Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Last week at our bird feeder in Bella Coola we were visited for several days by what my bird books identify as a Eurasian Collared-Dove.  This is the first one that I have seen in Bella Coola, though they may have been visiting before now, just not in our part of the valley.  The bird books say they are an introduced species into Bahama's in the 70's and Florida in the 80's and have been spreading rapidly.  It's possibly this one is someone's captive bird that is in the wild.

Kind of a pretty, gentle looking bird though, we'll see how long it sticks around and whether they become regular valley visitors.  Grizzly

1 comment:

  1. Vivian up in Firvale is suppose to have several regulars cooing in her trees?