The Big Sit! 2010 Statistics

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Team Information: Marlboro Flaming County Seaters

Captain: Fred Shaffer
Location: Upper Marlboro, Maryland (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  2. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  3. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  4. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  5. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  6. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  7. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  8. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  9. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  10. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  11. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  12. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  13. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  14. Merlin Falco columbarius
  15. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  16. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  17. Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
  18. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  19. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  20. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  21. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  22. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  23. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  24. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  25. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  26. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  27. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  28. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  29. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  30. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  31. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  32. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  33. Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
  34. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  35. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  36. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  37. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  38. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  39. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  40. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  41. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  42. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  43. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  44. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  45. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  46. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  47. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  48. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  49. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  50. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  51. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  52. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  53. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  54. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  55. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  56. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: Fred Shaffer, David Mozurkewich, Lynette Fullerton, Roger Cambell, Gloria Cambell, Diana Hurley, Bonnie Hurley, Peter Hurley

Weather: Mild, 50 degrees in AM, warming to upper 70's in mid afternoon.

Location: Rear observation platform at Schoolhouse Pond.

Time At Location: 7:10 AM until 3:54 PM

The weather was perfect, with clear skies and low humidity. It became breezy in the afternoon. Large numbers of flyover raptors including 10 Sharp-shinned Hawks, 2 Cooper's Hawks, 5 Red-shouldered Hawks, 1 Red-tailed Hawk, 5 Bald Eagles, 2 Kestrels, and 1 Merlin. However, we missed many songbirds including most warblers and both kinglets. Other highlights included a Wilson's Snipe that flushed from near the platform, a group of 53 high flyover cormorants, a calling Red-breasted Nuthatch, and large numbers of flyover gulls.

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