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Yellow-billed Cuckoo,©Barry Kent Mackay

1 Oct Gosper Co. warblers ["'Jorgensen, Joel' Joel.Jorgensen AT nebraska.gov [NEBirds]" ]
30 Sep Hummers ["'Don & Janis Paseka' paseka76 AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" ]
30 Sep Base Lake ["ckavian AT cox.net [NEBirds]" ]
30 Sep Re: Questionable Sparrow ["Jan Johnson janbirder AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" ]
30 Sep RE: Questionable Sparrow ["'Walker, TJ' thomas.walker AT nebraska.gov [NEBirds]" ]
30 Sep Re: Questionable Sparrow ["Jan Johnson janbirder AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" ]
30 Sep RE: Questionable Sparrow ["'Walker, TJ' thomas.walker AT nebraska.gov [NEBirds]" ]
29 Sep Marsh Wrens galore and more ["flyingcarlini AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" ]
29 Sep Questionable Sparrow ["Jan Johnson janbirder AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" ]
29 Sep CONH ["ckavian AT cox.net [NEBirds]" ]
29 Sep Recent sightings of note ["'Walker, TJ' thomas.walker AT nebraska.gov [NEBirds]" ]
29 Sep Dodge County Shorebirds, 9/28 ["Loren Padelford lpdlfrd AT cox.net [NEBirds]" ]
29 Sep Hwy 61 ["Jan Johnson janbirder AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" ]
29 Sep Update from Wildcat Hills ["hmgarrod AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" ]
28 Sep Fall meeting bird tally ["'Kathy DeLara' renosmom AT charter.net [NEBirds]" ]
27 Sep Chadron SP Banding Station 9/22-9/27 ["jel260 AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" ]
24 Sep Douglas Co. Week & 1/2 In Review ["Justin Rink spindalis79 AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" ]
23 Sep Dawson, Gosper ["Paul Roisen roisenp1950 AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" ]
23 Sep Lincoln Titmouse ["Ruth Stearns ruthstearns AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" ]
23 Sep Lincoln area birding ["'Walker, TJ' thomas.walker AT nebraska.gov [NEBirds]" ]
22 Sep Perkins County mid Sept ["anitawatkinsksc AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" ]
22 Sep Fwd: No sighting--Info only. ["Paul Roisen roisenp1950 AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" ]
22 Sep Fwd: No sighting--Info only. ["Paul Roisen roisenp1950 AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" ]
22 Sep Re: Sacramento-Wilcox WMA ["'Kathy DeLara' renosmom AT charter.net [NEBirds]" ]
22 Sep A very out-of-context Grasshopper Sparrow ["Noah Arthur semirelicta AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" ]
22 Sep McPhearson County ["Paul Roisen roisenp1950 AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" ]
22 Sep Ponca State Park weekend ["Mark Brogie mbrogie AT esu1.org [NEBirds]" ]
22 Sep Sacramento-Wilcox WMA ["'Walker, TJ' thomas.walker AT nebraska.gov [NEBirds]" ]
21 Sep Logan County, NE ["Paul Roisen roisenp1950 AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" ]
21 Sep Chestnut-collared Longspurs at Prairie Dog WPA ["Noah Arthur semirelicta AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" ]
21 Sep NOU Meeting ["ckavian AT cox.net [NEBirds]" ]
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]" ]

Subject: Gosper Co. warblers
From: "'Jorgensen, Joel' Joel.Jorgensen AT nebraska.gov [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 03:37:54 +0000
I made a brief stop at Johnson Lake today. I checked out the wooded area along 
the Larry Roper Trail on the east side of the lake (40.689972, -99.830496) for 
passerines and found a nice assemblage of birds that included: 


1 Yellow Warbler
10 Orange-crowned Warblers
3 Nashville Warblers
many Yellow-rumps
1 Northern Parula
1 Black-throated Green Warbler
1 Wilson's Warbler
1 Black-headed or Rose-breasted Grosbeak

On 27 September, I came across the same puddle in Dodge County where the 
Padelfords found shorebirds. I observed about the same, but did not have any 
dowitchers. I did find about 25 American Golden-Plovers at the sod farm 
southwest of the Highway 77/275 interchange. I also had a Yellow-billed Cuckoo 
at Red Fox WMA. 


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: Hummers
From: "'Don & Janis Paseka' paseka76 AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:33:32 -0500
We had last seen hummingbirds at the feeders and flowers here at home on
Sept. 18 before we left for the NOU meeting. Today, Sept. 30, we had two of
them again. The one that spent most of the day here has a very short tail.
When it is perched on the back side of the feeder, all that is visible are
the crossed wings making an "X" with only the very tip of the tail seen in
the top of the "X".

We are thinking that this could be a calliope, but have not gotten a good
photo through the dirty glass and window screen due to the bad light (it
rained here all day) and the camera's auto-focus.

