[Tweeters] Annas courtship
chukarbird at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 5 22:07:17 PDT 2010
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.
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....
>Falcon Research Group
>Bow, WA 98232
>falconresearch at gmail.com
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