31 August 2012 – Ruby-throated Hummingbird

An immature male Rubythroat met an untimely end at the southwest alcove of the NRC today.  The ants were upon him, so I left him in place to see how long he lasts.

25 August 2012 – no casualties; trapped warbler

Today, the Painted Bunting remains in place but the Ruby-throated Hummingbird carcass is fully gone.  It lasted approximately 5 days.

At the north entrance, I flushed a small, olive-green warbler with noticeably long and yellow undertail coverts.  The bird bumped the glass near me, but I was able to steer it away from the building and into some ornamental trees.  I was unsuccessful at relocating it after that.  My best guess is that the bird is a Mourning Warbler, given size, coloration, and the long undertail coverts.  The spatial distribution of collisions now looks like this: