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: turkeyfeathrs

Captain: Caroline Stafford
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  2. Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
  3. Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
  4. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  5. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  6. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  7. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  8. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  9. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  10. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  11. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  12. Brown Creeper Certhia americana
  13. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  14. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  15. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  16. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  17. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  18. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  19. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: Caroline Stafford, Rachel Stafford, Jack Sparrow (dog helper)

Weather: thick fog am, some drizzle about 0.1" of rain, clearing toward sundown

Location: Rapid City, Pennington Co., South Dakota

Time At Location: 6 hours

Notes:
Early ID difficult due to pea soup fog, no field marks visible. Temperatures ranging from 42-47 all day. Migrants have all gone except 1 juvenile white crowned sparrow.

Anecdotes:
Weather not much fun, but did have 3 varieties of dark eyed juncos...slate colored, Oregon and white winged variety indigenous to Black Hills of South Dakota. They are daily feeder visitors all winter, glad to see them back. Hoping for sandhill cranes to pass over, but they preferred to be elsewhere. Caroline Stafford


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