The Big Sit! 2010 Statistics

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Team Information: QVAS Bird Buddies

Captain: Eric Eichorn
Location: Meriden, Connecticut (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  2. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  3. Great Egret Ardea alba
  4. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  5. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  6. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  7. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  8. Mute Swan Cygnus olor
  9. Gadwall Anas strepera
  10. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  11. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  12. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  13. Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
  14. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  15. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  16. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  17. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  18. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  19. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  20. Merlin Falco columbarius
  21. American Coot Fulica americana
  22. Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
  23. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  24. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  25. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  26. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  27. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  28. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  29. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  30. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  31. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  32. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  33. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  34. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  35. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  36. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  37. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  38. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  39. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  40. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  41. Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus
  42. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  43. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  44. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  45. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  46. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  47. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  48. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Team Notes

Participants: Melissa B. (MO) 12.5 hrs., Eric E. 11 hrs., Cathy P. 10.5 hrs., Corrie O. 3 hrs., Loretta V. 1 hr., Christina L. .75 hr.

Weather: From a low of 36 degrees to a high of 66 degrees, sunny clear and breezy most of the day

Location: Dossin Beach on Hanover Pond - Meriden CT

Time At Location: 12.5 hours was the longest time, combined we put in 38.75 hrs.

Notes:
Pied billed Grebes for the first time. We watched plenty of fish being caught by Eagles, Osprey, Cormorants, Great Blue Heron and Belted Kingfisher

Anecdotes:
Setting up at 5:30 a.m. to the sound of a singing Eastern Screech Owl - a great way to start the day.


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