We currently have two resident adult Anna’s males, each with their own favorite tree and territory, who spar much of the day.
We have observed an adult female exhibiting mating behavior(?) She was chattering excitedly at a male perched nearby, then made several small dives of about three feet in height. He flew at her and they bumped together in flight several times, then flew away. She must have returned nearby, because I then heard two dive ‘chirps’ nearly simultaneously from two males diving.
We also have two recent juveniles show up, both have similar small patches of color on their chins. They spar and chase quite often, then perch near each other. They were observed sparring just above the ground then landing on the ground and preening for at least 30 seconds, then flew off.
Weather has been very wet, temperatures in the low 40’s to low 50’s with a couple of frosty mornings over the last month.
Latitude: 45.4 Longitude: -123.8
Observed by: Vallie
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