The Big Sit! 2012 Statistics

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Team Information: Dam Sitters

Captain: Mindy Waldron
Location: Jumping Branch, West Virginia (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  2. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  3. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  4. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  5. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  6. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  7. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  8. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  9. Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
  10. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  11. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  12. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  13. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  14. Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
  15. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  16. American Coot Fulica americana
  17. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  18. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  19. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  20. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  21. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  22. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  23. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  24. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  25. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  26. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  27. Common Raven Corvus corax
  28. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  29. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  30. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  31. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  32. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  33. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  34. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  35. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  36. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  37. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  38. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  39. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  40. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  41. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  42. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  43. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  44. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  45. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Team Notes

Participants: Margaret and Bill Hank, Alma Lowry, Jim and Judy Phillips, Tim and Ellen Pyles, Betsy Reeder, Allen and Mindy Waldron

Weather: Temperature: 35-60 degrees F. Clear, Sunny, Windy

Location: Summers Co. Mountain Valley Lake

Time At Location: 6:30 AM-7:15 PM

Notes:
We had a pair of adult bald eagles fly over the lake and land in trees. We were able to observe them for an hour. One caught a fish from the lake and retuned to the tree to eat.

Anecdotes:
The fall colors of the trees were beautiful reflecting in the lake.


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