[CT Birds] White-winged dove 2/23/07
bafinnan at snet.net
Sun Feb 25 14:20:31 EST 2007
Just wanted to reiterate what Mark said and to thank Donna again for being
such a great host and making this bird available to us all.
From: ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org
[mailto:ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org] On Behalf Of Mark Szantyr
Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2007 10:08 AM
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] White-winged dove 2/23/07
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 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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