There have been some Yellow Warblers on campus this past week. This unfortunate HY-U was ready for migration with fat = 2, but its life was cut short at the north entrance to the NRC.
Chickadee feathers remain . . .
I found this Carolina Chickadee at the North Entrance to the NRC today, and it was pretty severely mangled by the ants and at least one large beetle. I don’t know if I missed this bird from a day or two ago (unlikely given it’s conspicuous location), of if these insects have just been able to tear into it with ferocious rapidity.