[Tweeters] Annas courtship

Dennis Paulson dennispaulson at comcast.net
Fri Oct 8 13:26:52 PDT 2010


Kathy,

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.

Dennis

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.com, tweeters 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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