Thursday, June 30, 2016

Eurasian Collared-Doves: Trump Won't Stop These Immigrants

A new species of bird has swept into Washington State. A flock of Eurasian collared-dove escaped in the Bahamas in 1974 and spread to Florida. From there the species completed a rapid expansion across much of the United States and is starting to become a common species in Washington State. A very remarkable expansion over a short time period across a wide range of habitat and ecosystems. 
Not the best camera for bird pictures, but I did get a few distant shots of this skittish bird. Much easier to hear there call. 

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