[Tweeters] Fwd: Eurasian collared doves

judyem at olypen.com judyem at olypen.com
Fri Jan 28 07:12:12 PST 2022

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Subject: Eurasian collared doves
Date: 2022-01-27 20:53
From: judyem at olypen.com
To: tweeters at uwashington.edu

I'm curious whether anyone has information or at least hypotheses about
the boom then bust of ECD populations. When they first appeared, we were
all rushing about to see them, then numbers got so strong they became
ho-hum or even pests. I've gone from having a couple pairs showing up
daily at my feeding area and a number on my daily walks to not seeing or
hearing a single one for weeks in a row. We have resident Cooper's hawks
that have bred successfully for several years (which don't seem to
recognize Douglas squirrels as menu items). I don't know whether other
areas are seeing similar declines in ECD populations, so I'd be
interested in hearing you observations.

Judy Mullally Port Angeles WA judyem at olypen dot com

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