Through the Window: July 2021

[Great Crested Flycatcher on office window netting. May 2019]
Great Crested Flycatcher on office window netting, May 2019

We stopped feeding birds this month, as we waited to hear more about a mysterious disease affecting eyes (at least) in birds in the mid-west/mid-Atlantic regions. However, we did see rather a good selection of birds as usual until then!

Birds in July

  • Mourning Dove
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Blue Jay (+1 begging on 7/9)
  • American Goldfinch
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • Common Grackle (young begging on branch)
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • House Finch
  • House Wrens (2, frequent in/out of nest box on 7/11)
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Great-crested Flycatcher
  • Dark-eyed Junco

(Bold items in this list are those species not recorded in May 2021. For some reason I can’t locate the June list, so it hasn’t been posted.)

Our furrier friends included Red & Gray squirrels, a Bobcat(!), Groundhogs  (a.k.a. woodchucks; 1 adult and 2 young), a Painted Turtle, and a plethora of Eastern Chipmunks.

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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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