Through the Window: September 2020

Nashville Warbler male—wood carving by Bob Spear
Nashville Warbler (m). Carved by Bob Spear in 1982.

September’s glorious for surprising visitors to the feeders. Or near—but not at—the feeders, as the Nashville Warbler.  It’s been dry, so having water source(s) near your feeders is essential.

Birds observed this September

  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (female or juvenile 9/7, 9/8, 9/11, 9/12…)
  • Mourning Dove
  • American Goldfinch
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Blue Jay
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Black-capped chickadee
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Song Sparrow
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • White-throated Sparrow
  • Purple Finch
  • Nashville Warbler (further back, in the yard, shrubs, small trees, not at feeder)
  • Fox Sparrow
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • American Crow (5 below feeders, or in trees around, or…. excellent at commenting on the hawk.)
  • Cooper’s Hawk (juvenile, hunting in feeder area)
  • House Wren (along building)
  • Dark-eyed Junco

(Bold items in this list are those species not recorded in August 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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