The Big Sit! 2010 Statistics

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Team Information: Team Balcones

Captain: Laurie Foss
Location: Liberty Hill, Texas (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  2. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  3. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  4. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  5. Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni
  6. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  7. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  8. White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
  9. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  10. Common Poorwill Phalaenoptilus nuttallii
  11. Golden-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons
  12. Ladder-backed Woodpecker Picoides scalaris
  13. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  14. California Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica
  15. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  16. Common Raven Corvus corax
  17. Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
  18. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  19. Black-crested Titmouse Baeolophus atricristatus
  20. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  21. Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii
  22. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  23. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
  24. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  25. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  26. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  27. Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria
  28. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus

Team Notes

Participants: Laurie Foss, Shelia Hargis, Cathy Harrington, John Harrington, Chuck Sexton, Mary Kay Sexton, Diane Sherrill, Sharon Macut, Ken, Caroline Jones, Daryl Elliott

Weather: Partly cloudy. Started cool, got hot and then cooled down again. Light breeze. Perfect.

Location: Doeskin Ranch, Pond trail

Time At Location: 10 hrs 30 mins

Notes:
We were surprised by the number of visitors to the Refuge. We counted around 35 people came to hike the trails.

Anecdotes:
A perfect day to be at the Refuge. We saw one medium-sized rattlesnake, and later heard a snake eating a lizard (we were unable to find the snake). We also counted 18 plants inside our circle.


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