[Tweeters] Band-Tailed Pigeon mixing with EC Dove?

mary hrudkaj mch1096 at hotmail.com
Sun Sep 21 14:25:09 PDT 2014

Almost every Spring for the past three years I've had a E C Dove with a flock of band-tailed pigeons. It's here for a couple days then departs for who knows where while the BTPigs stay around to breed. Haven't seen any cross-breeds fortunately.

Mary Hrudkaj

Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:33:44 -0700
From: xjoshx at gmail.com
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Tweeters] Band-Tailed Pigeon mixing with EC Dove?

Hello Tweets,Earlier this morning I was outside with playing my daughter when a flock of about ten Band-Tailed Pigeon's flew over heading south. One bird was of similar size and shape to the BT's, but obviously much lighter. My immediate thought was Eurasian-Collared, but I only got the bird in my binoculars for a few seconds and I couldn't ascertain if it had any of the field marks for that species. What puzzled me is that I have seen EC Doves mix with Mourning Doves, but I've never seen them mix with the more forest dwelling BT Pigeons. I was just curious if anyone had witnessed EC Doves mixing with Band-Tailed Pigeons before?
Other highlights of the morning included a singing Golden-Crowned Kinglet, and distant calling Pileated Woodpecker, and a few Pine Siskins flying over which were my first of the year. Last Sunday I had my first ever flyover of Evening Grosbeaks.
Josh AdamsLynnwood, WA

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