Teaching warblers: half of the set carved by Bob Spear.
Summer is nests and fledglings, flowers and pollinators, greens and golds and more. Young birds come to the feeders, squawk … and sometimes get ignored by their parents! Hummingbirds defend the feeders and the bee balm; some hawk moths get mistaken for hummingbirds. The forest canopy is thick and provides deep cover for the warblers and more. It’s a rich and beautiful time. Who needs a feeder, with so much to eat in the forest?
No one, really, but some come anyway:
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Adult Common Grackle tends its juvenile while a Rose-breasted Grosbeak looks on.
By July, the birds get pretty busy with nestlings, fledglings, and juveniles. A few juveniles of one kind of another come to the feeders, and fuss at their parents to keep on feeding them.
Here are the species seen at the feeders over the last month. Sometimes we can even tell when the bird is a juvenile!
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Holy mackerel, May is intense! Not to detract from our month-long-we-all-add-to-it Viewing Window list, but did you get to see the
eBird lists too, from what has been seen and heard here? Did you see or hear some of the rich migrations? Enjoyed the predictions on Birdcast? What a month!
OK, back to our corner of Vermont:
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It’s April! Forget showers (there was a good bit of snow). And flowers? Pshaw, not yet. But birds! Bird list expansion (compared to last month, that is). Huzzah!
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Spring is … not yet happening. March birds included the classic winter species… :
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We particularly loved seeing grouse in the crabapple this month—one day, we saw
five! We also were pleased to host a delightful number of people for the Great Backyard Bird Count.
Red-breasted Nuthatch, turning to look at photographer K. Talmage
Birds noticed this month at our feeders and just nearby:
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From polar vortex to thaw to bare ground to new snow and back again. Nice bit of roller coastering weather!
Thank goodness for adaptations.
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Some surprises and delights by the time the Bird Monitoring Walk and Christmas Bird Count rolled around. (We did not actually have
quite this much snow, but it’s getting there.)
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Mourning Dove and Tufted Titmouse on swinging tray feeder.
More light traffic… or should I say continued light traffic? at the feeders this month.
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Through October, we continued to have light traffic at our feeders, but plenty of birds deeper in the woods. Great insects, fruits, berries? Could be.
This month’s list includes
what we observed at the Big Sit!, one of our favorite birding activities.
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