The Big Sit! 2008 Statistics

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Team Information: The Dean Clan

Captain: Patricia Dean
Location: Prospect, Ohio (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  2. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  3. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  4. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  5. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  6. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  7. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  8. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  9. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  10. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  11. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  12. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  13. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  14. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  15. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  16. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  17. Cape May Warbler Setophaga tigrina
  18. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  19. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  20. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  21. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  22. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  23. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  24. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: Pat and Jack Dean

Weather: Lovely

Location: Our backyard, 4099 LaRue-Prospect RD, Prospect, OH

Time At Location: 7 hours

The birds that were present were active. But, they seemed hesitant to come to the feeders. We had moved the feeders, but not the circle. So long as we remained on the side away from the feeders, the small birds came to eat. Next year, we must remember to move the circle away from the feeders.

We saw 2 immature, male Sharp-shinned hawks playing. This is a lifer for us. It is always nice to see a bird for the first time in our backyard. We now have 91 species seen in or from our yard. We have lived here 20 years and started our list our list about 15 years ago.

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