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william zitek

Shelter Island, NY, United States

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A great crested Flycatcher was sighted going in and out of a nest box (Peterson) on July 5, 2017 one week after a house wren nest had been removed. 4 eggs were found in grass/leaf, hair/ nest on 7/12. Nest pictures taken with eggs and young. First egg calculated to be laid on 7/8 and last on 7/11. Hatching (correctly) calculated to be on 7/26 and fledging of 4 occurred on 8/4.
Examination of the vacated nest revealed 5 cicada heads, 1 small praying mantis head with 2 leggs, 1 darner wing, 1 small clam shell, 1 land snail shell and many black cherry pits, feathers and much gray dusty material No snake skin seen.

Great Crested Flycatcher Successfully Nesting In Peterson Nest Box–late In Season

Great Crested Flycatcher nest with eggs

One response to “Great crested Flycatcher successfully nesting in Peterson nest box–late in season”

  1. Robyn Bailey says:

    Great detail and photos! Thanks for sharing.

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