Through the Window: January 2020

Wild turkeys = traffic delay on Sherman Hollow road (photo copyright © 2020 Erin Talmage)
Wild turkeys = traffic delay on Sherman Hollow road (photo copyright © 2020 Erin Talmage and used by permission)

It’s been a somewhat snowy month (with what feels like big temperature swings and more thawing). This has made for lovely photos (check out our instagram), and not-too-troublesome road conditions for people coming to our events (a series of bird talks and a few walks). The feeders aren’t quiet, exactly, but they are slight less diverse. Still, it’s a joy to see turkey tracks when you go out in the morning to fill the feeders!

  • Mourning Dove
  • Blue Jay
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • American Goldfinch
  • Wild Turkey (3 on Jan 29, 2020)

Other species noticed are those typical mammals: Red Squirrel, Eastern Chipmunk, and Gray Squirrel.

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


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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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