod 

Subject: RE: Capitol Beach Jaeger continues
From: "'Jorgensen, Joel' Joel.Jorgensen AT nebraska.gov [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2014 21:51:57 +0000
Diane raises a good question about where to go and a good point about not 
getting the local homeowners upset. I also received an email off-list 
requesting clarification about where to go to see the jaeger at Capitol Beach 
Lake (CBL). Thus, more information would be helpful. The best and really only 
place to view CBL is from the cul-de-sac at the end of Pier 2 Road. An address 
to type into google maps or whatever webpage you’d like to use is 636 
Waterfront Pl, Lincoln, NE 68528. Don’t go to the address, but the address 
will take you to the cul-de-sac. 


The second point about upsetting the local homeowners is one that I have always 
had a little bit of concern about because the circumstances at CBL are such 
that there is potential for upset and conflict, particularly if birders 
unknowingly traverse areas where they do not have permission. Interestingly, 
more and bigger rarities means more potential for upset. This could conceivably 
result in the homeowners contacting whatever authorities and somehow reducing 
birder’s access to this site by some means (I don’t know what that would 
be, specifically). I think that would be unfortunate if that were to occur. 
Thus, it is important to remember, particularly for birders not familiar with 
the site coming to see this particular rarity or any future ones, that there is 
no public property at CBL. It is essentially a view from the street. Avoiding 
any actions that might irritate the locals would be appreciated so that 
everything stays status quo, if you know what I mean. 


I may not have a full grasp of all details about the unspoken protocols at CBL 
or if any homeowners have expressed any displeasure to any birders while at 
CBL, but I think this a worthwhile topic to proactively acknowledge and 
address. If anyone else has any relevant insights to add, that would be great. 


Thanks Diane for the questions.

Good birding!

- Joel


Joel Jorgensen   |  Nongame Bird Program Manager
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
 2200 N. 33rd St.   |  Lincoln, NE 68503
joel.jorgensen AT nebraska.gov | 402.471.5440 




From: NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2014 4:24 PM
To: NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Capitol Beach Jaeger continues


Hi all,
I'll be heading back to Wyoming tomorrow through Lincoln and would love to see 
the Capital Beach Long-tailed Jaeger on my way through town. I was glad to see 
that Dan Leger saw it today at Pier 2. I can find that pier on Google maps but 
wonder if anyone has more specific information to access so that I don't get 
crosswise with residents/landowners? Any information is greatly appreciated. 


I always enjoy following what folks are seeing in my home state!

Thanks, and good birding!

Diane T from Wyoming

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID


"Daniel Leger dleger1 AT unl.edu [NEBirds]" 
> wrote: 




I haven't had a chance to get out lately, but I finally made the short trip 
over to Capitol Beach Lake, where I quickly found the Long-tailed Jaeger off 
Pier 2. I was glad that I didn't miss the opportunity. 




Speaking of opportunities, I'm thinking of maybe making the trek to Gavins 
Point in search of the Little Gull on Sunday, but Clem's recent report suggests 
I may be too late. If anyone finds it today or tomorrow (Saturday) please post 
your sighting. Thanks. 




Finally, Michael Willison's comments about where the border is located between 
Nebraska and South Dakota reminds me of the flurry we had a few years ago when 
the Ross's Gull appeared in the same area. It turns out that the two states 
disagree about the precise boundary, so there is no definitive answer to the 
question. Take your pick may be the best advice at this time. 




Dan Leger

Lincoln

Subject: Re: Capitol Beach Jaeger continues
From: "'dtandelsie AT yahoo.com' dtandelsie@yahoo.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:23:36 -0500
Hi all,
I'll be heading back to Wyoming tomorrow through Lincoln and would love to see 
the Capital Beach Long-tailed Jaeger on my way through town. I was glad to see 
that Dan Leger saw it today at Pier 2. I can find that pier on Google maps but 
wonder if anyone has more specific information to access so that I don't get 
crosswise with residents/landowners? Any information is greatly appreciated. 


I always enjoy following what folks are seeing in my home state!

Thanks, and good birding!

Diane T from Wyoming

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"Daniel Leger dleger1 AT unl.edu [NEBirds]"  wrote:

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>I haven't had a chance to get out lately, but I finally made the short trip 
over to Capitol Beach Lake, where I quickly found the Long-tailed Jaeger off 
Pier 2. I was glad that I didn't miss the opportunity. 

