Well folks, they’re here. Yes, the dreaded Eurasian Collard-Dove. I’ve seen a few in Baja over the last few years even as close to us as La Ribera so I guess it was inevitable. Now they are in my back yard. I saw one while picking Damiana tea leaves yesterday. My baby-doll Debbie and I saw first hand what these noisy birds do in some cities in Texas while we were on our Winniebago birding adventure earlier this year. Co-habitating with native doves, I think not for long. These escapees from Bermuda easily out number our native birds where-ever they settle in. They are beautiful though.
Our White-winged Doves are very aggressive and numerous. They will give them a run for they’re money.
Will the Mourning Doves population suffer? These migratory birds may not be aggressive enough to compete with Collard Doves for habitat. Will they just co-exist? We shall see.
I’m pretty sure our Common Ground Doves won’t have a problem with the much larger Collard Doves. These little love birds will be too busy chasing each around on the ground to even notice them. Collard Doves spend a lot of time in trees searching for food.
Debbie has been working hard to update our Baja collection for our viewers. Take a look by clicking the link.
We will be at the local Art Fair December 7th with books to sell or just click here or go to the Amazon Book Store to order. There is an EBook version on Kindle but you just can’t put that on your coffee table for everyone to see. ’til later, keep your feeders clean and “Happy Birding” from Chris and Debbie.