Birdingonthe.Net

Recent Postings from
Nebraska Birds

> Home > Mail
> Alerts

Updated on Friday, April 18 at 08:26 PM EST
The most recently received Mail is at the top.


Broad-winged Hawk,©Julie Zickefoose

18 Apr Another Semi-eclipse Fontenelle Report- 4/18 [Justin Rink ]
18 Apr Font. For., & vicintiy ["Elliott Bedows" ]
18 Apr Font. For. []
18 Apr Spring Meeting NOU/IOU [Paul Roisen ]
18 Apr Re: Fw: eBird Report - Base Lake, Apr 17, 2014 [Aaron Howe ]
17 Apr Fw: eBird Report - Base Lake, Apr 17, 2014 []
17 Apr Sarpy County Birds [Loren Padelford ]
17 Apr White winged doves [Tony Ikuko Curtis ]
14 Apr Prairie Chicken [Tony Ikuko Curtis ]
17 Apr Fontenelle Forest - Yellow-throated Warbler [Ruth Stearns ]
17 Apr RE: Yellow-throated Warbler []
17 Apr Re: yellow-headed blackbird [Dave ]
17 Apr RE: yellow-headed blackbird ["Walker, TJ" ]
17 Apr April 15 Lancaster County birding! []
16 Apr yellow-headed blackbird ["Deb Hansen" ]
16 Apr Re: a little birding [John Carlini ]
16 Apr Fw: Nebraska Birding ["Kathy DeLara" ]
16 Apr Blue Gray Gnatcatcher [Ami Sheffield ]
16 Apr Bellevue raptors - OH MY !!!!! ["Elliott Bedows" ]
16 Apr Yellow-throated Warbler [Loren Padelford ]
16 Apr RE: Yellow-throated Warbler ["Elliott Bedows" ]
16 Apr Yellow-throated Warbler []
16 Apr a little birding ["mstev4 AT aol.com" ]
16 Apr Platte River State Park & Fontenelle Forest 4/15 []
15 Apr email address for John Sullivan? (no sightings) []
15 Apr DeSoto NWR spring count May 3 ["Jerry Toll" ]
14 Apr Sarpy County Birds [Loren Padelford ]
14 Apr Three different doves in one day. [Tony Ikuko Curtis ]
14 Apr Three different doves in one day. [Tony Ikuko Curtis ]
14 Apr have not been able to post. test [Tony Ikuko Curtis ]
14 Apr Bellevue birding ["Elliott Bedows" ]
14 Apr Whooping Cranes ["Jorgensen, Joel" ]
14 Apr Re: Whooping Cranes - then and now []
13 Apr Nests []
13 Apr Whooping Cranes - then and now []
13 Apr Re: FOY Birds []
13 Apr Re: FOY Birds [Loren Padelford ]
12 Apr Fw: eBird Report - Kiowa WMA, Apr 12, 2014 ["Kathy DeLara" ]
12 Apr Furnas and Harlan FOY ["Lanny and Robin" ]
12 Apr FOY Swainson's Hawks ["Don & Janis Paseka" ]
12 Apr FOY Birds []
12 Apr Neale Woods- 4/12 [Justin Rink ]
12 Apr Say's Phoebe and other birds [Marsha Nyffeler ]
11 Apr Crane Slam- Buffalo Co.- 4/11 [Justin Rink ]
11 Apr Re: Sarpy County birding []
11 Apr Re: Common Crane location Friday 4/11 ["Walker, TJ" ]
11 Apr Re: Common Crane location Friday 4/11 ["Walker, TJ" ]
11 Apr Fw: Kimball County []
11 Apr Common Crane location Friday 4/11 []
11 Apr Sarpy County birding ["Elliott Bedows" ]
11 Apr Common Crane ["Mark A. Brogie" ]
10 Apr woodcocks . . . [Deborah Murphy ]
10 Apr Carter Lake P.M.- 4/10 [Justin Rink ]
10 Apr common crane not found []
10 Apr snipe, godwit [Marsha Nyffeler ]
10 Apr Fw: eBird Report - Shadow Lake, Apr 10, 2014 []
10 Apr common crane seen Thur? []
10 Apr Re: Lake Manawa, Iowa [Allen ]
9 Apr Re: Lake Manawa, Iowa [John Carlini ]
9 Apr Am. Woodcocks- Douglas Co.- 4/09 [Justin Rink ]
9 Apr Re: Lake Manawa, Iowa [Edward Allen ]
9 Apr Lake Manawa, Iowa [Allen ]
9 Apr 8 March, 2014 American Woodcock [Garrett Day ]
09 Apr waterthrush and kinglet []
9 Apr RE: NOU/IOU meeting registration []
9 Apr NOU/IOU meeting registration [Daniel Leger ]
9 Apr Great Horned Owl Mercer Woods Area ["lutherhaige AT yahoo.com" ]
8 Apr Burt County ["Neal Ratzlaff" ]
8 Apr Mountain Plovers and FOY []
8 Apr Sunday Bird and Nature Society Spring seminar ["Gene" ]
8 Apr Barn Swallow [Ruth Stearns ]
8 Apr Re: FW: Nebraska Birding [Jan Johnson ]
08 Apr Re: Common Crane []
8 Apr Sunday Bird and Nature Society Spring seminar ["Gene" ]
8 Apr FW: Nebraska Birding []
7 Apr Merrick and Nance Counties 4/6/14 ["Lanny and Robin" ]

Subject: Another Semi-eclipse Fontenelle Report- 4/18
From: Justin Rink <spindalis79 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:03:31 -0700 (PDT)
 I'm sure we are all getting tired of the listings from Fontenelle, so here is 
another one (!) Today I went out birding with Eduardo M. from Omaha. 
Fontenelle was quite "birdy" and we ended up with around 50 species for the 
location. However, no raptors wereobserved. A few highlights from the 
lowlands/ wetlands(and Mormon Hollow)included... 


-2 Pileated Woodpecker ( One observed on Missouri Trail. A life bird for 
Eduardo thathe had wanted to see for 30 years). 

-1 Brown Creeper (singing male)
-4 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
-1 Hermit Thrush (FOY) (Stream Trail)
-2 Brown Thrasher
-3 Yellow-throated Warbler (FOY) (One bird observed on Stream Trail, one heard 
further down, and another heard on Missouri Trail). 

-2 Louisiana Waterthrush (FOY) (Just like everyone else).
-6Eastern Towhee
-1 Swamp Sparrow
-2 Lincoln's Sparrow (FOY)

 I would like to add to Clem's F.F.lepidoptera list a Varigated Fritillary.

We also stopped by Base Lake. It seems most of the birds observed yesterday by 
Clem had departed. However, we did spot a basic plumaged COMMON LOON and 
several HORNED GREBES. The swallows mentioned yesterday were completely 
absent. 

 Our next stop was Retriever (Gun Club) Marsh in which several shorebirds were 
present including single LEAST (FOY)., and PECTORAL SANDPIPERS. A pair of 
WILSON'S SNIPE were also observed in "probing mode." 


4/17--
Last nightbefore meeting Clem and the Ratslaff's at the Woodcock location I 
stopped by Bennington Lake. Amidst the thousands of FRANKLIN'S GULLS and 
smattering of R-B GULLS.I spotted a pair of SNOWY EGRETS (FOY)resting on the 
opposite wall with the gulls. Later that evening,the closest AM. WOODCOCK 
once again put on a great display. 


4/16- 
 At least three (3) YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS were observed on Mercer Woods 
property. I was told a pair of GREAT HORNED OWLS have taken up residence near 
the property as well. 


Good birding.

Justin Rink
Midtown Omaha, Douglas Co., NE
spindalis79 AT yahoo.com
Subject: Font. For., & vicintiy
From: "Elliott Bedows" <ebedows AT cox.net>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:19:28 -0500
Hi all, 

 

When Clem said the ‘floodplain, I’m not sure if he included Mormon Hollow. 
If not, then a third Fontenelle Lo. Waterthrush [FOY] was seen by yours truly 
this AM. Minus the Creeper, Hermit Thrushes and BW’d Hk, but plus Winter Wren 
[2], Brn. Thrasher [2- FOY], and Belted Kingfisher [1 –FOY], our lists look 
very similar. 


 

This afternoons’ list at the Base Lk. & vicinity looked very similar to the 
one posted by the Paddleford’s yesterday, except I did not see the Godwit – 
again [L!!] or Savannah Sp.’s along Cunningham Rd., but did see Solitary S.P. 
[FOY] and Semipalmated S.P. [FOY] at Retriever Marsh and Com. Loon [2 – both 
in basic plumage] at Base Lk. I recorded a total of 8 FOY’s today (all the 
above plus the YT’d-Warbler and BG Gnatcatcher [FF], and Yellow-hd’d 
Blackbird [Base Lk]). 


 

Elliott Bedows, 

Bellevue, Sarpy Co.

 

 

 

From: NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of 
ckavian AT cox.net 

Sent: Friday, April 18, 2014 4:51 PM
To: NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: [NEBirds] Font. For.

 

  

Spent about an hour and a half today on the flood plain at Fontenelle Forest. 
Highlights were: 


 

- 2 Yellow-throated Warblers (one on Missouri Trail next to the river and one 
on Cottonwood Trail) 


- 2 Louisiana Waterthrushes

- 2 Pileated Woodpeckers (one male and one female)

- 1 Brown Creeper

- 1 Broad-wimged Hawk (being chased by a nesting Cooper’s Hawk)

- 2 E. Towhees

- 1 Barred Owl (gave me great close-up looks)

- 2 Hermit Thrushes

- 2 Swamp Sparrows

- 2 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers

 

- 2 gigantic Snapping Turtles

 

- numerous Comma Butterflies

- numerous Sulphur Butterflies

- 2 Cabbage White Butterflies

- 2 Mourning  Cloak Butterflies

- 5 Red Admiral Butterflies

- Variety of Dragonflies

 

Clem Klaphake

Bellevue, NE

 


Subject: Font. For.
From: <ckavian AT cox.net>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:51:12 -0500
Spent about an hour and a half today on the flood plain at Fontenelle Forest. 
Highlights were: 


- 2 Yellow-throated Warblers (one on Missouri Trail next to the river and one 
on Cottonwood Trail) 

- 2 Louisiana Waterthrushes
- 2 Pileated Woodpeckers (one male and one female)
- 1 Brown Creeper
- 1 Broad-wimged Hawk (being chased by a nesting Cooper’s Hawk)
- 2 E. Towhees
- 1 Barred Owl (gave me great close-up looks)
- 2 Hermit Thrushes
- 2 Swamp Sparrows
- 2 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers

- 2 gigantic Snapping Turtles

- numerous Comma Butterflies
- numerous Sulphur Butterflies
- 2 Cabbage White Butterflies
- 2 Mourning  Cloak Butterflies
- 5 Red Admiral Butterflies
- Variety of Dragonflies

Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE
Subject: Spring Meeting NOU/IOU
From: Paul Roisen <roisenp1950 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:28:24 -0700 (PDT)
Greeting from NW Iowa!

