17 April 2010

Back in Nebraska

Well, we've been back to Crescent Lake NWR for a day or so now. It's cold!

The curlews are definitely back along with several other species. We even tuned into one of our adult males wearing an adult transmitter collar that I attached last May! Hopefully he will lead us to a nest soon.

Some species we've already seen includes (but in no order):

Canada Goose
Lesser Scaup
Ring-necked Duck
Green-winged Teal
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Pintail
Northern Shoveler
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Ring-necked Pheasant
White-faced Ibis
American Avocet
Long-billed Curlew
Greater Yellowlegs
Great Horned Owl
Red-tailed Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
Northern Harrier
American Kestrel
American Coot
Horned Lark
Tree Swallow
American Robin
Vesper Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Western Meadowlark
Common Grackle
European Starling
Brown-headed Cowbird
Red-winged Blackbird
Yellow-headed Blackbird

As you may remember from last summer... I'm a hard guy to get ahold of out here. Best email me and I should be able to check my email once or twice a week.

Off to get some food before venturing back....