Species Identification Confidence:
I'm very confident
Individual(s) Observed (seen)
Nest, Den, Burrow or Habitation Observed
Nest Site No. R04F15D01-01: 1989 June 21: New territory discovered in an active timber harvest by a work crew. An adult bird flies off the nest calling. It flies in circles around the nest tree for several minutes before landing in another treetop. 1989 July 7: Three downy mottled young are seen in the nest. The female adult calls, flies overhead and then perches on top of the largest Douglas fir in the area. 1989 July 20: Young have fledged. One young is larger than the other and are very weak fliers which may indicate they just recently left the nest. There back feathers are colored a mottled black, buff and chestnut; chests are heavily streaked. The female adult flies in and perches and is alarm calling. Many fresh prey remains are found upslope of the nest. 1989 July 25: No birds are seen or heard at 1100 hours. At ca 1130 young birds start calling. The adult female flies overhead and perches briefly. One young flushed off the ground and flies awkwardly. Overall, 2 young are seen and another heard. 1989 August 12: At 0830 two juveniles are sighted upslope 75 ft east of the nest tree. 1989 Sept. 14: A few calls were heard in the western section of the unit. NOTE: The remnants of an alternate nest exist in a Douglas fir 18 ft. from the active nest tree.
Decimal Degrees: 44.5,-111.9
The nest tree is within a mixed Douglas fir stand which extends east and south upslope. A park-like stand of old growth Douglas fir is located on top of the ridge to the south. The nest tree is located on a bench at the base of a fairly steep ridge.
Game Management Unit:
June 21, 1989 (All day)
U.S. Forest Service
Unpublished agency report