[Tweeters] Early nesting Annas

rccarl at pacbell.net rccarl at pacbell.net
Fri Oct 8 14:41:37 PDT 2010

Anna's are very early nesters, so the courtship could be real, depending on how long they wait to nest, driving the potential grandparents nuts in the process.  In northern California, which has Winter temps just a few degrees higher than Seattle, Anna's nest in January.  Watch those birds and keep your hummer feeders full.


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--- On Fri, 10/8/10, Dennis Paulson <dennispaulson at comcast.net> wrote:

From: Dennis Paulson <dennispaulson at comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Annas courtship
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Date: Friday, October 8, 2010, 3:26 PM

It's the autumnal recrudescence of the amatory urge. Everyone who doesn't know the word can look up recrudescence. It refers to the development of the gonads in this case, which is of course the cause of all this seeming breeding behavior. As Bud said, it will go away soon.
On Oct 6, 2010, at 12:04 PM, tweeters-request at mailman2.u.washington.edu wrote:
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 22:07:17 -0700 (PDT)
From: Kathy Andrich <chukarbird at yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Annas courtship
To: falconresearch at gmail.comtweeters at u.washington.edu
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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

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