Ordinarily, I observe Eurasian collared-dove in a more urban environment. They seem to be attracted to man-made structures. I frequently find them on power lines and in parking lots, for instance.

This observation was unusual (in my experience anyways) because the doves were found in a grove of trees in the middle of a park.

We passed by this same location again later that day on our return trip. As we approached, we noticed a Cooper’s Hawk swoop down into the midst of these doves. The doves were too quick and scattered to the wind. The hawk came away from the encounter empty handed.

County Denton
City Carrollton
Date Oct 16, 2011
Time of Day Noon
Temperature Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Recreation-Park
Type of Behavior Congregating
Gender Mixed
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Eurasian Collared-dove Observation Location