[Tweeters] Anna's Hummingbird Chasing European Starling

Bill Anderson billandersonbic at yahoo.com
Fri May 15 21:24:16 PDT 2015

I have recently seen Wesley, the male Anna's hummingbird who guards the #1 viewing platform of the Edmonds marsh, frequently buzz a pair of song sparrows which have taken up residence in his territory.     He will also check out larger birds which perch on his usual perches on a nearby tree and on the fence behind the boardwalk.

I suspect the behavior is related to a male Anna's' strong territorial instinct rather a dispute over food.
Bill Anderson; Edmonds, WA. USA
From: Vincent Lucas <vincentlucas5 at gmail.com>
To: TWEETERS <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Friday, May 15, 2015 8:21 PM
Subject: [Tweeters] Anna's Hummingbird Chasing European Starling

Today, 03/15/2015, I witnessed something here in Port Angeles that I've never seen before. I saw an Anna's Hummingbird chasing a European Starling perhaps over some sort of dispute, but for the life of me, I can't think of anything for which the two species might be fighting. Anyone ever witness such a dispute?

Vincent LucasPort Angeles, WAvincentlucas5 at gmail.com
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