21 August 2017 – Ruby-throated Hummingbird

I started my walk to class on this first day of the fall semester finding this window-killed Yellow Warbler at the Food and Agricultural Product building.

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After class, I ran my normal survey, finding this Ruby-throated Hummingbird (HY male with fat = 1) at the southwest alcove.

19 August 2017 – Painted Bunting

I actually discovered it on my 8/20 survey, but this poor little bird on the 20th was already seething with maggots so I’m comfortable calling it an 8/19 casualty. This was a second year male.  Check out the feather wear on his primaries.  He was headed south to molt and then continue on further south.