Nebraska, May 2015—non-passerines

Blue-winged Teal male
Blue-winged Teal pair
Northern Shoveler male
Northern Shoveler female
Ring-necked Pheasant
Western Grebe
Western Grebe – When the light catches that red eye just right...
American White Pelicans
Snowy Egret – This bird was a little unusual; apparently no one else has reported one in western Nebraska this year.
White-faced Ibis
Swainson's Hawk
The Swainson's Hawk was in this tiny sandhills oasis (these are the only trees in sight). There was a nest there that I suspect was its nest. Strangely, I scored a double Swainson's in this oasis: It also hosted a Swainson's Thrush, not to mention also three American Redstarts and a Hairy Woodpecker. I suspect that the migrants were just very glad to have found even one tree when dawn broke.
American Avocet
Piping Plover – Yes, there is a small breeding population in Nebraska. This was at Lake McConaughy.
Upland Sandpiper
Upland Sandpiper – I took a lot of photos from the car. It's amazing how many photos have a strand of barbed wire across the middle.
Long-billed Curlew
female Wilson's Phalarope
female Wilson's Phalarope
male Wilson's Phalarope – Phalaropes are among the very few birds in which the female is the more brightly colored sex.
Eurasian Collared-Dove