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Through the Window: June 2018

July 6, 2018

Early birders continued their weekly walks this month. It’s such fun to go out with them or hear their stories afterward; each month is different. Those lists are generally recorded over on eBiird. From the windows, we stick with the more well-recognized feeder and forest edge birds. Even here, there are often stories to be […]

Through the Window: May 2018

June 8, 2018

Holy mackerel, May is intense! Not to detract from our month-long-we-all-add-to-it Viewing Window list, but did you get to see the eBird lists too, from what has been seen and heard here? Did you see or hear some of the rich migrations? Enjoyed the predictions on Birdcast? What a month! OK, back to our corner […]

Through the Window: April 2018

May 4, 2018

It’s April! Forget showers (there was a good bit of snow). And flowers? Pshaw, not yet. But birds! Bird list expansion (compared to last month, that is). Huzzah! American Goldfinch (going yellow at last! April 15) (Also, we don’t know why we didn’t record them last month, but …we didn’t.) Mourning Dove Blue Jay Downy […]

Through the Window: March 2018

April 6, 2018

Spring is … not yet happening. March birds included the classic winter species… : Blue Jay Dark-eyed Junco Black-capped chickadee Downy Woodpecker Mourning Dove Hairy Woodpecker

Through the Window: February 2018

March 2, 2018

We particularly loved seeing grouse in the crabapple this month—one day, we saw five! We also were pleased to host a delightful number of people for the Great Backyard Bird Count. Birds noticed this month at our feeders and just nearby: Blue Jay Dark-eyed Junco Black-capped chickadee Downy Woodpecker Red-breasted Nuthatch Mourning Dove Hairy Woodpecker Tufted […]

Through the Window: January 2018

February 2, 2018

From polar vortex to thaw to bare ground to new snow and back again. Nice bit of roller coastering weather! Thank goodness for adaptations.

Through the Window: December 2017

January 5, 2018

Some surprises and delights by the time the Bird Monitoring Walk and Christmas Bird Count rolled around. (We did not actually have quite this much snow, but it’s getting there.)

Through the Window: November 2017

December 8, 2017

More light traffic… or should I say continued light traffic? at the feeders this month.

Through the Window: October 2017

November 3, 2017

Through October, we continued to have light traffic at our feeders, but plenty of birds deeper in the woods. Great insects, fruits, berries? Could be. This month’s list includes what we observed at the Big Sit!, one of our favorite birding activities.

Through the Window: September 2017

October 6, 2017

It’s pretty dry out there this month . Several people have called in to report no one is at their feeders. What are your thoughts about that?