Through the Window: August 2020

Woodchuck, blue jay, and gray squirrel enjoy the spillage from the bird feeders
Woodchuck, blue jay, and gray squirrel enjoy the spillage from the bird feeders.

August seems to have vanished rather quickly!  Rather like the bird seed does sometimes….

Birds observed in August

  • Black-capped chickadee
  • American Goldfinch
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • Blue Jay
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Mourning Dove
  • Purple Finch
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Baltimore Oriole
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Evening Grosbeak (8/29++)
  • White-breasted Nuthatch

A few other species we happen to notice as we look over the bee balm at the bird feeders: Snowberry Clearwing Moth , Great Spangled Fritillary, Hummingbird Clearwing Moth, and Bot Fly warbles (on one of the Gray Squirrels), Woodchuck, Gray Squirrel, Chipmunk, and Red Squirrels.

(Bold items in this list are those species not recorded in July 2020.)

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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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