Subject: [Tweeters] Eurasian collared-doves on Bainbridge Island
Date: Jul 4 12:08:11 2009
From: Stephen Hubbard - stehub at

I saw a pair of Eurasian collared-doves in a Doug fir next to my place on BI yesterday. One clearly had the black and white collar; the other didn't, making me think it might be a fledgling, as it was also smaller. The bills were different than pictured in Sibley: yellowish with a black tip, not completely black as published. Also the dark wingtips were not prominent. A pale band at the end of the tails was evident. I had not heard of these guys being this far west yet...anybody else seen them? Apparently they are great colonisers and we will be getting more of them.
Stephen Hubbard
stehub at
----- Original Message -----
From: "Trileigh Tucker" <tri at>
To: tweeters at
Sent: Saturday, July 4, 2009 11:39:05 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: [Tweeters] Barred owlet not quite independent

Although the young Barred Owl in West Seattle isn't quite ready to declare
his own independence day, his plumage has matured notably; the fluffy baby
feathers remain mostly around his neck and head. He was quite squally as I
was taking pictures, enough so that I began to worry whether he might be
really too hungry. His parent was nearby being harassed by crows. They were
both yawning quite a bit -- maybe from staying up hunting?

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additional new owlet photos in "Owlet grows up" set)

Happy 4th of July to all,

Trileigh Tucker
West Seattle

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