Through the Window: March 2018

Spring is … not yet happening. March birds included the classic winter species… :

  • Blue Jay
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Black-capped chickadee
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Mourning Dove
  • Hairy Woodpecker

  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Northern Cardinal (4 at once!)
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker (2 females and 1 male together on March 16)
  • American Tree Sparrow
  • Purple Finch
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Crow (March 16)
  • Common Grackle
  • Common Grackle
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (March 22 … and March 25, catching prey!)

(Bold items in this list are those species not recorded in February 2018.)

Of course we saw mammals: Red and Gray Squirrels, Eastern Chipmunk, Eastern Cottontail … and even a wee vole!

Although we’re “open by appointment”, we love having people call to visit! From November to April, please call or email to arrange a visit—this lets us adjust the heating to human comfort, among other things. If you are one of last year’s exhibiting artists, please come get your art. Volunteers, we have opportunities for you!

We continue to host walks, classes, and more as we move towards spring. These are listed on our events page.  If you follow us on Facebook, Twitter , tumblr, and/or Instagram too, you’ll find more comments, links, and observations. See you soon!

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 covering that helps hide watchers from the birds. We have chairs and binoculars to try, 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 (seasonally) other food choices . You can sometimes see what we see via our webcam.

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