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Paula, at a feeder on Peth Road in Randolph a flock of at least 30 M. Doves has been gathering.  There were only 7 there on the Christmas Count two weeks ago.

 

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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
Brookfield

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