Maybe tomorrow.

Don and Janis Paseka
Ames Nebraska
Subject: Base Lake
From: "ckavian AT cox.net [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:07:17 -0500
I stopped by the Base Lake today (Sarpy County) a few minutes before it started 
to rain and saw: 

- 1 DC Cormorant
- 6 RB Gulls
- 2 Franklin’s Gulls
- 1 Osprey
- 1 Kestrel
- 2 B. Kingfisher
- 2 Flickers
- Lots of Barn and Tree Swallows flying over the water

Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE
Subject: Re: Questionable Sparrow
From: "Jan Johnson janbirder AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:48:22 -0500
This is why I asked for other's thoughts on this bird. He was hanging with 3 
White-crowned Sparrows, two with white crowns and one with a Buffy crown, but 
this one had no stripes on his head like the others. I was lucky he sat for a 
picture. 


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

> On Sep 30, 2014, at 1:11 PM, 'Walker, TJ' thomas.walker AT nebraska.gov 
[NEBirds]  wrote: 

> 
> I guess there is the possibility of just some sort of screwy coloration on a 
White-crowned Sparrow????? 

> 
>  
> 
> T. J. Walker
> 
> Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
> 
> 301 E State Farm Road
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> North Platte, NE  69101
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> 
> Office Phone:  308-535-8025
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> Cell Phone:  308-530-7659
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>  
> 
> From: NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 11:49 AM
> To: NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Questionable Sparrow
> 
>  
> 
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> 
> That's what I thought, TJ. The breast was gray with no streaking at all like 
a Harris's has on it's white breast. The next closest sparrow would be a 
Black-chinned and he would be waaaayyyy out of range. 

> 
> Jan
> 
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/bird-brained-quilter/
> 
> 
> On Sep 30, 2014, at 11:08 AM, 'Walker, TJ' thomas.walker AT nebraska.gov 
[NEBirds]  wrote: 

> 
>  
> 
> Jan, I think that pretty much HAS to be a Harris’s Sparrow – not sure 
what is going on with its coloration though, and the breast looks abnormally 
gray also…. 

> 
>  
> 
> 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
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>  
> 
> From: NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com] 
> Sent: Monday, September 29, 2014 9:51 PM
> To: Nebraska Birds
> Subject: [NEBirds] Questionable Sparrow
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
> I posted a picture of the sparrow I saw with the White-crowned Sparrows in 
Arthur Co. This a.m. Under Jan's album. It had black under the throat and 
around the eyes with yellow bill and legs. Not exactly a Harris's. Hopefully 
someone can help me. 

> 
> Jan Johnson
> Wakefield
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/bird-brained-quilter/
> 
> 
> 
Subject: RE: Questionable Sparrow
From: "'Walker, TJ' thomas.walker AT nebraska.gov [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:11:06 +0000
I guess there is the possibility of just some sort of screwy coloration on a 
White-crowned Sparrow????? 


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]
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 11:49 AM
To: NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Questionable Sparrow


That's what I thought, TJ. The breast was gray with no streaking at all like a 
Harris's has on it's white breast. The next closest sparrow would be a 
Black-chinned and he would be waaaayyyy out of range. 


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

On Sep 30, 2014, at 11:08 AM, 'Walker, TJ' 
thomas.walker AT nebraska.gov [NEBirds] 
> wrote: 


Jan, I think that pretty much HAS to be a Harris’s Sparrow – not sure what 
is going on with its coloration though, and the breast looks abnormally gray 
also…. 


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] 

Sent: Monday, September 29, 2014 9:51 PM
To: Nebraska Birds
Subject: [NEBirds] Questionable Sparrow



I posted a picture of the sparrow I saw with the White-crowned Sparrows in 
Arthur Co. This a.m. Under Jan's album. It had black under the throat and 
around the eyes with yellow bill and legs. Not exactly a Harris's. Hopefully 
someone can help me. 


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

Subject: Re: Questionable Sparrow
From: "Jan Johnson janbirder AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:49:21 -0500
That's what I thought, TJ. The breast was gray with no streaking at all like a 
Harris's has on it's white breast. The next closest sparrow would be a 
Black-chinned and he would be waaaayyyy out of range. 


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

> On Sep 30, 2014, at 11:08 AM, 'Walker, TJ' thomas.walker AT nebraska.gov 
[NEBirds]  wrote: 

> 
> Jan, I think that pretty much HAS to be a Harris’s Sparrow – not sure 
what is going on with its coloration though, and the breast looks abnormally 
gray also…. 

> 
>  
> 
> 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] 
> Sent: Monday, September 29, 2014 9:51 PM
> To: Nebraska Birds
> Subject: [NEBirds] Questionable Sparrow
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
> I posted a picture of the sparrow I saw with the White-crowned Sparrows in 
Arthur Co. This a.m. Under Jan's album. It had black under the throat and 
around the eyes with yellow bill and legs. Not exactly a Harris's. Hopefully 
someone can help me. 

