Nebraska Ornithologists' Union


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"Notes," from Nebraska Bird Review (December 1982) 50(4).


Copyright 1982, Nebraska Ornithologists' Union. Used by permission.


Minden Notes. On 14 May 1982 I saw six or so White Pelicans over the Platte, south of Kearney, and a Swainson's Hawk, perched on a fence post, near Minden. I saw Lapland Longspurs 25 December, and then not again until 11 February, when they were present in large numbers. I usually saw Marsh Hawks when I got out this winter, and Rough-legged, and Red-tailed Hawks, and a few Kestrels. Prairie Falcons were not much seen, however. I flushed a Sprague's Pipit, northwest of minden, plus a few Savannah Sparrows. Red Crossbills were common feeders in town, earlier in the year.

-Harold Turner, Box 333, Minden, Nebraska 68959

Whooping Cranes. During a foot survey in search of raptor nests on 11 April 1982, three Whooping Cranes were sighted flying north about 10:30 a.m. The location of this sighting was 3 miles south and .5 mile east of Peru, Nebraska.

-Steve Shupe, Box 151, Peru State College, Peru, Nebraska 68421