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Bird Migration

Bird migration refers to a trip many birds make throughout their lifespans that is mainly related to changing seasons and temperatures. It is usually longitudinal in nature, meaning the birds fly either north to south or south to north. In our region, we are fortunate...

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White-Throated Sparrow - January 2023 Bird of the Month

White-throated sparrows overwinter in our area, showing up around mid-to-late October, and leaving in late April or early May. These sparrows are fairly distinct from other sparrows

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Dark-Eyed Junco - December's Bird of the Month

Fall migration is almost officially over, which means one of our favorite winter birds is here, the Dark-eyed junco! 

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Seed Caching

Have you ever noticed that it seems like your bird seed disappears significantly faster than your birds should be able to eat it? 

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The American Goldfinch

The American Goldfinch is a small, brightly colored finch that flies in a rise-and-fall pattern and is often vocal during flight. It is frequently seen with Pine Siskins and Redpolls. 

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Downy Woodpecker - October's Bird of the Month

Downy Woodpeckers are found throughout North America, although they aren’t common in warm, arid deserts. They are comfortable in a variety of rural and urban habitats and are...

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Black-Throated Blue Warbler - November's Bird of the Month

One of many migratory warblers that move through our area, these little birds are generally seen only in the spring and fall as they move between their nesting grounds in...

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Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

The Ruby-Throated Hummingbird (RTH) is the only Hummingbird regularly seen on the east coast, and the only Hummingbird that breeds in our area. These little birds have iridescent green feathers on their wings, tail, and back, with light under-bellies, and mature males will have bright red throats.

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American Robins

The American Robin is a member of the Thrush Family that is found throughout North America. These ground feeders have red/orange breasts, white bellies, and grey everywhere else. They are often seen foraging on the ground 

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Wood Thrushes

Wood Thrushes are commonly heard, although not often seen. They have a beautiful, flute-like call that can be heard throughout local woodlands in the summer.

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Red Bellied Woodpecker 

The Red Bellied Woodpecker is a common feeder visitor throughout the year and is one of the few feeder birds that won’t get bullied by Blue Jays.

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Carolina Wren - The Mill's Bird of the Month for May 2022

Meet the Carolina Wren. These industrious little birds are seen year-round in the Mid-Atlantic and can be hard to spot because of their size.

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