The Big Sit! 2008 Statistics

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Team Information: HAS Big Sit

Captain: Jay Kaplan
Location: South Windsor, Connecticut (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  2. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  3. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  4. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  5. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  6. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  7. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  8. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  9. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  10. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  11. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  12. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  13. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  14. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  15. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  16. Merlin Falco columbarius
  17. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  18. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  19. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  20. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  21. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  22. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  23. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  24. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  25. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  26. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  27. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  28. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  29. Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus
  30. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  31. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  32. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  33. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  34. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  35. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  36. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  37. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  38. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  39. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  40. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  41. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  42. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  43. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  44. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  45. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  46. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  47. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  48. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  49. American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
  50. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  51. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  52. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  53. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  54. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  55. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  56. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  57. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  58. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
  59. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  60. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  61. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  62. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  63. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  64. Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus

Team Notes

Participants: J. Kaplan (Captain), S. Fried, E. Harris, L. Harris, B. Kleinman, G. Kleiner, j. Larkin, A. Nichols, A. Mirer, R. Mirer

Weather: Early AM - cool & breezy; dawn - fog until 0900; The remainder of the the day mostly sunny, breezy and seasonable

Location: Station 43 Marsh, South Windsor, CT

Time At Location: 0600 - 1700 hours

The fog at dawn curtailed early morning movement, or at least, early morning visibility. A Peregrine Falcon spent much of the day soaring and perching at the end of the marsh, possibly restricting movements of some species. There is no better place to be just before dawn than waitng for first light at the edge of this marsh!

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