Date: 8/20/19 7:34 pm From: Tom Schultz <trschultz...> Subject: [wisb] Re: Dead bird ID
It seems more likely that this bird died from some sort of trauma, such as by colliding with an overhead power line. A sidewalk wouldn't seem to be proper habitat for a night-heron, which is typically found in wetlands. That would seem to be a more typical place to find one that is sick (such as from West Nile).
Night-herons are usually fairly active at night (hence their name), so it may have collided with something during the night, or at dawn or dusk. Are there any overhead wires anywhere near to where the dead bird was found?
Tom Schultz Green Lake Co.
-----Original Message----- From: Mitchell Nussbaum (Redacted sender "acornwithteeth" for DMARC) Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 12:13 PM To: <wisbirdn...> Subject: [wisb] Re: Dead bird ID
West Nile Virus maybe? There have been reports of birds dying from that. The bird should probably be taken to a lab for testing. - Genie OgdenMadison On Monday, August 19, 2019, 9:05:14 PM CDT, Joe Riederer <wisbird.riederer...> wrote: