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A bird in the hand...
Old 08-18-2017, 12:27 PM
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Default A bird in the hand...

I'm smoking fish bellies at the moment, and refreshing the 'smoke' about every 45 minutes. When I went out to put the next batch of ash (tree) shavings on the fire I found this little fellow (Setophaga auduboni) known as (pick your poison) yellow-rumped warbler, myrtle warbler, or Audubon's warbler.

And the body in my hand for size reference. They're smaller than chickadees (Poecile sp.)

Since he seemed like he might actually make it, I took him back outside and set him on the squirrel trap, hoping he would regain his senses enough to fly off. He was a bit woozy still, but could keep himself upright, so I took a few more pictures.

He had run into one of the large windows on the front of my house and was pretty seriously addled. I wasn't sure he was going to make it. Many don't, like this guy, a nuthatch (Sitta canadensis).

But as of now, the little warbler seems to be gathering its wits. This year has seen fewer window strikes and kills. But, it's fall, and the mortalities may pick up.

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