8 September 2019 – Ruby-throated Hummingbird

The 40th casualty of 2019 indicates another unusually deadly year at the Noble Research Center on the campus of Oklahoma State University here in Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA. The fact that we’ve hit that benchmark in early September is especially disheartening. This hummingbird at the main north entrance earned the sad distinction of being number 40.

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6 September 2019 – Mourning Warbler

We lost another Mourning Warbler overnight, this one in the southwest alcove. Note the broken lower mandible on this poor victim.

4 September 2019 – Ruby-throated Hummingbird

To clarify, it was indeed 4 September that this Ruby-throated Hummingbird met its end beneath the south portico.