Date: 4/18/17 12:17 pm From: Cox Family <towhee7...> Subject: [GABO-L] Suspected w__w___ dove Burke County
Yesterday afternoon running errands around Waynesboro, I observed a dove with an outspread white-banded tail. I particularly observed the tail since that is a distinct feature to identify doves. It flew up from the side of the road into trees/shrubbery. The tail was on the more rounded than pointed spectrum. We have mourning doves and Eurasian collared doves frequently at our feeders; this bird was neither. I couldn't stop at the time but hope to go back to the area to see if it's still around. Looking at Sibley 2003, my best guess is that it was a wh___-w____ dove. I'll definitely be on the look out and ask my birding friends in town carefully to check out doves they notice.