19 August 2012 – Painted Bunting

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:

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