White-winged Dove SJWS
- I was surprised to have a White-winged Dove fly past me at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary tonight (~6:15pm). The bird flew over Pond D heading Southwest with a Mourning Dove. It was a nice comparison between the long-tailed MODO with light wing beats and the very short-tailed and stocky WWDO with its heavy wingbeats. Both birds flew off towards Pond 2 where I lost sight of them (and most likely into the UCI Marsh).
On a completely different note here are some other interesting FOF dates that I had only previously reported on ebird;
8-25-13 - FOF Yellow-rumped Warbler @ SJWS
8-14-13 - FOF Wilson's Snipe @ SJWS
All the best,