Anna's HBs courting on the patio- Alameda


It seems several months early for Anna's to be thinking of nesting, but
yesterday the male Anna's who guards the nectar feeder allowed a female
to come in and feed both from the feeder and flowers. It did chase her
constantly but without the usual chatter. They swirled and parried
between her feedings and his pursuit continued for about ten minutes.
Then to my amazement both of them landed near each other on a twig and
seemed to be displaying their gorgets...a precursor to a winter pairing?
Here they are eyeing each other on the twig:

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