The Big Sit! 2008 Statistics

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Team Information: Dyudden

Captain: Bengt Stridh
Location: Västerås, Other (Sweden)

Team Checklist

  1. Great Crested Grebe
  2. Great Cormorant
  3. Grey Heron
  4. Greylag Goose
  5. Mallard
  6. Tufted Duck
  7. Eurasian Sparrowhawk
  8. White-tailed Eagle
  9. Black-headed Gull
  10. Herring Gull
  11. Common Wood Pigeon
  12. Great Spotted Woodpecker
  13. Winter Wren
  14. Common Blackbird
  15. Song Trush
  16. Goldcrest
  17. Marsh Tit
  18. Long-tailed Tit
  19. Eurasian Blue Tit
  20. Great Tit
  21. Eurasian Nuthatch
  22. Eurasian Treecreeper
  23. Eurasian Jay
  24. Common Magpie
  25. Western Jackdaw
  26. Carrion Crow
  27. Common Raven
  28. Common Chaffinch
  29. Brambling
  30. European Greenfinch
  31. Eurasian Siskin
  32. Common Redpoll
  33. Eurasian Bullfinch
  34. Yellowhammer
  35. Common Reed Bunting

Team Notes

Participants: Bengt Stridh

Weather: +7C to +11C, sun with thin clouds, SW wind about 5-8 m/s

Location: Dyudden, Västerås, Sweden. At Lake Mälaren.

Time At Location: 07.55-10.45 active birding, rest of the day now and then

Notes:
A bit late start. Forgot to set the alarm clock... Did not have the endurance to stay at the same spot the whole day. However, spent most of the time during day outside and when I spotted something interesting I went back to the Big Sit observation circle, but I only got two new birds after 10.45. The wind gave good waves on the lake that resulted in a noise when the waves hit the shore so it was somewhat difficult to hear all bird calls. Common Redpoll was the first observation for this year. At least 500 Greylag Goose at quite short distance was the most abundant bird of today, followed by about 255 Western Jackdaw. A White-tailed Eagle flew by near the house, but I only got a short glimse of it. Too late in season for warblers, did not have any warbler at all. But I am fully satisfied with 35 species at this time of the year.

Anecdotes:
My first big site. It was Christian Cederroth from Segerstads fyr that mentioned this fun event. I did the big sit from home. Thereby it became a more restricted version of the Swedish national championship of yard birding, held yearly the first Saturday in September, arranged by Club Yard 100 (home page http://www-pp.hogia.net/bengt.stridh/Enhagen/yardbird.html)


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