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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

New oasis bird

Was surprised to discover a Band-tailed Pigeon hanging out at the oasis this morning. They're noticeably larger than even domestic pigeons. I figure it's enjoying one of its favorite foods, acorns.

While I enjoyed watching an American Redstart foraging among the vegetation, they're familiar migrants here, so I didn't try for a photo. But I took over a hundred photos of the pigeon. So wouldn't you know it, ebird flagged the redstart, and not the pigeon. Apparently, I would have been better off with documentation of the redstart. 

There are even a few acorns on one of my young Gray Oak trees. (The weather has been misty off and on today so there's moisture on the acorn.)

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