The Big Sit! 2008 Statistics

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Team Information: Rose Tree Redtails

Captain: Holly Merker
Location: Media, Pennsylvania (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  2. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  3. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  4. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  5. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  6. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  7. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  8. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  9. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  10. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  11. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  12. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  13. Merlin Falco columbarius
  14. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  15. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  16. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  17. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  18. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  19. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  20. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  21. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  22. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  23. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  24. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  25. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  26. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  27. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  28. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  29. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  30. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  31. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  32. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  33. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  34. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  35. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  36. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  37. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  38. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  39. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  40. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  41. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  42. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  43. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  44. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  45. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  46. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  47. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  48. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  49. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: Holly Merker, Jim Lockyer, Skip Conant, Lisa Tull, Mike Harwall, Margie and Grant Lashbrook,Bob Kelly, Dave and Sandy Washabaugh, Judy, Pat, Kurt

Weather: Sunny, temperatures 53-74 F, winds variable and light, mostly from the S

Location: Rose Tree Park, Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania

Time At Location: 7am through 4pm EDT

This year we moved the circle a few yards closer to the wooded edge of the park so that we could see and hear more woodland birds. Deep blue skies much of the day made it difficult to find birds overhead, but we still managed to do well with the raptors, despite not finding a Bald Eagle (which is a rare day at our site to come up empty on BAEA). Six woodpecker species was a nice surprise, especially seeing a Pileated. This is the first year we have missed Double-crested Cormorant. Both kinglets were nice to see, and Palm and Yellow-rumped Warblers were abundant today. We dipped on Dark-eyed Junco, which was a bummer.

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