[birding] no dove at Oak Creek
richarmstrong5 at msn.com
Thu May 4 18:41:39 PDT 2006
1. nanette, paula, marcia, mary, vic, and i also went by the house below
2. we did not see the dove and the picture they took is not conclusive, at
least to us.
3. they have a wonderful yard including
a. nashville, wilson's, orange-crowned, and common yellowthroat
b. warbling vireos
c. posing male rufous hummingbird
d. black-headed grosbeak at feeder
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joel Geier" <jgeier at attglobal.net>
To: "Mid-Valley Birders" <list at midvalleybirding.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2006 5:37 AM
Subject: [birding] Unusual dove at Oak Creek, imm. Anna's Hummingbird
> Hello All,
> Bill Proebsting called late yesterday afternoon to report an unusual dove
> which visited earlier in the afternoon, along Oak Creek w. of Corvallis.
> The undertail coverts suggest Ringed Turtle Dove (a cage bird which
> sometimes escapes).
> However it still might possibly turn out to be a Eurasian Collared Dove,
> an introduced and naturalized species which has been expanding its range
> in the western U.S. and has shown up in various parts of Oregon. So this
> is a "heads-up."
> Also, Dee Lytle sent me a couple of hummingbird photos which Mike
> Patterson ID'd as a hatch-year (juvenile) female Anna's Hummingbird. So
> the kids seem to be out of the nest.
> This one could possibly have passed for a female Black-chinned at first
> glance (which would be a fun migrant for our area, not totally
> unreasonable since they sometimes show up in Lane Co.). However it was
> noticeably large relative to Rufous Hummingbird, and also Mike pointed out
> that the primaries have a different shape.
> Happy birding,
> Joel Geier
> jgeier at atttglobal.net
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