I think that’s a collared dove - or at least that’s what we call birds like that over here.
Oh yeah, it is, it’s just a new color variant I hadn’t seen before
Like here’s one set of photos and here’s another showing the standard color range I see (the second set has the dark color variant one I see with the darker-colored tail feathers and face)
Haha I was thinking about this post and I realized that I call the boird a pigeon and not a collared dove I kinda just use dove/pigeon interchangeably haha whups
But yeah I mostly mean it’s a new pigeon/dove/bird as in “I haven’t seen this individual before” not so much as “this is a new species at our feeder” because we get both collared and mourning doves here
The common standard mix right now is uh… collared doves, mourning doves, house finches, the two flickers, grackles, red-winged blackbirds, and house sparrows. The occasional sightings are yellow-headed blackbirds, white-crowned sparrows, the bluejay, and goldfinches. Also I guess in the winter a day or two before snow comes we get dark-eyed juncos (of the slate-colored variety).
I mean that’s just the feeder birds there are like meadowlarks and kingfishers and Red-Tailed Hawks and Swainson’s Hawks and Kestrels and Bald Eagles and Golden Eagles in the area, off the top of my head. Actually there’s a nest of Bald Eagles with chicks where an observation area has been cordoned off I might have to go check that out…
I think there are also robins at the feeder? I don’t remember right now. They might just be out of season
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