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Team Information: DudleyDowright
- Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
- Canada Goose Branta canadensis
- Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
- Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
- Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
- Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
- Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
- Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
- Barred Owl Strix varia
- Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
- Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
- Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
- Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
- Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
- Empidonax sp.
- Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
- Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
- American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
- Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
- Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
- White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
- Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
- Winter Wren Troglodytes hiemalis
- Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
- Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
- American Robin Turdus migratorius
- European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
- Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
- Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
- White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
- Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
- Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
- Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
- Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
- House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
- American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
- House Sparrow Passer domesticus
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
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.
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.