Whatever they were after must have been worth the risk! Let us know if you figure it out. This time of year I see giant Mantids (non-native) and those Brown Marmorated Stinkbugs (also non-native) starting to come around again. I also never thought of Rock Doves as big insect eaters ‘tho. Who knows...Maybe they've got a taste for Mullet or Goby chased to the surface by other predators?
From: 'P. swanson' via Birders <birders...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 5:22 PM
Subject: [birders] Strange bird behavior While watching the black ducks in my cove (no, they haven’t been rescued yet) my neighbor and I noticed 3 separate pigeons land on the water surface, quickly pick something up, and fly on. I haven’t ever thought of pigeons as water birds.