18 September 2017 – Wilson’s Warbler

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.

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16 September 2017 – Mourning Dove

I found this hatch-year Mourning Dove in front of the main north entrance today.

8 September 2017 – Ruby-throated Hummingbird

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.

3 September 2017 – Ruby-throated Hummingbird

The hummingbird onslaught continues . . .

SY-female.

1 September 2017 – Ruby-throated Hummingbird

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.

29 August 2017 – Ruby-throated Hummingbird

I missed this bird on my 30 August check but was lucky enough to meet the reason why: OSU grad student Aurora Manley found this HY male Ruby-throated Hummingbird on the 29th (sometime after my check) and took it in to nurse it back to health. Unfortunately, it did not survive.

21 August 2017 – Ruby-throated Hummingbird

I started my walk to class on this first day of the fall semester finding this window-killed Yellow Warbler at the Food and Agricultural Products building.

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After class, I ran my normal survey, finding this Ruby-throated Hummingbird (HY male with fat = 1) at the southwest alcove.