[Tweeters] How sensitive are nesting Pacific Slope Flycatchers?

Robin Baird rwbaird at cascadiaresearch.org
Wed Jun 17 10:43:47 PDT 2015


Hello all,

I'm wondering how sensitive Pacific Slope Flycatchers are to disturbance at a nest? We have one sitting on a nest it built on a hanging structure on our front porch. After incubating for the last two weeks we checked the nest with a mirror yesterday and it has four eggs, and it looks like they are hatching today based on the behavior of the mother. We have a view of the nest from inside the house but can't see into it - I'm wondering if we check the nest occasionally when the female is away whether there'd be any risk of abandonment?

Thanks very much,

Robin Baird
Olympia
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