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Re: [CALBIRDS] marin white winged doves-- help!!

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  • kmburton
    Barbara, White-winged Dove is a rare vagrant to Marin from May-November, always singly (never in flocks). They WERE Band-tailed Pigeons. Ken Burton Inverness
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 5, 2003
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      Barbara,

      White-winged Dove is a rare vagrant to Marin from May-November, always
      singly (never in flocks).

      They WERE Band-tailed Pigeons.

      Ken Burton
      Inverness

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      From: "m_barpere_fiend" <m_barpere_fiend@...>
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      Sent: Saturday, October 04, 2003 7:58 PM
      Subject: [CALBIRDS] marin white winged doves-- help!!


      > Hi!
      > 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
      > Burlingame
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