[CT Birds] White-winged dove 2/23/07
birddog55 at Charter.net
Sat Feb 24 10:07:59 EST 2007
We are the ones that should thank you for opening your property to the
disheveled masses that live for birds like this. It was a state-bird for me
and the experience with you, Bruce Finnan, Denny Abbott and Davis Finch made
for a very pleasant day. We are all in your debt.
80 Bicknell Road
Ashford, CT 06278
Birddog55 at Charter.net
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From: "Sunshine" <sunny19682 at comcast.net>
To: <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2007 8:49 AM
Subject: [CT Birds] White-winged dove 2/23/07
>I hope this is ok to do but I wanted to say how totally thrilled I am to be
> able to share my sighting with you and for the creation of this discussion
> board. I can't express how wonderful it has been to meet many nice folks
> from all over and share the sighting with them as well as those whom I
> known for quite some time. I'll thank Noble Proctor for his enthusiasm as
> college professor and being a driving force in developing my interests in
> the natural world. Mark, thank you for sharing some wonderful photography
> tips. I was just chatting with a friend who is also an artist and I wish
> she could have seen your field sketches. To Gina and all I have been in
> contact with lately, thank you for sharing your expertise and being such
> wonderful folks to talk birds and all else with.
> As for the bird itself, I did want to post that while observing it that I
> took note of a deep pink or lavender "blush" over the top of the bird's
> as well as some yellowish iridescence on the neck - it's most visible when
> the light catches it just right. Could this possibly indicate a male
> My research on the Cornell Birding website and in both Sibley and Peterson
> Field Guides does not denote differences between the sexes.
> I look forward to hearing more about the bird. It was here this morning
> amid a large grouping of Mourning Doves.
> Donna Lorello
> Email: sunny19682 at comcast.net
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