Through the Window: November 2021

Downy Woodpecker and Blue Jay on a rectangular suet feeder. Photo appears to be a digiscoped image through a binocular lens.
Digiscoping a Downy Woodpecker and Blue Jay sharing a suet feeder. Photo by E. Talmage, and used with permission.

It seems like it would be a good month for turkeys, but somehow we didn’t see them…


But We Did See…

  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • Blue Jay
  • Fox Sparrow
  • White-throated Sparrow
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Mourning Dove
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Common Raven – seen from outside as it was flying over the edge of the feeder area
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Ruffed Grouse – on November 20
  • Canada Geese
  • American Goldfinch
  • American Crow
  • Brown Creeper – foraging on tree trunks by the benches at the museum entrance on November 29

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

Not-birds: Eastern Chipmunks and Gray Squirrels.


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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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