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.

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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