Cool Jeanne! Another possibility to consider is Ringed Turtle-Dove. Anyone get a look at the undertail coverts (white in the turtle-dove, gray in the collared dove) or the contrast between the flight feathers and the rest of the wing (more contrast in collared)?
If the bird is still around, I'd love to take a look!
North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
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Subject: [VTBIRD] Eurasian Collared Dove in Montpelier
Jeremy Silansky of Montpelier, Vermont got this photo of a Eurasian
Collared Dover the other day.
This would seem, based on a quick search of EBird, to be a very rare
sighting for Vermont.