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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