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Morning Doves
« on: February 24, 2018, 04:44:57 PM »
The dozen or so doves in the back yard are starting to look fairly plump.  But September is a long way off yet.
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Re: Morning Doves
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2018, 05:33:25 PM »
Are you sure they're mourning doves?  If they are eurasian doves, blast them.  :hunt2:
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Re: Morning Doves
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2018, 12:15:49 PM »
If you look at page 221 of the Sibley Field Guide Zenaida macroura is what I see 10 feet from me in the back yard.
The birds are in their winter plumage, which is more of a slate grey. The spots are there on the tail.
They and other birds go through about 200 pounds of bird seed each winter. Or 4 to 5 of Costco's 40 pound bird seed packages.
Additionally, hummingbirds go through about 10 pounds of sugar each winter (1/4 cu to 1 cup of water).
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