The Big Sit! 2012 Statistics

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Team Information: DudleyDowright

Captain: Helen Wright-north
Location: Dayton, Ohio (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  2. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  3. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  4. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  5. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  6. Rough-legged Hawk Buteo lagopus
  7. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  8. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  9. Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
  10. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  11. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  12. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  13. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  14. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  15. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  16. White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus
  17. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  18. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  19. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  20. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  21. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  22. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  23. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  24. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  25. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  26. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  27. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  28. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  29. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  30. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  31. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  32. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: Queen Helen, Bill, Anne, Lawrene, Darryl, Barb, Dave, Bethany, Lynn, Neal, Helen R.

Weather: Low of 37 to high 72; sunny and then partly cloudy. Wind gusts 15 mph late Saturday.

Location: East Dayton, Ohio

Time At Location: 24 hours

Notes:
Firing a marshmallow gun results in a massive bird sighting, but then afterward, not so much. Bill brewed two commemorative beers for this occasion: The Big Sit Brown, a nut-brown ale combining the finer elements of the British style with hops from the American Northwest, and The Big Sit Bitter, a classic American IPA with a well-balanced maltiness and a pleasant citrus aftertaste. Dudley DoWright participants preferred the Big Sit Brown over the Big Sit Bitter two-to-one.

Anecdotes:
Our circle name, Dudley Dowright, is the nickname for our Sit Queen's favorite Northern Flicker who visits her birdfeeder. Our team was delighted to have a Northern Flicker frequently visit our sit. One of our sitters was a novice birder, and she was gleeful to spot a Downy Woodpecker, which the team identified for her. Our Sit Queen added two birds to her lifelist during the sit: The White-eyed Vireo and the Rough-legged Hawk. The team sponsored a costume and t-shirt contest, with the grand prize winner taking home a hand-crafted native red cedar nesting box for screech owls. Also during the Sit, Queen Helen awarded Dump Estates a National Wildlife Habitat certification plaque.


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