The Big Sit! 2016 Statistics

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Team Information: QVAS Bird Buddies

Captain: Eric Eichorn
Location: Meriden, Connecticut (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  2. Mute Swan Cygnus olor
  3. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  4. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  5. Common Merganser Mergus merganser
  6. Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
  7. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  8. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  9. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  10. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  11. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  12. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  13. Great Egret Ardea alba
  14. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  15. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  16. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  17. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  18. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  19. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  20. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  21. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  22. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  23. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  24. Merlin Falco columbarius
  25. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  26. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  27. Common Raven Corvus corax
  28. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  29. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  30. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  31. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  32. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  33. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  34. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  35. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  36. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  37. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  38. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  39. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  40. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  41. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  42. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  43. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  44. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula

Team Notes

Participants: Melissa, Corrie,Eric, Darrel,Kathy,Jeff,Michael, Marty

Weather: Partly cloudy to full overcast , 44 degrees at 7:00am to 72 degrees at 12:45pm

Location: Doddin Beach on Hanover pond - Meriden CT

Time At Location: Total Hours - 30

Hanover Pond was drained a few weeks ago leaving us sitting on the now dried pond floor watching a river wind through the pond area. 10 Great Blue Herons and 9 Great Egrets most of the day. Plenty of fish to be had since they were concentrated in the river. Still a good day but missed the pond. Once repairs are made the pond will be back by spring.

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