The Big Sit! 2014 Statistics

These statistics reflect information submitted by reporting circles. As teams continue to report their Big Sit! results, the statistics on this page will change to reflect up-to-the-minute information.

Team Information: The Dean Clan

Captain: Patricia Dean
Location: Prospect, Ohio (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
  2. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  3. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  4. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  5. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  6. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  7. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  8. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  9. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  10. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  11. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  12. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  13. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  14. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  15. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  16. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  17. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  18. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  19. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  20. Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
  21. Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius
  22. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  23. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  24. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  25. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  26. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus

Team Notes

Participants: The Dean Clan

Weather: Cool,calm, and sunny

Location: Prospect, OH

Time At Location: 6.5 hours

Notes:
The birds were active this morning. For several days, only a few birds were in the yard and at the feeders. When we started at 7:00 AM, the temperature was 34 degrees. It warmed up fairly quick.

Anecdotes:
This is our 19th for The Big Sit. Each year has been special and different. We had as few as 17 species and as high as 32 species. One year it was so cold and rainy we did the sit in the house at a group of 3 windows facing the feeders and trees along a ditch. Other years it was bright and sunny like this year. This year we weren't able to keep the feeders filled all the time, so that affected the number of species. Also, it seemed the birds were cooperating because we saw only a few birds the day before and day after. It has been a delightful journey participating in this special event!


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