Birds flow through the Hudson River Valley during spring and fall migratory seasons, leading to tragedies such as this:
We think it’s a Swainson’s Thrush that mistook our bedroom window for open sky:
We’ve tried several techniques to prevent birds from making that mistake, but to no avail.
It weighed 38 grams, a bit heavier than the typical 30-ish grams reported in our bird books. If I were flying to Mexico I’d want a little extra padding, too.
I put it out for recycling in the back yard; in Nature, nothing goes to waste…