Date: 1/12/18 1:25 pm From: Karen Saxton <kcsaxton...> Subject: [obol] Re: Return of the Eurasian Collared Dove?
Coos county is full of them. There are at least 12 in my mom's neighborhood, several by the pioneer cemetery in Coquille, and one hanging out near my house. All three locations have resident Cooper's hawks, and I've seen the cemetery coopers take down a dove. The cooper's near my house hangs near my feeder, so to my knowledge the collared doves never feed there, although they've come close. I think they feed at the neighbor's free range chicken feeder.
On Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 1:06 PM, Lars Per Norgren <larspernorgren...> wrote:
> * > > What about House Finches? They seem to be way down. On all of the CBCs I > did this year we counted under 5 individuals for the whole day, and it was > one of the last species of the day. I was walking neighborhoods, checking > feeders, not hiding in the woods or other inappropriate habitat. Lars > > On Jan 12, 2018, at 1:02 PM, Roy Lowe wrote: > > I noted that Dawn Harris just reported a Yaquina Bay CBC record 148 Eurasian > Collared Doves. This species has been absent at my house near Eckman Lake > in Waldport for more than two years but about 10 days ago 1 appeared at our > feeder. This morning the number has increased to 8 and there's lots of > courtship going on. > > I hope the sharp-shinned hawk that pinned a chickadee against our bay > window recently is still around and take notice of the doves. > > Roy > > >