Date: 2/10/17 9:54 pm
From: Tom Wilberding <twilberding...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Dunlin - Interspecies friendship?
Here is a link to photos of many interspecies friendships:
http://tiny.cc/bkc5iy
"One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives." Euripides

Cheers,
Tom Wilberding
Littleton, CO


On Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 11:13:54 AM UTC-7, Gregg Goodrich wrote:
>
> The Dunlin at McLellen continues to hangout with the Killdeer. This is my
> third trip and each time they have been together. Is their a mutual benefit
> to this relationship? I would think they could both easily find food
> without the other. There are coyotes at the lake. See photo in checklist.
> Maybe 2 pair of eyes are better that one to help alert to danger.
>
> Then there is the Brandt and the Greater White-fronted Goose that seem to
> always be together at the Lone Tree golf club. Certainly there are plenty
> of other geese to sound an alarm.
>
> Maybe it is just a need for companionship. And since their same species is
> not around, they have found another species. Other examples of interspecies
> friendships?
>
> Gregg Goodrich
> Highlands Ranch
>
>
> eBird Checklist – High Line Canal Trail--McLellen Reservoir periphery,
> Colorado – Thu Feb 09, 2017 – 11 species
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34260006
>

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