The Big Sit! 2016 Statistics

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Team Information: ExtonPark

Captain: Carol Kuniholm
Location: Exton, Pennsylvania (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  2. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  3. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  4. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  5. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  6. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  7. Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
  8. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  9. Great Egret Ardea alba
  10. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  11. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  12. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  13. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  14. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  15. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  16. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  17. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  18. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  19. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  20. Merlin Falco columbarius
  21. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  22. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  23. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  24. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  25. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  26. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  27. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  28. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  29. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  30. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  31. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  32. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  33. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  34. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  35. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  36. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  37. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  38. Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata
  39. Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia
  40. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  41. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  42. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  43. Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
  44. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  45. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  46. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  47. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  48. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  49. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  50. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  51. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum

Team Notes

Participants: Carol Kuniholm, George Tallman, Mike Defina, Chad Hutchinson, Bel Broadley, Sarah Bucos Neto, Allison Barnes, Al Warren, Kathy Flanagan

Weather: overcast in the morning, then light rain through much of the rest of the day

Location: Exton Park, Exton PA, observation deck by pond

Time At Location: 7 AM to 6:15 PM

Overcast skies and rain made hawk watching more difficult than usual. High pond levels meant less shore birds. And poor light later in the day meant little chance of spotting warblers. Lots of robin and blackbird activity. A leucistic redwinged-blackbird drew attention. Aside from that, nothing unusual to report.

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