Through the Window: April 2012 Birds in the thick of spring

Did you know we just list them in the order we see them? Usually the first several are from the first day of the month. We put the ones not seen last month in bold. We’ll try to be more consistent with that!

Brown-headed Cowbird (male). Carved by Bob Spear in 1982

Brown-headed Cowbird (male). Carved by Bob Spear in 1982

  • American Goldfinch
  • Red-winged blackbird
  • Black-capped chickadee
  • Blue Jay
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Mourning Dove
  • Common Grackle
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Wild Turkey
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Pine Siskin
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • American Robin
  • Brown-head Cowbird (FOY* 4/12)
  • American Crow (2 on 4/21)
  • Evening Grosbeaks (male and female)
  • White-throated Sparrow
  • Purple Finch
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male, FOY)
  • Spotted Salamander (8 eggs noted March 31, and a headless adult in the small pond)
  • Red squirrel
  • Gray Squirrel
  • Chipmunks

* FOY stands for First of Year.

You can always compare this list to last April, or check out sightings in the area on eBird. The wood frogs eggs seen in March may have gotten a little too dry, but some live frog (moving too fast and hiding too well to be identified) was seen in the small feeder area pond this month as well.

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