The Big Sit! 2013 Statistics

These statistics reflect information submitted by reporting circles. As teams continue to report their Big Sit! results, the statistics on this page will change to reflect up-to-the-minute information.

Team Information: Little Orange Team

Captain: Kelly Buehler
Location: Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

Team Checklist

  1. gull sp.
  2. Common Tern Sterna hirundo
  3. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  4. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  5. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  6. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  7. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  8. Brown Creeper Certhia americana
  9. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  10. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  11. Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
  12. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  13. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  14. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  15. Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Team Notes

Participants: Kelly Buehler, Sara Stratton, Daisy

Weather: Light to heavy rain all day with a few breaks (no sun), high of about 15 celsius.

Location: Back yard in Toronto.

Time At Location: On and off from about 8 am to 6 pm.

Notes:
The day was dominated by an infestation of ruby- and golden-crowned kinglets. They were everywhere you looked - very active and vocal. The brown creeper entertained us all day. Two hermit thrushes put in a couple of appearances. The white-throated sparrow and winter wren that had showed up briefly for a couple of days before stayed away on Big Sit day.

Anecdotes:
Broke the trigger on my super-soaker when chasing off one of the many neighbourhood cats. Listened to the neighbour screaming at her kids to put on clean shirts for Thanksgiving dinner. The joys of urban birding. Daisy, our INDOOR cat, has developed into a pretty good birder, alerting us whenever she sees something other than a house sparrow or modo in the back yard. Having sounded the alarm for the winter wren the previous day, she took the day off for the Big Sit - too much rain, a good time to sleep - except for voicing her disapproval at the kinglets flitting all over the place.


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