Thursday, March 13, 2014


Despite a glitchy start to spring, the local avian denizens have been busy.  A few weeks ago I witnessed what appeared to be two hummingbirds involved in a mating dance, mid-air.  I have never seen this behavior, usually if they're near one another, they're embattled.  These two seemed to be blissfully twirling around one another.  Then there are the flickers; I love them, all their percussive drilling on metal chimney parts to attract mates, their liquid trilling calls, their strange "ooka ookas!" as they bob before prospective brides.  The bald eagles glide around one another above Green Lake and elsewhere, and there is even an occasional golden eagle hanging around by the lake.  Amazing that there is any wild life left at all in this paved over and built up area...


Blogger robin andrea said...

We're starting to see some of the migrators around here. Just yesterday saw our first Rufous Hummingbird of the season. We're just a stop on their northward journey. It is a great time to listen to the bird songs. The mating season has some beautiful bird sounds.

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