>
>
>Speaking of opportunities, I'm thinking of maybe making the trek to Gavins 
Point in search of the Little Gull on Sunday, but Clem's recent report suggests 
I may be too late. If anyone finds it today or tomorrow (Saturday) please post 
your sighting. Thanks. 

>
>
>Finally, Michael Willison's comments about where the border is located between 
Nebraska and South Dakota reminds me of the flurry we had a few years ago when 
the Ross's Gull appeared in the same area. It turns out that the two states 
disagree about the precise boundary, so there is no definitive answer to the 
question. Take your pick may be the best advice at this time. 

>
>
>Dan Leger
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>Lincoln
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Subject: Capitol Beach Jaeger continues
From: "Daniel Leger dleger1 AT unl.edu [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2014 19:20:30 +0000
I haven't had a chance to get out lately, but I finally made the short trip 
over to Capitol Beach Lake, where I quickly found the Long-tailed Jaeger off 
Pier 2. I was glad that I didn't miss the opportunity. 



Speaking of opportunities, I'm thinking of maybe making the trek to Gavins 
Point in search of the Little Gull on Sunday, but Clem's recent report suggests 
I may be too late. If anyone finds it today or tomorrow (Saturday) please post 
your sighting. Thanks. 



Finally, Michael Willison's comments about where the border is located between 
Nebraska and South Dakota reminds me of the flurry we had a few years ago when 
the Ross's Gull appeared in the same area. It turns out that the two states 
disagree about the precise boundary, so there is no definitive answer to the 
question. Take your pick may be the best advice at this time. 



Dan Leger

Lincoln
Subject: RE: Re: UNL birding student groups?
From: "Thomas Labedz tlabedz1 AT unl.edu [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2014 13:42:06 +0000
Sorry, this is kind of off topic from the usual NEBird topics. UNL has numerous 
birders among the faculty, staff, and students. Off the top of my head I can 
think of birders in Biology, Natural Resources, State Museum, Psychology, 
Music, Engineering, Campus Recreation, Facilities Maintenance. I think a 
similar predicament of trying to find interested co-conspirators in 
ornithology/birding occurred in the 1890s, and resulted in the formation of the 
Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union in 1899. The association between the NOU and 
State Museum (UNL) continues to this day. I think it would be wonderful if an 
RSO for birding could be organized on campus because the easiest way for 
students to learn is from each other, they will have similar desires and 
schedules. Those interested can certainly contact me and we can try to decipher 
UNL’s system to get a group started. But I’ll be out of town until 
September 15th. 


Thomas Labedz, Lincoln
University of Nebraska State Museum
tlabedz1 AT unl.edu


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Subject: [NEBirds] Re: UNL birding student groups?


There should be some info somewhere here on how to start an RSO. (With over 500 
of them, a birding group could hardly be considered too peripherally 
"hobbyist"!) You might be better off by starting out via "bulletin 
board"/social media word-of-mouth, however, avoiding the bureaucratic nonsense 
until you've achieved some critical mass. I'm somewhat surprised that there 
isn't such a group already; but then I think of all my students during my 
twelve years here—and I'm less surprised. Oh, East Campus would seem a more 
"natural" fit, of course; I'm stuck in oh-the-Humanities. 


--T Gannon
--Lancaster Co

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Subject: Re: UNL birding student groups?
From: "tgannon2 AT unl.edu [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 05 Sep 2014 05:57:48 -0700
There should be some info somewhere here on how to start an RSO. (With over 500 
of them, a birding group could hardly be considered too peripherally 
"hobbyist"!) You might be better off by starting out via "bulletin 
board"/social media word-of-mouth, however, avoiding the bureaucratic nonsense 
until you've achieved some critical mass. I'm somewhat surprised that there 
isn't such a group already; but then I think of all my students during my 
twelve years here—and I'm less surprised. Oh, East Campus would seem a more 
"natural" fit, of course; I'm stuck in oh-the-Humanities. 

 

 --T Gannon
 --Lancaster Co
 

Clubs & Organizations | Undergraduate Office of Admissions | University of 
Nebraska–Lincoln 
http://admissions.unl.edu/student-life/get-involved/clubs-organizations.aspx 

 
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Nebraska–Lincoln 
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Get Involved! With more than 500 Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) on 
campus there is a student group for every interest and passion. Big Red Welcome 

 
 
 
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