The Big Sit! 2018 Statistics

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Team Information: Moon-Farm Nature Group

Captain: Marta Coleman
Location: Fulton, Kentucky (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  2. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  3. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  4. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  5. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  6. Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus
  7. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  8. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  9. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  10. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  11. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  12. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  13. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  14. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  15. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  16. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  17. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  18. Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
  19. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  20. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater

Team Notes

Participants: Jessica Coleman & Marta Coleman

Weather: Overcast all day, 50 low - 65 high, Rain early evening, WNW wind 1 mph gusting to 6 mph

Location: 4071 Kingston Road, Fulton, KY (36.5247,-88.7896) Graves County

Time At Location: 7:15am to 8:30pm with several breaks for cold and rain

Notes:
First light 6:36am CT sunrise 7:02, sunset 6:23 last light 6:49. Overcast all day. WNW winds 1mph gusting to 6mph. Humidity 84%. After having temperatures in the upper 80's within the last 10 days the colder temperatures were at first welcome. However, overcast skies, winds from the north and high humidity created uncomfortable birding weather. We bundled up and set up our circle under loblolly pines with good views of mulberry, cedar, apple, hickory and other trees with lawn, fencerow and cropland edges. The first and most frequent sighting was of flocks of European Starlings and Red-wing Blackbirds. Resident Mockingbirds and Woodpeckers were also abundant. Several people were invited to come but the cool weather put an end to all participation when light rain began about 6:00pm.

Anecdotes:
Jessica spotted a small striped bird with a thick beak after I asked what was making the constant "chink" noises in the fencerow trees. About the time she was focusing in on it another bird joined it in the Red Mulberry tree. We could see that it was a male Red-breasted Grosbeak and his mate! A new bird for us! My youngest daughter Kerry brought doughnuts, coffee and sausage & biscuit to start the day right. Jessica set up her smoker and smoked ribs for supper.


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