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Junco feathers still there . . .
Sometime between Dec. 11 and Dec. 16th – I’ll call it the 12th – the junco was scavenged. Of course, 2 or 3 of its rectrices remain in evidence, so it has been scavenged but not technically, fully removed. Those feathers might last for weeks.
Yep, it was just the snow.
At some point during our snow/ice storms on Thursday and Friday, the junco was either scavenged or buried. I’ll find out for sure once the snow melts in a few days. All I can say is that the bird isn’t apparent now . . .
Of 161 total casualties, this is just the third junco. It’s also the first casualty I’ve recorded since Oct. 27: apparently, the second pulse of migrants (all those Lincoln’s Sparrows) was a bit earlier this year.
Given the bird’s condition (rather stiff and disheveled with sunken eyes), I’m inclined to think that she actually hit yesterday, Nov. 30. I left her in place to examine removal rate.
Female, fat = 2