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Last Spring (2006) we had an Ovenbird hit our 2nd story window in Merriam, KS (just outside Kansas City) When I saw it I was torn between excitement and wanting to beat my cats - when I realized it was in perfect condition externally and had just had a long fall when he hit the window then cement.  
   
  My first thought was also Thrush until I did my research.
   
  Someone from Kstate Ornithology on the list serve gave me instructions about how to carefully freeze it and came by later to pick it up. 
   
  It was an amazingly beautiful bird to see and photograph close up. 
   
  How unusual for you to find it where you did!  I guess all sorts of things can happen when birds are traveling such long distances.
   
  Becca Secor 
  O'Fallon, MO

   
   
  Jan Neale <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
  What are the odds of finding and oven bird in down town Kansas City near 12th street?
We attendeded a wedding this week end at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, and across the street south from it is a big brick building with a wall of tall windows on the east side.
My husband's nephew mentioned he had spotted a bird that he couldn't identify, probably a window kill; and he said the bird was olive green with a spotted breast. My husband and I went to look after the ceremony and there it was on the window sill; my first thought was a water thrush and it was too small for that so after consulting an old Aubudon guide that I keep in the car confirmed it was an oven bird.
Fogive the length of this but I wanted you to get the feel of the event.
Jan Neale
El Dorado Springs, MO
Cedar County (southwest missouri)

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