Invasive doves common sight during Christmas Bird Count

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Invasive doves common sight during Christmas Bird Count

Birders report high counts for eight species this year
A juvenile red-tailed hawk takes flight from a tree on County Road 20 as an adult red-tailed hawk spreads its wings. The birds were spotted during the Cortez Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 29.
Patricia McClenny and Fred Blackburn look at a Western scrub jay at Hovenweep National Monument on Dec. 29 during the Cortez Christmas Bird Count.
A male, red-shafted Northern Flicker woodpecker sits on a branch west of Cortez during the Cortez Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 29.
A flock of red-winged blackbirds fly over a tree on County Road 22 during the Cortez Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 29.
Twenty-eight mallard ducks were spotted on a frozen pond on County Road 21 during the Cortez Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 29.
Two Eurasian collared-doves, an invasive species, chase away a flock of red-winged blackbirds from a bird feeder on County Road 22 during the Cortez Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 29.
A Western scrub jay sits atop a tree at Hovenweep National Monument on Dec. 29 during the Cortez Christmas Bird Count.
Patricia McClenny records the number of birds spotted on Dec. 29 during the Cortez Christmas Bird Count.
Patricia McClenny and Fred Blackburn look and listen for birds at Hovenweep National Monument on Dec. 29 during the Cortez Christmas Bird Count.
Patricia McClenny examines species in a bird book after seeing a peregrine falcon in flight on Dec. 29 during the Cortez Christmas Bird Count.

Invasive doves common sight during Christmas Bird Count

A juvenile red-tailed hawk takes flight from a tree on County Road 20 as an adult red-tailed hawk spreads its wings. The birds were spotted during the Cortez Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 29.
Patricia McClenny and Fred Blackburn look at a Western scrub jay at Hovenweep National Monument on Dec. 29 during the Cortez Christmas Bird Count.
A male, red-shafted Northern Flicker woodpecker sits on a branch west of Cortez during the Cortez Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 29.
A flock of red-winged blackbirds fly over a tree on County Road 22 during the Cortez Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 29.
Twenty-eight mallard ducks were spotted on a frozen pond on County Road 21 during the Cortez Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 29.
Two Eurasian collared-doves, an invasive species, chase away a flock of red-winged blackbirds from a bird feeder on County Road 22 during the Cortez Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 29.
A Western scrub jay sits atop a tree at Hovenweep National Monument on Dec. 29 during the Cortez Christmas Bird Count.
Patricia McClenny records the number of birds spotted on Dec. 29 during the Cortez Christmas Bird Count.
Patricia McClenny and Fred Blackburn look and listen for birds at Hovenweep National Monument on Dec. 29 during the Cortez Christmas Bird Count.
Patricia McClenny examines species in a bird book after seeing a peregrine falcon in flight on Dec. 29 during the Cortez Christmas Bird Count.
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