Registration for the IOU/NOU Spring Meeting is in full swing. 45 registered so 
far--22 from Nebraska, 20 from Iowa, 1 from Arkansas, 1 from South Dakota, 1 
from Washington, and our speaker is from North Dakota. 6 states represented so 
far. 


FIELD TRIPS
The Nebraska side is incredibly tantalizing with the star attraction being 
Fontenelle Forest with its 16.2 miles of trails. Add the rest of the 
locations in Cass, Sarpy, Douglas, and Washington counties and we have a "can't 
miss" opportunity. And that is just the Nebraska side.  


As for the Iowa side of the river, anyone familiar with Mills, Pottawattamie, 
Harrison, and Fremont counties already knows that participants are in for a 
treat if they choose any one of those field trips. 



Every field trip leader is an exceptional well-know birder and very familiar 
with the area they will be helping you explore. These include such notables as 
Ross Silcock, Loren and Babs Padelford, Clem Klamkake, Jerry Toll, Keith Dyche, 
Justin Rink, Rick Schmid, Al Reyerm and I am sure I left several someones out! 
Sorry. 


For some of you this is a long ways to come. However, this is a rather 
historic meeting in the sense that this will be the first time the NOU has 
hosted the Iowa group.  We have many birders in common who bird both Nebraska 
and Iowa. 


Many of the NOU and IOU members regularly bird both states. Steve Dinsmore is 
one of the top birders in Nebraska. Keith Dyche and I joined the NOU last year 
for their fall meeting in western Nebraska. What a treat it was both bird-wise 
and in the friends we made.  We look forward to meeting even more of you at 
the meeting. New friends, new birding opportunities, WOW! Sign up now. 


I have already challenged the Iowa birders try outnumber the NE attendees at 
the meeting. It goes without saying that I fully expect NE birders to take up 
the friendly challenge as well and to do their best to stay ahead of IA 
registrants.  


Sign up now and prepare for a lot of fun.

Next Meeting

 
   Next Meeting  
View onwww.iowabirds.org Preview by Yahoo  

Just a last minute thought:
If Rick Wright showed up it would add Arizona
If Kay Niyo showed up it would add Colorado
If Paul Skrade showed up it would add Illinois
If the Berriers showed up it would add Wisconson
If Jon Dunn showed up it would add California.
Etc. etc.

This could be an all USA adventure.


Paul Roisen--President
Iowa Ornithologists' Union
Subject: Re: Fw: eBird Report - Base Lake, Apr 17, 2014
From: Aaron Howe <alh68304 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:46:46 -0500
Cass co. NE. Pond at 238 and van dorn is full of pelicans and about 20 
cormorants. Mounts pond to the west. Private property but can drive down Van 
Dorn. 



Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 17, 2014, at 11:17 PM,  wrote:
>
> Decent number of birds for a small area and a little over an hour of birding
> mostly out of the car. Still a few duck species, Loons, Grebes, lots of DC
> Cormorants, and 3 species of Gulls.  Nice to see the A. Pipits and 3 new
> year Swallow species.
> Clem Klaphake
> Bellevue, NE
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: do-not-reply AT ebird.org
> Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:11 PM
> To: ckavian AT cox.net
> Subject: eBird Report - Base Lake, Apr 17, 2014
>
> Base Lake, Sarpy, US-NE
> Apr 17, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> 41 species
>
> Canada Goose 4
> Mallard 2
> Blue-winged Teal 24
> Northern Shoveler 8
> Ring-necked Duck 4
> Lesser Scaup 4
> Ruddy Duck 2
> Common Loon 2
> Pied-billed Grebe 2
> Horned Grebe 6
> Double-crested Cormorant 85
> Turkey Vulture 1
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> American Coot 25
> Killdeer 4
> Greater Yellowlegs 1
> Baird's Sandpiper 6
> Pectoral Sandpiper 2
> Bonaparte's Gull 2
> Franklin's Gull 110
> Ring-billed Gull 22
> Mourning Dove 2
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker 1
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow 6
> Purple Martin 2
> Tree Swallow 35
> Cliff Swallow 3 Mixed in with a large flock of Tree Swallows, a few N.
> Rough-winged Swallows and a few Purple Martins. Clearly saw the buffy rump
> and the cream colored forehead.
> Black-capped Chickadee 1
> American Robin 90
> European Starling 45
> American Pipit 2
> Chipping Sparrow 3
> Savannah Sparrow 4
> Northern Cardinal 4
> Red-winged Blackbird 70
> Yellow-headed Blackbird 2
> Common Grackle 35
> Brown-headed Cowbird 25
> American Goldfinch 4
> House Sparrow 4
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17939620
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
> 
>
Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Base Lake, Apr 17, 2014
From: <ckavian AT cox.net>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:17:04 -0500
Decent number of birds for a small area and a little over an hour of birding 
mostly out of the car.  Still a few duck species, Loons, Grebes, lots of DC 
Cormorants, and 3 species of Gulls.  Nice to see the A. Pipits and 3 new 
year Swallow species.
Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE

-----Original Message----- 
From: do-not-reply AT ebird.org
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:11 PM
To: ckavian AT cox.net
Subject: eBird Report - Base Lake, Apr 17, 2014

Base Lake, Sarpy, US-NE
Apr 17, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
41 species

Canada Goose  4
Mallard  2
Blue-winged Teal  24
Northern Shoveler  8
Ring-necked Duck  4
Lesser Scaup  4
Ruddy Duck  2
Common Loon  2
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Horned Grebe  6
Double-crested Cormorant  85
Turkey Vulture  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
American Coot  25
Killdeer  4
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Baird's Sandpiper  6
Pectoral Sandpiper  2
Bonaparte's Gull  2
Franklin's Gull  110
Ring-billed Gull  22
Mourning Dove  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  6
Purple Martin  2
Tree Swallow  35
Cliff Swallow  3     Mixed in with a large flock of Tree Swallows, a few N. 
Rough-winged Swallows and a few Purple Martins.  Clearly saw the buffy rump 
and the cream colored forehead.
Black-capped Chickadee  1
American Robin  90
European Starling  45
American Pipit  2
Chipping Sparrow  3
Savannah Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  4
Red-winged Blackbird  70
Yellow-headed Blackbird  2
Common Grackle  35
Brown-headed Cowbird  25
American Goldfinch  4
House Sparrow  4

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17939620

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) 



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

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    NEBirds-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    NEBirds-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    NEBirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: Sarpy County Birds
From: Loren Padelford <lpdlfrd AT cox.net>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:53:11 -0500
This evening we saw 82 Franklin's Gulls at the Base Lake. Just south of the 
lake we saw a Yellow-headed Blackbird. 


On Cunningham Road we saw:

Brown Thrasher
Lincoln's Sparrow - 2
White-crowned Sparrow - 2
Harris's Sparrow - 14

At Retriever Marsh on Missouri River Road we saw:

Wood Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Green-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler and Gadwall.
Great Blue Heron - 2
Killdeer - 4
Greater Yellowlegs - 6
Lesser Yellowlegs - 10+
Hudsonian Godwit - 1
Baird's Sandpiper - 25
Least Sandpiper - 1
Wilson's Snipe - 4


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





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

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    NEBirds-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    NEBirds-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    NEBirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: White winged doves
From: Tony Ikuko Curtis <mapacurtis AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:17:26 -0500
This evening about 1730 hours, there were two White Winged Doves on and under 
my feeders on the 2000 West 10th. They acted like they were a pair. Also was a 
Mourning Dove near them. I have seen Cedar Waxwings 5 days in a row. 

Anton Curtis, Grand Island, Hall County, NE
Subject: Prairie Chicken
From: Tony Ikuko Curtis <mapacurtis AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:35:35 -0500
Saturday, April 12, 5 of us took 60th Rd north from Hwy 2 to 1R Rd and turned 
west and driving a little less than 1 mile and could see Prairie Chickens to 
the north just after sunrise. A scope was needed for good viewing and the color 
was good with the sun on the birds. But, we could not see any hens, just about 
8 males on the letch. 

A coyote wandered thru them, but we could not see that it made an attempt to 
catch one. Of course, all activity stopped for a while. Prairie Chickens were 
at the same location on March 23. 

This location is on private property, and all viewing must be from the gravel 
road. 

We heard other drumming, but could not locate any other PC. About 37 miles 
round trip from my home on West 10th Street in Grand Island to the area north 
west of GI. 


Birds we were able to ID from my home and back.
Bob White 1
Blue Jay 2
Cardinal male 1 There were many small birds in the brush we could not id. 

Cow Birds
Crow `
Downy wp 1
Eurasian Collared Dove
Morning Doves
Northern Flicker
Grackle
Great Tailed Grackle (Hwy 281-Webb Road area west side of GI)
Red Wing Blackbirds
Horned Lark
Kill Deer
Meadow Lark
Mallard
Prairie Chickens
Rooster Pheasant Crow
Robins
Lark Sparrow 
Red Tailed Hawk
Starlings Plus feeder birds in my yard not in above House Sparrow, House Finch, 
Gold Finch and a fly over of large noisy sea gulls. 

The many Juncos that have been around have not been seen since April 10.
Besides the White Winged Dove, Eurasian collared Doves and Mourning Doves, 
Cedar Wax Wings were on the property south of me eating crab apples, a Savannah 
Sparrow, and a male House Finch with yellow instead of red were in my yard 
today. 

Sorry this report is so late as for some reason, I was unable to post. Got help 
from my son-in-law this evening. 

Anton Curtis
 
Subject: Fontenelle Forest - Yellow-throated Warbler
From: Ruth Stearns <ruthstearns AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:17:47 -0700 (PDT)
I had great hopes today would end my YTWA drought in the state of Nebraska and 
we were in luck! Found one singing and high up in the sycamores in the general 
area where John and Shari found it a few days back, north on Cottonwood trail 
about 1/4 mile from the parking lot, altho today I'll bet it wasn't quite that 
far up the trail.  We saw it about 9:30am, (Thanks to Jer Toll!) and when I 
returned at 12:30pm, the lighting was better and he was providing a much better 
view.  He was singing both times.  


Another treat was a Winter Wren just into the trail from the parking lot, there 
both around 9:20 and 12:30, rummaging on the ground like a little mouse and 
being fairly cooperative as far as views were concerned.  


Other highlights (42 species total)...the Pileated called and could be seen 
flying up Stream Trail from our vantagepoint on Cottonwood.  Mike found a 
Barred Owl in a tree around the same area. A Swamp Sparrow later in the 
morning along Stream Trail. After lunch we went up to the Nature Center and 
walked down to Child's Hollow and back up around the boardwalk.  Lots of 
Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, RC Kinglets, Titmice, and three quite obliging 
Broad-winged Hawks called overhead as they flew overhead, otherwise I might 
have missed them.  A very nice walk....cool til the sun came out, but the wind 
was down.   


eBird lists:  Wetlands -http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17935650
           Uplands 
-http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17935725 


Ruthie Stearns
Lincoln, NE 
Subject: RE: Yellow-throated Warbler
From: <aekurth AT cox.net>
Date: 17 Apr 2014 16:27:10 -0700
Sorry Elliott,  

I'll post more complete information. The Yellow-throated viisted my deck near a 
bird feeder in the Fontenelle Hills Subdivision of Bellevue Nebraska. 



