Date: 10/20/19 5:33 am
From: <t4c1x...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Anybody know what kind of nest this is?
I wonder where the folks who put that website together got their information. I have found the nests of Pacific-slope Flycatcher six times in my life, and every one of them has been within seven feet of the ground. One was on a ledge above the door of a church. (6 1/2 feet). One was built inside a metal cup-shaped piece of horse rigging hanging on a barn wall (4 feet). One (actually used two different times by this species) was in a nest previously built by Barn Swallows in the corner of a house (7 feet). One was between a small upright limb and the trunk of an alder tree (4 feet). The other two were built into cutbanks along roads (3 feet).I suspect the species never builds its nest as high as fifteen feet.Also, they tend to be tighter and more compact than the nests of Swainson's Thrush, will far less heavy moss hanging over the sides, and more lined with hair or fine rootlets


From: "Greg & Wendy" <gwyamada...>
To: "Joshua Galpern" <jgalpern17...>
Cc: "OBOL" <obol...>
Sent: Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:20:12 PM
Subject: [obol] Re: Anybody know what kind of nest this is?

Thanks Joshua (and Darrel) for the opinion – it certainly looks similar to this picture: [ | ] and the low height is supported by this description: [ | ]

Larry McQueen thinks it might be a Pacific-slope Flycatcher, whose nest looks very similar: [ | ] . The downside is this site says the nests are typically 15-20 feet above the ground: [ | ]

Thanks for your very helpful information!



From: Joshua Galpern <jgalpern17...>
Sent: Saturday, October 19, 2019 11:47 AM
To: <gwyamada...>
Cc: OBOL <obol...>
Subject: Re: [obol] Anybody know what kind of nest this is?

I'm no best expert, but my best guess would be swainsons thrush based on how high of the ground it was.

On Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 11:43 AM Greg & Wendy < [ mailto:<gwyamada...> | <gwyamada...> ] > wrote:

I’m hoping someone can identify the bird who built this (abandoned?) nest. It was photographed 10/12/2019 the west side of the Cascades, along the Aufderheide Scenic Byway between Wesfir and McKenzie Bridge. This route is also the southernmost leg of the West Cascades National Scenic Byway. It was located about 10 yards away from the Roaring River, on a wooded slope and about 3 feet off the ground in a vine maple. I wish I had something in the picture to indicate the scale, but the nest cavity was between the size a golf ball and a tennis ball so I imagine the bird was approximately sparrow to robin-sized, but I am definitely not an expert on birds.



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