Monday, October 11, 2010

Sit Sightings

On Sunday, October 10, 2010, we participated for our first time in The Big Sit.

It turned out to be a pretty good day to stay home and watch the activity in the yard. We had a strong start (Canada Warbler, Blue-winged Warbler, Golden-winged Warbler and Bay-breasted Warbler!), slowed during the morning, and languished throughout the afternoon. Although it could hardly be considered bad, the weather was not cooperative for high bird activity. It started with rain, continued with overcast, clouds, fog, and a few more rain showers through the day. We did have occasional patches of blue sky and several periods consisting of a few minutes of sun.

But we had a good time - this is the first full day we have ever stayed home and done nothing but keep an eye on the wildlife activity in the yard. So many chores and projects beckon during the usual day at the casita.

Marco shot video to document some of our sightings:

In order:

Crimson-backed Tanager
Baltimore Oriole (we had seven of them with us all day)
Palm Tanager
Blue-gray Tanager
Thick-billed Euphonia
Cocoa Woodcreeper
Clay-colored Thrush
Black-cheeked Woodpecker
Rufous Motmot
Hepatic Tanager (it's Psycho Daddy!)
Summer Tanager
White-tipped Dove
Blue-chested Hummingbird
Tennessee Warbler
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
Lineated Woodpecker (notice how he has to continuously renew his grip on the slick Cecropia trunk)
White-necked Jacobin

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