Nebraska Ornithologists' Union


Notes Nebraska Bird Review December 1981

Copyright 1981, Nebraska Ornithologists' Union. Used by permission.


Dixon County. I mid-March 1981 there were thousands of Snow Geese on the Missouri near Ponca, also Canadas, and we saw 6 White-fronteds up close in a plowed field. We also saw lots of ducks: Pintails, Ring-necks, Redheads, Mallards, and others. We saw Field Sparrows, and in town White-breasted Nuthatches, Robins, and Stalings were everywhere.

Greater Prairie Chicken. On 12 December 1980 I flushed a Greater Prairie Chicken. I could clearly see the black band across the tail, indicating a male. A short time afterwards I was visiting at my brother’s place, and they said that they had seen a flock of 13 fly across the road in their area. My observation was in Franklin Co.; theirs in Adams Co.