The Big Sit! 2017 Statistics

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Team Information: Mighty Mighty Jizz Masters

Captain: Greg Neise
Location: Hennepin, Illinois (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
  2. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  3. Mute Swan Cygnus olor
  4. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  5. Gadwall Anas strepera
  6. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  7. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  8. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  9. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  10. American Wigeon Anas americana
  11. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  12. Canvasback Aythya valisineria
  13. Redhead Aythya americana
  14. Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
  15. Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
  16. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  17. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  18. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  19. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  20. Sora Porzana carolina
  21. American Coot Fulica americana
  22. Sandhill Crane Antigone canadensis
  23. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  24. Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
  25. Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus
  26. Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
  27. Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus
  28. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  29. Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
  30. Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
  31. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  32. Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia
  33. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  34. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  35. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  36. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  37. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  38. Great Egret Ardea alba
  39. Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
  40. White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi
  41. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  42. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  43. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  44. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  45. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  46. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  47. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  48. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  49. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  50. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  51. Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
  52. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  53. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  54. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  55. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  56. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  57. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  58. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  59. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  60. Purple Martin Progne subis
  61. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  62. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  63. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  64. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  65. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  66. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  67. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  68. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  69. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  70. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  71. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  72. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  73. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  74. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  75. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  76. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  77. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  78. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  79. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  80. Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
  81. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  82. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  83. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  84. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  85. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  86. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  87. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  88. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  89. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
  90. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  91. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  92. Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
  93. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius

Team Notes

Participants: Greg Neise, Jeff Skrentny, Larry "Skillethead" Krutulis, Mary Margaret Zehner, Steve Zehner, Maury Bruckner

Weather: Clear all day, cool and still until about 1pm, then a steady and increasing SSW wind. Warm and sunny after about noon.

Location: 41.209537, -89.323696

Time At Location: 6:15am -- 7:15pm

October 8, 2017 was a beautiful day to be sitting bigly at Hennepin Hopper. The morning weather was all we could ask for, cool, calm ... you could hear birds a long way away. The day turned warm, sunny and very pleasant. We had a nice variety of visitors, including a Cub Scout troop, that received an impromptu Master Naturalist talk by Mary Margaret Zehner. We were a bit disappointed at the lack of wood warblers, but the sparrows this year made up for it. EBird checklist:

We had 4 additional species seen/heard by birders outside the circle that those inside couldn't pick up on: Virginia Rail, House Wren, Lincoln's Sparrow, Nashville Warbler.

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