Through the Window: July 2013 (In Which Birds Ignore Floods)

Some nice birds this month! You probably already know about our flood; the birds don’t seem to much care. Good for them!

  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Blue Jay
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Common Grackle
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Mourning Dove
  • Northern Cardinal
  • American Goldfinch
  • Wild Turkey
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Brown-headed Cowbird
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Song Sparrow
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • American Crow
  • Evening Grosbeak
  • Eastern Kingbird
  • Purple Finch
  • Northern Goshawk
  • Black-throated Blue Warbler (female)

The “Through the Window” series is an informal record of observations made by staff, volunteers, and visitors. Anyone at the Museum may add to this list. Observations are usually through our viewing window: a large window with a film to make it more difficult for birds to see the watchers. We have chairs and binoculars to try there, a white board, and many identification guides. Outdoors, several feeders are attached on a single, bear-resistant pole. A small pond, flowers and water plants, shrubs and trees add cover and other food choices. You can sometimes see what we see via our webcam.

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