FYI - On the Salem, NY count, my son and I did not see one M. Dove. On the
Bennington count, we only saw five. Here at the house we have 5-6 each
morning. In the past we have had between 2-3 dozen on a regular basis.
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From: "paulagills tds.net" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2011 2:21 PM
Subject: [VTBIRD] Record yard influx of MoDos
> Wondering if anyone else out there is seeing more Mourning Doves than
> usual, or knows what having 45 roosting in one's back yard trees might
> mean. Previous to just counting these guys, we had never had more than
> maybe a dozen or so at once. A remarkable sight they are, motionless in
> the bare trees.
> Paula Gills
> *Birds were the earth's first musicians.*
> *Olivier Messiaen*