The Big Sit! 2010 Statistics

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Team Information: The Recurvebills

Captain: Nickilas Paulson
Location: Upton, Massachusetts (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  2. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  3. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  4. Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
  5. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  6. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  7. Merlin Falco columbarius
  8. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  9. Barred Owl Strix varia
  10. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  11. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  12. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  13. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  14. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  15. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  16. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  17. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  18. Common Raven Corvus corax
  19. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  20. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  21. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  22. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  23. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  24. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  25. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  26. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  27. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  28. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  29. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  30. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  31. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  32. Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata
  33. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  34. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  35. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  36. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  37. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  38. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  39. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  40. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  41. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  42. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  43. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  44. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  45. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis

Team Notes

Participants: Nickilas Paulson, Ken Paulson, Josh Paulson, Martin Roach

Weather: Perfectly Clear, Cold frosty start to pleasant and warm.

Location: Upton Massachusetts yard

Time At Location: 12am-1:30am: and then 6am-11:59pm

Notes:
Good hawk movements in the middle of the day. Great morning, most birds seen early save for hawks. The afternoon was quiet and no new birds after 3pm. We were birding from my porch before, during and after my grandfathers 97th birthday. We also used a ladder to see the trees in our front yard, where most of our warblers migrate through. The N. Parula never got high enough in the trees for me to see it from the ladder though.

Anecdotes:
We also spent time at night looking at Jupitor, it's red spot, storm bands and moons, and Uranus, Neptune, The ring nebula, Orion's Nebula, as well as many other constellations and star clusters. Oddly enough we watched a Goshawk and sharpie with the space telescope. Which inverts them, so you see them upside down.


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