Through the Window: June 2023

Adult Common Grackle tends its juvenile while a Rose-breasted Grosbeak looks on.
Adult Common Grackle tends its juvenile while a Rose-breasted Grosbeak looks on.

Sadly, yes, we are missing the May list. Somehow we managed to neither transcribe nor photograph the list before wiping the board for June. It was amazing, but you don’t have to trust my word for it. Check out the eBird checklists for the May walks.

But time flows on and the birds do their things, so here’s the …

June Bird List

  • Mourning Dove
  • Blue Jay
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • Northern Flicker
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • Common Grackle
  • American Goldfinch
  • Purple Finch

In case you are interested, June eBird lists show four times as many species (those Early Birders Morning Walks are really great, as they go into the forest and around the pond and along the road, as well as just looking out at the feeder area).

However, we also observed three Black Bears (mom and two cubs). And that’s why we limited feeding again.

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

Care to observe with us? Register for 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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