Through the Window: August 2023

Male and female Rose-breasted grosbeaks seen from below in a dense green foliage.It’s so delightful to be outside and have birds in the trees around you.  As you know, though, some days we’re busy with our wonderful visitors. So we observe from inside, through our viewing window.  And create these lists!

August Bird List

  • Blue Jay
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • American Goldfinch
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Mourning Dove
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Broad-winged Hawk (heard 2 over the museum)

And we’ve seen Hummingbird Moths, Gray Squirrels, Eastern Chipmunks, and a Groundhog as well.

(Bold items in this list are species not recorded in July 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!

Volunteers, we always have opportunities for you!

If you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram, you’ll find us talking about bird news, sharing photos, suggesting events, and more. Check us out! We are definitely most active on Instagram.

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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