The Big Sit! 2010 Statistics

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Team Information: Pondicherry NWR Marsh Hawks

Captain: David Govatski
Location: Pondicherry NWR, New Hampshire (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Common Loon Gavia imme
  2. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  3. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  4. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  5. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  6. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  7. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  8. Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
  9. Common Merganser Mergus merganser
  10. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  11. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  12. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  13. Rough-legged Hawk Buteo lagopus
  14. Merlin Falco columbarius
  15. American Woodcock Scolopax minor
  16. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  17. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  18. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  19. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  20. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  21. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  22. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  23. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  24. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  25. Common Raven Corvus corax
  26. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  27. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  28. Brown Creeper Certhia americana
  29. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  30. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  31. Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
  32. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  33. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  34. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  35. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  36. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  37. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  38. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  39. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  40. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  41. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  42. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  43. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  44. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  45. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  46. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  47. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  48. Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris

Team Notes

Participants: Dick Mallion, Mary Boulanger, Erik and Leslie Bergum, Naomi Levesque, Carl Bretton, Carolyn, Ed Clark, Judy Dearborn, Rachel Cliché, David and Kathi Govatski and from Newburyport Sue McGrath, Sue Sellers, Paula McFarland and Bob Mayo

Weather: We had a fine day with favorable weather conditions and a record number of bird species observed. The temperature was 28 degrees

Location: Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson, NH at Cherry Pond and Tudor Richards Viewing Platform.

Time At Location: Start time 0635 and end time 1840. 12 hours and 5 minutes.

Anecdotes:
Mammals Seen: 5 Beaver, 1 Muskrat, 1 Red Squirrel. Moose and deer observed on trail in but away from observation site. Visitors: 94 including 2 in stroller. Dogs: 17 including 1 Welsh Springer, 1 Vizsla, 1 blue tick hound, 2 black labs, 4 golden retrievers, 1 golden doodle, 1 Shih Tzu, 1 German shepherd, 1 Australian cattle dog, 1 lab husky mix, 1 beagle, 1 mixed hound, and 1 mixed dachshund-whippet. Remarks: A surprisingly good day with 48 species observed from a 17 foot circle especially after the passage of the cold front. We saw 10 new species this year not observed in the previous three years. No real surprises or rarities. Notable misses were great blue heron, ruffed grouse, belted kingfisher and scoter species. Birds seen outside the circle on the trail that were not counted: Blue-headed vireo, American Kestrel, Gray Catbird, Northern Flicker, Rusty Blackbird and Connecticut Warbler.


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