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: The Coops

Captain: Steve Mayo
Location: New Haven, Connecticut (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata
  2. Common Loon Gavia imme
  3. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  4. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  5. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  6. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  7. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  8. Mute Swan Cygnus olor
  9. American Wigeon Anas americana
  10. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  11. Common Merganser Mergus merganser
  12. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  13. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  14. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  15. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  16. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  17. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  18. Merlin Falco columbarius
  19. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  20. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  21. Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
  22. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  23. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  24. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  25. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  26. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  27. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  28. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  29. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  30. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  31. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  32. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  33. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  34. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  35. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  36. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  37. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  38. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  39. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  40. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  41. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  42. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  43. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  44. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  45. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  46. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  47. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  48. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  49. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  50. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  51. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  52. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
  53. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  54. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  55. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: Steve Mayo and Cheryl Blum, and some extremely valuable walk-ons: Bobbie Fisher, Dori Sosensky, Greg Hanisek, John Marshall, Judy Moore, Lynn James, Fran Zygmont, Angela Dimmitt, Wendy Panikkor, Jay Coles, Carol Perrault, Evelyn Gelerter, Bernard and Dawn Dambron, Bob Lamotte, the Acamporas, Nancy Meyer-Lustman, Mary Mayer, John Marshall, Jim Cortina, Maria Stockmal, and several others..

Weather: NE 5-20 mph, shifting E, cuulus building

Location: Lighthouse Point Park Hawk Watch

Time At Location: 645 am to 315 pm Eastern Savings Time.

Notes:
'Another day of this chronic "Nor'easter", ie, steady NE and E winds, beautiful building cumulus for contrast, and few (59) hawks. Here we are at peak season for Lighthouse, hoping desperately for some blocking weather followed by very, very, very strong NW winds. One can dream! We had a typical BWD/NHBC Big Sit! day at the hawk watch, but also including a fleeting glimpse of 2 Common Merganser (extremely rare compared to RB Merganser, heading SW over the New Haven Harbor), 4 Rusty Blackbirds, and an equally rare (for the parking lot, that is) heard-only Northern Cardinal. A typical sedentary effort. No early am thrush/owl listeners, no tagging-up and chasing nearby Park specialties, eg., Chipping, Song and White-throated Sparrow. Tree Swallow (500+ over the Park for several hours), Blue Jay, House Finch, Titmouse, and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker continue to be on the move.

Anecdotes:
Good: Angela's home-made muffins, keen contributions from Greg Hanisek and Fran Zygmont. Bad: Not much of a morning flight, and, Stable flies tortured Sandy the hawk watch dog.


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