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25649RE: [Saskbirds] Mortlach EC Doves

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  • Ryan Bradshaw
    Aug 30, 2013
      Why embarrassing? I was so excited to add this bird to my list this summer! It's a beautiful bird and its rapid colonization of North America is truly impressive! I must admit, I have a soft spot for invasive species. I've lived in several cities, and species like Rock Doves, House Sparrows and Starlings make urban living a lot nicer. There's also a lot of Mute Swans living near my hometown in Ontario, and I always enjoy seeing them!

      Ryan in Saskatoon

      To: Saskbirds@yahoogroups.com
      From: lveelma@...
      Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2013 14:24:36 -0600
      Subject: [Saskbirds] Mortlach EC Doves

      Almost embarrassing to post about an invasive species but it is a bird and this is almost a historical footnote. Once upon a time before Eurasian Collared Doves reached Manitoba, Mortlach SK was the place to tick EUCD for one's Canada list. (I actually saw my first in a Calgary backyard). The species is still present in Mortlach -- today around noon two flew across the back lane just north of Vimy Memorial Park and I heard the distinctive cooing also.

      Liis Veelma

      Winnipeg MB

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