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Old 03-14-2014, 10:37 AM
 
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The white winged dove is a migratory bird that arrives in large flocks in the spring from Mexico and leaves in September. Last year it was exactly the first day of spring that I heard its signature call "who cooks for you".
If you have a lot of trees where you live they can really create a racket.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTd8bTfWSKI
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Old 03-14-2014, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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I saw (and photographed) a male Bullock's oriole on the UA campus yesterday.
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Old 03-15-2014, 11:23 AM
 
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Great. Get ready for the love fest.
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Great. Get ready for the love fest.
. . . and the nasty "Dove Poop" all over the place.
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Old 03-16-2014, 02:21 AM
 
Location: West of the Catalinas East of the Tortolitas
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Noooooooooooo!!!! I can't stand those birds. They are prolific poopers, scare away the songbirds, and hog the feeders (and dump them over). I have to take extensive defensive action to be able to keep my songbirds happy and the doves unhappy. Fortunately, last year they left in early September. No, no, no....tell them Mexico is a much better place this time of year!
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Old 03-17-2014, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Metro Phoenix, AZ USA
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Your video doesn't look like a white wing at all. White-winged Dove, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology

It looks like a mourning dove.
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Old 03-18-2014, 02:32 AM
 
Location: West of the Catalinas East of the Tortolitas
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Your video doesn't look like a white wing at all. White-winged Dove, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology

It looks like a mourning dove.
Yup, Observer....that's them. That white edge to their wing is the telltale marking. I'm seeing a balcony full of poop just looking at the picture. I need a good B-B gun.....
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Old 03-18-2014, 02:51 AM
 
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Yup, Observer....that's them. That white edge to their wing is the telltale marking. I'm seeing a balcony full of poop just looking at the picture. I need a good B-B gun.....

Right. When I saw that video, it didn't look like any whitewing dove I remember seeing. The white edge is, according to the article, what distinguishes them from mourning doves (which don't migrate, so far as I know).
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Old 03-19-2014, 02:09 AM
 
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Right. When I saw that video, it didn't look like any whitewing dove I remember seeing. The white edge is, according to the article, what distinguishes them from mourning doves (which don't migrate, so far as I know).
No, the mourning doves don't migrate. They're okay. They don't hang around if I don't have food they like. I can also spread food on the ground below my balcony to divert them if necessary until someone buys the condo below me. But the White Winged will go after my feeders and they don't care what's in them. I have to use the squirrel proof lids and domes on my feeders, and make sure they can't perch on any feeders. It's a real battle.
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Old 03-20-2014, 12:31 PM
 
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No, the mourning doves don't migrate. They're okay. They don't hang around if I don't have food they like. I can also spread food on the ground below my balcony to divert them if necessary until someone buys the condo below me. But the White Winged will go after my feeders and they don't care what's in them. I have to use the squirrel proof lids and domes on my feeders, and make sure they can't perch on any feeders. It's a real battle.
Heard the first white winged dove this morning and today is the first day of spring. They can empty a bird feeder out pretty fast.
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