The Big Sit! 2010 Statistics

These statistics reflect information submitted by reporting circles. As teams continue to report their Big Sit! results, the statistics on this page will change to reflect up-to-the-minute information.

Team Information: uwharries

Captain: Ruth Ann Grissom
Location: asheboro, North Carolina (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  2. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  3. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  4. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  5. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  6. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  7. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  8. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  9. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  10. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  11. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  12. Barred Owl Strix varia
  13. Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
  14. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  15. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  16. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  17. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  18. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  19. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  20. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  21. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  22. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  23. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
  24. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  25. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  26. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  27. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  28. Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus
  29. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  30. Prairie Warbler Setophaga discolor
  31. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  32. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  33. Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
  34. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  35. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  36. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  37. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna

Team Notes

Participants: ruth ann grissom, shirley grissom

Weather: clear, light breeze, low mid-50s, high low-80s

Location: grasslands bisected by a small grove of hickory and oak adjacent to uwharrie national forest

Time At Location: off and on all day -- 7am to 9pm

this time of year, a northern harrier usually works the grasslands for an hour or more each day, but on the day of the big sit, she flew in and immediately dropped into the grass. she must have gotten lucky on her first strike, and we were lucky to have caught her for the checklist. also, took a break mid-afternoon walked on the adjacent forested tract. heard a pileated woodpecker and rushed back to my circle, but couldn't hear it from there. alas.

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