The Big Sit! 2010 Statistics

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Team Information: Kentish Plovers

Captain: Walter Ellison
Location: Rock Hall, Maryland (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata
  2. Common Loon Gavia imme
  3. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  4. Great Egret Ardea alba
  5. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  6. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  7. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  8. Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii
  9. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  10. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  11. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  12. American Wigeon Anas americana
  13. Greater Scaup Aythya marila
  14. Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
  15. Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata
  16. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  17. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  18. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  19. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  20. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  21. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  22. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  23. Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
  24. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  25. Merlin Falco columbarius
  26. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  27. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  28. Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
  29. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  30. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  31. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  32. Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
  33. Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
  34. Common Tern Sterna hirundo
  35. Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
  36. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  37. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  38. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  39. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  40. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  41. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  42. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  43. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  44. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  45. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  46. Brown-headed Nuthatch Sitta pusilla
  47. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  48. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  49. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  50. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  51. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  52. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  53. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  54. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  55. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  56. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  57. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  58. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  59. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  60. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  61. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  62. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  63. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  64. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  65. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  66. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Team Notes

Participants: Walter Ellison, Nancy Martin, Dan Haas, several visitors including three from Walter's Washington College Academy of Lifelong Learning class

Weather: clear; windless at start, later 2-6 mph NW, shifting to SW; temp 50 deg at start, warming to ca. 72 deg

Location: Tubby Cove observation platform at Eastern Neck NWR

Time At Location: 0635 to 1535, 9 hours

Best sightings: Red-thr. Loon flew by leading a flock of Canada Geese (oddly enough). It was in juvenile plumage with gray shawl across side of neck and base of throat and white chin, feet barely projecting behind, gray upperparts, and rapid wingbeat. Good raptor flight largely highlighted by harriers and sharpies, but the big surprise was the kettle of 40 Broad-wings at about 1430 south of Calfpasture Cove milling around for a while. Surf Scoter was an oddity in Calfpasture Cove, a young bird.

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