The Big Sit! 2012 Statistics

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Team Information: QVAS Bird Buddies

Captain: Eric Eichorn
Location: Meriden, Connecticut (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  2. Great Egret Ardea alba
  3. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  4. Green Heron Butorides virescens
  5. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  6. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  7. Mute Swan Cygnus olor
  8. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  9. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  10. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  11. Common Merganser Mergus merganser
  12. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  13. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  14. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  15. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  16. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  17. Merlin Falco columbarius
  18. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  19. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  20. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  21. Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia
  22. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  23. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  24. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  25. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  26. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  27. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  28. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  29. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  30. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  31. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  32. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  33. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  34. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  35. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  36. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  37. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  38. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  39. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  40. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  41. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  42. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  43. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  44. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  45. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  46. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  47. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  48. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  49. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  50. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Team Notes

Participants: Eric 11, Corrie 11, Melissa 11, Jim 8, Darrell 4, Casie 4, Trevor 4, Cathy 3, Bob 3, Brianna 3, Dan P 3. Mike 2.5, Joe 2.5, Marty 2, Loretta 1, Dan O. 1, Mary .5

Weather: Low Temp. 52 degrees, High 66 degrees, Showers in the morning to overcast the rest of the day, Breezy to Windy most of the day,

Location: Dossin Beach, Hanover Pond - meriden CT

Time At Location: Total hours for 17 people - 74.5 Highest 11hrs to .5 - everyone helped - thank-you

Notes:
Watching a Great Blue Heron swallow a 10 inch Yellow Perch Dropping it several times, restabbing it and walking a little then finally forcing it down. Sharpshinned Hawk and a Coopers Hawk circling together - a real good look at size difference. Bonaparts Gull. This is the first time we had some rain since we started this event 4-5 years ago - thanks Corrie for bringing the canopy ans soup, Mellisa supplied the cookies. Toatal sunshine 5 minutes at Best. Thanks to everyone who helped. Eric


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