Through the Window: April 2023

Blue-headed Vireos carved by Bob Spear in the mid 1990s.
Blue-headed Vireos are returning to Vermont. This carving was done by Bob Spear in the mid 1990s.

Funny thing about our April bird list: two common species were not recorded (and one somewhat less frequently seen at from the viewing window, but definitely around). Does that mean they weren’t seen (and if so, where were they)? Or did they really busy themselves elsewhere in the woods?

Do you know which they were? the two I’m thinking of were recorded during our April Bird Monitoring Walk

April Bird List

  • Mourning Dove
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Song Sparrow
  • Fox Sparrow (4/10)
  • Brown Creeper
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Northern Flicker
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Purple Finch
  • Barred Owl (heard from parking lot)
  • Louisiana Waterthrush
  • Great-crested Flycatcher
  • Blue-headed Vireo
  • Winter Wren
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet (up by the pond)
  • White-throated Sparrow

(Bold items in this list are species not recorded in March 2023.)
We have some notes on feeders and avian influenza in previous months’ posts.

And with additional legs: Red and Gray Squirrel, and oh so many very busy Wood Frogs.


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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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