[Tweeters] RE: Anna's Hummingbird Chasing Starling

ck park travelgirl.fics at gmail.com
Sat May 16 13:16:04 PDT 2015

i've watched hummers (unsure if anna's or rufous) harrass great blue herons
at juanita bay park that were just a little too close to the nest... took
a while, but the GBHE eventually took the hint and left...

00 caren
george davis creek, north fork

On Fri, May 15, 2015 at 9:58 PM, cjbirdmanclark <cjbirdmanclark at gmail.com>

> I've never personally seen an Anna's Hummingbird chase a starling, but it

> doesn't surprise me. Those little birds sure can be aggressive! I've seen

> them chase crows before, and I even once saw one harrass a Red-tailed Hawk

> that was perched! Watching them chase birds many times their size sure can

> be interesting and entertaining, but I'm not sure why they do it. With

> crows and hawks it may be because the hummers think they're predators, so

> they try and chase them, but a starling? Maybe just a territorial

> individual.



> Christopher Clark

> Sumner, WA


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