2 October 2011 – Nashville Warbler and Lincoln’s Sparrow

Today I found a Nashville Warbler (AHY-U, fat = 2) and a Lincoln’s Sparrow (AHY-U, fat = 1) in one of the west alcoves.  I left the warbler in situ as its beak had broken off and it wouldn’t be as useful as a specimen.  Interestingly, the bird was molting, with several pinfeathers along the sides of its breast.  I collected three outer rects and left the rest of the bird there to see how long it lasts before being scavenged.  The sparrow was in great shape, for a dead bird.


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