> 
> Jan Johnson
> Wakefield
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/bird-brained-quilter/
> 
> 
> 
Subject: RE: Questionable Sparrow
From: "'Walker, TJ' thomas.walker AT nebraska.gov [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:08:56 +0000
Jan, I think that pretty much HAS to be a Harris's Sparrow - not sure what is 
going on with its coloration though, and the breast looks abnormally gray 
also.... 


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]
Sent: Monday, September 29, 2014 9:51 PM
To: Nebraska Birds
Subject: [NEBirds] Questionable Sparrow



I posted a picture of the sparrow I saw with the White-crowned Sparrows in 
Arthur Co. This a.m. Under Jan's album. It had black under the throat and 
around the eyes with yellow bill and legs. Not exactly a Harris's. Hopefully 
someone can help me. 


Jan Johnson
Wakefield
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bird-brained-quilter/
Subject: Marsh Wrens galore and more
From: "flyingcarlini AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 29 Sep 2014 22:42:22 -0700
Hello birders,
 

 On Monday evening 9/29, we stopped by Little Salt Fork Marsh northwest of 1st 
& Raymond Rd. and had just enough sunlight to cross paths with - 

 at least a half dozen Marsh Wrens
 Sedge Wren
 3 Soras
 and a beautiful Nelson's Sparrow
 

 Stopped by Platte River SP on Sunday 9/28 and was relieved to find no 
Louisiana Waterthrushes so hopefully the lingering juv/imm. with the droopy 
wing was able to depart, did find a few goodies along Stone Creek - 

 oddly enough a Marsh Wren was in the woods by the creek
 Black-throated Green Warbler
 Orange-crowned Warbler
 Nashville Warblers
 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
 

 -John Carlini & Shari Schwartz, Lincoln
 

Subject: Questionable Sparrow
From: "Jan Johnson janbirder AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:51:15 -0500
I posted a picture of the sparrow I saw with the White-crowned Sparrows in 
Arthur Co. This a.m. Under Jan's album. It had black under the throat and 
around the eyes with yellow bill and legs. Not exactly a Harris's. Hopefully 
someone can help me. 


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

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Subject: CONH
From: "ckavian AT cox.net [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:45:41 -0500
I had 8 Common Nighthawks fly over my house here in Bellevue this evening.
Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE
Subject: Recent sightings of note
From: "'Walker, TJ' thomas.walker AT nebraska.gov [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:17:22 +0000
Spent the weekend in the Columbus area, birded Lake North, Lake Babcock 
campground and Wilkinson WMA Saturday morning, Lake North, Lake Babcock 
Campground and the Lake Babcock trail on Sunday morning. 


Highlights were limited but included:

Sanderling - 1 along North/Babcock wall Saturday, 3 there Sunday

Gulls - very few which surprised me - mostly RBGU with a few FRGU

Sparrows - Wilkinson - lots of Lincoln's, Savannah, Chipping, Clay-colored, 
Swamp, White-crowned (1), White-throated (6) and Harris's (2). Interesting 
moment for fall, Gray Catbird and Harris's Sparrow side by side. Lots of Common 
Yellow throats also and a few Orange-crowned Warblers. 


The trail Sunday morning was birdy, but I only made it about 200 yards down it 
before the mosquitoes ran me off. Warbling Vireo, Orange-crowned Warblers, 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Gray Catbird, Swamp Sparrows, Song Sparrows, and more. 
Wish I would have had some repellent along. 


Today at the office in North Platte, I found a Townsend's Warbler mixed in with 
a few Orange-crowned Warblers, which was a nice treat. 


Lots of gulls at the North Platte sewage ponds - five minutes of scanning 
produced only RB bad FRGU though. 


T. J. Walker
Brady, NE
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Subject: Dodge County Shorebirds, 9/28
From: "Loren Padelford lpdlfrd AT cox.net [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:04:38 -0500
Yesterday in Dodge County we found a flooded field with shorebirds 4 miles 
north of Fremont on the east side of Highway 275. 


Killdeer - 5
Lesser Yellowlegs - 7
Greater Yellowlegs - 2
Stilt Sandpiper - 8
Least Sandpiper - 10
Pectoral - 1
Long-billed Dowitcher - 1


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


Subject: Hwy 61
From: "Jan Johnson janbirder AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:45:24 -0600
Birding our way home and took hwy 61 north from Ogallala. We checked all fence 
line sparrows that sat finding mostly Vesper, a few Clay-colored and Savannah. 
The prize in Arthur. County was a very cooperative LeConte's Sparrow. 

