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"Notes on Bird Sightings in Nebraska," from Nebraska Bird Review (March 1994) 62(1).
Burasian Wigeon. On March 10, 1994, I discovered a male Eurasian wigeon (Anas penelope) just north of the Johnson Waterfowl Production Area in Phelps County. It was in a flock of approximately 200 puddle ducks, but primarily associated with six American Wigeons (Anas americana). The bird was distinctive and easily identified. A modest photograph has been sent to the NOU Records Committee.
---Joel Jorgensen, 1218 Jackson St., Blair, NE 68008
Summer Tanager. A Summer Tanager was observed at feeders in Bellevue from Nov. 20 to Dec. 27, 1993 by John Voss (first observer), Grace Hoshall, Bob Rose, and myself. It was a bright field-corn gold all over except for the wings, which were olive-green. The bill was tan, fairly heavy, and blunt-shaped. Fairly tame and rather aggressive, the bird would go from feeder to feeder, scooping up great quantities of seed (Blue Jay style), and keeping other birds out of her territory. She also consumed lots of suet and fresh fruit.
---Kathleen Crawford-Rose, 123 Bellevue Blvd. S., Bellevue, NE 68005