Didn’t get everything noted on our white board, so we checked our Feederwatch notes too (see below). What a nice mix of birds. I’m sure we’d see more if we just sat by the window all the time!
- Common Redpoll (both mail and female; the larges flock was about 30 birds)
- Common Raven (overhead, not at the feeders)
- Blue Jays
- Mourning Doves (the largest flock seen was about 2o birds)
- Wild Turkey (7 on the 21st, 1 male) (this flock was seen several time, perhaps because of Audubon Vermont’s nearby logging demo? Or perhaps just for the corn!)
- Black-capped Chickadees
- Tufted Titmouse
- Downy Woodpeckers
- Hairy Woodpeckers
- Evening Grosbeak (the female with the drooping wing was noted on January 9th and 22nd. She fluttered up to the platform on the 22nd!)
- Northern Cardinals (male and female)
- White-breasted Nuthatch
Of course we had some red and gray squirrels. Funny little things! Some of them you can tell apart somewhat easily, but subtle marking or differently-colored fur patches.
Project Feederwatch started November 10th. We usually do our observations at lunch. This is a great project to do with kids. The Great Backyard Bird Count (in February) is another beginner-friendly (and expert-friendly!) citizen science project. We do that do, and the Museum will be open on February 16 so you can count, learn, and enjoy it with us.