At mile marker 144 in Grant County we found 3 White-crowned Sparrows and an odd 
sparrow with them that resembled a Harris's but not quite. I'll post a picture 
when we're home for clarification. Also on a small pond just south of hwys. 61 
& 2 we found 12 Least Sandpiper, 2 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Killdeer, and the 
prize, a Black-bellied Plover. 


Jan Johnson
Wakefield



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Subject: Update from Wildcat Hills
From: "hmgarrod AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 29 Sep 2014 10:24:00 -0700
Hello Nebraska birders!

Here is the bird list for species we have been catching this past week 
(9/22-9/29): 


Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle's and Audubon's)
Black-capped Chickadee
House Finch
Eastern Bluebird
Spotted Towhee
Northern Flicker (2 yellow-shafted/red-shafted hybrids!)
Orange-crowned Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Lazuli Bunting
Lesser Goldfinch
Townsend's Solitaire
Pygmy Nuthatch
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored Subspecies)
 
Due to the warmer weather this past week, the capture rate has slowed down a 
bit. There have been a decrease in Spotted Tohwee and Chipping Sparrow captures 
as well. 


Other birds that have been sighted recently (but not captured) include:

Western Meadowlark
Common Nighthawk
American Kestrel
Mourning Dove
Blue Jay
Turkey Vulture
Wild Turkey
Red Crossbill
Blue Gray Gnatcatcher 

This Friday (10/3) will be the last day of banding. To celebrate, the bander 
from Chadron SP (Josh) and I will be a hosting a big day/big sit at Wildcat 
Hills starting midnight Friday Oct 3 and going until midnight Oct 4. During 
this time we will have nets open for 24 hours and be continuously birding for 
24 hours. Please stop by anytime on Oct 3 for some birding fun! 


Cheers,

Holly 
 

Subject: Fall meeting bird tally
From: "'Kathy DeLara' renosmom AT charter.net [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:56:37 -0600
The bird tally for the fall NOU meeting in Holdrege is now on the NOU website, 
www.noubirds.org . Look under the meetings tab, and past meetings. 

If you have any comments or questions about the list please contact Dave Heidt 
at heidtdw AT gmail.com 


Kathy DeLara
Subject: Chadron SP Banding Station 9/22-9/27
From: "jel260 AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 27 Sep 2014 13:23:09 -0700
Greetings Nebraska Birders-
 

 Migration got into full swing at Chadron SP this week. Our most common species 
earlier in the season, Chipping Sparrow and House Wren, have dropped off in 
numbers, while there was an explosion in the number of Orange-crowned Warblers 
(55 banded this week), plus good numbers of Lincoln Sparrows (14 banded). There 
were no new species captured at the station this week, but some other good 
migrants that were banded include Swainson's Thrush, Gray Catbird, and 
White-crowned Sparrows. While birding around the park, I've noticed a shift 
from mostly Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warblers to migrant Myrtle Yellow-rumps. 
The number of Pine Siskins around the park has also appeared to increase quite 
a bit the past week (although no luck catching one yet). The station was closed 
on the 22nd due to high winds. 

 

 Sep 23 - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19917070 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19917070 

 House Wren (6)
 Swainson's Thrush (1)
 Gray Catbird (1)
 Orange-crowned Warbler (16)
 "Myrtle" Yellow-rumped Warbler (2)
 Spotted Towhee (4)
 Clay-colored Sparrow (1)
 Lincoln's Sparrow (7)
 White-crowned Sparrow (4)
 

 Sep 24 - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19931668 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19931668 

 Black-capped Chickadee (1)
 House Wren (6)
 Orange-crowned Warbler (14)
 Spotted Towhee (4)
 Chipping Sparrow (4)
 Clay-colored Sparrow (1)
 Lincoln's Sparrow (1)
 White-crowned Sparrow (6)
 American Goldfinch (3)
 

 Sep 25 - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19938561 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19938561 

 Black-capped Chickadee (2)
 House Wren (5)
 Orange-crowned Warbler (6)
 Wilson's Warbler (1)
 Spotted Towhee (2)
 Lincoln's Sparrow (1)
 

 Sep 26 - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19948378 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19948378 

 Black-capped Chickadee (2)
 House Wren (2)
 Orange-crowned Warbler (9)
 Spotted Towhee (2)
 Chipping Sparrow (1)
 Lincoln's Sparrow (3)
 

 Sep 27 - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19956060 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19956060 

 Black-capped Chickadee (1)
 Orange-crowned Warbler (12)
 Spotted Towhee (1)
 

 Birds observed around Chadron State Park, 9/21-9/27:
 Wood Duck
 Wild Turkey
 Turkey Vulture
 Red-tailed Hawk
 Eurasian Collared-Dove
 Mourning Dove
 Great Horned Owl
 Downy Woodpecker
 Hairy Woodpecker
 Northern Flicker
 Eastern Phoebe
 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
 European Starling
 Cedar Waxwing
 Orange-crowned Warbler
 Yellow-rumped Warbler
 Wilson's Warbler
 Spotted Towhee
 Chipping Sparrow
 Clay-colored Sparrow
 Lincoln's Sparrow
 White-throated Sparrow
 White-crowned Sparrow
 Western Tanager
 House Finch
 Red Crossbill
 Pine Siskin
 
 American Goldfinch
 

  --Josh Lefever
 Bander, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
 

Subject: Douglas Co. Week & 1/2 In Review
From: "Justin Rink spindalis79 AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:58:36 -0700
 Birding has been rather slow lately around the Douglas Co. area. This is a 
compilation of sightings in the area over the past week and a half. 


9/13-

I birded at the Grass Pads with Garrett Day and his girlfriend. Most of the 
birds had cleared out the night before. However, we were able to find... 


-1 Am. Golden Plover (distant and in basic plum.)
-25 Killdeer
-7 Sanderling (GP 2)
-7 Pectoral Sandpiper
-2 Buff-breasted Sandpiper
-1 American Pipit (FOS)

That afternoon I did some birding around the Mercer Woods property coming up 
with a few migrants.... 


-3 R-t Hummingbird
-2 Brown Thrasher
-1 E. Wood-Pewee
-1 Blue-headed Vireo
-2 Nashville Warbler
-1 Mourning Warbler (first-fall female)
-1 Wilson's Warbler

9/17- Mercer Woods-

While taking out the trash I found a foraging BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER (FOS) on 
property. This is one of the "Elusive 4" for Mercer Woods and bird #125 for the 
property if anyone gives a phalarope's feathered fanny. 17 CHIMNEY SWIFTS 
utilized the Mercer Mansion chimney that night for roosting. 

 A fairly large influx of BLUE JAYS usually more typical in mid to late October 
was observed throughout the week as well. A flock of 13 were observed as 
flyovers. 


During this week, Indian Creek Nursery was host to at least two (2) 
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS 


9/22- Mercer Woods-

While coming outside to go to work, there was a small flurry of migrants on 
property. I heard at least five Oreothlypis (formerly Vermivora) chips, and 
observed up to four NO. FLICKERS. The chips were most likely that of NASHVILLE 
WARBLERS. At least one BROWN THRASHER has been on the property for a week and a 
half. GRAY CATBIRDS have been more sporatic. 


Keeping up with the out-of-place Titmouse theme, I heard and later observed a 
pair of TUFTED TITMICE at Indian Creek Nursery's "Wakely Woods" in Midtown 
Omaha. The titmice then flew out high over Saddle Creek Roard headed west. This 
is the first time this species has been recorded here. A rather sizable flock 
of D-C CORMORANTS flew over earlier in the day. 


9/24- Mercer Woods-

Today a RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET (FOS) was keeping company with a Chickadee flock. 
Two RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS are still being observed at the feeding 
stations. 


Good birding.

Justin Rink
Midtown Omaha, Douglas Co., NE
spindalis79 AT yahoo.com
Subject: Dawson, Gosper
From: "Paul Roisen roisenp1950 AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:40:23 -0600
Beautiful day in central Nebraska.  A little windy mid day but PM was great.


First visit to Gosper County.  It did not give up species easily.
Canvasback 3 f.
Pied-billed Grebe X
Turkey Vulture 59 (42 in one kettle)
Swainson's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Kestrel 1
American Coot X
Franklin's Gull numberous
Ring-billed Gull X
Rock Pigeon X
Eurasian Collared Dove 23
Mourning Dove X
Northern Flicker 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
European Starling X
Red-winged Blackbird X
American Goldfinch X
House Sparrow X


Dawson County--Tough birding here as well
Mallard X
Blue-winged Teal X
Wild Turkey 9
Pied-billed Grebe X
Great Blue Heron 1  (many ponds but all very full of water even too deep
for most waders)
Turkey Vulture X
Osprey 1  on NE 21 four miles south of Cozad.  No fishing within 4 miles so
a great surprise.  Posed nicely for photos.
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Swainson's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 3
American Kestrel 11
American Coot numerous
Franklin's Gull numerous
Ring-billed Gull X
Rock Pigeon X
Eurasian Collared Dove 70+  (only outnumbered by European Starlings)
Mourning Dove X
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 7
Blue Jay 8
Tree Swallow 4
Cliff Swallow 4
Barn Swallow X
Eastern Bluebird 19
European Starling X
Vesper's Sparrow 6
Savannah Sparrow 4
Red-winged Blackbird X
Western Meadowlark 24
Yellow-headed Blackbirds ~75 (cattle yard)
Common Grackle X
Brown-headed Blackbird 11
House Finch 4
American Goldfinch X
House Sparrow X


Off for home tomorrow.  Nebraska is a beautiful state!


