The year comes turning, turning… the daylight shifts, as we roll toward the equinox and away. Birds shifting southward bring changes to our sightings. A few “winter” birds are popping up!
- Black-capped chickadee
- White-throated Sparrow
- Mourning Dove
- White-breasted Nuthatch
- Hairy Woodpecker
- Blue Jay
- Downy Woodpecker
- Tufted Titmouse
- American Goldfinch
- Song Sparrow
- Red-breasted Nuthatch
- Ruby-throated Hummingbird (9/7 female only; 9/20)
- Rose-breasted Grosbeak (of note: a male, juvenile transforming to adult, 9/13; others seen throughout month)
- Northern Cardinal
- Dark-eyed Junco (at Cedar Hedge and under azalea, away from main feeding area, 9/26)
For more precise records, you can also see eBird data for recent years at the Museum.
Plenty of squirrels again: Red Squirrels, Gray Squirrels, and Eastern Chipmunks.
All observers can add their sightings to our whiteboard list! We’re here from 10am to 4pm daily, and earlier if there’s a bird walk. For those, check out our events page. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram too, for more comments, links, and observations!