Date: 10/11/18 7:11 am
From: Birding Center Naturalist <naturalist...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: White-crowned Pigeon at SPI Birding & Nature Center 10/3
Bird continues this morning 10/11, sitting in its perch getting drenched by
the rain.


On Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 9:53 PM Birding Center Naturalist <
<naturalist...> wrote:

> Hello Texbirders,
> A White-crowned Pigeon was discovered just after noon today 10/3/2018 at
> the South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center on South Padre Island.
> Diego Lara, SPIBNC groundskeeper and I where chatting about a planting
> project under the shade of a tree when he said "check out that pigeon" and
> right above us sitting quietly on a branch was a White-crowned Pigeon! I
> didn't even have my binoculars on and without hesitation I ran for the
> camera.
> We observed it all day and it felt pretty comfortable throughout as it
> roosted in a dense tree area for most of the afternoon. I also saw it eat
> Possum Grape Vine berries from a vine that had crept up a tree. Plenty of
> Possum Grape Vine and Fiddlewood berries around in the gardens, so it has
> some good food to eat.
> Photos and details can be seen on my eBird list
> I hope to be at the SPI birding center by dawn tomorrow for those chasing!
> Best of fall birding,
> Javier Gonzalez
> --
> SPI Birding and Nature Center
> *Naturalist Educator*
> *Javier Gonzalez*
> (956)761-6801
> <>

SPI Birding and Nature Center
*Naturalist Educator*
*Javier Gonzalez*

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