God Bless,




*Paul O. Roisen*
*Woodbury County, IA*
*Mobile 712-301-2817*
Subject: Lincoln Titmouse
From: "Ruth Stearns ruthstearns AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:20:45 -0700
Elaine Bachel mentioned to me this morning she's had a young Tufted Titmouse in 
her Lincoln yard this week, although she hadn't seen it yet today. It's been 
feeding in the peanut feeder. She hadn't had a titmouse in the yard for many 
years. 


Ruthie Stearns
Lincoln, NE  
Subject: Lincoln area birding
From: "'Walker, TJ' thomas.walker AT nebraska.gov [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:37:21 +0000
On my way to Lincoln, will be there next two evenings. Anyone want to do some 
birding? If so please use reply to sender below. 


Thanks

T. J. Walker
Brady

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID
Subject: Perkins County mid Sept
From: "anitawatkinsksc AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 22 Sep 2014 19:58:16 -0700
 
 Sept 18th Calm, clear high 80, low 55. Picking up (with a combine) millet 
swaths in a dryland millet field in western Perkins County, NE. 

 
 Swainson's Hawks--7 various plumages, 2 dark bibs, 1 light morph juvenile, 1 
dark morph 

 
 The Swainson's were gliding over-head watching for rodents etc. to scurry out 
of the windrowed millet as the combine picked up the swaths. Then they would 
come down thru the air feet first to pounce on the prey. Often they would sit 
on the ground there for a long time or until the machinery came back and scared 
them off. 

 
 This is the highest number of Swainson's Hawks I have seen together since the 
late1980s? (not sure of the date) when thousands of these hawks were poisoned 
in South America where they winter. 

 
  
 
 American Kestrel--1 female perched on fence post across trail road from millet 
field. As our farm machinery kept moving eastward, the Kestrel would fly off 
across the wild sunflower patch and then return to another fence post further 
east. This is the 1st time I've seen a Kestrel near our farm. 

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

 
  
 
 Sept 20, 2014 Saturday 6a.m.-10a.m. calm high 82, low 50 degrees, farm NE of 
Venango, western Perkins County 

 
 North Flickers: 1st at top of very tall Spruce 6:30 a.m. The from 7a.m.-9a.m. 
eating chokecherries or pecking on dead wood of old treehouse tree 

 
           Yellow Shafted-black mustache, red at nape, 1 male 
 
            Red Shafted-red mustache, 1 male
 
 Red-headed Woodpecker, 1 Juvenille, 8 a.m. on dead treehouse tree and 
chokecherries. 

 
 The Juvenille Woodpecker, first seen Sept 7th. Then since Sept 16 it has 
returned every day. Often around 6-6:30 p.m. it perches on a snag branch at the 
very top of an old locust tree. 

 
 Western Kingbird 1 sits at the top of the old locust at 6 p.m.also. In August 
we had about 12 WKBs. 

 
 American Robin 25 spend most of the day very busy in the chokecherries. They 
leave there about 6 p.m to sit at the top of the old locust tree too. Maybe 
they are all soaking in the fading warmth of the sun? 

 
 Wilson's Warbler--3  at least most from 11a.m.-3p.m.in the snowball bush
 
 House Sparrows--25-30, at least 8 HS fledged here this spring, can tell some 
males are juveniles 

 
 House Finches-- 5  (male colors not very bright)        
 
 Pigeons  25
 
 Eurasian Collared Doves  4  
 
 Barn Swallows  20-25 
 
 Orange-crowned Warbler 1, seem to prefer lilac bush by the Butterfly bushes 

 
 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 in east Linden tree. Had good looks at this attractive 
bird. 

 
 Ring-necked Pheasant  1 male near our mailbox
 
 Gray Catbird  1 in Chokecherries 6 p.m.
 
 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

 
 Sept 21,2014  morning      Farm yard  Northeast of Venango, Perkins Co., NE 
 
 European Starling  1 at 6:45 a.m.
 
 Common Grackle   4  
 
 Common Grackle   3 dozen at 8:00 a.m.
 
 Robin 20 busy eating chokecherries are chased out the tall berry bushes by the 
flock of Grackles. 

 
  
 
  
 
 Sept 21 afternoon combining millet in field at the Perkins Co. NE and 
Sedgewick Co, CO line 

 
 Swainson's Hawks  3 
 
 Western Meadowlarks  2  heard, 
 
 Red-tailed Hawk  1  on power poll
 
 Killdeer  2
 
 Avocet 1 wading in temporary pond from recent rain in middle of summer-tiled 
field. 