Allen Kurth
Bellevue, Nebraska
Subject: Re: yellow-headed blackbird
From: Dave <Dastage AT aol.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:44:16 -0500
I agree with TJ-lots of YHBB migrating through now-I saw 3 flocks of mixed 
"blackbirds" today on about 30 miles of I-80 between Gretna & Lincoln-all 
included some YHBB's 

Dave Stage-Elkhorn

Sent from my iPhone

On Apr 17, 2014, at 1:42 PM, "Walker, TJ"  wrote:

> Debra, I don’t know if anyone replied to your inquiry or not. Yellow-headed 
Blackbirds are definitely migrating through right now. You can find them almost 
anywhere large “blackbird” flocks will be for the next couple of weeks at 
least I would think. Wetlands with cattails and other emergent vegetation would 
be a good possibility. But definitely do not overlook flocks of blackbirds in 
crop fields, pastures, etc. I have looked through a dozen or more blackbird 
flocks in the North Platte area in the last few days and I think there was only 
one of those flocks that did NOT have Yellow-headed Blackbirds, and it was a 
flock of Brewer’s Blackbirds. 

> 
> T. J. Walker 
> Nebraska Game and Parks Commission 
> 301 E State Farm Road 
> North Platte, NE 69101 
> 
> Office Phone: 308-535-8025 
> Cell Phone: 308-530-7659 
> 
> From: NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of 
Deb Hansen 

> Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:48 PM 
> To: NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com 
> Subject: [NEBirds] yellow-headed blackbird 
> 
> 
> I have a friend visiting from the east. He is looking for a yellow-headed 
blackbird to add to his life list. Last year some were seen at the northeast 
pond of Jack Sinn. Can anyone help with finding that area or locating that 
species. Thanks. 

> 
> Debra Hansen 
> 
> 
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> 
> 
Subject: RE: yellow-headed blackbird
From: "Walker, TJ" <thomas.walker AT nebraska.gov>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:42:21 +0000
Debra, I don’t know if anyone replied to your inquiry or not. Yellow-headed 
Blackbirds are definitely migrating through right now. You can find them almost 
anywhere large “blackbird” flocks will be for the next couple of weeks at 
least I would think. Wetlands with cattails and other emergent vegetation would 
be a good possibility. But definitely do not overlook flocks of blackbirds in 
crop fields, pastures, etc. I have looked through a dozen or more blackbird 
flocks in the North Platte area in the last few days and I think there was only 
one of those flocks that did NOT have Yellow-headed Blackbirds, and it was a 
flock of Brewer’s Blackbirds. 


T. J. Walker
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
301 E State Farm Road
North Platte, NE  69101

Office Phone:  308-535-8025
Cell Phone:  308-530-7659

From: NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Deb 
Hansen 

Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:48 PM
To: NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: [NEBirds] yellow-headed blackbird


I have a friend visiting from the east. He is looking for a yellow-headed 
blackbird to add to his life list. Last year some were seen at the northeast 
pond of Jack Sinn. Can anyone help with finding that area or locating that 
species. Thanks. 


Debra Hansen



[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



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

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    NEBirds-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    NEBirds-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    NEBirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: April 15 Lancaster County birding!
From: larryeinemannl AT aol.com
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:44:51 -0400 (EDT)
Hi!
    Even though this is a bit late, I started off the  morning (April 15, 
2014) at Capitol Beach Lake.  A small  number of ducks on the lake, but 
nothing rare.  I did find 8 Purple martins  and 2 Savannah sparrows.  It was a 
record low morning with 19 degrees  earlier in the morning so I did not know 
what I would find for the day.   Heat waves prevented me from seeing the far 
west side from Pier 2.  Since I  forgot a notebook to record my 
observations, I had to detour a bit to pick up a cheap notebook at a grocery 
store. 

    En route to Pawnee Lake SRA, I  found a number of Vesper sparrows.  
Pawnee Lake was the surprise for the  morning.  There I found quite a few 
swallows flying low around the  lake.  Among them were Tree, Barn and Northern 
rough-winged swallows  (FOY).  I estimated about 93, 24 & 20 respectively.  
There  were obviously more, but they were hard to follow and often too far  
away.  This was the only area where I saw swallows, except for the martins  
mentioned earlier.  I was at Branched Oak Lake later for a few hours.   I did 
not see any swallows there.  I did find a number of  shorebirds.  Baird's 
sandpipers were scattered about in  several areas.  I also had 2 Lesser  
yellowlegs, some Killdeers, Marbled godwits--10 FOY, Hudsonian godwits--2 FOY, 

American avocet--1 FOY.  I also found a Lincoln's  sparrow, a Swamp sparrow 
and a Spotted towhee on the northwest arm.   In woodland west of NW 126th 
along Superior, I found a Ruby-crowned  kinglet.
    Branched Oak Lake SRA was  next.  It was 48 degrees with a south wind 
15 to 25 mph.  There was  not very much on the lake except cormorants and a 
few ducks, gulls (Ring-billed,  Herring, Bonaparte's & 
Franklin's (increasing numbers) and  pelicans.  I found 2 Bald eagles, an 
Osprey (FOY), a Brown  thrasher (FOY), 25 Baird's sandpipers, 15 American 
avocets, 19 Marbled  godwits, 2 male & 6 female Hooded mergansers, 1 Northern 
harrier, 14  Snow geese, 3 Ross's geese, a Cooper's hawk, 2 Great egrets,  2 
White-crowned sparrows & 2 Savannah sparrows and other routine  species.
    Check ebirds for a complete listing for the above  three sites.
    Great birding!
Larry Einemann
Lincoln, Nebraska
 
 
In a message dated 4/16/2014 9:31:47 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
flyingcarlini AT yahoo.com writes:

 
 
 
 
In regards to Rainwater Basin conditions in Clay Co., we  checked out some 
units in March and  our favorite one was Smith WPA.  They pumped a generous 
amount of water  into it this year and you can drive the southeast edge like 
a mini Nat.  Wildlife Refuge.  It looked like it had the potential for 
sweet shorebird  conditions if it starts to dry out.


Greenhead  WMA just east of there also had some water and Mallard Haven WPA 
9 miles  further east had lots of waterfowl and several Bald Eagles.


-Shari  Schwartz & John Carlini, Lincoln
 
 
 
On Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:05 PM,  "mstev4 AT aol.com"  
wrote:


 
 
 
 
 
On the 15th I checked morman island  rec area and found 1 horned grebe and 
6 eared grebes mixed in with many  shovelers and ruddy ducks and the usual 
puddleducks. There was a large flock  of franklins gulls and a few ring 
billed gulls also. On the swimming beach there were a few bairds sandpipers, a 

couple greater yellowlegs a lesser  yellow legs and 1 wilsons phalerope. 
There were 3 american pipits there also,  On the 13th I was in york co and 
renquists basin is dry but 2 miles south in a  large farm pond there were 3 
hooded mergansers with a variety of puddle duck ,a few peeps on the far bank 
and 

1 dowitcher  .Today, the 16th I went to  bader park and found a swamp 
sparrow , chipping and field sparrows. On a  gravel road just south of there I 
saw a flock of around 100 yellow headed  blackbirds. I went by springer and 
deep well basins and they were both dry. Is  there any water in the basins 
south of there in clay co?  steve morris  grand island















Subject: yellow-headed blackbird
From: "Deb Hansen" <pilllady_99 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:47:36 -0500
I have a friend visiting from the east.  He is looking for a yellow-headed
blackbird to add to his life list.  Last year some were seen at the
northeast pond of Jack Sinn.  Can anyone help with finding that area or
locating that species.  Thanks.

 

Debra Hansen
Subject: Re: a little birding
From: John Carlini <flyingcarlini AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:31:43 -0700 (PDT)
In regards to Rainwater Basin conditions in Clay Co., we checked out some 
units in March and our favorite one was Smith WPA.  They pumped a generous 
amount of water into it this year and you can drive the southeast edge like a 
mini Nat. Wildlife Refuge.  It looked like it had the potential for sweet 
shorebird conditions if it starts to dry out. 


Greenhead WMA just east of there also had some water and Mallard Haven WPA 9 
miles further east had lots of waterfowl and several Bald Eagles. 


-Shari Schwartz & John Carlini, Lincoln
On Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:05 PM, "mstev4 AT aol.com"  wrote:
 
  
On the 15th I checked morman island rec area and found 1 horned grebe and 6 
eared grebes mixed in with many shovelers and ruddy ducks and the usual 
puddleducks. There was a large flock of franklins gulls and a few ring billed 
gulls also. On the swimming beach there were a few bairds sandpipers, a couple 
greater yellowlegs a lesser yellow legs and 1 wilsons phalerope. There were 3 
american pipits there also, On the 13th I was in york co and renquists basin is 
dry but 2 miles south in a large farm pond there were 3 hooded mergansers with 
a variety of puddle duck ,a few peeps on the far bank and 1 dowitcher  .Today, 
the 16th I went to bader park and found a swamp sparrow , chipping and field 
sparrows. On a gravel road just south of there I saw a flock of around 100 
yellow headed blackbirds. I went by springer and deep well basins and they were 
both dry. Is there any water in the basins south of there in clay co?  steve 
morris grand island 
Subject: Fw: Nebraska Birding
From: "Kathy DeLara" <renosmom AT charter.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:31:07 -0600
Recieved this via the NOUBirds website. 

If anyone sees the Common Crane please contact Joanna at the phone or email 
listed below. 


Kathy DeLara
Mitchell NE


----- Original Message ----- 
From: Joanna Hubbard 
To: renosmom AT charter.net 
Cc: Jmh_tk AT yahoo.com 
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:24 PM
Subject: Nebraska Birding


Hi, I'm an Alaskan birder down in Colorado for grouse/prairie chickens. I would 
drive over to the Rainwater Basin area to try for the common crane if anyone 
has reported seeing it since Sunday's storm. You can call my cell at 
907-242-6951, or email Jmh_tk AT yahoo.com 



Thanks for any help!! 
Cheers, Joanna 
Subject: Blue Gray Gnatcatcher
From: Ami Sheffield <littlebluedog AT cox.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:26:46 -0500
Went for a walk in West Omaha this evening (Whitehawk lake) and managed 
to see a Blue Gray Gnatcatcher.

See photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/little-blue-dog/13905554795/

-Ami Sheffield , Omaha






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

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    NEBirds-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    NEBirds-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    NEBirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: Bellevue raptors - OH MY !!!!!
From: "Elliott Bedows" <ebedows AT cox.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:16:31 -0500
Hi all, 

 

I learned a birding lesson today: don't feel sorry for yourself!!  I felt
that way early in the day because I could not go looking for some recently
seen warblers; I had to get my wife's car into the shop and so she used
mine.  But ultimately, that turned into a GREAT silver lining.

 

While walking [and I love to walk] to the dealership along the Bellevue
microcosm of the Loess Hills, known to locals as Bellevue Blvd., I viewed a
BROAD-WINGED HK, (FOY).  {BTW: NOU/IOU participants - the address of the
upcoming meeting headquarters is 1111 Bellevue Blvd. North - yeah!!}.  

And after picking up the loaner, which I decided to 'test drive',  a PRAIRIE
FALCON (FOY) flew over my car as I was stopped at a light at Cornhusker and
Galvin Rd.   Later, as I was pulling into my home driveway, a COOPER'S HAWK
flew overhead.  Those strong southerly's were doing their thing!! 

 

I guess that suggests that it is where you are, more often than who you are,
that counts.

 

Elliott Bedows,

Bellevue, Sarpy Co.
Subject: Yellow-throated Warbler
From: Loren Padelford <lpdlfrd AT cox.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:12:30 -0500
We heard the Yellow-throated Warbler singing this morning about 10:30 north of 
Cottonwood Trail about in the same area that John Carlini saw it yesterday 
(about a quarter mile from the wetlands parking lot). 



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


Subject: RE: Yellow-throated Warbler
From: "Elliott Bedows" <ebedows AT cox.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:33:12 -0500
I hate to be a monitor for this site, but your name and location is GREATLY 
appreciated when posting. 


 

Elliott Bedows, 

Bellevue, Sarpy Co.

 

From: NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of 
aekurth AT cox.net 

Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:51 PM
To: NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: [NEBirds] Yellow-throated Warbler

 

  

A Yellow-throated Warbler visited my deck near a bird feeder in this afternoon. 
(Fontenelle Hills in Belleuvue) 

It left before I could get to my camera.


Subject: Yellow-throated Warbler
From: <aekurth AT cox.net>
Date: 16 Apr 2014 14:51:04 -0700
A Yellow-throated Warbler visited my deck near a bird feeder in this afternoon. 
(Fontenelle Hills in Belleuvue) 

It left before I could get to my camera.
Subject: a little birding
From: "mstev4 AT aol.com" <mstev4@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:05:45 -0400 (EDT)
On the 15th I checked morman island rec area and found 1 horned grebe and 6 
eared grebes mixed in with many shovelers and ruddy ducks and the usual 
puddleducks. There was a large flock of franklins gulls and a few ring billed 
gulls also. On the swimming beach there were a few bairds sandpipers, a couple 
greater yellowlegs a lesser yellow legs and 1 wilsons phalerope. There were 3 
american pipits there also, On the 13th I was in york co and renquists basin is 
dry but 2 miles south in a large farm pond there were 3 hooded mergansers with 
a variety of puddle duck ,a few peeps on the far bank and 1 dowitcher .Today, 
the 16th I went to bader park and found a swamp sparrow , chipping and field 
sparrows. On a gravel road just south of there I saw a flock of around 100 
yellow headed blackbirds. I went by springer and deep well basins and they were 
both dry. Is there any water in the basins south of there in clay co? steve 
morris grand island 
Subject: Platte River State Park & Fontenelle Forest 4/15
From: <flyingcarlini AT yahoo.com>
Date: 16 Apr 2014 00:40:07 -0700
Hello birders, Despite a late start we lucked out and got everything on our 
wish list for the day. 


 

 On Platte River State Park's Stone Creek we found 4 Louisiana Waterthrushes on 
3 territories between the falls and trailhead parking lot. We enjoyed our 
close-up observations of a pair of LOWA's so much, we ran out of time to check 
the territory below the falls where there may have been more. 

 

 Arrived at the Fontenelle Forest bottomlands later in the afternoon and found 
a male Yellow-throated Warbler (not singing) foraging up high with 2 Chickadees 
about 1/4 mile from the parking lot along Cottonwood Trail where it first 
curves to the west. Also saw and heard a male Pileated Woodpecker between 
Missouri Trail & Walking Club Trail. 

 

 The grand finale was 2 displaying American Woodcocks at Lake Cunningham where 
Justin Rink located one on the ground twice but we couldn't spot the bugger 
before it took flight. Still got a good aerial show though. 

 -John Carlini & Shari Schwartz, Lincoln
Subject: email address for John Sullivan? (no sightings)
From: <SCHMID_R AT msn.com>
Date: 15 Apr 2014 20:28:33 -0700
Does anyone have a current email address for John Sullivan (former NE birder 
who moved to the Pacific Northwest)? If so, please email me at: 
schmid_r AT msn.com or email John and ask him to email me. There is a researcher 
on the east coast who wants to contact him regarding some insect photos he took 
when he lived here. Thanks, Rick 
Subject: DeSoto NWR spring count May 3
From: "Jerry Toll" <geritol48 AT cox.net>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:02:09 -0500
The DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge located in Washington County in Nebraska
and Harrison County in Iowa will be holding their annual spring bird count
on Saturday May 3. Meet at the VISITOR CENTER at 8 am and bring a lunch. If
for some reason you can only count in the morning that's just fine! We will
be counting species and numbers on the refuge only. The Refuge uses the
information we gather in their management approach. It is not unusual for us
to find 115-125 species during the count.

Questions?

Call me or

Ashley Danielson 712-388-4820 at the refuge.

 

Jer Toll

2741 Wyoming St

Omaha NE 68112

402.312.1635

  geritol48 AT cox.net 



---
This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protection 
is active. 

http://www.avast.com
Subject: Sarpy County Birds
From: Loren Padelford <lpdlfrd AT cox.net>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:33:05 -0500
This morning at the south end of Hancock St. in Bellevue we saw a male Purple 
Martin at the martin houses. 


At the Base Lake we saw:  

Common Loon - 1 - non-breeding
Bonaparte's Gull - 18
Tree Swallow - 200+
Barn Swallow - 1

On Cunningham Road we saw:

Double-crested Cormorant - 5
Ring-necked Pheasant - 1
Spotted Towhee - 1
Harris's Sparrow - 17
Lincoln's Sparrow - 2
Fox Sparrow - 2
White-crowned Sparrow - 1
White-throated sparrow - 2
Song Sparrow - 1

Missouri River Road and La Platte Rd.:

Eurasian Collared Dove - 1
Horned Lark - 5
Eastern Bluebird - 2
Vesper Sparrow - 3
Savannah Sparrow -  5

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


Subject: Three different doves in one day.
From: Tony Ikuko Curtis <mapacurtis AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:08:43 -0500
Today, Eurasian Collared-Doves, Mourning Doves, and a White-winged Dove were 
below my feeders in the 2000 block on West 10th Street, Grand Island, NE 68803, 
Hall County NE. A White-winged dove also was present 2 June, 2010, and 21 Feb 
2013. 

Anton Curtis
Subject: Three different doves in one day.
From: Tony Ikuko Curtis <mapacurtis AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:45:38 -0500
Today Eurasian Collared-Doves, Mourning Doves, and a White-winged Dove were 
below my feeders in the 2000 Block, West 10th Street, Grand Island, Hall 
County, NE. The White-wing Dove was seen here 2 June 2010 and 21 Feb 2013 (got 
pictures) also. 

Saturday, Apr 12, 5 of us took 60th Road north off Hwy 2 to 1R road turning 
west and driving almost 1 mile and saw 8 Prairie Chickens at their drumming 
letch to the north. We saw no hens. Sun was just up. The colors were good with 
the sun on the birds. 

To view well, scope was needed. There was a very small tree on the south side 
of the road and a 3 yellow reflector post ahead of us on the north side of the 
road. All the land is private property and viewing is from the gravel road 
only. 

A coyote traveled thru the group and things were quiet for a while and then the 
display started again. The PC were in the same location March 23. We could hear 
others, but were unable to find any other PC. 

We drove to check other locations, but found no others. About 37 miles round 
trip going north west of Grand Island. We were unable to id many small birds in 
brush and heavy cover. 

Birds we were able to ID from my home and back
Bob White
Blue Jay  
Cardinal
Cow Bird
Crow
Downy WP
Eurasian Collared Dove
Morning Dove
Northern Flicker
Grackle
Great Tailed Grackle  (Hwy 281-Webb Rd west edge of GI)
Red Winged Blackbird
Horned Lark
Kill Deer
Meadow Lark (every where)
Mallard
Prairie Chickens
Rooster Pheasant Call
Robins
Lark Sparrow
Red Tailed Hawk
Starlings Plus feeder birds from my back yard House Sparrow, House Finch, Gold 
Finch and a fly over of some large noisy sea gulls. 

The many Juncos that have been at my feeders have not been around since April 
10. 

Also saw Cedar Wax Wings on the property south of us feeding on the dry crab 
apples, a Savannah Sparrow, and a male House Finch with yellow instead of red 
today. 

Sorry to be so slow getting Saturdays trip out. For some reason I could not get 
to post, so had to get help today. 

Anton Curtis 
Subject: have not been able to post. test
From: Tony Ikuko Curtis <mapacurtis AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:51:01 -0500




Subject: Bellevue birding
From: "Elliott Bedows" <ebedows AT cox.net>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:34:11 -0500
Hi all, 

 

Yes, I know that we needed the rain and I'm glad we got it, but yesterday
was foul.  Today, I waited for the wind to calm down to just strong before
setting out mid-afternoon for Haworth Pk where we took an extra long walk
along the Hk-Bk Tr. to make up for the one that didn't happen yesterday.
Luckily, those winds appeared to have knocked down a few good birds, which
were seen in or near those areas where trees provided a wind break.

 

The first sighting of note was made at a point on the Trail where one former
Eagle nest, now occupied by Great-horned Owls, can be seen to the east
(along the Missouri River), and another former Eagle nest, now occupied by
Great-horned Owls, can be seen to the west (north of Base Lk).  Both nests
had an adult Owl and a chick.  In the eastern nest along the River, the
adult appeared to be giving a tutorial on how to fly, leaving me with the
impression that the young birds may be leaving the nest(s) soon.

 

Further along the trail, near the woodlot at the Cunningham Rd.
intersection, were a few species of noteworthy birds including:

Amer. Pipit [3] FOY

Hermit Thrush [1] FOY

Vesper Sparrow [2]

Harris' Sparrow [6]

Lincoln's Sparrow [2]

Song Sparrows and Horned Larks, but no Tree Sparrows or Juncos.

 

Elliott Bedows, 

Bellevue, Sarpy Co.

 
Subject: Whooping Cranes
From: "Jorgensen, Joel" <Joel.Jorgensen AT nebraska.gov>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:52:57 +0000
I would encourage individuals to be very judicious about posting precise 
Whooping Crane locations on NEbirds, particularly when birds are on private 
property. As I have mentioned in the past, there are unfortunately a small 
number of individuals that will choose to approach and essentially harass 
Whooping Cranes in order to get closer to get a better look or more typically 
to capture a photograph. Usually attempts are counterproductive as Whooping 
Cranes are wary birds while here in Nebraska and individuals may often be 
trespassing on private property. These instances of individuals harassing 
Whooping Cranes are observed and reported far too often. Perhaps many or most 
of these problems do not originate on NEbirds. However, the more individuals 
that know about a Whooping Crane location, the more likely there will be 
problems. It is just the reality. I also recognize that the purpose of this 
discussion group is to share information about bird sightings. However, there 
are more than 1,000 individuals subscribed to NEbirds and posts are also 
readily available on the internet. Anyone and everyone has access to 
information posted here. If individuals would like to share precise Whooping 
Crane locations with others, please consider using other means to communicate 
that information to trusted associates. 


Whooping Cranes are, of course, state and federally protected. If anyone 
observes any egregious behavior (e.g., an individual approaching, pursuing, 
harassing, shooting at birds; trespassing) directed at Whooping Cranes, the 
number for the Nebraska Wildlife Crimestoppers is 1-800-742-7627. 
Alternatively, you can always call or email me with information, questions or 
criticism. 


- 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 



Subject: Re: Whooping Cranes - then and now
From: <kkrullrobart AT rcom-ne.com>
Date: 14 Apr 2014 06:03:00 -0700
I'd like to remind everyone to please report all whooping crane sightings to 
the Whooper Watch program (1-888-399-2824) or the US Fish and Wildlife Service 
( USFWS office: 308-382-6468, ext. 10) so that the sightings can be confirmed 
and the location recorded by the scientists involved in the program. Please 
respect the birds, keep your distance, and do not disturb them. Theirs is a 
perilous journey and we'd all like to see them get to their nesting grounds 
safely. I realize the people on this list already know this, but it never hurts 
to be reminded. 
Subject: Nests
From: <karenm4birds AT yahoo.com>
Date: 13 Apr 2014 21:18:54 -0700
I've found an Eagle's nest and a GHO nest and I wondered if there is a place to 
list these for Nebraska. Iowa has a place on their site just for this. 

Thanks
Karen Marx
Lavista Nebraska
Subject: Whooping Cranes - then and now
From: <bkgr10 AT gmail.com>
Date: 13 Apr 2014 12:32:49 -0700
Kathi and I found a group of 4 Whooping Cranes at approximately mile 38, 
Highway 91 about 4 or 5 miles west of Taylor, NE today (4-13). What makes this 
interesting is that last year, almost to the day, we found a group of 3, one of 
which was an apparent immature. I have included a poor photo of the four seen 
today in which one of the four appears to be an immature. I have posted a photo 
of two of the three birds from last year (including the immature 2013) and all 
four of the birds today here: 
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/NEBirds/photos/albums/667754614 
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/NEBirds/photos/albums/667754614 


 There is also a Bald Eagle nest just southwest of that location with chicks. 
Also a White-Throated Sparrow (FOY) is at one of our suet blocks. 
Subject: Re: FOY Birds
From: <ckavian AT cox.net>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:27:34 -0500
Loren,
It is the old Allwine Prairie (they renamed it)  makes up the Glacier Creek 
Watershed into the Big Papio. They moved a barn there and remodeled it for a 
classroom and other activities. They have added property and are hoping to find 
funds to purchase more adjacent farm land because developers are moving in from 
the north. Run by UNO, including Tom Bragg and Alicia Mullarky. Just off State 
Street. I did the 8-12:00 portion and Dennis Ferraro did the 1-4:00 portion on 
herps on Saturday. 

Clem

From: Loren Padelford 
Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2014 11:12 AM
To: Birds Nebraska 
Cc: Loren Padelford 
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] FOY Birds

  
Hi Clem, 


Rain! Isn't it wonderful!

Where is Glacier Creek Preserve?

Loren

On Apr 12, 2014, at 6:58 PM, ckavian AT cox.net wrote:


    

 While teaching a bird ID class for the Master Naturalist Program at Glacier 
Creek Preserve in northwest Omaha we saw a Broad-winged Hawk soaring quite high 
heading north. After the program I drove on a side road in northern Douglas 
County and had a Northern Goshawk fly in front of me. Both were FOY birds. 

  Clem Klaphake
  Bellevue, NE

Subject: Re: FOY Birds
From: Loren Padelford <lpdlfrd AT cox.net>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:12:03 -0500
Hi Clem,

Rain! Isn't it wonderful!

Where is Glacier Creek Preserve?

Loren
On Apr 12, 2014, at 6:58 PM, ckavian AT cox.net wrote:

> 
> While teaching a bird ID class for the Master Naturalist Program at Glacier 
Creek Preserve in northwest Omaha we saw a Broad-winged Hawk soaring quite high 
heading north. After the program I drove on a side road in northern Douglas 
County and had a Northern Goshawk fly in front of me. Both were FOY birds. 

> Clem Klaphake
> Bellevue, NE
> 
> 
Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Kiowa WMA, Apr 12, 2014
From: "Kathy DeLara" <renosmom AT charter.net>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:14:57 -0600
Some birds I saw today

FOY pelicans this morning at Kiowa WMA south of Morrill. Was hoping that 
some shorebirds showed up but didn't see any. Last week I did see 3 American 
Avocets but didn't see any today. They probably heard the weather forcast 
for tomorrow and stayed away.

Still seeing a lot of Rough-legged Hawks, saw 4 or 5 today south of Mitchell 
and Morrill.

FOY Burrowing Owls south of Mitchell at the Diamond Bit wetlands restoration 
area prairie dog town.

Didn't find any Sandhill Cranes at Kiowa and still haven't seen any Osprey 
yet this year.

Below is my ebird list of the ones I saw at Kiowa this morning

Kathy DeLara
Mitchell NE



----- Original Message ----- 
From: 
To: 
Sent: Saturday, April 12, 2014 8:06 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Kiowa WMA, Apr 12, 2014


> Kiowa WMA, Scotts Bluff, US-NE
> Apr 12, 2014 9:00 AM - 10:05 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 4.0 mile(s)
> 25 species
>
> Snow Goose  1
> Canada Goose  10
> Gadwall  14
> American Wigeon  21
> Mallard  14
> Northern Shoveler  30
> Northern Pintail  2
> Green-winged Teal  3
> Ring-necked Pheasant  2
> American White Pelican  103
> Great Blue Heron  1
> Northern Harrier  3
> Red-tailed Hawk  3
> Rough-legged Hawk  4
> American Coot  2
> Killdeer  7
> Ring-billed Gull  45
> Eurasian Collared-Dove  2
> Mourning Dove  2
> American Kestrel  1
> American Robin  1
> European Starling  7
> Red-winged Blackbird  30
> Western Meadowlark  7
> Common Grackle  3
>
> View this checklist online at 
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17864222
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) 



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

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    NEBirds-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    NEBirds-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    NEBirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: Furnas and Harlan FOY
From: "Lanny and Robin" <snowbunting AT rcom-ne.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:41:18 -0700




Subject: FOY Swainson's Hawks
From: "Don & Janis Paseka" <paseka76 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:22:54 -0500
After seeing a couple of birds further north earlier in the afternoon,
there were at least 36 Swainson's hawks watching a farmer disking
cornstalks about 4 miles south of Scribner in Dodge county at about 6:45
this evening. They were almost all  sitting on the worked ground making
them difficult to count.

Janis and Don Paseka
Ames NE
Subject: FOY Birds
From: <ckavian AT cox.net>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:58:32 -0500
While teaching a bird ID class for the Master Naturalist Program at Glacier 
Creek Preserve in northwest Omaha we saw a Broad-winged Hawk soaring quite high 
heading north. After the program I drove on a side road in northern Douglas 
County and had a Northern Goshawk fly in front of me. Both were FOY birds. 

Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE
Subject: Neale Woods- 4/12
From: Justin Rink <spindalis79 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:29:12 -0700 (PDT)
 This morning I lead a field trip to Neale Woods for my meetup.com group. 
Only a couple people attended, but they appeared to have a good time, and were 
able to view birds they didn't even know existed in their "backyard." 

 A few highlights included a couple of BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS (FOY), a newly 
arrived pair of BROWN THRASHERS (FOY), a few male EASTERN TOWHEES (FOY), and a 
heard only PILEATED WOODPECKER in Washington Co.. The PILEATED was heard along 
Settler's Trail near the confluence with Paw Paw Tr. However the vocalizations 
implied the bird was across the ravine. There was also evidence of this 
species in the area in the form of multipleoval cavities in a large dead 
tree. Raptors appeared to be absent, as was Hermit Thrush. 


Neale Woods, Douglas/Washington, US-NE
Apr 12, 2014 8:35 AM - 10:29 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.8 mile(s)
Comments:     First Field Trip of Young Birding Locals of Omaha (YBLO)
32 species

Canada Goose  2
Wood Duck  3
Wild Turkey  2
Double-crested Cormorant  60
Turkey Vulture  3
Killdeer  1
Red-headed Woodpecker 4 These birds were mostly heard. A couple were observed 
at fairly close range. They overwintered in the oak forest. 

Red-bellied Woodpecker  5
Downy Woodpecker  5
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Phoebe  2
Blue Jay  7
American Crow  4
Purple Martin  1
Black-capped Chickadee  11
Tufted Titmouse  8
White-breasted Nuthatch  5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  4
American Robin  10
Brown Thrasher 2 A pair flushed from the brush. They kept flushing ahead of us 
as we walked on the trail. The male at one point flew up to a small tree and 
began a slient song. 

Cedar Waxwing  2
Eastern Towhee  4
Chipping Sparrow  3
Field Sparrow  6
Northern Cardinal  8
Red-winged Blackbird  5
Common Grackle  15
Brown-headed Cowbird  12
American Goldfinch  1

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17858525 


After the trip, I made a quick stop to NP Dodge. Most of the gulls were gone, 
though a couple first-cycle CALIFORNIA GULLS were perched on the marina roof 
with Ring-billed Gulls. I also observed a pair of TREE SWALLOWS near the 
entrance. 


 My final stop was Carter Lake where five (5) species of gull were observed 
including a second-cycle CALIFORNIA GULL, a still lingering first-cycle HERRING 
GULL. BONAPARTE'S, FRANKLIN'S, and of course RING-BILLED GULLS. Many of the 
duck species had cleared out, replaced by the ubiquitous Am. Coots. However I 
did observe a single female GREATER SCAUP, and a hen COMMON MERGANSER. 


Good birding.

