The Big Sit! 2014 Statistics

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Team Information: MoonFarm Nature Group

Captain: Marta Coleman
Location: Fulton, Kentucky (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  2. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  3. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  4. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  5. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  6. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  7. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  8. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  9. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  10. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  11. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  12. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  13. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  14. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  15. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  16. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  17. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  18. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  19. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  20. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  21. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  22. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  23. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  24. Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina

Team Notes

Participants: Marta Coleman, Jessica Coleman, Kerry Shea Carlson, Daniel Carlson

Weather: Cool, dry, light wind from the NW, sunny, clear skies, waning crescent moon

Location: 4071 Kingston Road, Fulton, KY 42041

Time At Location: 10:00pm 10/17/14 - 8:00pm 10/18/14

Notes:
My father passed from this life Sept 30 and we have been attempting to continue daily activities while grieving. We realized Friday morning that the actual Big Sit weekend was Oct 10-11 but we decided to conduct our own Saturday Oct 18. We set up a tent for the night. Temperature ranged from 50's at night to upper 60's during day. Constant moderate to light winds from the W-NW. Dawn song woke me but I didn't get to see the closest bird singing over the tent in the pine trees. We usually have Mourning Doves in the backyard but none were around that morning. I opened our chicken house so our Belgium d'Uucle Bantams were the first birds I saw. We heard and saw 10 species before I went to a birthday party tea at 9:00. We took turns through the day keeping count, generally staying wrapped up to block the wind. The birds enjoyed the fencerows around our yard that have a wide variety of weed/grass seeds available while others fed in the pine trees, apple tree, and other trees nearby. My daughters were fortunate to identify two warblers. At sundown Canada Geese were heard in a nearby pond. Later a Great Horned Owl was heard in woods nearby.

Anecdotes:
We have resident Eastern Bluebirds, Bobwhite, Mourning Doves, American Kestrels, Little Green Herons, Screech Owls , Barred Owls, Barn Owls and Snipe that didn't visit during the Big Sit.


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