The Big Sit! 2008 Statistics

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Team Information: The Solitary Vireo

Captain: Jane Van Coney
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  2. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  3. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  4. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  5. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  6. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  7. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  8. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  9. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  10. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  11. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  12. Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens
  13. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  14. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  15. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: Jane Van Coney, Beth Hunt

Weather: Cool, clear morning, sunny clear afternoon, cool evening

Location: Suburban backyard deck

Time At Location: 0600 - 2200

Notes:
Starry night, no owls heard. Many chirping crickets. First bird was an American Robin (7:20 a.m.) Two minutes later was a full chorus of house sparrows and northern cardinals. First fly-by,a UFO,(7:25 a.m.) First rabbit (7:40 a.m.) First squirrel (7:55 a.m.) First butterfly (Cabbage White, 11:10. Highlight: Black-throated green warbler, a new yard bird for us(12:40 p.m.) We put berries out for it but it didn't eat them. We also had black oil sunflower seed, thistle, and suet cakes.

Anecdotes:
The first bird observed was an American Robin, heard only at 7:20 a.m. The last bird was also an American Robin, a flyover at 6:45 p.m.


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