12 September 2010 – Black-throated Green Warbler

I added a new species to the list of collision mortalities at the NRC this morning, and another bird I’ve yet to find in Oklahoma while out birding: Black-throated Green Warbler.

This bird was an adult male and in very bright plumage, with a fat score = 1.

For all I know, this bird spent the spring and summer delivering his “zee-zee-zee-zee-zoo-zee” from within the dark canopies of mature trees in the northern forests, only to be snuffed out in an instant at a modern building of stone, steel, and glass in a small city in the prairie. It ain’t right.