Thursday, July 31, 2014

Northern Flicker (Bldg. 14 corner A/B).

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Bldg. 11A).

Stunned Worm-eating Warbler (Bldg. 11B).

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Photos: Kara K.

Our first Field Sparrow (Bldg. 26F).

Mourning Dove remains (Bldg. 9B).

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

This Painted Bunting's final moments heartbreakingly captured by Tim O’Connell at Oklahoma State University.

19 July 2014 – Painted Bunting

Painted Bunting: Tim O’Connell

Monday, July 21, 2014

Bldg. 15A

Bldg. 15B

Bldg. 16B.

Three feather piles from surveys today. 

Schmid, H., W. Doppler, D. Heynen & M. Rössler (2013): Bird-Friendly Building with Glass and Light. 2., revised Edition. SwissOrnithological Institute, Sempach.

This Booklet is also available in German, French and Italian.

Friday, July 18, 2014

As I was taking pictures of this Cedar Waxwing (Bldg. 11B), a White-breasted Nuthatch crashed into the window right in front of me.  It sat there stunned for several minutes, then flew into a nearby tree.  I didn't get a good picture of it because I didn't want to scare it back into the window.  I'll never know if he survived or later died from the head trauma.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

American Robin feathers (Bldg. 11A).

A bird strike was also reported at this building today, on side D. No bird was found.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Photos: Kara K.
 New Species: Yellow-throated Vireo.

 Unknown (Bldg. 17C).

Likely Song Sparrow, not confirmed though (Bldg. 15G).

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Photos: Chrissy B.
 Northern Cardinal (Bldg.10E).

Unknown (Bldg. 4 A/B).

Not yet identified (Bldg. 3C).

Monday, July 7, 2014

Photos: Kara K.
American Robin feather remains.

More sad finds.  Louisiana Waterthrush.

Recently fledged American Robin.

Ovenbird (Bldg. 12D).

House Finch.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Feathers stuck to window (Bldg. 2B). Not a confirmed collision death.

Birds and glass: San Jose can prevent needless deaths of birds with building rules

"Collision with glass is now implicated in the decline of many migratory species in the U.S., second only to the loss of habitat."

"Much of the carnage can be avoided by purposeful and pleasing design and architecture."

"Most solutions do not impose great cost or hardship -- only awareness and a value system that considers birds and nature important to the livable quality of our urban landscapes."

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Photo: Kara K.

Mourning Dove feather remains (Bldg. 1B).

Juvenile American Robin (Bldg. 12D).

Juvenile Gray Catbird (Bldg. 12B).

It appears the lull in activity is over.  We are now seeing more juvenile birds as window collision deaths.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014