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Pennington, “Notes on Bird Sightings in Nebraska,” from Nebraska Bird Review (September 1997) 65(3)


Copyright 1997 Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union. Used by permission.


1997 Report for Wauneta area, Chase County. I have seen 49 species, including 20 Turkey Vultures, many Wild Turkeys, a covey of Northern Bobwhite near my house, a Ruby-throated Hummingbird in my garden flowers such as Gilia, and a Black-headed Grosbeak—a first for my acreage. On 6 September, a male Northern Cardinal brought two young to one of the seven water pans I keep for birds and animals. Other species listed in the area: Great Blue Heron, Gadwall, American Kestrel, Ring-necked Pheasant, Killdeer, Rock Dove, Mourning Dove, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Common Nighthawk, Chimney Swift, Belted Kingfisher, Red-headed Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Eastern Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Horned Lark, Cliff swallow, Barn Swallow, Blue Jay, American Crow, House Wren, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, Brown Thrasher, Cedar Waxwing, European Starling, Bell's Vireo, Yellow-breasted Chat, Blue Grosbeak, Dickcissel, Lark Sparrow, Baird's Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Meadowlark sp., Common Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, Orchard Oriole, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Evening Grosbeak, House Sparrow. --L. Iola Pennington, RR 2, Box 119, Wauneta, NE 69045