Through the Window: February 2022

American Robin (carved in wood) looks at viewer with its left eye. It is posed standing on a piece of driftwood.
American Robin, carved by Bob Spear.

Is February midwinter? A month of  goldfinches turning? Time for signs of spring? The start of sugaring season? Snow Moon? Something else?  All this and more…

Birds of Midwinter (more or less)

  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Blue Jay
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Northern Cardinal
  • American Goldfinch — Hints of yellow on some on the first of February!
  • Mourning Dove
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • American Robin
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet
  • European Starling

(Bold items in this list are those species not recorded in January 2022.)

Gray Squirrel (a DOZEN on February first!), Red Squirrel, Eastern Chipmunk (one on of those warmed, thawing days midmonth)

Care to join us during the winter? Call to schedule your visit, or attend one of our upcoming events. 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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