Liz Day wrote:
> Do you think these birds have already bred? Or are they birds that failed
> to breed, or failed to reach the breeding grounds, and that's why they're
> early? It seems really hard to believe they could have made it up north,
> bred, and already be coming back. But I don't really know what time they
> normally arrive on their breeding grounds, either.
> > Liz,
> > We started getting both Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs in Colorado
> >week. We have also had about 20 Marbled Godwits reported in the past
> >Charlie Lawrence
> >Centennial, CO
> > -------------- Original message ----------------------
> >From: Liz Day <[log in to unmask]>
> >> A lesser yellowlegs and a pectoral were seen in northern Indiana
> (USA) June
> >> 17. Is it possible they could have bred and already be back down
> >> here? Or are these birds that failed and never made it up north?
> I don't
> >> know what time they breed up there.
> >> Liz Day
> >> Indianapolis
As per A. C. Bent's Life Histories and Birdzilla:
Egg dates: Alberta and Manitoba: 38 records, May 15 to
June 16; 19 records, May 27 to June 4. Arctic Canada:
28 records, June 2 to July 1; 14 records, June 20 to
27. Labrador Peninsula: 7 records, June 3 to July 2.
Incubation: Both sexes likely incubate the eggs and
care for the young. Incubation lasts approximately
22-23 days; young are capable of flight when they are
about 18-20 days old.
Egg dates: Alaska: 16 records, May 27 to July 3; 8
records, June 2 to 18. Arctic Canada: 3 records, June
10 to 30.
Incubation: Female incubates the eggs and cares for the
young. Incubation lasts approximately 21-23 days; young
are capable of flight when they are about 21 days old.
I hope this helps,
-- Jack --
Wildlife Photography with
Emphasis on Birds
Poway, California (San Diego Co.)
N 32° 57' W 117° 04'
At 508' Elevation
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