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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Tufted Titmouse, carved by Bob Spear
It’s pretty quiet this month for the birds, but we’ve had some great school groups and our
talks for 2019 started up. It’s A Bird’s Life Continue reading “Through the Window: January 2019”
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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It’s pretty dry out there this month . Several people have called in to report no one is at their feeders. What are your thoughts about that? Have you observed a decline in recent weeks at your feeders? You can compare this September to past ones:
2016, 2015, 2014. Consider coming on October 19th to Steve Faccio’s presentation, The Status of Vermont Forest Birds. ( RSVP, so we can have the right number of chairs and possibly refreshments.)
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High summer! The flow at the feeders is steady, not too many surprises. Mammals are taking great advantage of our feeding; we may limit the food on the ground for a while.
American Goldfinch, male. Carved by Bob Spear. (photo by Anna Marie Gavin, Intern, 2011)
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