The Big Sit! 2010 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: Clapphill Rails

Captain: James P. Smith
Location: Gill, Massachusetts (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  2. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  3. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  4. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  5. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  6. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  7. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  8. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  9. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  10. Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
  11. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  12. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  13. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  14. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  15. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  16. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  17. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  18. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  19. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  20. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  21. Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
  22. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  23. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  24. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  25. Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
  26. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  27. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  28. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  29. Brown Creeper Certhia americana
  30. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  31. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  32. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  33. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  34. Gray-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus
  35. Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
  36. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  37. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  38. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  39. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  40. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  41. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  42. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  43. Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata
  44. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  45. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  46. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  47. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  48. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  49. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  50. Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
  51. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  52. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  53. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  54. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  55. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  56. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  57. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  58. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  59. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  60. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: James P. Smith (Captain). Susannah B. Lerman, Matan Lerman-Smith (Visitors)

Weather: Calm and sunny. Slight SW breeze later. Morning fog between 07:20 and 08:50hrs. Temps ranged from 30F at dawn to 60F at noon.

Location: Clapp Hill, Gill, Massachusetts.

Time At Location: 06:00 - 12:00hrs

First bird noted at 0615hrs with White-throated Sparrow. From there several 'pulses' of activity at dawn, and then again just after sunrise. Some migration noted with Yellow-rumped, Palm and Blackpoll Warblers moving and later, Sharp-shinned Hawks (22). Several locally good species included Wood Duck,Northern Harrier, Gray-cheeked Thrush, White-crowned and Lincoln's Sparrows.

Site was fog-bound for about 90 minutes in mid-morning most certainly hampering the species tally. Overall, an excellent result for six hours and encouraging enough to try the same site next year! JPS

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