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Team Information: Memorial Park Lawn Chair Birders
- Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
- Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
- Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
- Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
- Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
- Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
- Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
- Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
- Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
- Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
- Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
- Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
- American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
- Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
- Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
- Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
- Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
- Brown Creeper Certhia americana
- White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
- Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
- Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
- American Robin Turdus migratorius
- European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
- Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
- Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
- Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
- Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
- Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
Participants: Steve & Rgina Garr, Gary Bagnull, Jane Frazier, Carl & Hillary & Eowyn Wakefield ( with Phoenix the dog), Barb Duncan, Kay Kasiske, John & Barbara Bailie, Julie Love, Ann Pollock, Maxine Walker ( with Chamois), Stan Scott, Betty Richey, Tammy Simmons, Elizabeth & Vicki Questar, Joan Stubinger, Gabrielle Peton, Caroline Stephens, Barbara Schanuth, Marty Gardner.
Weather: Windy, clear day, 60's to mid 70's.
Location: Jefferson City, Mo. South East corner of Memorial Park, at woods edge in mown grass area near city street.
Time At Location: 6:10 am-7:30 pm
Twenty five folks joined us off and on during the day. Several people passing by had seen the information about the Sit in the paper or heard about it on the radio. Our fist bird of the day was a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in the snag right above us and it was also the last bird of the day on that same snag. We got the Brown Creeper while searching for the Golden-crowned Kinglet. Cedar Waxwings put on a nice show in the Hackberry tree and a Sharp-shinned Hawk got a "starling lunch" in front of us. The Chickadee on our list was recorded as a Carolina instead of a Black-capped based on the keen ear of an experienced birder in our circle. The big surprise for the day was seven Double-crested Cormorants which flew over and circled around for us to get a better view! We were certainly not expecting to see that in this habitat. Many folks in the circle and passing by got to see or hear birds they were not familiar with and everyone who participated in the sit received a Bird ID chart and additional information. It was a great teaching opportunity.
This Big Sit was the first for the Memorial Park Lawn Chair Birders. It was a fundraiser to raise funds and awareness for a new "Bird Garden" going in at Memorial Park. While a great park, this particular area is not known for having a large variety of bird species, which is why this spot was chosen by local birders to build a moving-water bird garden. Our teams 28 bird species were actually a bit more than we expected to get at this location and we are looking forward to next years Big Sit to see how many more birds we get after the Bird Garden is completed next spring!