The Big Sit! 2013 Statistics

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Team Information: Kennard Kuckoos

Captain: James Wilson
Location: Centreville, Maryland (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  2. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  3. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  4. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  5. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  6. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  7. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  8. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  9. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  10. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  11. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  12. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  13. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  14. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  15. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  16. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  17. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  18. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  19. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  20. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  21. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  22. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  23. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  24. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  25. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  26. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  27. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  28. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  29. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  30. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  31. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  32. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  33. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  34. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  35. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  36. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  37. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  38. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  39. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  40. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  41. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica

Team Notes

Participants: Faith McCarthy, Miele McCluskey, Maya McGrory, Gavin Wright, Ryley Wright, Brandy Wright, Austin Tuel, Ethan Tuel, Rhonda Tuel, Jim Wilson

Weather: Cloudy, with steady winds. Temperature about 60 degrees.

Location: Millstream Park, Centreville, MD

Time At Location: 0700 - 1130

Seven Students, two Moms and one teacher participated in The Big Sit on Sunday morning at Millstream Park in Centreville. We identified 41 species between 7:00 am and 11:30 am. We had the expected assortment of birds for Centreville and Millstream with most of the highlights just being great views and lots of Bald Eagles. At 7:05 a.m. two immature Bald Eagles flew by, almost immediately followed by two mature Eagles. Later in the morning two mature Eagles got into a tussle with probably the resident Eagle chasing off the intruder. Other highlights were a Common Yellowthroat and a Ruby Crowned Kinglet popping up right next to the viewing platform. Late in the morning one of the two Kingfishers for the day perched on a snag about 50 feet from the platform and provided great looks in the scope. The kids and the Moms had a great morning. There were always birds to look at all morning ... and no rain or drizzle for the first time in a couple of days.

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