All:

Do people still like EUCDs as they did while they were expanding their
range, or are EUCDs these days looked on as more of a nuisance or unwanted,
overly competitive, introduced bird.  I know that yesterday, Sunday, when my
party had fifteen of them during the San Antonio TX CBC they were not nearly
as exciting to see as the one bird one of my part found four or five years
ago.

Thanks!

Steve

Stevan Hawkins
San Antonio TX



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From: Minnesota Birds [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of ssmorton
Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2010 7:10 PM
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Subject: Re: [mou-net] Eurasian Collared-Doves-Swift Cty

I counted 55 at the elevator in Cottonwood, Lyon County on Tuesday.  They
nested in our backyard this year.

Sue Morton

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From: Minnesota Birds [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Dennis and
Barbara Martin
Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2010 1:11 PM
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Subject: [mou-net] Eurasian Collared-Doves-Swift Cty

Forgot to post this yesterday.  These are very common in this county but
Friday afternoon we found a flock of Eurasian Collared-Doves that numbered
in excess of 28.  They were in 2 trees that are next to the grain elevator
on Hwy 12 in Murdock.  Noticed them as we were driving by and by the time we
got stopped and counted them some had flown to the ground and we couldn't
see them so the count of 28 is low and there are more than that there.

This town has a large open grain storage area that makes it easy for doves
to feed.  We suspect that places like this all over Minnesota hold these
doves in the winter.  A couple of years ago we saw juvenile Eurasian
Collared-Doves in this town so they do stay and breed in these same places.

Dennis and Barbara Martin
Shorewood, MN
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