This morning I found another White-throated Sparrow. In the last two days, the number of this species I’ve found since 2009 has doubled from two to four. We’ve also reached a yearly milestone with now 50 casualties for 2018.
For a bit of added sadness, I also happened upon this Song Sparrow at the Kerr-Drummond complex.
For only the third time since 2009 I found a window-killed White-throated Sparrow at the Noble Research Center.
I found a trapped Clay-colored Sparrow today in the southwestern alcove. Upon release in the relative safety of a nearby shrub, the bird flew off another 5m or so to another shrub, where it perched strongly.
Less lucky was the Magnolia Warbler I found in the northwest alcove. This bird, a female with fat = 3, was just the second of this species documented on this project.
The Canadian journal Avian Conservation and Ecology has just released a special issue with a number of papers addressing anthropogenic mortality in birds in Canada.