Through the Window: November 2020

Fox Sparrow (woodcarving by Bob Spear)Well, we’d hoped to be open on weekends on November, but due to more coronavirus cases, we went straight to “by appointment” only. A bit disappointing for us and (we hope) you! Still, we kept refilling the museum feeders and watched birds when we took a break from prepping the next newsletter and other behind-the-scenes things.

Which of these birds have been to your feeders?

Seen at Museum Feeders (and near) in November

  • Blue Jay
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Black-capped chickadee
  • Mourning Dove
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • White-crowned Sparrow
  • Fox Sparrow
  • Evening Grosbeak
  • Raven (over parking lot)
  • American Goldfinch
  • American Tree Sparrow

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

We also got to see the usual fuzzies (Gray and Red Squirrels) and a less usual one (Cottontail Rabbit). So cozy they look with all their winter fur coming in.

For special events, look at the upcoming events listed on our events page. RSVP and see you soon!

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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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