2013 in review at Avian Window Kills

Thank you for visiting my blog in 2013, and helping to raise awareness of window collisions.  ~Tim


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,000 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 33 trips to carry that many people.

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16 December 2013 – no casualties; junco scavenged

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.

1 December 2013 – Dark-eyed Junco

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