Justin Rink
Midtown Omaha, Douglas Co., NE
spindalis79 AT yahoo.com
Subject: Say's Phoebe and other birds
From: Marsha Nyffeler <marshanyffeler AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:45:36 -0500
From  Polk Co - north east of Osceola
1 Say's Phoebe
2 pr Eastern Bluebirds contesting for the birdhouses
1 Tree Sparrow FOY also contesting with the blue birds for the bird houses
2 Lark Sparrows
1 Purple Martin scouting out our martin houses - Platte Co.
turkey's not being in the "mood" at our place - so turkey hunting was not
so great
Marsha Nyffeler
Columbus, Ne
Subject: Crane Slam- Buffalo Co.- 4/11
From: Justin Rink <spindalis79 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:02:44 -0700 (PDT)
 Early this morning I decided to head out to the Rainwater Basin area to see 
if there were many cranes left. I did not start encountering SANDHILL CRANES 
(FOY)until I reached Hall County. After that, the numbers of birds were still 
fairly impressive in my opinion. 


 My first target was the Common Crane, though I knew it had not been observed 
since Wednesday. The first time around I completely drove by Buffalo Creek 
Road, and just started viewingSANDHILL flocksaround Elm Creek. When I 
finally discovered the correct road,I ran into a gentleman from Ohio on his way 
to California. He had been searching for a while and soon left. I then took 
Buffalo Creek Road a little further and parked near a sharpcurve next to a 
metallic blue utility pole. I began scanning to the southwest toward I-80. In 
this flock of sixty (60) or so SANDHILL CRANES I noticed a large bustle with a 
different gray plumage than the surrounding birds. When the bird stuck its 
head up, there was no doubt I had found the COMMON CRANE (FOY). About six (6) 
minutes later the flock began to take flight. I watched the COMMON CRANE in 
flight for about five (5) minutes before it split off from the group and 
disappeared somewhere east of 

 Elm Creek. Subsequent searches through SANDHILL CRANE flocks near and beyond 
Elm Creek proved fruitless. 


 Due to the great advice of Kent Skaggs at the Rowe Sanctuary, I decided to 
head to the Fort Kearney Recreational Area bridge during the early evening. 
After nearly two and a half hours of waiting I noticed a small flock of seven 
(7) birds flying. It was at this time I heard some loud trumpeting calls 
coming from thisflock. Three of these birds broke off and proceeded to steer 
closer to the river. While viewing with my scope, I could tell these three 
birds were large and pale with black primaries. The family group of WHOOPING 
CRANES (FOY)soon landed in the river, out of view. Theylater walked up on a 
flat. I was able to share the birds with two couples. They were completely 
awestruck by the birds, and attempted to digiscope with their phones. One of 
the gentleman who had lived in the Kearney area all of his life mentioned that 
he had never seen them before. After about ten (10) minutes of viewing, the 
WHOOPING CRANEStook off 

 again. These were probably migrants unsure of where to roost in their new 
surroundings. 


 On my way back toward I-80 around dusk, a lone very large backlitCRANE with 
slow wingbeatsflew over my vehicle. Unfortunately I could not stop to see 
what species it was. However, I must say the jizz suggested Whooping. 


Other species today included...

- Various duck spp.
-4 Great Blue Heron
-700 American White Pelican (flying over the Platte River at high altitudes).
-15 Double-crested Cormorant
-1 Wilson's Snipe (FOY)
-1 Bald Eagle (1st year)
-1 Barn Swallow
-3 Tree Swallow (FOY)
-1 Field Sparrow (FOY)(heard)
-3 Savannah Sparrow
-4 Yellow-headed Blackbird (FOY)
-7 Great-tailedGrackle (At Elm Creek).

Good birding.

Justin Rink
Midtown Omaha, Douglas Co., NE
spindalis79 AT yahoo.com
Subject: Re: Sarpy County birding
From: <ckavian AT cox.net>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:46:06 -0500
Saw most of the same birds at Fontenellle Forest today that Elliott saw. I did 
also see two Louisiana Waterthrush (both singing), two White-throated Sparrows, 
12 Wood Ducks, 4 Great Blue Heron and 3 Double-crested Cormorants. 

Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE 

From: Elliott Bedows 
Sent: Friday, April 11, 2014 3:56 PM
To: NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com 
Subject: [NEBirds] Sarpy County birding

  

Hi all, 


This morning, I went to Fontenelle Forest and made the following notable 
observations: 



Grt. Egret [1] No. Stream Tr. Marsh (photo-op bird!).      

Speaking of which, Grt.-horned- and Barred Owls also posed as photo- op birds 
today, too!) 


Blue winged- , Grn. winged Teal and No. Shovler, all in good numbers

House Wren [1] FOY

RC’d Kinglet [1m]

Ea. Towhee [1m]

Swamp Sparrow [2]

Lincoln’s Sparrow [3] FOY

Fox Sparrow [2]

I saw no warblers today!


Yesterday afternoon, I visited Base Lk. and neighboring areas. My list, while 
diverse, looked the same as the ones posted yesterday by Justin and Clem for 
Cater Lk. and Shadow Lk. Notable additions were: 



Purple Martin [1m] FOY, scouting(?) the Martin houses where Hancock turns into 
Harlen-Lewis Rd. 


Grt.-tailed Grackle FOY, about 200 ft. from where Paul Roisen reported his, but 
on the Base Lk. side of the Rd. 


Great Egret [2] FOY – Retriever Marsh


and on a walk along the Haworth Pk. Hk-Bk. Tr.:


Fox Sp. [1]

Vesper Sp. [1] FOY, showing nicely near the OPPD plant, were seen.


Elliott Bedows, 

Bellevue, Sarpy Co.
Subject: Re: Common Crane location Friday 4/11
From: "Walker, TJ" <thomas.walker AT nebraska.gov>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:57:26 +0000
We just checked on the Common Crane, tractor disking the corn, maybe 40 
Sandhill Cranes in the reported area, no signs of the Common Crane. This was 
the Buffalo Road area. 


T. J. Walker

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID


"Walker, TJ"  wrote:



Family and I are heading east down I-80, if anyone happens to be looking at it 
and have a smart phone to reply to this, I would appreciate an update. 


T. J. Walker

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID


flyingcarlini AT yahoo.com wrote:



Justin Rink left a message at 10:30 a.m. today that he relocated the COCR just 
west of the field it was previously seen in. He saw it where Buffalo Creek Rd. 
curves but it was closer to the interstate. 


Sorry for the delayed post. That COCR is so gorgeous - we drove there last week 
and it was worth every mile. 


Shari Schwartz, Lincoln

Subject: Re: Common Crane location Friday 4/11
From: "Walker, TJ" <thomas.walker AT nebraska.gov>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:55:23 +0000
Family and I are heading east down I-80, if anyone happens to be looking at it 
and have a smart phone to reply to this, I would appreciate an update. 


T. J. Walker

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID


flyingcarlini AT yahoo.com wrote:



Justin Rink left a message at 10:30 a.m. today that he relocated the COCR just 
west of the field it was previously seen in. He saw it where Buffalo Creek Rd. 
curves but it was closer to the interstate. 


Sorry for the delayed post. That COCR is so gorgeous - we drove there last week 
and it was worth every mile. 


Shari Schwartz, Lincoln

Subject: Fw: Kimball County
From: renosmom AT charter.net
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:56:15 -0400 (EDT)
Alice is having a problem with NEBirds after getting her now computer so 
I'm forwarding the field trip list for her

Kathy DeLara
Mitchell NE


NEbirders,
On  Saturday, April 5, members of Wildcat Audubon Society plus Bill 
Flack joined one  of the Watchable Wildlife Tours in Kimball County. 
Because of the  continuing cold weather (until this week), it was a 
little early to see very  many species.  But we had an enjoyable time. 
After the tour, we went  on our own and found the 2 target 
birds—Mountain Plover and McCown’s  Longspur.  After lunch we also 
visited Oliver Reservoir to pick up a few  waterfowl.  I believe we 
ended with 37 species which included a few seen on  the trip to & from 
Kimball County.

Canada Goose
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Green-winged Teal
Canvasback
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Ruddy Duck
Ring-necked Pheasant
Great Blue Heron
Northern Harrier
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-tailed hawk
Rough-legged Hawk   In Banner & Scotts Bluff  Counties
American Kestrel
Prairie Falcon   In Banner County
Sandhill Crane
Killdeer
Mountain Plover
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Northern Flicker
American Crow
Horned Lark
American Robin
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing   In Scotts Bluff County
McCown’s Longspur
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Common Grackle
House Finch   In Scotts Bluff County
Red Crossbill   In Scotts Bluff County
House Sparrow

Mammals were jackrabbit and pronghorn antelope.

Alice Kenitz
Gering
Subject: Common Crane location Friday 4/11
From: <flyingcarlini AT yahoo.com>
Date: 11 Apr 2014 14:21:52 -0700
Justin Rink left a message at 10:30 a.m. today that he relocated the COCR just 
west of the field it was previously seen in. He saw it where Buffalo Creek Rd. 
curves but it was closer to the interstate. 


 Sorry for the delayed post. That COCR is so gorgeous - we drove there last 
week and it was worth every mile. 

 

 Shari Schwartz, Lincoln
Subject: Sarpy County birding
From: "Elliott Bedows" <ebedows AT cox.net>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:56:47 -0500
Hi all, 

 

This morning, I went to Fontenelle Forest and made the following notable
observations:

 

Grt. Egret [1] No. Stream Tr. Marsh (photo-op bird!).      

Speaking of which, Grt.-horned- and Barred Owls also posed as photo- op
birds today, too!)                   

Blue winged- , Grn. winged Teal and No. Shovler, all in good numbers

House Wren [1] FOY

RC'd Kinglet [1m]

Ea. Towhee [1m]

Swamp Sparrow [2]

Lincoln's Sparrow [3] FOY

Fox Sparrow [2]

I saw no warblers today!

 

Yesterday afternoon, I visited Base Lk. and neighboring areas.  My list,
while diverse,  looked the same as the ones posted yesterday by Justin and
Clem for Cater Lk. and Shadow Lk.  Notable additions were:

 

Purple Martin [1m] FOY,  scouting(?) the Martin houses where Hancock turns
into Harlen-Lewis Rd.

Grt.-tailed Grackle FOY,   about 200 ft. from where Paul Roisen reported
his, but on the Base Lk. side of the Rd.

Great Egret [2] FOY - Retriever Marsh

 

and on a walk along the Haworth Pk. Hk-Bk. Tr.:

 

Fox Sp. [1]

Vesper Sp. [1] FOY, showing nicely near the OPPD plant, were seen.

 

Elliott Bedows, 

Bellevue, Sarpy Co.
Subject: Common Crane
From: "Mark A. Brogie" <mbrogie AT esu1.org>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:16:02 -0500
Received a report today that the Common Crane was still present as of Wednesday 
afternoon. Info I received: 

Bird was on CR 747 about one mile west of Rusty's Fertilizer. Rusty's is about 
2 miles south of I80, on 183 and CR 747. 



