Sunday, August 23, 2009

Eurasian Collared-Dove: Captured

Earlier this month (8/2 and 8/3), Sue managed to capture our pair of Eurasian Collared-Doves with her camera.

Yes, it's a pair.

I've read that they don't migrate, so the couple that we have--we have.

At the top is a photo of one of them on the ground beneath our bird feeders. They always seem to forage on the ground, never from the feeder itself. The photo below shows the pair together in our peach tree. (The "rock peach" tree I've told you about.)

Eurasian Collared-Doves, Streptopelia decaocto, are apparently expanding in range and numbers all across eastern North America. Some are predicting they will be the "beige starling of the future."

Here's my earlier post on them, when the only photographic evidence I had to share were pictures of a tail feather.

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