Friday, June 24, 2011

another ‘no picture’ day…

Another, gray, cool, wet day…but I did want to mention, that apparently a Eurasian Collared Dove has been seen in Eagle Point Park.  This was reported on the Fraser Valley Birding Forum site by a birder who lives adjacent to the park.  He also reported hearing 2 Barred Owls calling.  This is the time of the year when little owlets are leaving the nest.  The call of the Barred Owl is a very distinctive ‘who, who, who cooks for you?’

Eurasian Collared Dove are a species that has been steadily moving northward from their traditional location south of the border.  For the past 3 or 4 years a population has become established in Rosedale, just across the Fraser River…it was only a matter of time before they showed up here.  Unfortunately I don’t have a single picture of this species….  Just as a matter of interest, another member of the same birding forum has recently returned from a trip to the Yukon and he reported seeing one of these doves in Stewart, B.C. ~ amazing that they have advanced that far north in just a matter of a few years.

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