Mark A. Brogie
Creighton, NE


Sent from my iPad

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

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    NEBirds-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    NEBirds-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    NEBirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: woodcocks . . .
From: Deborah Murphy <deborah.murphy AT cox.net>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:07:45 -0500
Based upon what Justin Rink posted yesterday regarding his sighting of 
Woodcocks off Pawnee Road, 

north of Cunningham Lake (north Omaha) my husband and I drove out this evening, 
hoping to add this 

bird to our life list. The landscape at dusk was stunning and we were a little 
worried about being able to 

hear the Woodcocks above the croaking of frogs. At any rate, we were joined by 
another birder, Chuck Coyle (sp?) 

and just as Justin said, the birds starting bzeeping shortly after 8:00 p.m. A 
few minutes 

later we were able to train our binoculars on a single bird. We watched until 
it flushed, then 

we heard another bird on the other side of the creek. Chuck said he watched two 
birds flush from that side, 

flying very quickly straight up into the air until he lost sight of them. 
We were thrilled to see AND hear the American Woodcock - a first for all of us.

We also saw and heard Blue Heron (airborne) and Barred Owls (mating calls?) in 
the distance - 

an evening etched into our memory.

Deborah Murphy
north Omaha
Subject: Carter Lake P.M.- 4/10
From: Justin Rink <spindalis79 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:55:09 -0700 (PDT)
 This evening I drove out to check out the waterfowl on Carter Lake. Like 
Clem's Shadow Lake encounter, I was quite surprised at the numbers and 
diversity still present. At Carter Lake a large raft of FRANKLIN'S GULLS were 
present around dusk with an estimated 2000 birds. A fair number of BONAPARTE'S 
GULLS, Ring-billed Gulls, and a single CALIFORNIA GULL lead to four (4) gull 
species present. 


Carter Lake, Douglas, US-NE
Apr 10, 2014 6:45 PM - 8:19 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments: Much more of a diversity of waterfowl than I would have expected. The 
most numerous birds are estimated. 

39 species

Canada Goose  10
Wood Duck  5
Gadwall  500
American Wigeon  40
Mallard  30
Blue-winged Teal  25
Northern Shoveler 3000 One section of the lake was completely covered with 
Northern Shovelers. Other sections had a "smattering" of this species. 

Green-winged Teal  65
Canvasback  2
Redhead  16
Ring-necked Duck  8
Lesser Scaup  150
Bufflehead  50
Hooded Merganser  8
Common Merganser  2
Ruddy Duck  20
Pied-billed Grebe  5
Horned Grebe  7
Great Blue Heron  3
American Coot  6000
Killdeer  4
Greater Yellowlegs  2
Bonaparte's Gull  30
Franklin's Gull  2000
Ring-billed Gull 13
California Gull 1 2nd cycle bird. Still brownish on secondaries. Long bill, 
slightly larger than RBGUs. There has been an invasion of these into Eastern NE 
this spring. 

Mourning Dove  4
Belted Kingfisher  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
American Crow  1
American Robin  30
European Starling  8
Chipping Sparrow  1
Savannah Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  3
Dark-eyed Junco  1
Red-winged Blackbird  12
Common Grackle  20
House Finch  2

Good birding.

Justin Rink
Midtown Omaha, Douglas Co., NE
spindalis79 AT yahoo.com
Subject: common crane not found
From: <candace592 AT yahoo.com>
Date: 10 Apr 2014 19:27:25 -0700
I searched on both sides of the river around elm creek from 12:30 to nearly 
5:00 pm and I wasn't lucky enough to find the common crane. Hope others have 
better luck. Saw lots of sandhills, more than i expected to see this late in 
the season. Beautiful day to be out and about. Candace Havely, Waterloo ,ia 
Subject: snipe, godwit
From: Marsha Nyffeler <marshanyffeler AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:56:12 -0500
At Wilkinson WMA north west of Columbus (along Hiway 81) NE
2 common snipe, 2 hudsonian godwits, lots of yellowlegs (lesser or greater-
I couldn't really decide), a nice selection of duck species.  Big flocks of
yellow-headed blackbirds.
Marsha Nyffeler
Columbus, NE
Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Shadow Lake, Apr 10, 2014
From: <ckavian AT cox.net>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:24:15 -0500
I had a few errands to run in Papillion today and swung by Shadow Lake 
(Sarpy County) to see what was there.  A little surprised by the large 
number and variety of waterfowl still here.
Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE

-----Original Message----- 
From: do-not-reply AT ebird.org
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2014 4:20 PM
To: ckavian AT cox.net
Subject: eBird Report - Shadow Lake, Apr 10, 2014

Shadow Lake, Sarpy, US-NE
Apr 10, 2014 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
29 species

Snow Goose  1
Canada Goose  12
Gadwall  35
American Wigeon  6
Mallard  24
Blue-winged Teal  28
Northern Shoveler  85
Green-winged Teal  16
Ring-necked Duck  4
Greater Scaup  2
Lesser Scaup  12
Bufflehead  6
Ruddy Duck  33
Pied-billed Grebe  5
Horned Grebe  8
American Coot  135
Ring-billed Gull  3
Tree Swallow  10
American Robin  35
European Starling  2
Song Sparrow  2
Dark-eyed Junco  1
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  4
Eastern Meadowlark  3
Western Meadowlark  1
Common Grackle  12
American Goldfinch  2
House Sparrow  15

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17831496

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) 



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

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    NEBirds-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    NEBirds-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    NEBirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: common crane seen Thur?
From: <candace592 AT yahoo.com>
Date: 10 Apr 2014 11:03:06 -0700
I'm looking for the common crane today, Thu, april10th. Would appreciate any 
tips please. 319_464-9808. Thanks, Candace Havely Waterloo iowa, formerly of 
McCook NE. 
Subject: Re: Lake Manawa, Iowa
From: Allen <allenreyer AT aol.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:00:37 -0500
Someone asked where we saw the Woodcock. It's in the open area on the south 
side of the lake. If you turn left on the first road past the road to the boat 
ramp, then take another left and drive to the end of the parking area, they 
should be to the west of you. Cindy and Terry could here him calling while he 
was on the ground and luckily he was in short grass so that we could see him. 


Al Reyer
Bellevue, NE

Sent from my iPad

> On Apr 9, 2014, at 11:25 PM, John Carlini  wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> Area 9 is a good place to find Timberdoodles at Branched Oak. It's on the 
north side of the lake off of W. Rock Creek Rd. opposite the turn for 126th St. 
We struck out a couple weeks ago when we checked but they should be there by 
now. 

> 
> Shari Schwartz & John Carlini, Lincoln
> On Wednesday, April 9, 2014 8:48 PM, Edward Allen  wrote:
> Al,
>  
>  
> Can you describe where you found the Woodcocks at Lake Manawa?
>  
> Has anyone seen or looked for Woodcocks at Branched Oak Lake? If so, can you 
describe where they are? 

>  
> Edward Allen, Lincoln, Lancaster Co.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Allen 
> To: Nebraska Birds 
> Sent: Wed, Apr 9, 2014 2:58 pm
> Subject: [NEBirds] Lake Manawa, Iowa
> 
>  
> Went over last evening to look for an American Woodcock. Had really nice 
looks at one sitting on the ground, as well as two display flights. Very nice. 

> 
> Lots of ducks and coots as well. Mostly shovelers, as well as about 5000 
Ring-billed Gulls out in the middle of the lake. 

> 
> Al Reyer
> Bellevue, NE
> 
> Sent from my iPad
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
Subject: Re: Lake Manawa, Iowa
From: John Carlini <flyingcarlini AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 21:25:07 -0700 (PDT)
Area 9 is a good place to find Timberdoodles at Branched Oak.  It's on the 
north side of the lake off of W. Rock Creek Rd. opposite the turn for 126th St. 
 We struck out a couple weeks ago when we checked but they should be there by 
now. 


Shari Schwartz & John Carlini, Lincoln
On Wednesday, April 9, 2014 8:48 PM, Edward Allen  wrote:
 
  
Al,
 
 
Can you describe where you found the Woodcocks at Lake Manawa?
 
Has anyone seen or looked for Woodcocks at Branched Oak Lake? If so, can you 
describe where they are? 

 
Edward Allen, Lincoln, Lancaster Co.
-----Original Message-----
From: Allen 
To: Nebraska Birds 
Sent: Wed, Apr 9, 2014 2:58 pm
Subject: [NEBirds] Lake Manawa, Iowa


  
Went over last evening to look for an American Woodcock. Had really nice looks 
at one sitting on the ground, as well as two display flights. Very nice. 


Lots of ducks and coots as well. Mostly shovelers, as well as about 5000 
Ring-billed Gulls out in the middle of the lake. 


Al Reyer
Bellevue, NE

Sent from my iPad
Subject: Am. Woodcocks- Douglas Co.- 4/09
From: Justin Rink <spindalis79 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 20:10:42 -0700 (PDT)
 This eveningI made a run out to the wetland north of Lake Cunningham on 
Pawnee Road between 84th and 96th Streets. I had visited this area last in 
Mid-March. At that time I was unsuccessful. However, this time the AMERICAN 
WOODCOCKS were present. Birds started "Peenting" at 8:05pm. 

 The vegetation along the creekon the south side of the bridge had been 
charred in a previous controlled burn.Due to this it was possible to see one 
of the birdssitting in the burned areacalling about fifty feetaway in what 
daylight was left. This WOODCOCK would alsofly up and display from time to 
time. Another AMERICAN WOODCOCK wasaudible further north. A possible third 
male was also heard close to where thefirst bird began vocalizing. 


Other species included

- Various flyover waterfowl
-2 Great Blue Heron (flyovers)
-3 Barred Owl (calling back and forth to each other and even performing 
"excited simian vocalizations.") 

-1 Eastern Phoebe
-1 Chipping Sparrow (Lake Cunningham)
-4 Song Sparrow
-3 Swamp Sparrow (FOY) (One bird was heard attempting a song. Attempting is 
being lenient.) 


Good birding.

Justin Rink
Midtown Omaha, Douglas Co., NE
spindalis79 AT yahoo.com
Subject: Re: Lake Manawa, Iowa
From: Edward Allen <Sprallen AT aol.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 21:48:43 -0400 (EDT)
Al,


Can you describe where you found the Woodcocks at Lake Manawa?

Has anyone seen or looked for Woodcocks at Branched Oak Lake? If so, can you 
describe where they are? 


Edward Allen, Lincoln, Lancaster Co.


-----Original Message-----
From: Allen 
To: Nebraska Birds 
Sent: Wed, Apr 9, 2014 2:58 pm
Subject: [NEBirds] Lake Manawa, Iowa


 
  
    
                  
Went over last evening to look for an American Woodcock. Had really nice looks 
at one sitting on the ground, as well as two display flights. Very nice. 


Lots of ducks and coots as well. Mostly shovelers, as well as about 5000 
Ring-billed Gulls out in the middle of the lake. 


Al Reyer
Bellevue, NE

Sent from my iPad
    
             

  
Subject: Lake Manawa, Iowa
From: Allen <allenreyer AT aol.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 14:58:15 -0500
Went over last evening to look for an American Woodcock. Had really nice looks 
at one sitting on the ground, as well as two display flights. Very nice. 


