10 September 2010 – no casualties, but . . .

I did find a trapped immature Mourning Warbler in one of the west side alcoves of the NRC. The bird was on the ground when I found it. It wasn’t panting, but did look tired. My disturbance cause it to flutter against the glass before turning around and heading back out the way it came in. It took 2 or 3 tries of me shooing it away from the building before it finally flew almost completely vertically up and out over the roofline.

It’s possible this bird would have survived on its own so I won’t count it as a casualty. But it certainly was vulnerable to predators, and it might have a tough time today finding a safe place to rest and refuel.