Haley Butler tipped me off to this Yellow-billed Cuckoo she found at the southeastern alcove of the Noble Research Center … More
Will Jessie alerted me to this SY male Indigo Bunting at the southwestern alcove. I left the bird in place … More
No new casualties today, but I noticed immediately that the Mourning Dove carcass had been removed. Closer inspection revealed it … More
That southwestern alcove continues to get a workout this fall, but again, the unfortunate victim was found in front of … More
The southwestern alcove was again the site of a window-killed bird this morning but, again, it did not appear to … More
The Ruby-throated Hummingbird carcass from Sep. 5 has been removed.
I initially reported “no casualties” for September 7, but Chrissy Barton’s sharp eyes found one for me. Some time between … More
The HY male Ruby-throated Hummingbird I found this morning means that, for 2016, a young male of this species was … More
I found a presumptive HY male Ruby-throated Hummingbird in the southwest alcove of the NRC today. I left it in … More
The SY male Indigo Bunting I found yesterday has been moved, but not removed: Presumably, this was a human moving … More
Today I found a Red-eyed Vireo in the southwestern alcove and an Indigo Bunting at the main north entrance. … More
I was away and unable to keep track of casualties at the Noble Research Center from 6/22–7/2. On my check … More
This morning, a dead Tufted Titmouse achieved some grim and arbitrary notoriety as the 250th window-killed bird I’ve found at … More
Today marked the first casualty of a species that is common and conspicuous on campus – a House Finch at … More
With apologies for the 1) poor and 2) non-existent photos . . . I found an ASY male Mourning Warbler … More
This was an odd find, both for species and location. In monitoring since 2009, this is only the second starling … More
I found this ASY male Swainson’s Thrush this morning in the southwest alcove. Note the “booted” tarsus. On thrushes … More
The pictures tell the story: We found 35 casualties at the Noble Research Center in 2015, plus 11 trapped birds. … More
I’m always thankful for no casualties on a foggy morning following lots of audible flight calls overnight! In other news, … More
The Mourning Warbler carcass has been scavenged. Numerous remiges and rectrices remain to record the event.
I found an Archilochus hummingbird this morning at the northwest alcove. The ants had already gotten to the bird, thereby … More
As reported for May 30 2015, I had observed the beginnings of a pattern when I found the very first … More
Mourning Warbler carcass has been removed or was otherwise hidden from me this morning.
Thanks to concurrent surveys between Corey Riding’s project and my own, I learned Monday (5/25) of a bird that I … More
This was an interesting case. I received a message late morning yesterday (thank you, OSU undergrad Cassandra Rodenbaugh) that there … More
I was able to walk right past this curled up sleeping kitty cat on the north side of the NRC … More
Although I found no casualties on this survey, the sharp eyes of undergrad Alicia Maple found one for me later … More
She lasted 6 days the first time and 3 days the second. So that was 6 or 3 or 9 … More
I’ve seen a lot of surprising things on this project, but this morning’s weirdness takes the cake. First I … More
No sign of any new casualties today, and no sign of the Indigo Bunting that lasted for 6 days.
Science can be messy, especially when the subjects are living beings outside of a laboratory setting. Here’s the latest illustration … More
The onslaught continues. This morning, the Clay-colored Sparrow was in place and had not been touched. I was happy to … More
Yesterday’s Mourning Dove had vanished without a trace today, so it lasted 1 day. I actually suspect that it was … More
I guess I spoke too soon yesterday: There was a beautiful, adult Mourning Dove dead along the south wall of … More
Sometime between Dec. 11 and Dec. 16th – I’ll call it the 12th – the junco was scavenged. Of course, … More
Of 161 total casualties, this is just the third junco. It’s also the first casualty I’ve recorded since Oct. 27: … More
The Clay-colored Sparrow from Oct. 13 has been removed after 9 days.
It was another big night for migrants here in the Southern Plains. I found dead Clay-colored Sparrows at the northeastern … More
Today for the first time I didn’t notice the cardinal remains, so I will consider it to have been removed. … More
Northern Cardinal, Indigo Bunting, Carolina Chickadee, and Painted Bunting remain.
Today, the Painted Bunting remains in place but the Ruby-throated Hummingbird carcass is fully gone. It lasted approximately 5 days. … More