Hermit thrush on the ground outside the office window this morning, looking plump. Have also been hearing the stuttering drill of the yellow-bellied sapsucker. There’s a dead deer down by the brook at the foot of the bridge, that we first noticed almost a week ago. A doe. So far have not seen any evidence of scavengers, coyotes or vultures. Unclear whether she was sick, or drowned and washed up.