“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 those not recorded last month.
- Black-capped Chickadee
- Blue Jay
- Red-breasted Nuthatch
- Mourning Dove
- Hairy Woodpecker
- White-throated Sparrow (juveniles and adults)
- Downy Woodpecker
- Dark-eyed Junco
- Tufted Titmouse
- Wild Turkey (~12 on October 6)
- White-breasted Nuthatch
- Purple Finch
- Northern Cardinal
- Red-tailed Hawk (over the Museum, seen from the front entrance path)
- Fox Sparrow (October 23)
- American Goldfinch (October 25)
- Evening Grosbeak (8 on October 25, 2 on October 27)
- Common Grackle (2 on October 26)
- American Robin (in crabapple tree October 26)
For more precise records, you might also like to look at eBird data for recent years at the Museum.
Plenty of squirrels as usual! Red Squirrels, Gray Squirrels, and Eastern Chipmunks.
Everyone who visits is welcome to check their identification then add their sightings to our whiteboard list. We are open by appointment; please call to schedule your visit. In addition, consider joining us for a carving class, a bird walk, the “Black BIRDday” Gift Shop sale, offsite programs at libraries and senior centers, and more. Event details are on our website. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram too, for more comments, links, and observations!