[CT Birds] White-winged dove 2/23/07

Mark Szantyr 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.

Mark S.Szantyr
80 Bicknell Road
Apt. 9
Ashford, CT 06278

Birddog55 at Charter.net
----- Original Message ----- 
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 
> have
> known for quite some time.  I'll thank Noble Proctor for his enthusiasm as 
> a
> 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 
> head
> 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 
> bird?
> 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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