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:
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> 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.
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> 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.
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