Sunday, November 14, 2021

RBA: 2 ORIENTAL TURTLE-DOVES in Prince Rupert - Nov 14th

At 12:35pm on Nov 14-2021, Teresa Weismiller found 2 Oriental Turtle-Doves at her home in Prince Rupert. The birds are viewable from the front yard of 342 Alberta Place as they feed under her front yard feeder. She took the photos in a rainstorm through her window.

Please view the birds from the public street.

Map to location HERE

*The birds flew off at 2:30pm on Nov 14th and haven’t been relocated on Nov 15th thus far.*

*Please be respectful of private property and do not block driveways or point cameras at private homes.*

This is the 5th record for BC (if accepted).

**Multiple photos of these birds were sent off to experts in Japan and Thailand including to Wich’yanan Limparungpattanakij author of the Birds of Thailand who confirmed they were pure Oriental Turtle-Doves and not hybrids.**

**As per current Public Health directives due to COVID-19 - Please remain 2 meters apart when viewing any birds on this list during this time. Please follow all public health directives during this pandemic (including not birding in groups, please wear a mask if you are unable to social distance). The BC Public Health directives can be found HERE*

**eBird's statement on how to bird mindfully during the pandemic can be viewed HERE.**

Oriental Turtle-Doves in Prince Rupert - Photos: Teresa Weismiller

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