I found a very fresh Nashville Warbler (HY female; fat = 2) at the north entrance and a Ruby-throated Hummingbird (HY male) just a few feet from the Painted Bunting carcass. The ants had gotten to the hummingbird, so I decided to leave it in place to see how long it lasts. Here is the warbler:
Painted Bunting carcass still in place.
I found a fairly degraded immature Painted Bunting today. It looks like the ants and beetles have taken their toll, and also that it was in place prior to the rain Friday night and into Saturday. I will conservatively estimate its date of collision as Friday, 17 August 2012.
As a new fall migration begins to heat up, I’m entering into my 4th year of monitoring at the Noble Research Center. This year, I will record the approximate location on the building of all casualties and trapped birds, beginning today: