The Big Sit! 2013 Statistics

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Team Information: Willettes

Captain: Melissa Sherwood
Location: Gig Harbor, Washington (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  2. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  3. Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens
  4. Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata
  5. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  6. Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna
  7. Red-breasted Sapsucker Sphyrapicus ruber
  8. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  9. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  10. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  11. Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri
  12. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  13. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  14. Chestnut-backed Chickadee Poecile rufescens
  15. Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus
  16. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  17. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  18. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  19. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  20. Townsend's Warbler Setophaga townsendi
  21. Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
  22. Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca
  23. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  24. Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla
  25. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  26. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  27. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus

Team Notes

Participants: Diane Yorgasun-Quinn, Diane Kerlin, Faye Hands-McAdams, Dorothy Husband, Carol Smith

Weather: 50 degree F., clear and dry

Location: 7215 90th St. NW, Gig Harbor, Wa. deck and dining room

Time At Location: 1-5 PM

We are the Willettes, some of whom have done Big Sits on and off for many years. You can see two of our members wearing Big Sit T-shirts from 2000We were looking for the WTSP that had been in the area for the previous week, but no show. what was a delight was how close the birds came to us - just inches away at times, and we were not sitting quietly! We also had a Douglas Squirrel that joined us on the deck, also coming to within inches of one of us. We were also thrilled to have a small flock of Bushtits come to the suet, and with our last bird - a lovely Pileated Woodpecker.

?see above? oh, we couldn't use our full 17 ft circle as our deck is not that big, but we did count it as okay if some of us watched from inside the dining room, which was within that 17 ft circle (and was significantly warmer!)

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