Re: [CALBIRDS] marin white winged doves-- help!!
White-winged Dove is a rare vagrant to Marin from May-November, always
singly (never in flocks).
They WERE Band-tailed Pigeons.
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From: "m_barpere_fiend" <m_barpere_fiend@...>
Sent: Saturday, October 04, 2003 7:58 PM
Subject: [CALBIRDS] marin white winged doves-- help!!
> I am new to this both this group and to birding, but thought that I
> would be bold and post a few questions puzzling me.
> on a recent trip to hawk hill, I saw a group of 11-12 pigeon-like
> birds and spent some time studying their characteristics. At the
> time someone called out "band tailed pigeon" but when I later
> consulted my references, the birds I saw more closely resembled
> white winged dove. Are BTP likely to be confused for WWD under
> certain conditions? Has anyone recently seen these birds in the
> headlands area? Sibley gives the WWD a green dot for our area, are
> there uncommon visitors on a regular basis?
> I saw the white and dark wing markings quite clearly, but, am more
> than ready to believe I was confused!
> thanks for your time,
> Barbara Pereira
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