Saturday, August 1, 2009

Another Avimor First

While not the most amazing bird ever seen at Avimor, nor an extremely special observation, my sighting this morning of a Rock Pigeon on top of one of our model homes is still an Avimor first (on the official record anyway).

I find Rock Pigeons all the time in many urban areas as well as rocky cliff areas. The cliffs above Swan Falls along the Snake River is full of them. In the Meridian and Nampa areas, I often see them in agricultural fields. Until recently, they were called Rock Doves in many bird guides.

Is this lone Pigeon the first of many more to come as we have created this small pocket of homes in the foothills?

Whenever I see one of these birds I can't help but start singing to myself the Seasame Street classic from my kid's video featuring Bert "Doin' the Pigeon" song and dance.

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