Through the Window: April 2021

Dark-eyed Junco woodcarving by Bob Spear. Gray songbird with chunky pale pink beak is seen in 3/4 view, with lower part of body and tail obscured. Background is black, with a partial green leaf (made of metal) behind the bird.
Dark-eyed Junco woodcarving by Bob Spear

We had quite a bit of fun online and in the woods this month. Still, it’s always pleasant to sit and watch birds at the window, over staff lunch or morning coffee with some fellow birders. And April is always kinda wowza!

Through the Window in April

  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Common Redpoll
  • Mourning Dove
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • Blue Jay
  • Song Sparrow
  • Fox Sparrow
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Common Grackle
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • American Crow
  • American Goldfinch
  • Brown Creeper
  • White-throated Sparrow
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Winter Wren
  • Wild Turkey
  • Purple Finch
  • Pileated Woodpecker

Hello again to the Gray and Red Squirrels and Eastern Chipmunks, the Wood frogs, and the Woodchuck

(Bold items in this list are those species not recorded in March 2021.)

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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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