The Big Sit! 2013 Statistics

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Team Information: DudleyDowright

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

Team Checklist

  1. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  2. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  3. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  4. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  5. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  6. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  7. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  8. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  9. Barred Owl Strix varia
  10. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  11. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  12. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  13. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  14. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  15. Empidonax sp.
  16. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  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. Winter Wren Troglodytes hiemalis
  24. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  25. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  26. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  27. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  28. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  29. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  30. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  31. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  32. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  33. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  34. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  35. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  36. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  37. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: Queen Helen, Bill, Lawrene, Darryl, Barb, Dave, Anne, Ashley, David, Bethany, Helen R.

Weather: Super, wonderful, unexplainably beautiful! 78 max temp. Mild breeze. Not a cloud in the sky but a few puffs late afternoon.

Location: Dayton 'burbs

Time At Location: Midnight to Midnight, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013

Notes:
Morning bird activity was quite productive with most sightings occurring at that time. Warblers were virtually absent, yet, both Kinglets arrived in numbers. Was hoping for some raptor flyovers in the afternoon but to no avail. The Dudley Dowrights had a fabulous time no less.

Anecdotes:
As is our tradition, we had our Big Sit! t-shirt contest. The shirts were quite impressive. Some of our crew decided that they would dress as their "totem" bird. The Trumps outdid themselves with La'Wren'e sporting her Carolina Wren persona quite well. Darryl, on the other hand, stupendously represented the Great Blue Heron (walking on stilts to boot). Bill was the Red-footed Booby and Queen Helen was the team mascot, the Northern Flicker. The Dudley DoWright team had its own birdsong session late Saturday around a classic Anne Denman fire (read: Fierce, but focused), with a chorus of selections featuring birds. Tragedy was narrowly averted when our queen demonstrated exactly why she is the leader and you're not, emerging unscathed from both flame and broken glass in pitch darkness. Da Backyard Birders yo. Peace out.


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