This was a seriously happenin’ month! Birds, mammals, amphibians. And yes, they were all seen through the windows of the museum. As always, these are roughly in the order we saw them.
- Dark-eyed Junco
- Black-capped chickadee
- Downy Woodpecker
- Hairy Woodpecker
- Red-winged blackbird (female, April 3)
- Mourning Dove
- Ruffed Grouse (April 1)
- American Goldfinch
- Tufted Titmouse
- Northern Cardinal
- Evening Grosbeak (April 3)
- Eastern Phoebe (FOY, April 3)
- Sapsucker (April 3, FOY)
- Song Sparrow (April 6, FOY)
- Chipping Sparrow (FOY, April 7)
- Kestrel (April 6)
- Northern Flicker (April 6)
- Common Grackle
- Brown-headed Cowbird (FOY, April 10)
- White-throated Sparrow (FOY, April 13)
- American Robin (April 29)
For amphibians, we noted a wood frog on April 1 and a spotted salamander April 11. Wood frog eggs were noted in our little pond (the one near the viewing window) on April 3 and April 6).
We observed chipmunk, red squirrel, gray squirrel, a woodchuck (a.k.a. groundhog, on April 3) and, in a lucky moment, a bobcat on April 16.
The birds were recorded in our eBird record as well.