The Big Sit! 2008 Statistics

These statistics reflect information submitted by reporting circles. As teams continue to report their Big Sit! results, the statistics on this page will change to reflect up-to-the-minute information.

Team Information: roxys birders

Captain: Tom Dilts
Location: midlothian, Virginia (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  2. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  3. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  4. Barred Owl Strix varia
  5. Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
  6. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  7. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  8. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  9. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  10. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  11. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  12. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  13. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  14. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  15. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  16. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  17. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  18. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  19. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  20. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  21. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus

Team Notes

Participants: tom dilts,suzanne dilts, jane berman

Weather: clear,57-70 degrees F, beautiful day

Location: back deck of house in Chesterfield,Va over looking feeders

Time At Location: 4:00am until 5:00pm

Notes:
Started out at 4:00am, at 5:15am heard a barred owl several times, very active birding starting at about 7:30am but once a Coopers hawk showed up at 10:00am things slowed down for a while. The Coppers hawk did take one bird in the yard and disappeared as did all the other birds for awhile.Pretty neat scene however and worth waiting for.

Anecdotes:
Now that my wife has gotten into birding, next year we will find a place near home with more species to see for the big sit.


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