The Big Sit! 2014 Statistics

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Team Information: South Meadowlarks

Captain: Neil Zimmerman
Location: Seattle, Washington (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri
  2. California Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica
  3. Common Raven Corvus corax
  4. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  5. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  6. Chestnut-backed Chickadee Poecile rufescens
  7. Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus
  8. Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii
  9. Pacific Wren Troglodytes pacificus
  10. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  11. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  12. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  13. Varied Thrush Ixoreus naevius
  14. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  15. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  16. Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
  17. Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca
  18. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  19. Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla
  20. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  21. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  22. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  23. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  24. Evening Grosbeak Coccothraustes vespertinus
  25. Brant Branta bernicla
  26. Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii
  27. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  28. Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus
  29. Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata
  30. Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
  31. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  32. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  33. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  34. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  35. Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens
  36. Mew Gull Larus canus
  37. California Gull Larus californicus
  38. Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni
  39. Rhinoceros Auklet Cerorhinca monocerata
  40. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  41. Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata
  42. Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna
  43. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  44. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  45. Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus
  46. Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena
  47. Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis
  48. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  49. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  50. Pelagic Cormorant Phalacrocorax pelagicus
  51. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  52. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata

Team Notes

Participants: Kathy and Arn Slettebak, Carleen and Neil Zimmerman

Weather: spotty showers early, sun breaks all afternoon

Location: South Bluff, Discovery Park, Seattle WA

Time At Location: 7:00 am to 4:15 PM

Didn't see anything much unexpected. Weather gave us a break so we could see out on the Puget Sound to pick up some water birds. We had a nice look at a Peregrine Falcon cruising the bluff. The were two juvenile Cooper's Hawks hanging around all day making some of the birds a little jumpy. Good size flocks of Cedar Waxwings traveling around the park. Radio controlled planes, drones and people flying kites kept us looking out of the corner of our eye for flying birds. The last bird added to the list was a Common Raven. Although we never did see it, we heard it call for about 20 minutes. Not unheard of in the Seattle proper, but still considered unusual in the city.

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