The Big Sit! 2007 Statistics

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Team Information: The Purple Finches

Captain: Russell Titus
Location: Springfield, Massachusetts (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  2. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  3. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  4. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  5. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  6. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  7. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  8. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  9. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  10. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  11. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  12. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  13. Budgerigar Melopsittacus undulatu
  14. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  15. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  16. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  17. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  18. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  19. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  20. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  21. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  22. Brown-headed Nuthatch Sitta pusilla
  23. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  24. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  25. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  26. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  27. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  28. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  29. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  30. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  31. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  32. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  33. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  34. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  35. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  36. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
  37. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  38. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  39. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  40. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  41. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  42. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  43. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: Russ Titus, Al Cyr

Weather: 39-55 F, partly cloudy most of day with light W wind

Location: suburban yard near crest of hill, 2 miles E of Conn. River

Time At Location: 0645-1030, 1430-1845

Notes:
Big flight of Purple Finches (34) and a couple of siskins. No creeper or Red-breasted Nuthatch. A white and yellow Budgy flew by and was the first "escapee" on my yard list. Monarch - still 6 migrating south, one spring peeper and only one gray squirrel observed.

Anecdotes:
Number of species is between my totals from other two years. Had to leave area due to unavoidable obligations from 1030-1430, so probably missed a few (hawks, tree swallow) during that window.


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