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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?

Through the Window: July 2017

August 4, 2017

High summer! The flow at the feeders is steady, not too many surprises. Mammals are taking great advantage of our feeding …

Through the Window: May 2017

June 2, 2017

Wow, what a spring! Some unusual species seen and heard this month, for us, down here at the Viewing Window. (Okay, okay, we did record a few birds heard or seen while we were coming into the Museum or running out to check the mail….)

Through the Window: April 2017

May 5, 2017

Welcome spring! As often in April, the number of species seen rises dramatically.

Through the Window: March 2017

April 7, 2017

March was a mix, with bare ground and then snowstorm Stella. A small snafu, so we don’t have our white board list from February but we did of course keep track over on eBird. for our monitoring walks and so on.  So bold in this list indicates “not seen in January” instead of “not seen […]