Re: [Tweeters] FOY’s at Roy, WA

Matt Dufort matt.dufort at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 22:58:16 PDT 2018


While Band-tails may be around in the winter, they're present in Washington
in much smaller numbers than they are spring through fall. Those that are
here through the winter tend to concentrate at feeders; during the rest of
the year, they're spread out in habitat where they're more likely to be
encountered in small numbers. If you have feeders where you see them in
the winter, they might seem like permanent residents. But if you don't
happen to have a wintering concentration nearby, your chances of finding
them in winter are relatively low.

The eBird range maps show this seasonal change in abundance pretty well.
Compare winter
<https://ebird.org/map/batpig1?neg=true&env.minX=-128.51899539154192&env.minY=45.24388801308011&env.maxX=-114.45649539154192&env.maxY=49.46092346965042&zh=true&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=12-2&bmo=12&emo=2&yr=all&byr=1900&eyr=2018>
to summer
<https://ebird.org/map/batpig1?neg=true&env.minX=-128.51899539154192&env.minY=45.24388801308009&env.maxX=-114.45649539154192&env.maxY=49.46092346965042&zh=true&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=6-7&bmo=6&emo=7&yr=all&byr=1900&eyr=2018>
.

Matt Dufort
Seattle

On Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 12:25 AM, Hans-Joachim Feddern <
thefedderns at gmail.com> wrote:


> Denis,

>

> I always wonder why folks have FOY Band-tailed Pigeons? I have at least a

> few all winter - and all year round - here in Federal Way. I used to have

> up to 30 doing major damage to black sunflower seeds. Now a dozen or so is

> a high count.

>

> Hans

>

> On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 3:55 PM, Denis DeSilvis <avnacrs4birds at outlook.com

> > wrote:

>

>> Tweeters,

>> FOY for our home in Roy include the following:

>> Today, March 11 - Turkey Vulture, spotted by my wife as we were surveying

>> the last of 26 nest boxes I finally finished putting up.

>> March 4 - Western Bluebird

>> March 3 - Tree Swallow

>> March 1 - Band-tailed Pigeon (earliest ever)

>>

>> May all your birds be identified,

>> Denis DeSilvis

>>

>> avnacrs4birds at outlook.com

>>

>> Avian Acres

>> Roy, WA

>>

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> *Hans Feddern*

> Twin Lakes/Federal Way, WA

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