The Big Sit! 2012 Statistics

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Team Information: Silver Sands Sitters

Captain: Stacy Hanks
Location: Milford, Connecticut (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  2. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  3. Great Egret Ardea alba
  4. Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
  5. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  6. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  7. Brant Branta bernicla
  8. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  9. Greater Scaup Aythya marila
  10. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  11. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  12. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  13. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  14. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  15. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  16. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  17. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  18. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  19. Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
  20. Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
  21. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  22. Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
  23. Black Skimmer Rynchops niger
  24. Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
  25. Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
  26. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  27. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  28. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  29. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  30. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  31. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  32. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  33. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  34. Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
  35. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  36. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  37. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  38. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  39. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  40. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  41. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  42. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  43. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  44. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  45. Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus
  46. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  47. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  48. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  49. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: Stacy Hanks, Bernice Lattanzi, Steve and Charla Spector, Charlie Bernard

Weather: Cloudy Morning, windy with 30 mph gusts. Afternoon sun and diminished winds.Started w/ 45 degrees and ended day w/ high 60's.

Location: Siver Sands State Park-Milford,CT

Time At Location: 6:30 am to 3:30 pm

Morning winds proved difficult. kept small birds down and hard to hear. But female American Kestral entertained us the whole day with hovering diplay and hunting. Afternoon brought diminished winds and last bird of the day-Bald Eagle! Thanks Charlie!

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