Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 06:46:44 -0500
Sender: Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: modius <modius@EARTHLINK.NET>
Organization: Admin Kit Investigator
Subject: tybee 1/15/01
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monday, 1/15/01 was the third consecutive day
that i observed a white-winged dove feeding & resting
in my yard on tybee.
the solitary bird has arrived at the feeding area
consistently the past 3 days between 9:30-10:00 am.
it feeds on black sunflower seeds on the ground.
it will share space with northern cardinal, brown thrasher &
squirrels, but it will not tolerate mourning doves.
with its chest puffed and its tail pumping,
it aggressively pursues them both on the ground and in the overhead live
the white-winged dove rests above the feeding area for some time,
allowing good views of the white tail band from below.
i also observed the bird on 1/13/01 & 1/15/01 during the late afternoon.
today it returned around 4:15 pm. it cleared out the tree,
before descending to feed on more sunflower seeds
and drink at the bird bath.
it then rested in the overhead tree 'til dark.