Monday, October 5, 2009

The Mourning Dove Warbler Mashup (a collaborative title by Jessica and Arden!)

We saw another Nashville Warbler at the Bird Banding Program yesterday, Sunday, October 4. Today's October 5. We want to tell you more facts we learned. This Nashville Warbler was a male. We know because it had rusty colored feathers in the cap. You have to be holding it to see them. If you see a Nashville Warbler from far away in binoculars, then you can identify it from the white ring around the eye.

The Mourning Dove
They don't catch mourning doves at the Bird Banding Barn much. Oh, no! They don't because they're so big. We hear them around our house a lot. We noticed that it has really long tail feathers and a blue ring around its eye when the research assistant was holding it. I make the mourning dove call a lot. We're giving you two calls. videoOne from the computer, and one from me.
The one from the computer sounds like mine, except it has more than mine. Here it is. Here is a picture of a mourning dove.

Facts we learned while making this post:
Mourning doves fly fast on nice, quick wing beats and it lives almost anywhere except the deep forests.














Also, Connie and Karen sent me a funny book about birds. Thanks, I like it a lot!
Esther brought me a thistle feeder that feeds thistle seeds. Usually the goldfinches, house finches, juncos, purple finches, siskins, and titmice eat from the thistle feeder. Squirrels and rodents don't like thistles. My Mama Jess does not like squirrels and rodents. We haven't seen any birds there yet. We're hoping to see birds there. Thanks, Esther!

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