Date: 1/13/18 11:29 am
From: Gerard Lillie <gerardlillie...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Return of the Eurasian Collared Dove?
Yes, good point re: House Sparrows. I haven't seen one at my feeders in a very long time, I'm not sorry to say. They are a species typically not found in Mt. Tabor Park.

Gerard Lillie
Portland, OR

From: <obol-bounce...> <obol-bounce...> on behalf of Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...>
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2018 5:52 PM
To: <pat.truhn...>
Cc: Roy Lowe; obol; Lincoln Co. Birding & Nature Observing
Subject: [obol] Re: Return of the Eurasian Collared Dove?

House Finches ar far down in Laurelhurst, Portland. Their numbers and those of House Sparrows seemed to decline at the same time that Lesser Goldfinches increased from none, to being the most common species in the neighborhood.

Jeff Gilligan

On Jan 12, 2018, at 6:09 PM, Pat Truhn <pat.truhn...><mailto:<pat.truhn...>> wrote:

The Cooper's Hawk at our place loves Eurasian Collared Doves, but they seem to multiply faster than he can keep up with.

On Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 1:02 PM, Roy Lowe <roy.loweiii...><mailto:<roy.loweiii...>> 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.


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