I’m mourning the loss of another one today – this AHY female I found at the northwest alcove. She was fat (=3) and healthy at 12.5g.
This was the unofficial 315th casualty on the project and, for a new sobering record, the 44th this year. The previous annual high was 41. We’ve surpassed that already in 2017 and, for us, migration is really just ramping up.
No new casualties this morning, but the Mourning Dove was scavenged. Just this pile of feathers remains.
The Mourning Dove remained intact this morning. There was also an apparent AHY female Wilson’s Warbler at the southeastern alcove. She was fat (=3) and healthy at 9g.
I found this hatch-year Mourning Dove in front of the main north entrance today.
Moments after completing my survey this morning, ace hummingbird finder Aurora Manley sent me a photo of this headless Ruby-throated Hummingbird from beneath the south portico.
The hummingbird onslaught continues . . .
Late in the afternoon, OSU grad student Megan Roselli brought me this HY-male Ruby-throated Hummingbird in a cup. She had just found it at the northeast alcove (where it wasn’t when I had checked this morning).
Hummingbird photos by Megan Roselli.