Date: 8/1/22 12:35 am From: Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...> Subject: Re: [Tweeters] pacific slope flycatcher nest above porchlight
You are fortunate to have had them nest nearby and be able to observe them during nesting.
I would highly recommend that you look at the species account for this flycatcher at Birdsoftheworld.org
I have subscribed for many years and find it to be a wealth of information.
After I film a species and it‘s behavior, I will next do a deep dive into their species account.
There is so much information about each bird species there, that I will return later and find even more that I didn’t find the first, second or third times.
There are many layers of information provided there from overviews to research.
I believe you can access it through your WOS membership and it is available through some libraries.
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> On Aug 1, 2022, at 12:12 AM, JODY BRECKENRIDGE <breckenridgej...> wrote:
> In mid-June I was pleasantly surprised to find an active Pacific Slope Flycatcher nest that had been constructed on my deck porchlight beneath the large awning that covers the deck. 4 eggs were produced; 3 hatched, and all 3 babies fledged around a week or two ago (specific date unknown). The 4th unhatched egg remains in the nest.
> If possible, I would like to talk with an ornithologist or researcher that has studied these birds. I am interested in learning more about their nesting and rearing patterns in western WA including: do they ever return to the same nest location in subsequent breeding seasons, and do they revisit or reuse old nests. The more I learned while observing them during the time they spent on my property (mostly by listening to song and call note patterns, with occasional visual sightings), the more questions I have about them. Conducting online searches and reviewing my assortment of field guides provided some general information but did not address all of my questions.
> Please contact me offline at: <breckenridgej...>
> if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions.
> Thank you.
> Jody Breckenridge, in the foothills northeast of Monroe WA, Snohomish County
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