The robin from July 3rd has not yet been touched. New today was this AHY-female Painted Bunting in the southwest alcove. She showed 0 fat and a drying brood patch.
Although American Robin is one of the most commonly reported window strike victims, this is only the second time I’ve had one at the Noble Research Center. I found this fledgling/local bird in the northwest alcove.
Found this Indigo Bunting today at the main north entrance. Looks to be an ASY-male, with fat = 0.
Today brought a new surprise – the 64th species casualty at the site, an AHY-male Kentucky Warbler, fat = 0, CP = 2. Note the broken lower mandible.
Found just the second ever Brown Thrasher as a window-kill victim at the Noble Research Center on the OSU campus in Stillwater. This was an AHY female with a well-defined brood patch, no fat, and no obvious collision injury on the bill.
Found a Gray Catbird in an unusual spot today.
Although there were no casualties on my survey, Aurora Manley’s sharp eyes found this AHY-M Wilson’s Warbler later in the day. The bird was alive when she encountered it, but her description of its behavior and the photos she provided suggest to me that the poor little guy didn’t make it.