Through the Window: November 2019

Hairy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker on suet

Well, November was quieter! Or at least, our whiteboard is less cluttered. In addition to spending more time with off-site programs and in the back office, the species count is usually lower this time of year as well.

  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Mourning Dove
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Blue Jay
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Northern Cardinal (male and female)
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Barred Owl (Bob’s trail)

Other species noticed near and around the feeders included Eastern Chipmunk and Gray Squirrel.

(Bold items in this list are those species not recorded in October 2019.)

We’ve been attending conferences, giving outreach programs, collecting all the museum info for the year—what worked, what didn’t—and preparing our Annual Appeal. Look for yours in the mail or here online; we had a surprising amount of fun creating it.

Volunteers, we have opportunities for you!

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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, 8′ steel 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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