 

 Anita Watkins, Perkins County, in SW Nebraska 
 
Subject: Fwd: No sighting--Info only.
From: "Paul Roisen roisenp1950 AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:13:40 -0600
*Paul O. Roisen*
*Woodbury County, IA*
*Mobile 712-301-2817 <712-301-2817>*
Subject: Fwd: No sighting--Info only.
From: "Paul Roisen roisenp1950 AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:06:54 -0600
*Paul O. Roisen*
*Woodbury County, IA*
*Mobile 712-301-2817 <712-301-2817>*
Subject: Re: Sacramento-Wilcox WMA
From: "'Kathy DeLara' renosmom AT charter.net [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:49:54 -0600
Thanks for the info TJ. It just seemed like a long time to be closed. 

Kathy DeLara
Mitchell NE 
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: 'Walker, TJ' thomas.walker AT nebraska.gov [NEBirds] 
  To: NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Monday, September 22, 2014 12:18 PM
  Subject: [NEBirds] Sacramento-Wilcox WMA


    

 At the NOU meeting, I was asked a question about why a portion of 
Sacramento-Wilcox Wildlife Management Area (Phelps County) was marked as 
"closed" from September 1 to May 31. I SHOULD have known this, but that 500 
acre portion of Sac-Wilcox is closed to all activities during those dates as a 
wildlife refuge. 




 Just wanted to let the group know, since the question came up during the NOU 
meeting. 





  T. J. Walker - District Manager, Wildlife Division - Partners Section
  Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
  301 East State Farm Road
  North Platte, NE  69101
  Office Phone 308-535-8025
  Cell Phone 308-530-7659


  
Subject: A very out-of-context Grasshopper Sparrow
From: "Noah Arthur semirelicta AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:17:40 -0700
This afternoon I noticed a little sparrow running around the entrance/walkways 
of the UNL Husker Stadium, picking dead moths off the concrete. At first I 
thought the bird must be a House Sparrow because of its behavior, but I soon 
realized he was a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW! Never before have I seen a bird doing 
something so out-of-character for its species. He appeared uninjured and was 
very skittish, repeatedly flying a big loop out of and back into the stadium 
entranceways when I got too close. My guess is that he either simply found an 
unexpected food source and took advantage of it, or got disoriented by the 
lights near dawn and ended up "stranded" at the stadium in the morning. However 
he got there, he appeared to be very happy with the abundance of squashed moths 
on the sidewalk. 


Noah Arthur, Lincoln
Subject: McPhearson County
From: "Paul Roisen roisenp1950 AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:40:09 -0600
Rainy and a little wind but still managed 33 species with great help from
my favorite wife.

Strange but first 35-40 minutes we had only 5 species (Morning Dove,
Eurasian Collared Dove, Western Meadowlark, American Crow, and House
Sparrow.  Looking pretty slim but as we traveled west on 92 from Tryon
towards Schick Lake and Thompson Ranch we began to pick up a bird here and
there.

Trumpeter Swan 2
**strange but no a single Canada Goose in two days in Logan, Lincoln, and
McPhearson counties
Wood Duck 1 f.
Mallard 25
Blue-winged Teal 12
Ruddy Duck 11
Wild Turkey 4
Pied-billed Grebe 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Swanson's Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Golden Eagle 2  (though it may have been the same one only 4 miles SE of
where we viewed the first one.  It was flying and hunting buy moving
rapidly SE so…)
American Kestrel 5
**Not a killdeer anywhere today
Rock Pigeon 4
Eurasian Collared Dove 1 (in Tryon)
Mourning Dove X  easily the default bird today
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 9
Loggerhead Shrike 1 (such a great bird considering the few sighting of this
species I have had in NE this year)
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 2
Clay-colored Sparrow 13
Field Sparrow 2
Vesper's Sparrow 27
Savannah Sparrow 5
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
White-crowned Sparrow 6 A  4 J
Red-winged Blackbird X
Western Meadowlark X (2nd most viewed species today)
**NO Common Grackle
American Goldfinch 5
House Sparrow 3

Wonderful looking country but will have to work to find birds--maybe it is
just that time of year out here?

God Bless,

*Paul O. Roisen*
*Woodbury County, IA*
*Mobile 712-301-2817*
Subject: Ponca State Park weekend
From: "Mark Brogie mbrogie AT esu1.org [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:33:39 -0500
I worked at the Missouri River Outdoor Expo at Ponca State Park this weekend.

 I spend 3 hours on Sat. (2:00-5:00) at their 3 State Overlook looking for 
migrating raptors. 


   Here is what I had:

   Bald Eagle 2 (1 adult, 1 imm.)
   Osprey 1
   Red-tailed Hawk 3
   Swainson's Hawk 1
   Broad-winged Hawk 9
   Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
   Cooper's Hawk 1
   American Kestrel 1 female
   Turkey Vulture 20+ (coming and going)

  Had a Merlin off the tower on Friday

 Also: Franklin's Gull several hundred, 50+ American White Pelican, 3 
Double-crested Cormorant, 1 Great Blue Heron 



Mark A. Brogie
Creighton, NE








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Subject: Sacramento-Wilcox WMA
From: "'Walker, TJ' thomas.walker AT nebraska.gov [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:18:22 +0000
At the NOU meeting, I was asked a question about why a portion of 
Sacramento-Wilcox Wildlife Management Area (Phelps County) was marked as 
"closed" from September 1 to May 31. I SHOULD have known this, but that 500 
acre portion of Sac-Wilcox is closed to all activities during those dates as a 
wildlife refuge. 




