The Big Sit! 2016 Statistics

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Team Information: Swatara Swainsons

Captain: David Mcnaughton
Location: Pine Grove, Pennsylvania (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  2. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  3. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  4. Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
  5. Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
  6. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  7. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  8. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  9. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  10. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  11. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  12. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  13. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  14. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  15. Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
  16. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  17. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  18. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  19. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  20. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  21. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  22. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  23. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  24. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  25. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  26. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  27. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  28. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  29. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  30. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  31. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  32. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  33. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  34. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  35. Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
  36. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  37. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  38. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  39. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  40. Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
  41. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  42. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  43. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  44. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  45. American Woodcock Scolopax minor
  46. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata

Team Notes

Participants: Barbara Ritzheimer, David McNaughton, David Ravegum

Weather: Windy, overcast to clearing, 50-60 F

Location: Swatara State Park, Suedberg Airport Field, Pine Grove, PA

Time At Location: 13:00

Notes:
A blue-headed vireo scrounging in low brush was a new species for the circle. For the second time in 5 years, we had a woodcock display for the first bird but not until an unusually late 0630 time. Tons of raptors today too were uncharacteristic for the site.

Anecdotes:
The original circle was flooded out again so we moved up the lane. Less viewshed was happily a trade to keep the Lincoln's sparrow from tormenting us just around the corner (it's the bird's m.o. every year.)


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