Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Eurasian Collared-Dove nest!

It looks as though the case of the Eurasian Collared-Dove's has finally been cracked!

Before heading to our field site, Nathan (Miller) and I headed by the ECDO spot. We've been in the area intermittently for the past 3 weeks doing waterfowl surveys and hadn't had any luck with the doves, but today things changed...!

Nathan was ahead of me and found one of the birds fly over, land in a tree, and fly off, only to return and do the same thing a few more times. I showed up a few minutes later and we checked them out, when I noticed the bird and its mate had nesting material in there beaks! That's pretty cool in itself, but it was cooler to watch them land in the middle of the tree. The nest is directly to the east of the driveway at 1206 Seacliffe. We watched the birds inspect there rather shitty looking nest and drop them off, before finding some more nesting material and repeat.

Nathan managed a few shots too, see for yourself....

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