Eurasian Collared-Doves in Dixon Lane area-corner of Valley View and Juniper St.

Observers: D.Parker
Email: jimndebbyatquenetdotcom
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Date: 08/01/03
Time: 10:07:55 AM


Today I had was able to photograph one of these collared doves on top of telephone pole. I hope the photos will show the gray undertail coverts which are a key mark to differeniate between the slightly smaller Ringed Turtle-Dove. I've talked to 4 dif neighbors now & they said they'd been curious as to this new bird on the block. It seems they first started noticing it about a year ago, which is when Jim & I first saw it. It seems these are not birds that someone owned and got loose but birds that just showed up and stayed. It seems there's a lot of bird feeding in the area and good habitat including watered ditches.Friendly people to bird watchers too.