28 April 2019 – Chipping Sparrow

So far I have found three casualties at the Noble Research Center this spring, and all have hit the southeastern alcove. This morning it was a Chipping Sparrow.

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26 April 2019 – Swainson’s Thrush

I received a message last evening that there was a casualty at the southeastern alcove. Thanks to Thomas Hess for the heads-up and this photo from 3:37 pm on April 25:

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I found it right where he said it was this morning: technically a 4/25 casualty but I’ll consider it 4/26 for my records as that is when I would’ve found it on my own. Screen Shot 2019-04-29 at 8.16.53 AM.pngI moved the bird off to the side and it remains in place as of Monday morning, 4/29.

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5 April 2019 – Ruby-crowned Kinglet

It’s wonderful when spring finally springs, but that also means a return to dead birds. Today I found this wonderful male Ruby-crowned Kinglet at the southeast alcove, its life cut short en route to its breeding territory. This is the first casualty I’ve recorded at the Noble Research Center since last November. Even more significant, this is the first Ruby-crowned Kinglet I’ve recorded as a window-kill at the Noble Research Center, the 67th species casualty, and the 390th victim overall.

 

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