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 From the Oklahoma listserve comes this--an indicator of what may be 
coming our way.  One more species that is expanding northeast.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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> From: Patricia Velte <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Wed Jul 27, 2005  12:07:38 PM US/Central
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: White-winged dove
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> Jane,
>
> White-winged Doves have been somewhat common in several areas of north
> Oklahoma City since 2003 and I'm not surprised to find that they're
> continuing their expansion north into Edmond.  I've had them in my north
> OKC backyard since 2002. I know of several others for whom the
> white-winged dove is a regular, year-round, backyard feeder. I'm
> delighted that your friend has found a nest! I've not yet had that
> experience.
>
> You might let your friend know that these doves are quite gregarious and
> that once a few show up, many more are sure to follow... Sometimes as
> many as >20.
>
> Happy birding,
>
> Pat Velte
> Oklahoma City
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: okbirds [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jane Boren
> Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 10:19 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: White-winged dove
>
>
> A friend of mine in Edmond has a white-winged dove who
> has taken up residence in her backyard and has even
> built a nest in a Bradford pear tree.  Is this fairly
> common now or is it still unusual that far north?
>
> Thanks,
> Jane Boren
>
>
>
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