5 September 2014 – stunned Northern Cardinal

Sometimes this work can be rather surreal.  This morning, while working with Scott Loss on training a group of undergraduate students in monitoring buildings for window kills, the students were looking in exactly the right direction to watch a young cardinal fly into a window about 10m away.  The bird, a HY male, lay on his back stunned for a minute or two, then it perked up and flew strongly before perching in a Japanese maple very near to us.  He was groggy, but I’ll assume that he’ll recover in the absence of evidence to the contrary and record him as “stunned”.

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2 thoughts on “5 September 2014 – stunned Northern Cardinal

  1. I work for the Klamath bird observatory, klamathbird.org. We are doing a fundraiser for our international migratory bird program and I am looking for an image to ago bird collision and it’s effect on our migratory birds. Could I have the use of a photo of yours to display in our slide show and video? Credit would be given. We would greatly appreciate your help in bringing about awareness.

    • Of course you may use an image from my blog for such a purpose. If you’d like to contact me directly to arrange a high quality original (or originals if you’d like more than one), just ask: tim oconnell okstate.edu.

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