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Old 09-23-2020, 07:53 PM   #1
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I was raised in Manchester where there were tons on grey pigeons around our tenement. I mean everywhere. They were pretty cool to watch and to chase as well.
So this evening there was a winged blast from my past on my beach on Braun Bay. After more than sixty years on the Lake this is a new one to me.
It had a blue band on it's left leg and maybe it was a carrier pigeon or on some kind of race bird.
Any ideas?
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Old 09-23-2020, 08:20 PM   #2
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..... a mourning dove!
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I was raised in Manchester where there were tons on grey pigeons around our tenement. I mean everywhere. They were pretty cool to watch and to chase as well.
So this evening there was a winged blast from my past on my beach on Braun Bay. After more than sixty years on the Lake this is a new one to me.
It had a blue band on it's left leg and maybe it was a carrier pigeon or on some kind of race bird.
Any ideas?
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Probably a homing pigeon resting...they do race them.
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Old 09-24-2020, 11:50 AM   #5
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We recently were visited by a mourning dove at our place on East Bear Island. Have never seen one here before. Welcome! 🐻
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Old 09-25-2020, 10:28 AM   #6
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We recently were visited by a mourning dove at our place on East Bear Island. Have never seen one here before. Welcome! 🐻
We see, and hear, the mourning doves quite frequently here in Meredith.
Lots of Flickers, too! Ka-Ka-Ka-Ka-Ka-Ka-ka!
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Old 09-25-2020, 02:11 PM   #7
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We see lots in Coral Gables. Possibly a coincidence, but we saw one this morning on Long Island. This is the first one I recall seeing here.
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We suggested that it visit Long Island on its tour. 🐻
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We see, and hear, the mourning doves quite frequently here in Meredith.
Lots of Flickers, too! Ka-Ka-Ka-Ka-Ka-Ka-ka!
Plenty here on Wolfeboro Neck—I'll have to listen for Mourning Doves up the hill. Along my "new" beach, I saw a Myrtle Warbler pecking at tiny critters. (Yellow-Rumped Warbler). A Pileated Woodpecker has returned from somewhere else. Wrens are making an appearance.

Somehow, there are many more birds here—at the end of Summer—than ever seen this past Spring!

The treetops are full of songbirds, so this must be the start of their annual migration. (Which reminds me—I have to pack!)
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