Lots of ducks and coots as well. Mostly shovelers, as well as about 5000 
Ring-billed Gulls out in the middle of the lake. 


Al Reyer
Bellevue, NE

Sent from my iPad

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

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    NEBirds-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    NEBirds-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    NEBirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: 8 March, 2014 American Woodcock
From: Garrett Day <gday3600 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 13:46:59 -0500
There was a report and a picture of an American Woodcock on the back roads of 
the Henry Doorly Zoo by a fellow Keeper. 


From Garrett's iPhone. 
Midtown Omaha

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

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    NEBirds-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    NEBirds-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    NEBirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: waterthrush and kinglet
From: <SCHMID_R AT msn.com>
Date: 09 Apr 2014 10:57:07 -0700
The following birds have been seen this week at Fontenelle Forest (Sarpy Co, 
Bellevue NE) 


 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Apr 5 in the Wetlands by Matt Miller)
 Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Apr 7 at the intersection of Cottonwood & Stream Trails 
by Seth Keith & Rick Schmid) 

 Louisiana Waterthrush (Apr 8 on Gifford Road near railroad tracks by Jeanine 
Lackey) 

 Louisiana Waterthrush (Apr 9 in Handsome Hollow near railroad tracks by Rick 
Schmid, Matt Miller & Elizabeth Chalen) 

 

 Bring on the warblers...   Good birding - Rick 
Subject: RE: NOU/IOU meeting registration
From: renosmom AT charter.net
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 10:22:13 -0400 (EDT)
I have addedd a link to the registration form on the "Upcoming Meetings" 
page to make it easier to print

Kathy DeLara
Mitchell NE

On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 7:26 AM, Daniel Leger wrote:

    The NOU will be meeting with the IOU May 16-18 at Fontenelle Forest 
in Bellevue.
There are two ways to register:
1.  Go to www.noubirds.org, choose “meetings” and “upcoming meetings” 
where you will find a link to the IOU’s website so you can register 
online.
2.  If you prefer to print and send in a hardcopy registration, go to 
www.noubirds.org, click on “publications” and then “NOU news.”  The 
latest issue of The Burrowing Owl will appear.  Scroll down to page 3 to 
find the registration form.  Print it and  send it in to Dennis 
Thompson, 7503 Wildflower Court, Johnston, IA 50131.  (Please do not 
send it to Betty Grenon, as you may have done for previous meetings.)
I’m looking forward to seeing you in Bellevue.

Dan Leger
NOU President
  
Subject: NOU/IOU meeting registration
From: Daniel Leger <dleger1 AT unl.edu>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 13:26:05 +0000
The NOU will be meeting with the IOU May 16-18 at Fontenelle Forest in 
Bellevue. 

There are two ways to register:
1. Go to www.noubirds.org, choose "meetings" and "upcoming meetings" where you 
will find a link to the IOU's website so you can register online. 

2. If you prefer to print and send in a hardcopy registration, go to 
www.noubirds.org, click on "publications" and then "NOU news." The latest issue 
of The Burrowing Owl will appear. Scroll down to page 3 to find the 
registration form. Print it and send it in to Dennis Thompson, 7503 Wildflower 
Court, Johnston, IA 50131. (Please do not send it to Betty Grenon, as you may 
have done for previous meetings.) 

I'm looking forward to seeing you in Bellevue.

Dan Leger
NOU President
Subject: Great Horned Owl Mercer Woods Area
From: "lutherhaige AT yahoo.com" <lutherhaige@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 05:17:35 -0700 (PDT)
As I was driving to work this morning, a Great Horned Owl flew across the road 
just east of 40th and Cumings. That was around 6:20 am. 


Robert
Central Omaha

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
Subject: Burt County
From: "Neal Ratzlaff" <nratzlaff AT cox.net>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 22:16:10 -0500
Did some birding today at Summit Lake near Tekamah and at Pelican Point SRA

 

Hundreds of waterfowl on Summit Lake - Most abundant were American Coots,
Gadwall and Lesser Scaup

Pretty quiet at Pelican Point - most notable for me were 4 FOY Fox Sparrows

Also FOY Savannah Sparrows (2) along the road in southern Burt Co.

Ebird reports follow:

 

Summit Lake SRA, Burt, US-NE

Apr 8, 2014 10:39 AM - 12:34 PM

Protocol: Traveling

3.5 mile(s)

Comments:     viewing from road - brisk northwest wind - temp in mid 40's

24 species

 

Canada Goose  27

Gadwall  107

American Wigeon  18

Mallard  2

Blue-winged Teal  12

Northern Shoveler  48

Green-winged Teal  3

Redhead  16

Ring-necked Duck  8

Lesser Scaup  106

Bufflehead  8

Ruddy Duck  28

Pied-billed Grebe  4

Horned Grebe  1

Double-crested Cormorant  2

American White Pelican  1

Great Blue Heron  1

American Coot  715

Killdeer  1

American Crow  1

American Robin  8

Northern Cardinal  2

Red-winged Blackbird  2

Common Grackle  4

 

Pelican Point SRA, Burt, US-NE

Apr 8, 2014 1:44 PM - 2:29 PM

Protocol: Traveling

1.25 mile(s)

9 species

 

Red-bellied Woodpecker  1

Northern Flicker  1

White-breasted Nuthatch  1

Eastern Bluebird  1

American Robin  4

American Tree Sparrow  1

Fox Sparrow  4

Song Sparrow  1

Dark-eyed Junco  3

 

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17811105

 

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org
 )

 

 

Neal Ratzlaff
Subject: Mountain Plovers and FOY
From: renosmom AT charter.net
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 12:13:35 -0400 (EDT)
The Turkey Vultures showed up yesterday in Scottsbluff. These are the 
first I have seen this year. We didn't see any on our field trip 
Saturday to Kimball.

Saturday, south of Kimball, we found 3 Mountain Plovers but the 
majority of them had not arrived. The weather is better this week so 
they should be coming back.

I have checked the osprey nest west of town a few times by the Riverview 
golf course but haven't seen any Osprey yet

There were 3 Am Avocets at the CR F pond by Kiowa south of Morrill on 
Sunday

Kathy DeLara
Mitchell NE
Subject: Sunday Bird and Nature Society Spring seminar
From: "Gene" <genetn AT cox.net>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 10:27:20 -0500
Sunday Bird and Nature Society Spring seminar




A reminder that the Urban Bird & Nature Society seminar will be held at the UNO 
Student Center this Sunday, April 13th at 1:30 to 3:30 pm in the Gallery room. 
Among the speakers will be Creighton Biologist, Ted Burk who will discuss bird 
mating behaviors, Clem Klaphake will teach on identifying bird sounds in 
nature, and Jesse White will share his expertise on trees, shrubs and plants 
that will attract birds and butterflies to our gardens. 


The lectures are fun and academic and include a question answer session, 
refreshments and a free raffle. 

Cost of seminar is $12.


Email questions to theurbanbirdandnaturesociety AT cox.net or call 402-651-5779.

 Reply via web post Reply to sender Reply to group Start a New Topic Messages 
in this topic (1) 
Subject: Barn Swallow
From: Ruth Stearns <ruthstearns AT yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 08:26:16 -0700 (PDT)
FOY Barn Swallow flying over my neighborhood pond (Williamsburg Trail), 
yesterday and today.  


Ruthie Stearns
Lincoln, NE 
Subject: Re: FW: Nebraska Birding
From: Jan Johnson <janbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 09:30:42 -0500
I'd say she'd have a greater chance of seeing them by the Niobrara than in my 
area. But for the most part they'll be fly-overs. I have seen them here but 
it's been about 5 yrs. since the last fly-over. Last spring we were in Boyd Co. 
and had about 40 fly over us quite low. Seeing them as fly-overs is luck for 
the most part since they fly very high once they leave the Platte River and are 
more often faintly heard than seen. 


Jan
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bird-brained-quilter/

> On Apr 8, 2014, at 9:23 AM, renosmom AT charter.net wrote:
> 
> I recieved this email via the NOU website and I have no idea about the 
> cranes in north east Nebraska. Are there good places to see them along 
> the Niabrara or do they just fly over after they leave the Platte River 
> Valley?
> 
> Kathy DeLara
> Mitchell NE
> 
> -------- Begin forwarded message --------
> Subject: Nebraska Birding
> Date: 4/8/14 7:38:53 AM
> From: "Cynthia" 
> To: renosmom AT charter.net
> Cc: clundgren01 AT gmail.com
> 
> How long into April is the crane migration? Can I see big migrations 
> along the Niabrara and Missouri Rivers? Thank you!
> 
Subject: Re: Common Crane
From: <elizabethwickemeyer AT yahoo.com>
Date: 08 Apr 2014 07:29:14 -0700
Garrett and I will be searching for the Common Crane this Thursday afternoon. 
Hopefully the crane is still around- updates on sightings would be much 
appreciated. If anyone else will be out Thursday and would like to exchange 
phone numbers to help each other find the crane feel free to contact me Thanks 
and happy birding! Liz Wickemeyer Midtown Omaha 
Subject: Sunday Bird and Nature Society Spring seminar
From: "Gene" <genetn AT cox.net>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 09:25:13 -0500
Sunday Bird and Nature Society Spring seminar


A reminder that the Urban Bird & Nature Society seminar will be held at the UNO 
Student Center this Sunday, April 13th at 1:30 to 3:30 pm in the Gallery room. 
Among the speakers will be Creighton Biologist, Ted Burk who will discuss bird 
mating behaviors, Clem Klaphake will teach on identifying bird sounds in 
nature, and Jesse White will share his expertise on trees, shrubs and plants 
that will attract birds and butterflies to our gardens. 


The lectures are fun and academic and include a question answer session, 
refreshments and a free raffle. 


Email questions to theurbanbirdandnaturesociety AT cox.net or call 402-651-5779.
Subject: FW: Nebraska Birding
From: renosmom AT charter.net
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 10:23:27 -0400 (EDT)
I recieved this email via the NOU website and I have no idea about the 
cranes in north east Nebraska. Are there good places to see them along 
the Niabrara or do they just fly over after they leave the Platte River 
Valley?

Kathy DeLara
Mitchell NE


-------- Begin forwarded message --------
Subject: Nebraska Birding
Date: 4/8/14 7:38:53 AM
From: "Cynthia" 
To: renosmom AT charter.net
Cc: clundgren01 AT gmail.com


How long into April is the crane migration?  Can I see big migrations 
along the Niabrara and Missouri Rivers? Thank you!


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

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEBirds/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    NEBirds-digest AT yahoogroups.com 
    NEBirds-fullfeatured AT yahoogroups.com

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    NEBirds-unsubscribe AT yahoogroups.com

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:
    https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
Subject: Merrick and Nance Counties 4/6/14
From: "Lanny and Robin" <snowbunting AT rcom-ne.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2014 20:40:39 -0700