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.
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.
photo by Aurora Manley