The Big Sit! 2010 Statistics

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Team Information: Swan Sitters

Captain: Doris Fitchett
Location: Sumner, Missouri (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  2. Great Egret Ardea alba
  3. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  4. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  5. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  6. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  7. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  8. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  9. Gadwall Anas strepera
  10. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  11. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  12. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  13. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  14. American Wigeon Anas americana
  15. Redhead Aythya americana
  16. Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
  17. Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
  18. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  19. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  20. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  21. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  22. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  23. Merlin Falco columbarius
  24. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  25. Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus
  26. Sora Porzana carolina
  27. American Coot Fulica americana
  28. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  29. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  30. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  31. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  32. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  33. Barred Owl Strix varia
  34. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  35. Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
  36. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  37. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  38. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  39. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  40. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  41. Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus
  42. Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadelphicus
  43. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  44. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  45. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  46. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  47. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  48. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  49. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  50. Brown Creeper Certhia americana
  51. Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
  52. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  53. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  54. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  55. Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata
  56. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  57. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  58. Summer Tanager Piranga rubra
  59. Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca
  60. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  61. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  62. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  63. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  64. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  65. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  66. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  67. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  68. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  69. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis

Team Notes

Participants: Terry McNeely, Steve Kinder, Patrick Harrison, Doris Fitchett, June Newman, Myrna Carlton, Edge Wade, Jerry Wade, Jim Bair, Nancy Shy

Weather: Very nice warm day

Location: New Observation Tower

Time At Location: 5:10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Huge numbers of Swallows and Blackbirds. High water in the lake. No Pelicans, Cormorants, Greater White-fronted Geese, or Franklin's Gulls this year. Watched Bald Eagles trying to get Carp that were to large to carry off. Merlin flew close in front of observers at 6:37 p.m.

One observer reported if we quit serving Brats he would no longer be coming! Great Food and Conversation and great FUN as usual.

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