It’s getting quieter around here… but is that due to the owl?
Bold indicates those we didn’t see last month.
- Mourning Dove
- Blue Jay
- Tufted Titmouse
- Hairy Woodpecker
- Dark-eyed Junco
- Black-capped Chickadee
- Downy Woodpecker
- Barred Owl (during UVM’s NR1 class field trip, even! Also November 28)
- American Goldfinch
- Ruffed Grouse (2 seen and heard early in November. One was found dead near our viewing window on November 15th—a predator, interrupted? A collision? [Although we have netting over the windows to reduce the chances of that.] A grouse was seen in the crabapple tree November 24. This could be the other member of the pair?)
- White-breasted Nuthatch
- Northern Cardinal
- Wild Turkey
- Buteo spp., possible juvenile Red-tailed Hawk (tail not clearly chestnut)
We also observed Eastern Chipmunks, Red Squirrels, and Gray Squirrels. Didn’t spot the the Raccoons on our nighttime cam. We did hear far-off coyotes while feeding birds or listening to some webcam videos.
Want to watch from our window? Schedule a visit! Call, tweet, phone (802) 434-2167, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Other windows let you observe what’s happening around the new boxes on the hedge or admire the growth of cover crops along the restabilized stream bed (part of the stream restoration and bridge phase of #BridgesToBirds).