The Big Sit! 2013 Statistics

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Team Information: Station 43 Big Sit

Captain: Jay Kaplan
Location: South Windsor, Connecticut (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  2. Great Egret Ardea alba
  3. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  4. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  5. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  6. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  7. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  8. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  9. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  10. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  11. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  12. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  13. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  14. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  15. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  16. Virginia Rail Rallus limicola
  17. Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
  18. American Woodcock Scolopax minor
  19. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  20. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  21. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  22. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  23. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  24. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  25. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  26. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  27. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  28. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  29. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  30. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  31. Common Raven Corvus corax
  32. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  33. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  34. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  35. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  36. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  37. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  38. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  39. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  40. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  41. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  42. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  43. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  44. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  45. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  46. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  47. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  48. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  49. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  50. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  51. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  52. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  53. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
  54. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  55. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  56. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  57. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  58. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps

Team Notes

Participants: Doug Beach, Shirley Beach, Gale Donnelly, Sam Fried, Sylvia Halkin, Ernie Harris, Jay Kaplan, Brian Kleinman

Weather: Temperature range 51-63 F with a light nne breeze 5-10 mph, partly to mostly cloudy

Location: Station 43 Marsh Platform, South Windsor, CT

Time At Location: 6 AM - 3 PM

Notes:
A delightful day, with some quality wetland birds. We were lacking in quantity, however, with little passerine movement. Birds like chickadee, titmouse, kinglet, finches were few in number and we missed numerous usual tallies like catbird and migrant warblers.

Anecdotes:
Watching dawn break from the Platform with hundreds of wood ducks streaming by on a lovely autumn morning - nothing could be better. And...the nearby Dunkin' Donuts is open at 5:30 AM, much to the delight of all Big Sit paticipants.


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