Through the Window: May 2012 is rich in color

Did you know we just list them in the order we see them? Usually the first several are from the first day of the month.Our board looks like this:

Through the Window (May 2012)
A white board, a window, some feeders and some staff and volunteers: put ’em together and you have a loose record of birds

We put the ones not seen last month in bold.

  • Black-capped chickadee
  • Blue Jay
  • American Goldfinch
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Pine Siskin
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Mourning Dove
  • Common Grackle
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Brown-headed Cowbird
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Evening Grosbeak
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Red-tailed Hawk (flew over May 4)
  • White-crowned Sparrow
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (FOY* 5/5/12 male; female on 5/9/12. Also seen in E. Dorset 5/3/12)
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (5/5/12 Caught a bird!)
  • Black-throated Green Warbler (in parking lot 5/3/12)
  • American Robin
  • House Finch
  • Northern Oriole (5/11/12)
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Purple Finch
  • Starling
  • Red squirrel
  • Gray Squirrel
  • Chipmunks

* FOY stands for First of Year.

You can always compare this list to other months, or check out sightings in the area on eBird.

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