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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 […]

Through the Window: January 2017

February 3, 2017

A nice start to the year! Black-capped chickadee Tufted Titmouse Blue Jay Hairy Woodpecker Mourning Dove Downy Woodpecker (male) Northern Cardinal (male) Dark-eyed Junco Red-breasted Nuthatch White-throated Sparrow White-breasted Nuthatch Plenty of Red and Gray Squirrels. We’ve also seen a Vole, White-tailed Deer, Eastern Chipmunks, a photographer, and an Eastern Cottontail rabbit. Even though we […]

Through the Window: December 2016

January 13, 2017

A quiet, bird-filled, peaceful New Year is what we wish for you. We’ll wrap up 2016 with last month’s Viewing Window record. Wild Turkey Blue Jay (flock of 9 or more) Black-capped chickadee Hairy Woodpecker Northern Cardinal (male) Downy Woodpecker (male) Mourning Dove Tufted Titmouse Dark-eyed Junco White-throated Sparrow (2 see on 12/12 & 12/13, […]

Through the Window: November 2016

December 2, 2016

The birds fall into late-autumn routines; the skies get cloudy and light in the early mornings drifts in mist and dreams. OK, and one of the museum bloggers gets either poetic or purple-proseish. Better switch up to our November bird notes, eh? Blue Jay Northern Cardinal Downy Woodpecker Black-capped chickadee White-throated Sparrow (juvenile and adults, […]

Through the Window: October 2016

November 4, 2016

“And the leaves /come tumbling down” — well, ok, a misquote, but nice for this time of year. We have turned our autumn corner, from “open daily” to “open by appointment” — although our bird feeding continues daily also! In October, we noticed these birds, fluttering, swooping, perching, or interacting with each other. Bold are […]

Through the Window: September 2016

October 7, 2016

The year comes turning, turning… the daylight shifts, as we roll toward the equinox and away. Birds shifting southward bring changes to our sightings. A few “winter” birds are popping up! Black-capped chickadee White-throated Sparrow Mourning Dove White-breasted Nuthatch Hairy Woodpecker Blue Jay Downy Woodpecker Tufted Titmouse American Goldfinch Song Sparrow Red-breasted Nuthatch Ruby-throated Hummingbird […]