[Tweeters] Re: eurasian collared doves in roslyn

Jason Hernandez jason.hernandez74 at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 21 19:28:56 PST 2014


These have been established in the South Hill neighborhood of Shelton for some years now.  Their hah-hah cries are commonly heard, and I have heard some people mistake their cooing for owl hoots.

What bothers me more than these is that, just within the last year, I have begun seeing Eastern gray squirrels.


Jason Hernandez


Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:00:38 -0800
From: Dave Templeton <crazydave65 at gmail.com>
Subject: [Tweeters] eurasian collared doves in roslyn
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hi

the seemingly inexorable flood of collared doves continues apace.  saw 15
of them on the overhead wires along the highway at the south end of roslyn
in kittitas county around 2pm this MLK day afternoon.  they were chatting
so we could confirm the visual id of eurasian by the coo COO cup calls
between them.  whether that's as definitive as i contend it is probably
depends at least in part on how willing african and eurasian birds (and
turtle doves, for that matter) are to hybridize and whether that
could/would/does affect vocalizations.  my guess is they're probably kinda
trampy, but what do i know?

in any event there's lots of formerly only cage birds out there taking up
space and using up resources.

regards,

t

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dave templeton
fall city, wa


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