Fwd: [Tweeters] Owl attack, why now?
josh.n.glant at gmail.com
Sun Sep 20 14:18:17 PDT 2015
Thanks for bringing this up! I was going to mention it myself, but I didn't want to appear ignorant by linking two phenomena that weren't related... :)
I've been hearing Robins, a Varied Thrush and even a Townsend's Warbler sing in the past week! I believe I read somewhere that there is a specific name for this photoperiod-related behavior, but I haven't found it yet.
I don't believe that the Anna's Hummingbirds quite fit into this phenomenon (they're territorial throughout the season), but I could be wrong. Who says hummingbirds are exempt, anyways?
Good birding, Joshua Glant
Mercer Island, WA
Josh.n.glant at gmail.com
On Sep 20, 2015, at 1:17 PM, Bud Anderson <falconresearch at gmail.com> wrote:
> "False spring" near the fall equinox elicits a mirror image pulse of spring breeding behavior among many bird species. Same length of day/night as spring.
> Listen for courtship calls, copulation, pairing up for awhile. Probably most easily viewed in starling behavior.
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