Just wanted to let the group know, since the question came up during the NOU 
meeting. 





T. J. Walker - District Manager, Wildlife Division - Partners Section
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
301 East State Farm Road
North Platte, NE  69101
Office Phone 308-535-8025
Cell Phone 308-530-7659
Subject: Logan County, NE
From: "Paul Roisen roisenp1950 AT gmail.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:39:59 -0600
Unexpected opportunity to bird a county I have not recorded any birds in
previously.
Logan County--4:25PM to 6:30PM  35 species

ALL the waterfowl, shorebirds, heron, and ibis were seen at wetlands along
the South Loup River--located south of Hwy 92 and west of Avenue 80 (approx
2.5 miles west of Stapleton just after a left hand curve on Hwy 92).
Beautiful scenery, trees are changing color, fantastic weather with
wonderful high 70's and almost no wind.

Wood Duck X
Mallard X
Blue-winged Teal X
Pied-billed Grebe 9
Great Blue Heron 13
White-faced Ibis 2
Northern Harrier 1 f.
Swainson's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Kestrel 2
Killdeer X
Solitary Sandpiper 2
Wilson's Snipe 9
Rock Pigeon X
Eurasian Collared Dove  50+ (most in the town of Stapelton)
Mourning Dove X
Red-headed Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 40+  (several family groups with some subadults)
Say's Phoebe 1
Eastern Bluebirds 7
American Robin 6
Cedar Waxwing 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 8
Field Sparrow 4
Vesper Sparrow 3
Lark Sparrow 1
Savannah 2
Lincoln's Sparrow 3
Red-winged Blackbird X
Western Meadowlark X
Brewer's Black Bird 2
Common Grackle 16
House Sparrow 2

God Bless,

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*Woodbury County, IA*
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Subject: Chestnut-collared Longspurs at Prairie Dog WPA
From: "Noah Arthur semirelicta AT yahoo.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:06:09 -0700
Thanks to the field trip leaders and everyone else who made the NOU meeting in 
Holdrege a "go"! The birding was great on both days, and it was great getting 
to know some Nebraska birders! Highlights on the field trip I went on on 
Saturday included the COMMON TERN at Harlan Lake and the flock of RED-NECKED 
PHALAROPES at Alma Sewage Lagoon, as well as my lifer SPRAGUE'S PIPITS at 
Prairie Dog WPA 


It seemed like every field trip group made a stop at Prairie Dog, but this 
afternoon Bill Flack and I found a species there that, so far, I haven't heard 
of anyone else seeing: a flock of about six CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPURS. They 
were all female-type birds, drab but distinctive and stunningly beautiful (at 
least to a longspur fanatic like me!), showing a lot of white in their tails in 
flight, and short primary projections (unlike Smith's). Several times we also 
heard the unique squeaky, almost parakeet-like "keetur-keetur" flight calls. 


Noah Arthur, Lincoln
Subject: NOU Meeting
From: "ckavian AT cox.net [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:12:46 -0500
A lot of you birders missed some good birding at the NOU Meeting in Holdrege 
this past weekend. Everyone I talked to at the meeting had a great time and a 
number of of people racked up ‘lifers’. There will be more information 
coming about the the total number of birds seen and variety of species. Just 
speaking for myself: A field trip has to be pretty good when the first bird you 
tally is a Red-necked Phalarope and the last is a Sprague’s Pipit. Others I 
was delighted to see in a different location than where I usually bird were: 
Common Tern, Sabine’s Gulls, Black-bellied Plovers, Burrowing Owls, 
Red-breasted Nuthatch..... Granted none of these were lifers for me, but a 
couple of these species I hadn’t seen for a while. 

Thanks should go out to all of the field trip leaders (Kent Skaggs, Lanny 
Randolph, Robin Harding, Tim Hajda, and Bill Flack) and organizers (Betty 
Grenon – treasurer, Dave Heidt – vice-president, and Dan Leger – 
president). And a thank you to the weather person. 

Clem Klaphake
Bellevue, NE 
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 

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  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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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

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  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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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
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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

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  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


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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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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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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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Creighton, NE


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Subject: Johnson Lake
From: "'Lanny and Robin' snowbunting AT rcom-ne.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
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. 



Jan Johnson
Wakefield, Dixon Co.
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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
From: "'Lanny and Robin' snowbunting AT rcom-ne.com [NEBirds]" <NEBirds@yahoogroups.com>
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)

From: NEBirds AT yahoogroups.com
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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