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White-winged Dove Establishing Pattern & 5/15-21 Birds

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  • Bob Barnes
    Hi: The WHITE-WINGED DOVE (sometimes joined by a second individual head in the distance) in and around our Ridgecrest residential neighborhood yard appears to
    Message 1 of 1 , May 15, 2013
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      Hi:

      The WHITE-WINGED DOVE (sometimes joined by a second individual head
      in the distance) in and around our Ridgecrest residential
      neighborhood yard appears to be establishing a pattern of occurrence
      the past few days. One individual has been heard calling on average
      once per hour through the morning for varied lengths of time per
      calling period. One has been calling from 6:03am through at least
      6:40am this morning and was checked visually at 6:19am. Afternoon
      calling is not noted as much as we are often inside with the doors
      closed with the air conditioning on. Late afternoon/evening calling
      has been noted, too. BOTTOM LINE: A morning visitor walking the
      neighborhood and listening for White-winged Dove in the morning (and
      perhaps all other times of day) might be able to expect detecting one
      within an hour at a maximum and likely much sooner.

      On another note, as many to most of you know, the third week in May
      (15-21) is an excellent time to be out and about birding in Kern
      County. A few minutes ago I sent out the eBird weekly update which
      included a cool to very cool bird species list based on past May
      15-21 reports. This list is shared below with all kerncobirding
      subscribers to give a concrete idea of what the third week of May has
      produced in the past.

      ***SOME COOL TO SUPER COOL BIRD SPECIES reported for May 15-21 in
      Kern County in the past: Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Eurasian Wigeon,
      Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Sooty Grouse, Common Loon,
      Horned Grebe, Least Bittern, American Golden-Plover, Ruddy Turnstone,
      Sanderling, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Baird's Sandpiper, Stilt
      Sandpiper, Ruff, Red Phalarope, Sabine's Gull, Western Gull, Least
      Tern, White-winged Dove, inca Dove, Flammulated Owl, Black Swift,
      Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Red-naped Sapsucker, Vermilion Flycatcher,
      Brown-crested Flycatcher, Cassin's Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird,
      Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, White-eyed Vireo, Bell's Vireo, Plumbeous
      Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Pacific Wren, Mountain Bluebird, Varied
      Thrush, Sage Thrasher, Brown Thrasher, Ovenbird, Worm-eating Warbler,
      Northern Waterthrush, Black-and-white Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler,
      Tennessee Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Hooded
      Warbler, American Redstart, Northern Parula, Magnolia Warbler, Palm
      Warbler, Vesper Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow,
      Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Bobolink, Orchard Oriole,
      Baltimore Oriole, Red Crossbill, Evening Grosbeak,...

      Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, California

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