The Big Sit! 2013 Statistics

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Team Information: Amici del Farfa

Captain: Edward Mueller
Location: Montopoli di Sabina, Other (Italy)

Team Checklist

  1. Grey Heron
  2. Purple Heron--confirmed outside the circle
  3. Red-footed Falcon--male fly over
  4. Common Moorhen--a high count of 11 in all stages of dev.
  5. Domestic Pigeon
  6. Green Woodpecker
  7. Eurasian Jay
  8. Common Magpie
  9. Jackdaw
  10. Hooded Crow
  11. Great Tit
  12. Blue Tit
  13. Long-tailed Tit
  14. Eurasian Nuthatch
  15. Short-toed Treecreeper
  16. Eurasian Wren
  17. Cetti's Warbler
  18. European Robin
  19. Eurasian Blackbird
  20. European Goldfinch
  21. Tree Sparrow

Team Notes

Participants: One human and two ungulates

Weather: 15 degrees C at start, clear, but showers arriving at 10:22

Location: The Frog Pond at Oasi del Farfa, Montopoli di Sabina RI Italy

Time At Location: 07:05 to 11:05 (4 hours)

Notes:
Purple Heron, a rare migrant in this Oasi, was headed for tropical Africa; I had first seen it here yesterday, and was not surprised by its distant appearance in a tree (see photo) It was also the first recording of a male Red-footed Falcon, though I recorded an immature in this Oasi early in June of this year

Anecdotes:
I owe a debt of gratitude to the horses! (see photo). Without their industrious consumption of all vegetation, I could not have observed the frog pond from a safe distance. By 'safe' I mean far enough away not to disturb the moorhens nor the Little Grebe that was found here yesterday and may have heard heard calling again today. Indeed I saw again here a few days later


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