Date: 3/15/23 2:21 pm From: Ed Stonick <edstonick...> Subject: Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Band-tailed Pigeons in MV
Well, there are many records according to eBird through most of OC and including Mission Viejo and the intersection Joan mentioned.
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From: Braxton Landsman Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2023 2:08 PM To: <balbhl...> Cc: Ed Stonick; Oc Birding Group; <naturegirlaol...> Subject: Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Band-tailed Pigeons in MV
Whoops, that’s supposed to say fairly, not dairy!
On Mar 15, 2023, at 1:52 PM, Braxton Landsman via groups.io <balbhl...> wrote:
While Band-tailed Pigeons are dairy common in inland OC, they are quite uncommon/rare along the coast. Also, I haven’t seen any in south OC(including my town, Ladera Ranch, and Mission Viejo).
On Mar 15, 2023, at 1:49 PM, Ed Stonick <edstonick...> wrote:
BT Pigeons are fairly common in your area and most of Orange Co.
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From: "Joan Rubin via groups.io" <naturegirlaol...>
Date: 3/15/23 1:00 PM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Band-tailed Pigeons in MV
About half an hour ago, I noticed 2 Band-tailed Pigeons perched in our yard, noticeably larger and darker than the usual Mourning Doves, with the white stripe on the back of the neck and very yellow feet. I took a few pictures and they flew off after a few minutes. Are these ever seen around here? We're a few blocks west of the intersection of La Paz and Olympiad.
Joan Rubin Mission Viejo
-- Braxton Landsman(BAL Land from eBird) Ladera Ranch