The Big Sit! 2013 Statistics

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Team Information: The Woodbinoculars

Captain: Rick Sussman
Location: Woodbine, Maryland (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  2. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  3. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  4. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  5. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  6. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  7. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  8. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  9. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  10. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  11. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  12. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  13. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  14. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  15. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  16. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  17. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  18. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  19. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  20. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  21. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  22. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  23. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  24. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  25. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  26. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  27. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  28. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  29. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  30. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  31. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  32. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  33. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  34. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  35. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  36. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  37. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  38. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  39. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  40. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  41. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  42. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: Rick Sussman, Alli Sussman, Mark Wimer

Weather: Cloudy with drizzle-light rain all morning, temp. steady at 56 degrees all day

Location: Our backyard in Woodbine, MD

Time At Location: 5:30 AM-12:30 PM

Best story: About 9 AM, we watched nearly all of the birds in or near the yard suddenly fly off, and Mark says "uh-oh, must be a Gyrfalcon" (jokingly), and almost as soon as he finished speaking, a large falcon whipped by at roof level right in front of us, chasing the birds. It turned its head back to reveal a dark hood, and confirming it as a Peregrine (new for our count). One of those completely surreal birding moments!

Also had great looks at a Palm Warbler leaf bathing on a lilac leaf very close, and great views of Blue-headed Vireo. Also, the Osprey was new to the count and considerably late for this location.

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