The Big Sit! 2018 Statistics

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Team Information: The Montour Merlins

Captain: Lauren Shaffer
Location: Danville, Pennsylvania (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Snow Goose Chen caerulescens
  2. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  3. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  4. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  5. Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
  6. Common Merganser Mergus merganser
  7. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  8. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  9. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  10. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  11. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  12. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  13. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  14. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  15. Merlin Falco columbarius
  16. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  17. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  18. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  19. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  20. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  21. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  22. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  23. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  24. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  25. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  26. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  27. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  28. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  29. Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus
  30. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  31. Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
  32. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  33. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  34. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  35. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  36. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis

Team Notes

Participants: Norma Wands, Judy Peeler , Bill and Ellen Snyder, Brent Bacon, Lauri Shaffer, Sue Thursby, Chrissie Weaver, Tanya,

Weather: Cold and rainy, sometimes sunny, 45 degrees

Location: Goose Cove, Montour Preserve, Montour County, PA

Time At Location: 7.5 hours

A tern and two flying shorebirds were not identified in the early light and rain. Lots of Robins and Blue Jays feeding in the hedgerow!

A young feral male cat hung around our circle, hoping for handouts of our fine food (hotdogs), and may have been the cause of the many scolding Towhees and other songbirds!

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