The Big Sit! 2013 Statistics

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Team Information: Dam Sitters

Captain: Mindy Waldron
Location: Jumping Branch, West Virginia (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  2. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  3. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  4. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  5. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  6. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  7. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  8. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  9. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  10. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  11. Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
  12. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  13. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  14. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  15. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  16. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  17. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  18. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  19. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  20. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  21. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  22. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  23. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  24. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  25. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  26. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  27. Common Raven Corvus corax
  28. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  29. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  30. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  31. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  32. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  33. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  34. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  35. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  36. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  37. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  38. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  39. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  40. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  41. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  42. Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens
  43. Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus
  44. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  45. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  46. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  47. Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
  48. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  49. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  50. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  51. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  52. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  53. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  54. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  55. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Team Notes

Participants: Allen Waldron, Mindy Waldron, Alma Lowry, Jim Phillips, Judy Phillips, Betsy Reeder, Gary Bellamy, Margaret Hank, Bill Hank,

Weather: Partly sunny, temperatures between low 50's in morning and mid 60's by afternoon, rain shower around 5:30 PM

Location: Mountain Valley Lake, Jumping Branch, WV

Time At Location: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

We didn't have the waterfowl that we hoped would be there by now. There were large numbers of red-winged blackbirds. We got great looks at a flock of around 20 killdeer as they checked out the lake. It wasn't to there liking and they flew on. We had great looks at the adult bald eagle on its two trips across the lake scattering the geese and wood ducks. We also thought there could have been an immature bald eagle, but didn't have the look to confirm.

It was an absolutely beautiful day looking over the lake with the trees beginning to reach full fall cover. We had birds consistently over the time we were there, so there wasn't much down time. It was a relaxing time to spend watching for birds and catching up with friends. We also watched 3 guys spend the day fishing on the lake. I think we found more of what we were after than they did.

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