The Big Sit! 2008 Statistics

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Team Information: Silver Sands Sitters

Captain: Stacy Hanks
Location: Milford, Connecticut (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  2. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  3. Brant Branta bernicla
  4. Mute Swan Cygnus olor
  5. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  6. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  7. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  8. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  9. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  10. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  11. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  12. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  13. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  14. Merlin Falco columbarius
  15. Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
  16. Clapper Rail Rallus crepitans
  17. Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
  18. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  19. Willet Tringa semipalmata
  20. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  21. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  22. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  23. Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
  24. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  25. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  26. Monk Parakeet Myiopsitta monachus
  27. Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
  28. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  29. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  30. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  31. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  32. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  33. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  34. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  35. Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
  36. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  37. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  38. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  39. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  40. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  41. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  42. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  43. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  44. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  45. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  46. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  47. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  48. Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus
  49. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  50. Seaside Sparrow Ammodramus maritimus
  51. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  52. Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
  53. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  54. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  55. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  56. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  57. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  58. Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus
  59. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  60. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  61. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  62. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  63. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  64. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  65. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  66. Common Loon Gavia imme
  67. Great Egret Ardea alba
  68. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  69. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  70. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  71. Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
  72. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  73. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  74. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  75. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum

Team Notes

Participants: Stacy Hanks, Matt Hoyt, Jim Hunter, Bernice Lattanzi, Steve Spector, Charla Spector and Marion Aimesbury

Weather: 50-70 degrees, Sunny with light NE winds

Location: Silver Sands State Park. Milford, CT

Time At Location: 5:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. (10 hrs)

Again this year I have to extend much thanks my team mates! Particularly Matt and Jim who identify at least 80 percent (or more) of our list. It was a beautiful, fun day with friends! Stacy Hanks

A woman approached our circle in the afternoon, proclaiming "I Know A Big Sit Circle When I See One!" Her name was Claudia Ahrens and she and her husband have had a circle in Panama the prior 3 years. She was visiting here in CT, where she used to live.

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