Jun 29, 2011
St. Albert Gazette - Veeries and ovenbirds are small, ground-dwelling birds that are relatively rare sights around St. Albert, says local birder Peter Demulder. (You’d have better luck finding them in Elk Island National Park.) Both nest on or near the ground, putting their eggs at risk of predation by squirrels and chipmunks and both have distinct calls: “VEE-ree VEE-ree” for the veery and “tea-CHER tea-CHER” for the ovenbird. The ovenbird’s nest is notable for its shape, which resembles a Dutch oven.
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