The Big Sit! 2018 Statistics

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Team Information: TwoBirds

Captain: Jennifer Snyder
Location: Hodgenville, Kentucky (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  2. Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
  3. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  4. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  5. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  6. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  7. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  8. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  9. Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
  10. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  11. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  12. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  13. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  14. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  15. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  16. Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus
  17. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  18. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  19. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  20. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  21. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  22. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  23. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  24. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  25. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  26. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  27. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  28. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  29. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  30. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  31. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  32. Blackburnian Warbler Setophaga fusca
  33. American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
  34. Chestnut-sided Warbler Setophaga pensylvanica
  35. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  36. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  37. Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens
  38. Summer Tanager Piranga rubra
  39. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  40. Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
  41. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula

Team Notes

Participants: Rosemary Meredith, Nancy Grant, and Jennifer Snyder

Weather: Low 40’s warming up to low 50’s. Cloudy with only few hours of sunshine. Windy in the morning, calm in the afternoon..

Location: Private property located outside of Hodgenville in Larue county Kentucky.

Time At Location: 8 am to 7:30 pm

Surrounded by woods, pasture/farmland, and fencerows the stage was set. The woods contain Slippery Elm, Walnut, Tulip Poplar, and Gum trees. The yard had mature oaks and a great Bracken Brown Magnolia tree that was a virtual magnet for songbirds and warblers. Pastureland was occupied by a heard of aproximately 30 cattle. Fencerows were lined with tall grasses, wild flowers such as Ironweed and pokeweed, and small junipers and dogwoods. From our circle, which was slightly elevated, we had views of all the above habitats.

Chilli, chicken salad, drunken goat cheese, and orange cranberry scones is what fueled us through the day. Adult beverages were also consumed, but did not hinder our birding skills.

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