19 October 2009 – Orange-crowned Warbler

The bird was limp and seemed fresh, but the ants had already gotten to the head, and I didn’t collect the specimen. Follow this link to learn more about the Orange-crowned Warbler. I couldn’t determine sex of the bird, but it was full of fat – fat score = 3.

Range map below:

In addition to the Orange-crowned, I found a very much alive Grasshopper Sparrow in one of the western alcoves of the NRC this morning. I herded it out to safety.

One thought on “19 October 2009 – Orange-crowned Warbler

  1. Cool blog. At Ohio State University we have a new student recreation center with giant walls of glass on several sides. I have a class near there so I often bike around the edges and look for bird specimens. Today I found 1 Yellow-rumped Warbler, 1 White-throated Sparrow, and 1 Song Sparrow. Other recent pickups have included Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Brown Thrasher, Swainson’s Thrush, and Nashville Warbler. They’re all going to the freezer to be used for ornithology teaching lab specimens.

    When you consider all the glass-walled office buildings and other buildings around Columbus, you wonder how many birds are biting it every night from window kills.


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