Date: 5/3/18 6:17 pm
From: Jacque Brown <bluebird2...>
Subject: Re: B Orioles and RB Grosbeaks - Thursday White-winged Doves
Surprise, Surprise. There are two White-winged Doves. One singing and in pursuit of the other, who doesn’t seem interested.


Jacque Brown
Centerton, AR 72719








> On May 2, 2018, at 6:15 PM, Jacque Brown <bluebird2...> wrote:
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> Change of ranks. Today there were more B Orioles including several females and 3 not quite adult males, at least 6 adult males. Fewer RB Grosbeaks today. Fewer Tennessee Warblers, too. The male Goldfinches are the color of the dandelions. The Lincoln’s Sparrow is still here, and there was a Clay-colored Sparrow but I could not get a photo.
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> Sad news, I was out at first light this morning and about 15 minutes later it was light enough to notice there were no adults on the Mourning Dove nest. There were no chicks either. The oldest was still probably a few days or so from fledging. It hatched Sunday April 22nd. and the youngest several days later, I don’t know the exact day. a week. Looks like they were victims of predation last night. There was a small pile of little gray feathers near the nest. I hope the oldest fledged as the feathers were small enough to be the youngest chick but it could have been carried off.
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> A few minutes after I noticed they were gone a dove returned with a full crop to nothing to feed and seemed agitated it called and called. Later in the morning both the doves and a pair of Robins with a nest in the nearest tree were agressively chasing Blue Jays. This went on all morning and afternoon.
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> I stepped out back at 11:30 to see the doves chasing off another dove. I have had Eurasian-collared Doves singing for a week. This was not one of those. It was a White-winged Dove. It flew up on the wire and sat long enough for photos then flew next door sat for about 10 minutes and left. I had one here at the house mid May to mid June 2015.
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> Jacque Brown
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>> On May 2, 2018, at 5:21 AM, Jacque Brown <bluebird2...> <mailto:<bluebird2...>> wrote:
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>> Sunday Late afternoon I noticed two RB Grosbeaks in the trees in my yard.
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>> Monday, The 2 young Mourning Doves are getting big and one is stretching it’s wings, and the parents are making frequent feeding visits now. I put out one platform feeder a ways away from where the Mourning Doves are nesting. And hung an Oriole feeder and jelly plate on the other side of the yard.
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>> Tuesday, I had 11 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks on the platform at one time. 4 females 7 males. At the same time I had 1 male Baltimore Oriole at the jelly and two others visible in the trees. I have had more hummers than usual it seems. And I have seen 8 Tennessee Warblers, all working the Cherry Trees, several visible at the same time. Plus YR Warblers. I also have had 1 Lincoln Sparrow seen often a for three days. Not sure if it’s the same bird. I have been stuck at home so have not been out looking elsewhere.
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