Date: 3/8/17 7:56 am From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...> Subject: [obol] Re: Large Mourning Dove Flock
There have been local dropoffs in collared dove populations elsewhere.
Alan Contreras Eugene, Oregon
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> On Mar 8, 2017, at 2:36 AM, <Bigrocketman...> wrote: > > > I've been seeing many more Mourning Doves around the Eugene Urban Area for the last couple of years and quite a few less Eurasian Collared Doves. This is the opposite of what I expected, given the invasive potential of the latter species. On Tuesday, there were 18 Mourning Doves in a flock at my feeder, many more than I've ever seen. > > It was amusing to watch them constantly jousting and pecking at each other, trying to establish dominance. Fifteen years ago, there were many nesting in my neighborhood, but after a few years, that seemed to end. But this bunch has been cooing and moving around in the trees and I think they'll nest here again. Previously, when their young first fledged, they were brought to my feeder and they all filled-up with seed. I'm going to need to buy more off-season seed this year. > > Steve McDonald > > http://www.ipernity.com/home/305883 > http://flickr.com/photos/22121562@N00/ > http://www.vimeo.com/user458315/videos > https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=229807ce52dd4fe0 > > POST: Send your post to <obol...> > JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol > OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol > Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...> > POST: Send your post to <obol...> JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...>