Through the Window: September 2021

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We’re saying farewell to the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds this month…like we do to the autumn leaves. These photos were taken by Erin Talmage of a Ruby-throated Hummingbird male’s neck and back feathers, using different angles of light.

Of course, some of our birds stay around, and some don’t show up until  the fall!

Birds from September

  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (last recorded: September 17)
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Mourning Dove
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • American Goldfinch
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Northern Cardinal
  • American Crow
  • Blue Jay
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • American Redstart (in trees and shrubs adjacent to feeder area)
  • White-throated Sparrow
  • Song Sparrow 

The Cottontail appeared again as did a Katydid! And the Eastern Chipmunks were around again once we restarted regular feeding.

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