The Big Sit! 2016 Statistics

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Team Information: The Woodbinoculars

Captain: Rick Sussman
Location: Woodbine, Maryland (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  2. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  3. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  4. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  5. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  6. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  7. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  8. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  9. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  10. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  11. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  12. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  13. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  14. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  15. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  16. falcon sp.
  17. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  18. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  19. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  20. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  21. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  22. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  23. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  24. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  25. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  26. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  27. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  28. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  29. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  30. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  31. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  32. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  33. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  34. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus

Team Notes

Participants: Rick Sussman, Nancy Sussman

Weather: Cold and windy early AM, turning cool with very high steady winds (20-30 mph) thru day with gusts up to 45 mph

Location: Woodbine yard, top of hill

Time At Location: 6.5 hrs. off and on thru day

Notes:
Lots of migrating Tree Swallows all day in small groups, Blue Jays and Canada Geese also moving. High steady winds kept small birds to a minimum as seeing anything in moving trees was very problematic.

Anecdotes:
Just as we were quitting for the day, at 5 PM, my wife and I were sitting on the deck in the late afternoon sun, out of the wind, chatting. Suddenly a slowly flapping Great Blue Heron went by us, between our small swamp magnolia tree and the deck, about 6 feet off the ground and only about 4-5 feet away from us. It really surprised us, and was the last new species for the day. I suspect it was staying close to the ground and deck to avoid the wind.


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