Through the Window: October 2013 with Big Sitters Helping

Nice weather this month. Our list is a bit longer and more amazing ’cause we had some dedicated sitting observers. Admittedly, they were actually on the other side of the window from our usual watching spot. Should we count that as “through the window”? Hmmm. Anyway, if you don’t know about the Big Sit!, go check it out, then come back (We’ll wait).

OK, here’s the combined list:

  • Tufted Titmouse
  • American Goldfinch
  • Mourning Dove
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Blue Jay
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • White-throated Sparrow
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • American Crow (flying over)
  • Evening Grosbeak
  • Goshawk
  • Fox Sparrow
  • Pine Siskin
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Northern Cardinal (10/29 female)
  • Red-tailed hawk
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Cedar Waxwing
  • Osprey
  • Grackle
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  • American Robin
  • Hermit Thrush
  • Starling
  • Barred Owl
  • Song Sparrow
  • Duck (exact species unknown)


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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