The Big Sit! 2012 Statistics

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Team Information: The ShelDrakes

Captain: Scott Mellis
Location: New Rochelle, New York (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  2. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  3. Great Egret Ardea alba
  4. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  5. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  6. Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea
  7. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  8. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  9. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  10. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  11. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  12. Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
  13. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  14. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  15. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  16. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  17. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  18. Gray Jay Perisoreus canadensis
  19. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  20. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  21. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  22. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  23. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  24. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  25. Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
  26. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  27. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  28. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  29. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  30. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  31. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  32. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  33. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Team Notes

Participants: Sandy Morrissey, Orlando Hidalgo,Richard Montemarano, Robert Breda, Joel Davis, Ann Davis, Hilary Mellis, Melanie Kogan, Scott Mellis

Weather: Crisp and Clear 50-60 degrees F

Location: Sheldrake Lake and Conservancy, New Rochelle, NY

Time At Location: 10 hr (8:15 am-6:15 PM

Notes:
Bald Eagle was a surprise - put on quite a soaring demonstration.

Anecdotes:
There was a feeding frenzy below feeder...many birds. A chipmunk ran into the fray and was soon tussling with a small bird. Chipmunk bit bird on back of neck, killing it instantly. So much for cute friendly Alvin.


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