The Big Sit! 2007 Statistics

These statistics reflect information submitted by reporting circles. As teams continue to report their Big Sit! results, the statistics on this page will change to reflect up-to-the-minute information.

Team Information: Goosebump Gulch birds

Captain: Joyce Holt
Location: Salem, Virginia (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  2. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  3. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  4. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  5. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  6. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  7. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  8. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  9. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  10. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  11. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  12. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  13. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  14. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  15. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  16. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  17. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  18. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  19. Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens
  20. Cape May Warbler Setophaga tigrina
  21. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  22. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  23. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  24. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  25. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Team Notes

Participants: Joyce Holt

Weather: Sunny, light breeze,, 45-68 deg. F

Location: yard

Time At Location: 8:00am to 6:00pm - sporadic

Notes:
RB Nuthatch first show for the season, and it was a regular visitor to the seed feeder - it also was stowing seed so I hope to have it around for the Winter. It has been a while since we have had a visitation. House Wren was a total surprise. The pair of Red-tailed Hawks vocalizing was a real treat - maybe they will also be Winter residents. I thought I had heard a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, but then heard a Blue Jay and thought NO, so its appearance was really welcome.

Anecdotes:
I had some really good times today - One was the Sapsucker being confirmed, another was knowing that there is a Song Sparrow down at the neighbor's field, but it rarely comes to my yard, and then I heard it from my yard so I got to count it. Hearing a RT Hawk after seeing it and thinking there must be another one around and having that confirmed - makes one feel good. And the weather was pleasant. A really, really good day! I did not get many species, but I had FUN!


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