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Re: Georgetown County, NAMC
- To: "Jack" <email@example.com>, "carolinabirds" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: Georgetown County, NAMC
- From: "Gary Phillips" <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 00:47:51 -0400
- Cc: "Steve Roff" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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on 05-11-2002 at 20:25, jack peachey wrote:
>...saw was the precopulation ritual of two Common Ground Doves-the male
graped the female on the bill with his bill (something like a headlock)
threw her around a bit and then pounded her on the top of the head with his
bill. He did this several times before
copulation took place. Talk about tough love!<
hmmm...interesting. might be a "family" thing (reference to the Family that
doves are classified in.) i've observed MODO (oops, that stands for Mourning
Dove) engaging in similar behavior.
ok, this is ancient history, but it has stayed with me for several days now.
so, just to set the record straight i don't get "paid to play with animals,"
nor am i affiliated or acquainted with any wildlife biologist who does.
"and that's all i have to say about that." (Forrest Gump)
Sunset Zone 31
"...where is the person, I ask, who, on observing this glittering fragment
of the rainbow, would not pause, admire, and turn his mind with
reverence..." (J. J. Audubon)
From: Jack <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: carolinabirds <email@example.com>
Cc: Steve Roff <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2002 10:25 PM
Subject: Georgetown County, NAMC
>Today, four of us in two parties birded in Georgetown County as part of
>the North American (Spring) Migration Count. We covered most of
>Huntington Beach State Park, Samworth W.M.A. and local roads in western
>Georgetown County, the Santee Delta was attempted but the biting flies
>and mosquitoes won out. All told 94 species which was not bad
>considering the moderate to heavy rains in much of the AM. Only two
>migrant species were found Am Redstart and Yellow Warbler. The
>highlights were the good numbers of Blue Grosbeak, Prairie Warbler,
>Yellow-breasted Chat and Common Yellowthroat in the clearcut that held
>all those good sparrows last winter and the White-rumped Sandpiper in
>Mullet Pond at the first overlook on the east side. The one that is not
>covered. This bird was found by Steve Shultz who clued me in as to its
>location. Thanks, Steve.
>The other birders were: Charlie Heacock who was with me and Dave
>Gustavson and Paul Rogers who birded together in Murrells Inlet, Pawleys
>Island, the city park in Georgetown and South Island Road. One of the
>wildest things I ever saw was the precopulation ritual of two Common
>Ground Doves-the male graped the female on the bill with his bill
>(something like a headlock)threw her around a bit and then pounded her
>on the top of the head with his bill. He did this several times before
>copulation took place. Talk about tough love!
>A tiring day but fun nonetheless.