Regular readers (are there any?) will note my absence over the past couple of weeks. I was on the road, in part to deliver a presentation on this research to the joint annual meeting of the Wilson Ornithological Society and the Association of Field Ornithologists. I was very lucky to have Dr. Scott Loss keep an eye on the Noble Research Center for me. He reported something new: a pair of trapped Scissor-tailed Flycatchers on June 1st. This is a new species for the study, despite the abundance of scissortails here in Stillwater. (Both were shooed away from the building and flew off strongly.) Scott also found a recently fledged Mourning Dove dead at the northwestern alcove on June 2nd.
On my return, I found a scavenged carcass of an adult Mourning Dove at the north entrance on Wed., June 11. I have conservatively recorded that bird as having died on the previous day (6/10), and its remains were still in evidence this morning. That’s it, you are now up to date with Avian Window Kills.