I spent a couple of hours in the swamp this morning before Alan arrived and all was Veery quiet.
My Veery Theory is below - does anyone agree?
The courtship began on or about 11 June
Nest building occurred over the next 6 days ~ 17 June
Egg-laying takes place over roughly 4 days ~ 21 June
Incubation takes about 12 days ~ 3 July
Hatchlings are fed for another 12 days ~ 15 July
Fledglings remain in the area for up to another 14 days ~ July 29
So - my thinking is that the birds are in a quiet period right now and should be more active and vocal again between July 4 and 15th while they are feeding the hatchlings.
Jack Williamson West Linn, Oregon
On Sat, Jun 20, 2020 at 5:29 PM Alan Contreras <acontrer56...> wrote:
> Vjera Thompson and Rich Hoyer joined me for a long day of mountain birding > in e Lane Co (details on the lanebirds list). We also sneaked into > Deschutes to look for the Veeries. Could not find any late morning at the > Hwy 20 meadow site. One was calling frequently and flying around (mostly > hiding) on both sides of the new footbridge at Indian Ford CG. This was > about 11:15 today. > > > Alan Contreras > <acontrer56...> > Eugene, Oregon > > www.alanlcontreras.com > > > > > > > > > > >