[Tweeters] Annas courtship

Kathy Andrich chukarbird at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 5 22:07:17 PDT 2010

Hi everyone,

Last year at the fall WOS conference, I learned the "technical term" for this from Dennis Paulson, my apologies as I am pretty sure I will mangle it. Autumnal resurrection of the amatory urge. Yesterday I heard sapsucker drumming and recently saw a starling "shopping" for a nest site.

Kathy Andrich
chu karb ird a yaho o . c om

On Tue Oct 5th, 2010 2:51 PM PDT Bud Anderson wrote:

>I might stating the obvious here but we are currently undergoing what is

>called "false spring".

>Photoperiods are the same now as they are in spring when courtship

>begins and we always get a pulse of breeding activity among a wide variety

>of bird species at this time. Starlings copulating, Red-tails courting,

>Red-winged Blackbirds displaying, Annas zipping around, stuff like that.

>Happens every year and it will be over soon as we slowly head towards winter

>and the days get shorter and shorter.


>And forgive me if everyone knows this already. I was just considering those

>who might be new to birding....


>Bud Anderson

>Falcon Research Group

>Box 248

>Bow, WA 98232

>(360) 757-1911

>falconresearch at gmail.com

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