Summer is in full swing around here! every day we fill and watch the feeders, learning new bird identifications, or watching behavior subtleties in birds species we know .It’s amazing to start to pick up on tiny differences in the bibs of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, or behaviors of one Blue Jay and another.
We started off our opening month with fantastic birds and birders and bird walks.! Even some surprising observations, like this one:
It seems to be nesting nearby, as it has returned to the window several times—for nesting material? Territory? Foraging? We don’t know yet…
As for other May birds, seen by more people through the bigger window: read on!
We hope you are enjoying the turning of the year, by light and by calendar. We often find winter refreshing, an opportunity for useful reflection and a chance to plan and prepare.
Can’t do that all day though, so we turn to our feeders and see who else is here. In December, that included… Continue reading “Through the Window: December 2018”
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: Continue reading “Through the Window: May 2018”
Mae & Bill M led the May 20, 2018, Early Birders Morning Walk. Despite light rain and wet woods, we had 19 birders and 31 species of birds!
Enjoy our week’s walk’s summary: Continue reading “Early Birders’ Observations for May 20, 2018”
Mae M led the May 13, 2018, Early Birders Morning Walk . Thirty-eight species!
Enjoy our week’s walk’s summary: Continue reading “Early Birders’ Observations for May 13, 2018”
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! Continue reading “Through the Window: April 2018”
Spring is … not yet happening. March birds included the classic winter species… :
- Blue Jay
- Dark-eyed Junco
- Black-capped chickadee
- Downy Woodpecker
- Mourning Dove
- Hairy Woodpecker
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.
Birds noticed this month at our feeders and just nearby: Continue reading “Through the Window: February 2018”
From polar vortex to thaw to bare ground to new snow and back again. Nice bit of roller coastering weather!
Thank goodness for adaptations.